Morocco is a developing country and as such, the accommodation standards are not equivalent to those in Europe and can be more basic. We generally choose our properties because of their location, cleanliness, traditional style or for their welcoming atmosphere, as we endeavour to provide an authentic Moroccan experience. However, some of the properties might have some outdated or simple
furniture and the level of service may vary depending on the location. You may find that availability of hot water is variable or limited in certain locations. Breakfasts are generally continental style. A swimming pool may be available in the cities.
Day two you stay at the The Tizi Oussem Gite which is on the edge of the village nestled in amongst other houses and buildings. It's built into a hillside so you enter on the second floor with a communal room, where you eat. The rooms are two-four bed/dorms. They have a large and very thick mattress on the floor. It's a rustic property with one shared bathroom (two showers and four toilets) but it is charming and the staff are lovely. Day three and six you stay at The Armd village house has a number of twin or triple rooms with shared facilities and a communal area for eatingocialising and roof terrace. All is bedding provided. These are a fantastic way to meet the local Berber people and gain an insight into their lives. On days four and five you stay at Neltner refuge. The rooms are basic dorm rooms with bunk beds (ear plugs recommended!). There is no bedding provided. There are shared toilet facilities (take your own toilet roll). There are showers, which may or may not be hot. There's a dining room and large lounge area with a wood burning stove (wood is extra), where everyone gathers and socialises in the evening. Please be prepared to pay extra for the hot showers, wood and bottles of water. It's a great way to meet like-minded trekkers from all over the world.