The High Atlas, Morocco

The Dar Itrane Lodge

Located in hollow of the Aït Bougmez valley, a 4 hour drive by car from Marrakech, Dar Itrane Lodge is built in harmony with the local architecture.

With a welcoming and warm living room and relaxing terraces from which the view is wonderful, Dar Itrane is the perfect place to discover the region, as well as local cultures and traditions…Meeting with local people will give you the opportunity to share in berber customs and traditions, in a simple way.

Waiting to savor delicious Moroccan meals, you will have the opportunity to relax in the leisure room with local books, music and films.

Of course, you will also relax in the traditional Moroccan hammam with natural products.

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Our chief, Hadoudi, spent 10 years cooking tagine for the trekkers. In Dar Itrane's kitchen, his delicious meals with lot of fragrance are famous in the valley. He cooks with the village's vegetables and fruits.

Haoudi, the chief in Dar Itrane
Period Half-BoardFull-Board
11th of March to 16th of May 201940€50€
Rest of the year (17st May 2019 to 11st of March 202035€40€
Marrakech - Dar Itrane
Privatised Taxi (From 1 to 5 persons)Goings: 105€ - Round-trip: 210€
Car Rental (From 1 to 4 persons)35€ per day
Price per night and per person (including responsible tourism participation of 2€).

The full-board includes a picnic lunch. (Lunch on place: + 4€)
Extra for single occupancy : 12€ per night and per person
Child under 2 year-old, sharing the parents’ room : Free
50% discount for children under 12 sharing their parents’ room

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Families, Friends or single Travelers, can enjoy diversified activities from Dar Itrane.


For Hikers

We propose one-day or half-day hikes that may be
done alone with a suitable map.

During these hikes you will have the opportunity to discover the architectural traditions of the Valley, understand locals’ lifestyle and see the most
wonderful landscapes in the valley and the surrounding mountains.

For Trekkers

Dar Itrane is the starting point to climb M’Goun, which is the second highest Moroccan summit, located at 4071 meters.
The round trip from Dar Itrane Lodge may be
done in 4 or 5 days with a local guide (prices to be determined according to your program).

For Explorers

Discover in detail the surrounding valleys, such as the Aït Bouliby and Tessaout valleys, by car, either over one day or several days and with or without guides according to your desires.

For Riders

From May, 15th to September, 15th it is possible to organize trips with horses, either over
one day or over the whole day.

Between Girlfriends

Discover all the beauty secrets of Morocco, through visiting local workshops and exploring traditional beauty care methods, such as Hammam, in collaboration with the local women.

For the culturally curious…

Discover in detail and get familiar with local culture thanks to our library located within Dar Itrane Lodge and in which you will find many books, films or musics about the life of local people in the Atlas. You can even learn the local language.

In Dar Itrane, Origins develops, alongside its main business, local eco-projects:

2011 : Year dedicated to Imelghas village’s women

In March 2011, the women of Imelghas village have created their own association. We have been supporting them through three concrete projects, that are sustainable, environmentally-friendly, educational, and economically responsible :

• Manufacture of biological washing powder
Our partner Naturomteaches the village’s women to manufacture a biological washing powder exclusively made of natural products, in order to keep the most fragile natural resource in the valley: water.

•The Womens’ House
We participate in constructing and outfitting The Women’s House, which will have two rooms:.
• A teaching room which will enable Malika, a certified teacher, to give classes aiming both to teach the village’s women how to read and to write as well as to provide their children with education.
• A fully equipped weaving room which will bring back traditional goat wool weaving know-how. Clothes will then be sold both by Dar Itrane and by the women themselves. This is a simple economic project which will provide to the women and their family with a complementary, immediate and sustainable revenue.

In 2010

Machine to purify and filter water
Since August 2010, we have provided our guests with the opportunity to drink the water of the village’s river. Thanks to a filtration and purification process, we and our partner Wintsi ensure full-time drinking water, without any danger for young children.

This action has enabled us to reduce by 70% our plastic waste linked to the consumption of mineral water.

In 2008

Reconstruction of the village’s « Marabout »
In 2008, the reconstruction of the village’s Marabout. This place is very important for inhabitants, because it is the place for meeting and sharing. After 2 years of building, Origins’s team is very proud to have made this place accessible again.

Carte du Maroc

Only a few hours far from Marrakesh, High Atlas is a magical place
The valley of Aït Bougmez is 250 kilometers east of Marakesh, at the heart of Central High Atlas, a famous Moroccan mountain chain. Located at the foot of M’Gun Summit, which is 4071 meters high, Dar Itran ecolodge is at the heart of a peaceful village called Imelghas and located at 1891 meters. The place may be accessed by a tourism vehicle, at around 4 hours from Marrakesh.


From Marrakech:Between 2 and 3 hours are needed to reach Azilal. Then between 2 and 2 hours and a half more are needed to reach Dar Itrane itself.

Follow Tamelelt direction, on the heading North West to Fes, Beni Mellal.
Once you reached Tamelelt, turn right on the heading to Attaouïa Ech Cheibiya, following Azilal direction.
Once you reached Attaouïa Ech Cheibiya, follow Azilal direction.
Once you get into Azilal, at the first cross road, turn right and 10 meters after turn left on the heading to Aït Mhammed/ Aït Bougmez.
At the round about, follow straight and turn right at the « Stop » sign on the heading to Aït Mhammed/ Aït Bougmez.
Follow this road for 18 km.
Before reaching the Aït Mhammed village, turn right on the heading to the Aït Bougmez valley. Follow the main road for 60km. You can follow the kilometric signs indicating « Tabant ».
50km later, you will reach the 1rst village of the valley: Agouti
Keep following the main road for 8 km. Once you arrive to the crossroad of Tabant, do not turn right into Tabant direction, but follow the unpaved road on the left hand side on the heading to Imelghas village. Follow for 400meters this unpaved road, you will see the Dar Itrane sign.
Turn left into the narrow unpaved road on the heading to the hill of Imelghas village.

The Kingdom of Morocco

Capital: Rabat
Government: Unitary parliamentary democracy and Constitutional Monarchy
King: Mohammed VI
Area: 652 090 km².
Population: 2011 estimate: 32,2 millions
Immunizations:No vaccinations are required by law to enter Morocco but some are recommended: Typhoid and Hepatitis A.
Currency: DIRHAM


review Dar Itrane May

Martine - Dar Itrane May 2011

"I had a great stay in Dar Itrane, thanks to the every day trek in amazing landscape and very welcoming encounter with the berbers…!"


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