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Trekking in the Atlas Mountains

Separating the coastlines of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea from the vast Sahara Desert, the High Atlas Mountains stand as North Africa's tallest mountain range. Combining magnificent scenery, dramatic snow-capped peaks, timeless villages and the welcoming Berbers, there are few places in the world which balance such a fascinating blend of landscapes and culture with countless opportunities for adventure.

These dramatic mountains are dotted with winding, walking trails that take trekkers though the heart of the range and to some of North Africa’s greatest viewpoints. The pinnacle of the Atlas Mountains is marked by Mount Toubkal (4,167m) and embarking on a trek to the summit offers a stunning reward: a breathtaking panoramic view that stretches from the majestic High Atlas to the awe-inspiring expanse of the Sahara Desert. No matter which footpath you follow in the Atlas Mountains, your adventure will always be memorable and special.

Five of our Favourite Trekking Holidays in the Atlas Mountains

One Week Mount Toubkal Trek

This incredible trekking adventure takes you deep into the heart of Morocco's High Atlas Mountains, culminating in the ascent of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa at 4,167 meters. This trekking holiday promises a remarkable off-the-beaten-track experience that showcases not only the natural beauty of the region but also its rich culture. Camping beside the breathtaking Lake Ifni, surrounded by the pristine beauty of the Moroccan wilderness, offers a serene and unforgettable experience.

Mount Mgoun - Kingdom of the Berbers

Trekking through a remote section of the High Atlas Mountains, you'll have the opportunity to summit the magnificent Mount Mgoun, a stunning 4,000-meter peak that rewards your efforts with panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains. As you journey through the land of the Berbers, you'll immerse yourself in their unique culture, gaining a deeper understanding of their traditions and way of life. Camping on lush high pastures and interacting with nomadic mountain shepherds offers a glimpse into the authentic Berber lifestyle.

4,000m Peaks of Morocco

Embark on a classic trekking holiday that leads you through the magnificent High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, where the adventure includes ascending Mount Toubkal and exploring the vibrant city of Marrakech. This journey promises a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion and outdoor exploration. Climbing to the summit of Mount Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak, is a highlight of this trek. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to visit remote mountain villages, providing a unique perspective on the daily lives of the Berber people who call these rugged landscapes home.

Family Teenage Toubkal Ascent, Morocco

This memorable family trekking holiday in the High Atlas Mountains, offers the perfect opportunity to climb Mount Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak, with your teenage children. This trek is not only an exciting outdoor experience but also an excellent way to introduce teenagers to the world of trekking and summiting. This walking holiday combines the thrill of reaching the summit with the opportunity to explore the vibrant souks and cultural wonders of Marrakech.

A Taste of Morocco

Indulge in a delightful blend of culture on this adventure holiday in Morocco that takes you on a captivating trekking journey through Marrakech, Essaouira, and the scenic High Atlas Mountains. This adventure offers a perfect balance of beautiful walks and cultural highlights. In the gentle foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, you'll embark on picturesque walks that immerse you in the natural beauty of Morocco's landscape. In Marrakech and the coastal town of Essaouira, you'll explore the rich tapestry of Moroccan culture. An optional cooking class at a women's association in Essaouira offers a hands-on experience with Moroccan cuisine, allowing you to savor the flavours of the region.






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