Find it in the Atlas

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PEAK EXPERIENCE: Mint tea is served at the Kasbah's recently opened three-bedroom lodge in the high-altitude Toubkal National Park

Before you settle on your next trekking destination, consider this: How many mountain refuges in the Alps offer rose water to sprinkle on your hands and face after a hard day's hike? (None that I've ever encountered.) If that and other traditional Berber touches — along with some first-rate walking — sounds tempting, then look no further. Morocco's High Atlas range is a stunning destination, and easier to reach than you'd think. From Marrakech, it's a mere 90-minute drive up a winding valley road to the Toubkal National Park. Before you know it, you're sipping mint tea atop a...

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