Frequently Ask Questions


What currency should I take to Morocco?

The Moroccan dirham (MAD)—approximately 14 to the pound and 11 to the euro—is a non-convertible currency and cannot be legally purchased outside of Morocco, nor can it be exported. You will need to obtain the currency when you arrive in Morocco.


You can generally use debit and credit cards to purchase items, or withdraw dirhams when needed from any of the numerous ATMs across the city of Marrakech. Large hotels can usually change cash. There are several bureaux de change at Marrakech airport including one at the luggage carousel.

VISA and MasterCard are accepted at the Kasbah as are Moroccan dirhams and other major foreign currencies (GBP, euro and USD).

Is it safe to travel to Morocco?

Please download our General Risk Assessment document (PDF) which is designed to highlight some of the potential hazards involved in a trip to Morocco and how Discover Ltd has attempted to reduce them.


What trekking can I do?


Day treks do not need to be booked in advance, in fact, they are best booked the night before directly with the Kasbah when you are there.



Day treks do not need to be booked in advance, in fact, they are best booked the night before directly with the Kasbah when you are there.

All treks are arranged with your own personal guide and can be tailored to your own specific needs. Please note that we offer a complimentary walk, which is available for all residents.

The arrangements will be made locally and you would need to discuss the route, your expectations and your fitness levels - the walk up to the Kasbah will give you a good indication! When you are at the Kasbah, they will take this into account along with other factors like the weather. Also, you can hire an extra mule or two if you fancy riding part of the way.

It is important is to have a good pair of walking shoes or boots for longer more strenuous walks that give good ankle support. Walking boots are recommended, but many people trek the Atlas in trainers during the summer months. Ideally you should have a set of waterproofs (even in summer) and these can be borrowed from the Kasbah if required.

A half-day trek is up to 4 hours’ walking with a qualified mountain guide, either morning or afternoon, but it cannot overlap as a full day would need to be charged. Full-day treks include a substantial picnic lunch in the country and you will be accompanied by a guide and mule support to carry the lunch.

All your food, drink and bedding requirements are covered in our prices. You will be accompanied by a qualified mountain guide and have a mule and cook with you during your say. You have a private team of least 2 people.


This is a private expedition with a minimum team of 2 people (guide and muleteer) and a mule to look after you. It is fully inclusive of everything you will need but you need to bring your own walking boots and ideally your own waterproofs, however, these can be borrowed if required. See full information sheet for details.

Are there mosquitoes and flies?

We have never seen mosquitoes at the Kasbah but they do occur in other parts of Morocco. Flies, especially during the summer months, are very common.


What is there to do in Imlil village?

Imlil is the trailhead village where most trekking in the High Atlas Mountains starts, particularly the ascent of Jbel Toubkal.


Imlil is a village long accustomed to visitors whether it is tourists wanting to explore the mountains or Marrakchis wanting to escape the heat of the city. A tarmac road and improved communications now make the village much more accessible. There are several shops selling tourist souvenirs as well as grocery shops selling food to the locals. There are also a number of basic cafés offering local food. In the evenings, however, the village shuts up early and there is little or no alternative to eating an evening meal at the Kasbah.