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What to do in the Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains would be the ideal location for all those after a little bit of exploration and adventure, and we are able to organise treks of different difficulty through the villages and also mountains, or perhaps organize an Atlas mountains trek.

Trekking in the Atlas Mountains

Anywhere you remain in the foothills, or maybe the Atlas Mountains correct, we are able to organize treks to fit all the skills and also inclinations, from short circular walks on the Ascent of Jebel Toubkal, probably the highest peak in North Africa.

The stark beauty and remarkable scenery are a good enough reason to be interested to stroll here, although Atlas Mountains may also be among the final redoubts of conventional Berber culture, so there is a fantastic component of cultural immersion too.

Treks are usually in the organization of a mountain guide, as well as on overnight and longer treks the manual will additionally enjoy a mule to haul food items and resources.

Walk along mountain paths through Berber villages and beside icy mountain streams before stopping for a picnic lunch in the shade of a walnut tree grove. If trekking further, stay overnight with a neighborhood Berber family members or even in a cosy lodge. This’s generally the most perfect method to decompress after a couple of days in buzzing Marrakech.

2 especially recommended treks are the Anfa Trek, that climbs through juniper and also oak forests on the top of Mount Asloun at 5750ft with its stunning views of the Asni Valley, before continuing through Tamgounssi Pass. Alternatively, hike up through climb up the Aguersioual Pass on the remote villages of Tinoughrine and also Ikhiss. After a picnic lunch in a regular Berber home, head up with the Tamatert Pass before proceeding to the village of Imlil, home of Kasbah Toubkal, for a well earned rest.

Ascent of Jebel Toubkal

Starting out from Imlil, the ascent of 13,671ft Jebel Toubkal is a non technical climb that will require an overnight stay in a standard but more comfortable refuge on route.

Original Travel is able to arrange for knowledgeable guide to direct the ascent and reserve the refuge. Mules and also local porters can also be for anybody looking to change this into a full blown operation, as well as on coming at the summit, the ideas of the Atlas Mountains are suitably rewarding.

And then spend a couple of nights relaxing at among the outstanding lodges in the foothills, regaling any person who’ll tune in regarding just how you knocked off of North Africa’s highest good.