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“A gem in a bejeweled case“ – this is how the Dakhamat family loves to describe the Chez le Pacha. This gem, hidden amid the palms of Ouled Driss, is the fruit of lifelong experience and unlimited passion for the traditional architecture and the Moroccan artisanry – all whilst maintaining an ecologically responsible environment. The Kasbah Chez le Pacha is protected by two

magnificent towers and is located approx. 5 kms outside of M’hamid. The rooms which welcome you at the Chez le Pacha have been constructed around the flower gardens. Each room measures 32 m² and is simply but tastefully decorated. The rooms offer you a classic and authentic ambiance, ensuring a restful and tranquil stay.

Moroccan desert camps

Moroccan desert camps

we have a wide range of camps in the different places in the desert, with different categories, frome basic camp to luxury and exclusif with all comfort and services of luxury hotels.

Restaurant Tidri

Restaurant Tidri

This cosy restaurant, named after a local mountain, is the perfect location for dinner, festivities and evening events.
Spacious, with authentic decoration, the fine traditional Moroccan dishes, regional products and local wines are sure to delight the senses.

The bar

The bar

The bar next to the pool has its terrace amongst the palm trees and will offer you cocktails and refreshments in this relaxed ambiance.
Take a swim over to the pool bar for the most conveniently exotic way to cool off. Serving a wide range of alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks, ice creams and snacks, this is the perfect spot to chill out and relax.

SPA

SPA

The hammam is a must-go for anyone visiting Morocco. This is the perfect place to chill out and unwind. The Chez le Pacha hotel’s hammam & spa is unheard-of in southern Morocco. It is very intimate and specially designed for your well-being. The hammam section boasts two cabins, for two or four people. Before entering the hammam, enjoy our leg and arch whirlpool.

Enjoy free Wi-Fi

We believe that when a hotel advertises free WiFi, they should provide travelers with a fast and reliable connection. 

Concierge service

Top-tier hotels have a lot to recommend them: luxurious spas, twice-daily room service and superb on-site restaurants.

Pool

The pool got its name from the (currently dry) Iriki-lake and is set in the shade of the local palm trees.

Comfort

Best Rooms

M’Hamid is next to the last major oasis one encounters on the way south into the greater Sahara. The area was historically important as the site (Sidi Khalil) where trade caravans gathered (some as large as 5,000 camels) before setting off to Timbuktu and other destinations. Little of its interesting history is to be found on websites or in tourist guide books, but knowledgeable locals share the facts and stories with pride and a touch of melancholy.

The reaching was known as Bounou, once a thriving village made out of a mix of local Ait Atta berbers, Local drawa, and local Hassani tribes. The villages of Oulad Youssef, Oulad Mhaya and Ezouaya, amongst others, are scattered throughout the oasis.

Local people get around on foot but small motorbikes are very popular too. Donkey carts are in widespread use for transporting goods.

The environment is harsh and fragile. You are urged to appreciate how scarce water is in the town. In the past taps went dry by early afternoon on many days.

There is a mosque in town, but as with the rest of Morocco, is not open to non-muslims. A Kasbah is located about 2Km away on the road out of town (take a left at the mosque). The kasbah is inhabited by black Africans who came from Mali many years ago.

Other than this, the main attraction are the Erg Chigaga dunes which are about 60 km from the town. Overnight trips can be arrainged by many outfitters in M’Hamid.

The main thing people come to M’Hamid for is trips to desert.

Getting out is basically what one does in M’Hamid. Camping in the desert, trekking and expeditions to the high dunes are very popular. You can do them overnight or for several days, by camel, 4×4, motor bike or quad bike.

If you plan to take two activities in desert, consider starting with a less intensive experience and proceeding to a more adventurous.

By car

Around 2005, an asphalt road came to M’Hamid so you can reach the village from Ouarzazate by virtually any car. The trip from Ouarzazate is memorable, passing through small villages, the regional center of Zagora, and over a pass into the open desert.

By bus

You can take a CTM bus from Casablanca, Marrakech, or any city along the N9 road (Ouarzazate, Zagora, Tagounite). From Ouarzazate the trip is something like DH80; from Marrakech it is DH160 (as of 3/2014). CTM leaves from Marrakech around 11:30 and from Ouarzazate at 16:15 and reaches M’hamid anywhere between 21:00-11PM (as of 3/2014). Other bus companies exist, like SupraTours, Voyages Farah, et al.

Erg  chigaga desert

Erg Chegaga (or Chigaga) is one of two major Saharan ergs of the Sahara in Morocco, the other being the Erg Chebbi near Merzouga.

This dunes are located in the Souss-Massa-Draa area about 50 km west of the rural town of M’Hamid El Ghizlane, itself located about 98 km south of the town of Zagora. With a length of approximately 40 km to 15 km width, some dunes are around 60m high, it is the largest and wildest of Morocco.

Because it is relatively difficult to access – it is only accessible by 4×4, camel or on foot – Erg Chigaga which can make for a much more memorable desert experience.