The Atlas Mountains in Morocco have some great climbing and trekking in all seasons. Mt. Toubkal, known locally as Jebel Toubkal, is the highest mountain in North Africa standing at 4,167m/ 13,671ft. Located in the High Atlas Mountains, the greatest mountain range of North Africa.
This mountainous region close to Marrakech is the most beautiful and intriguing part of Morocco. It has retained a remoteness which is intriguing. Villages lay undisturbed and the local way of life hasn’t changed for centuries. This trip enables you to enjoy both the mountains, and the colourful local culture of the Berber villages that are built into the steep valley sides.
Your local guide can tell you all about the local culture and traditions, so you get an amazing insight into the region.
Generally, tourists come across the name of the small village of Imlil when they are hikers and plan to climb Jebel Toubkal (4160 m) – Morocco’s and North Africa’s highest mountain. But, you don’t have to be crazy fit and determined to walk for miles in order to have fun in Imlil!
Just the journey to Imlil can take your breath away. The road is twisted and interesting, much less frequented than other Atlas mountains’ valleys in the Marrakech area. A glimpse of the small Berber villages, the lazy river, and the walnut tree leaves shining in the sunlight will be the beginning of your trip.
This mountain village is often the starting out point for people who are climbing to the top of Mount Toubkal. It’s also an excellent base if you simply want to enjoy hiking in the region.
Morocco’s Atlas Mountains are a remarkable area of stunning scenery, rural Berber villages, ruined Kasbahs and great hiking. Here is our complete guide to visiting the Atlas Mountains.
In the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, life still follows a traditional way of life. Women tend to the fields while shepherds escort their nomadic flocks into some of the most scenic landscapes anywhere in the world.
High mountains covered with caps of snowdrop to rivers that cut an oasis of life through dramatic red rock canyons. It’s a diverse landscape and a beautiful part of Morocco to visit. Far from the craziness of Fez or Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains are a totally different, rural side to this fascinating country.
Take a wonderful day hike through a dramatic valley or challenge yourself with a multi-day trek in towering mountains. Explore unusual red rock canyons, try your best bartering in local markets and visit ruined Kasbahs immortalised on film.
- Hotel pickup / drop-off
- Transfer in comfortable vehicle
- English speaking driver
- Local guides
- Meals as per itinerary
- Tips and personal expenses