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Getting There & Away

Zaouiat Ahansal is 84km southeast of Azilal. From Azilal through Ait Mohammed, follow the old route for Ait Bougmez for 25km. When you reach the junction below the snowy sail of Azourki, take the left-hand road heading northeast across the Tizi n’Tselli-n-Imanain (2763m) to the market town of Assemsouk. Beyond Assemsouk, the road climbs again to Tizi n’Illissi (2606m) and then snakes down the Illissi valley to Zaouiat Ahansal.

Minivans ply the route between Zaouiat Ahansal and Azilal (Dh50, 3½ to four hours, two daily), leaving Zaouiat Ahansal in the morning and returning from Azilal in the afternoon. Grands taxis only originate in Azilal and cost about Dh50 per person.