The High Atlas Mountains are just a stone’s throw from Marrakech but a world away. Its dramatic mountain scenery, picturesque valleys, and traditional remote villages offer superb trekking opportunities – from pleasurable routes through Berber Villages and valleys to challenging hikes on high passes and cliffs near Mount Toubkal.
Our treks are exclusive and come with professional transfers to and from Marrakech in modern, safe vehicles. Our fully qualified Local Mountain Guides will ensure you have a great time while our private cooks prepare delicious meals on the trek. You can book online or get in touch for a tailor-made or large group inquiry.
Trekking in Morocco is an invigorating and colorful experience. You can explore spectacular scenery, take fabulous walks and meet friendly locals with ancient cultures. The Atlas mountain range runs 1,000 miles across North Africa, providing a stunning barrier between the sea and the Sahara Desert. These mountains are not continuous but rather form a series of ranges with plateaus, basins, and gorges between them. The most prominent of these is the High Atlas Mountains which contains Toubkal –the highest peak in all of North Africa! Its summit rises 4167 meters high, making it quite a challenge to walk to the top but definitely worth it for the incredible views from up there.
The High Atlas is a place where traditional Berber villages are scattered across the hillside. The lives of the Berber people living in this area have remained largely unchanged for centuries. Shepherds still lead their flocks on the mountainside, women still gather at village wells, and mule trails are still used to transport walnuts to weekly souks. The Berbers are friendly and independent people who take pride in their origins. They are also known for their hospitality, so you can expect to enjoy the company of your guide, cook, and muleteers.
Embark on an unforgettable adventure in Morocco, where you’ll discover the country’s hidden gems by trekking through its breathtaking mountain villages and lesser-known regions nestled within the Atlas Mountains. You’ll be welcomed with open arms into Berber communities, immersing yourself in their rich culture while exploring exotic Berber weekly markets. Prepare to witness awe-inspiring lunar landscapes, lush valleys bursting with life, jaw-dropping canyons waiting to be explored and ancient kasbahs that have stood for centuries – including the magnificent Ait Benhaddou. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary adventure!
We provide an array of trekking holidays in Morocco, ranging from moderate to strenuous, to fit all levels of experience and fitness. The walks will be on mountain trails and sometimes wide piste tracks with ascent and descent. Conditions underfoot are usually not complicated, consisting of dry, stony ground, which is likely to be dusty. Accommodation includes mountain refuges, lodges, gîtes, riads, hotels, or tents.
The High Atlas Mountains are a great trekking destination all year round. However, weather conditions can vary depending on the season. The best time of year to trek in Morocco is from April to June and September to November when you can avoid both the scorching summer heat and cold winter temperatures.