Morocco is a beautiful land with wonderful mountains for trekking such as the Atlas Mountains. Trekking and Hiking in Morocco is one of the best ways to experience Morocco, as it is an absolute adventurous tour on a twisting route of Berber Village. Morocco provides beautiful places for trekking such as Imlil, Mount Toubkal, M’goun mountains, Jebel Saghro, and Siroua Massif. Trekking tours from Marrakesh are the source to find the beauty of nature.
The Atlas Mountains – Morocco
The Atlas Mountain ranges across Northern stretch of Africa through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The mountains are divided into separate ranges.
The High Atlas Mountains
High Atlas is North Africa’s greatest mountain range, contains beautiful regions of Morocco. The area is North Africa’s premier trekking destination. One can spend his vacations doing adventurous trekking in Morocco. The High Atlas Mountains are subdivided into three separate ranges.
Western High Atlas
In the west there lies the oldest peaks of the range, most of them exceed 4000m. Its high point is Jbel Toubkal
Jbel Toubkal 4167m is the highest peak in North Africa. Its trekking peak involves no climbing but two days walking with some crunches in hand (for safety). It’s a challenging walk through Jbel Toubkal; hence, anybody with a good physical condition can easily walk through this mountain in two days and could spend his holidays in these Morocco Hills.
Central High Atlas
Morocco’s best region for mountain biking. It ascends nearly 3000m above sea level. One can have the opportunity to camp on the shores of the mountain lake and travels through the valley of Ait bougmez
The Mgoun makes the most southerly of the three ridges, which make up the High Atlas. One can not only enjoy the majestic scenery of rugged mountains, but also the friendly and fascinating culture of indigenous Berbers. In comparison with Jbel Toubkal, Jbel Mguon is a wild area. But trekking in Jbel Mguon is intriguing and adventurous than Jbel Toubkal
Eastern High Atlas
Far from the beaten track, mountains of Eastern High Atlas in Morocco is the home of the wild landscape. The hike takes you to the beautiful Eastern High Atlas that offers a continental climate. One could be able to admire from the green valleys, magnificent landscapes, high desert plateau, and other limestone chains. In the heart of this massif there lies beautiful villages where traditional Berbers live in.
Hiking across Eastern High Atlas, there lies a small village Agoudim Village. Agoudim means “Fortress.” The town has approximately fifty families, located forty kilometers from Alnif. People of this village are amiable.
Alnif Basin is a place for fossil hunters. Morocco is high up on the list, famous for the trilobites. Trilobites considered as the most famous fossils after Dinosaurs. For those who love to hike and want to collect fossils like trilobites, must visit Alnif.
Middle Atlas Mountains
Trekking in Morocco includes hiking in the Middle Atlas Mountains that lies between Fez and Marrakesh. This region is less famous than the High Atlas Mountains but consists of heavily frosted mountain peaks, few villages to visit and also a famous waterfall.
Anti Atlas Mountains
The mountain extends from the Atlantic Ocean towards the heights of Ouarzazate and further east to the city of Tafilalt. In the south, it borders the Sahara. The easternmost point of Anti Atlas is Djebel Sarhro. Jbel Siroua is a bridge between High Atlas and Anti Atlas Mountains.
The beautiful region of Sahara lies between the Draa and the Dades Valley. Djebel Sarhro is made up of a jumble of volcanic peaks, small villages, and deep gorges. October and May are the ideal time for trekking in this region
Trekking in Siroua mountain has been famous for two years, as it offers both a physical challenge and magnificent nature. Mountains are often entirely different from anything you have seen before, and villages are close to nature.