Stretching 2,400 km through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, the Atlas Mountains are a trekker’s paradise, arcing southwards from the Mediterranean coast and dramatically separating the ocean from the vast Sahara desert.
Consisting of the High, Middle and Anti Atlas, the tops of its highest peaks are snow capped all year round.
In the High Atlas, the Jbel Toubkal at 4,167m is the highest mountain in North Africa, offering a proper challenge to the most accomplished hiker seeking to conquer a full-on ascent. A gentle stroll for the more moderate rambler is achievable in the Jbel Sarhro and Ait Bougmez Valley regions.
The Middle Atlas is a portion of the Atlas mountain range lying completely in
Morocco. The Middle Atlas are the westernmost of the three Atlas Mountain chains.
The beautiful Anti Atlas extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the southwest, toward the northeast, to the heights of Ouarzazate. In the south the range borders the Sahara, its easternmost point being the Jebel Sarhro Mountains. Its eastern boundary is set by sections of the High Atlas range.
The Rif Mountains are not part of the Atlas mountain range, and lie in the North of the country. The Rif region receives more rainfall than any other region in Morocco, so is lush and green for much of the year. Massive deforestation due to overgrazing, forest fires, and forest clearing for agriculture, particularly for the creation of cannabis plantations, has taken place over the last century.
We have accommodation in the following mountain towns and villages: