Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

Mt Toubkal, known locally as Jebel Toubkal, stands 4167m above sea level and commands superb panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains. This trek is an energetic way to spend a long weekend with just three days in the mountains to approach, summit and descend the highest peak in North Africa. Passing through a Berber village we gain an insight into the life and traditions of these hardy and friendly mountain people. After our trek we return to exotic Marrakech to explore this vibrant and colorful city. 

Discover The Atlas Mountains

For Canadians (and travelers) who love hiking the trails in the Canadian Rockies, you will be astounded by the treks available in the Atlas Mountains. Morocco is known for its bustling medinas and towering sand dunes – but why not consider trekking through the world renown Jebel Toubkal the highest peak in the North Africa (4,167 meters) while feasting our eyes on the beauty of the Atlas Mountains while immersing yourself in the local Berber culture. In addition to Jebel Toubkal, there are valleys for gentle hikes, ridges and cols for trekkers in search for a greater physical challenge and imposing peaks for summit seekers.

Discover The Atlas Mountains

For Canadians (and travelers) who love hiking the trails in the Canadian Rockies, you will be astounded by the treks available in the Atlas Mountains. Morocco is known for its bustling medinas and towering sand dunes – but why not consider trekking through the world renown Jebel Toubkal the highest peak in the North Africa (4,167 meters) while feasting our eyes on the beauty of the Atlas Mountains while immersing yourself in the local Berber culture. In addition to Jebel Toubkal, there are valleys for gentle hikes, ridges and cols for trekkers in search for a greater physical challenge and imposing peaks for summit seekers.

Getting To The Starting Point

Almost all treks will begin and finish in Marrakesh. If you prefer a different start and end point, please let us know at the time booking.

Sample Atlas Trekking Itineraries

Trek Toubkal

Mt Toubkal, known locally as Jebel Toubkal, stands 4167 meters above sea level and commands superb panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains. This trek is an energetic way to spend a long weekend with just three days in the mountains to approach, summit and descend the highest peak in North Africa. Passing through a Berber village we gain an insight into the life and traditions of these hardy and friendly mountain people. After our trek we return to exotic Marrakech to explore this vibrant and colorful city. A comprehensive sample of this itinerary is listed in our Atlas Trekking Tours.

Trek Oukaimden

British Columbia has the world famous Whistler/Blackcomb Mountains – and you have a chance to trek on Jbel Oukaïmeden (3263 meters) the highest ski resort in North Africa! The trek will begin in Imlil (approximately 1 hour drive from Marrakesh). Jbel Oukaimden is in close proximity to Jbel Toubkal and therefore it is not uncommon for trekkers to combine the two mountains as one comprehensive trek. In addition to the beautiful snow-capped mountains, you will have a chance to visit the prehistoric rock paintings in the area surrounding Jbel Oukaimden. Trekking itineraries range from 2 – 5 days.

Trek Mgoun

The Mgoun (third tallest peak in Morocco standing at 4071 meters) trek is in the Aït Bougemez valley – in the northern reaches of the High Atlas Mountains. The trek begins in Azilal which is a 2-hour drive from Marrakech. This is one of the best treks you will be ever experience as you will see Berbers living the way they did for thousands of years. This valley supports the local Berber people from the patchwork of wheat and barley crops which run through local cooperatives. This maze of irrigation channels and terraced hills showcase the ingenuity of the people still living a traditional way of life and gives the valley it’s lovely aesthetic. The daily trekking time ranges from 5 to 7 hours and you will be assisted by a guide, mule and muleteer. At night you will sleep in tents or little gîtes amongst the locals. The last day you will finish your trek in the Dades valley and return to Marrakesh via a 5-hour drive. Trekking itineraries range from 5 – 7 days.

Trek Anti-Atlas

The Anti Atlas is truly a dream for wonderlusters. This region offers more off-the-beaten path treks and a chance to get down and dirty. Situated in southwest Morocco, this region is much less known to travelers and one will experience a much more authentic side of this beautiful country. The red and rocky landscape and drier climate offers sublime terrain for mountain biking and trekking on less frequented trails. You are unlikely to see other trekkers which makes this area a haven for solitude. The trek is led by a professional guide with mules and muleteers. Trekking itineraries range from 5 – 8 days.

Trek Jbel Saghro

Jbel Saghro is a volcanic area between the Atlas Mountains and the start of the Sahara. The ideal time for this trek is in the winter – but you must remember that temperatures will drop at night. You will walk along long plateaus, see different rock formations, admire remote oases and ancient kasbahs. If you are up for an athletic challenge, there is also the opportunity to climb to the highest point (2712 meters). Trekking itineraries range from 5 – 10 days.

FAQ
  • Tours operate between the months of June through April when temperatures are pleasant.
  • Trekking time each day is between 5 – 7 hours, depending on factors such as terrain, weather and fitness level or the guests.
  • All meals and camping are inclusive. Prices are based on 2 person tents/ gîtes, mountain refuges or guesthouses. Single supplement not included.
  • All tours will be accompanied by an experienced trekking guide, mule and muleteer.
  • Bathroom facilities will be the great outdoors if camping. Mountain refuges and guesthouses will have bathroom facilities.
  • Altitude sickness can be an issue for some travelers, depending on the altitude of the trek and the fitness level of each individual. Although you will be guided by professional trekkers who are trained to notice such problems, we strongly advise each traveler to be aware of any issues before and during the trek so that we may address them at the time of booking.

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