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The Great Oasis Valleys Travel Guide

Djebel Sarhro and Nekob

If you pick the southern oasis route, don't miss the chance to stay in Nekob, Morocco's most kasbah-filled village. Locals have come up with all sorts of reasons for why there are 45 of them. The amusing and believable theory is that members of a rich extended family settled here in the 18th and 19th centuries and quickly set to work trying to out-build and out-impress each other. There's little

in the way of showing off in the village today. The children are wild and the place a little untouched for the moment.

Visitors can pick up handcrafted carpets and head scarves made by local women at the weekly Sunday souk, or simply sit back, stare over the palmery, and savor the experience. If you’re looking for a more active alternative, the trekking potential north of town stretches as far as Boumalne du Dadès, 150 km (93 miles) away and on the northern oasis route. It's a five-day hike to Tagdift or Iknioun.

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