Discover Trekking the Atlas Mountains in Morocco

Trek the vast rugged expanse of the High Atlas Mountains, through the beautiful Toubkal Valley. Visit rural Berber villages tucked away on mountain sides, witness the spectacular panoramic views and explore the bustling souks in Marrakesh.

Starting in Marrakesh we take a scenic drive into the Atlas Mountains to Imi-n-Oughlad, the starting point of our High Atlas adventure! Here, we meet the cooks and team, with their sturdy mules, who will be trekking with us for the next 5 days. The High Atlas is the highest mountain range in North Africa, with several peaks over 4000 meters and beautiful scenery. Today we trek up winding rocky paths, to the beautiful Tizi-n-Tacht pass, where we stop for lunch. Continuing on to the Berber village of Tizi Oussem we spend the night in a rustic Berber house.

Journey past Berber villages, goat herders, terraced fields and up through the Mssik pass to reach Imil, in the heart of the Mizane Valley. Imlil is a popular starting point for many High Atlas treks and it features in Kundun, Martin Scorsese’s film about the Dalai Lama; in which he used the High Atlas to double as the Himalayas.

We continue trekking along rocky paths and through pine groves, surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas, until we arrive in Tachedirte to spend a leisurely afternoon in this beautifully scenic setting.

Trekking through the lush Tachedirte valley, we stop at a hillside Berber village for some refreshments before continuing to the remote village of Agadir, where we spend the night. The next day we complete the final leg of our Atlas trek, finishing in Oukiemden, a picturesque hill station.

Return to Marrakesh and enjoy a day exploring the exotic city of Marrakesh, with its beautiful Koutoubia mosque and fabulous central square – Djemma-el-fna. Packed full of colour, spicy aromas, traders, snake charmers and fortune tellers - Djemaa el Fna is a feast for all of the senses!

This 8-day trekking tour departs August, September and October.

For more information or to make your reservation, visit OnTheGoTours.

Press Release Courtesy of OnTheGoTours Photo Credit: Marrakesh
by Natalie Maynor

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