The complete guide to exploring the Atlas Mountains - World Travel Guide (2023)

The Atlas Mountains offer diverse scenery and here is what you need to know before visiting the Anti-Atlas, High Atlas and Middle Atlas sub-ranges

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has an absolutely beautiful image of the Atlas Mountains taken from space. It is an ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) image, showing shades of red, green and blue representing combined short-wavelength infrared bands and highlighting different rock types like limestones, sandstones, gypsum and granitic rocks. The picture is likely to leave you in awe.

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An ASTER image of the Atlas MountainsCredit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and US/Japan ASTER Science Team

On land, if you were to make your way to a Barber community near Aroumd within the Assif Aït Mizane Valley, part of the High Atlas Mountains, the gorgeous views of soaring mountains, sunken valleys and bright green terraced fields would probably leave you in awe too.

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Aroumd, Troubkal National Park

Suffice to say, the Atlas Mountains are one of the world’s most fascinating regions to travel through. Most people come here to trek, walking from one remote village to another. If this is what you intend to do, then let this guide share everything you need to know in preparation for a journey to this stunning region.

What are the Atlas Mountains?

Stretching some 2,500km (1,600 miles) across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, the mighty Atlas Mountains are a series of mountain ranges created by the violent collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates roughly 80 million years ago.

The Atlas Mountains can be split into six distinct sub-ranges:

Anti-Atlas range, aka Lesser Atlas or Little Atlas, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the southwest of Morocco to Tafilalt, the largest oasis in Morocco. The contrasting landscapes are otherworldly.

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Anti-Atlas

High Atlas or the Grand Atlas Mountains are probably the most well-known section of the Atlas Mountains. The area stretches from the Atlantic coast to the Moroccan-Algerian border and includes Toubkal, the highest summit in North Africa at 4,167m or 13,671ft.

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Aroumd, High Atlas

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Middle Atlas is the northernmost chain of the Atlas Mountains. It is also in Morocco.

Saharan Atlas marks the northern edge of the Sahara Desert. It is mainly in Algeria with a small area extending to the eastern side of Tunisia.

Tell Atlas is vast, covering Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. It runs parallel to the Mediterranean coast and acts as a weather system barrier that separates the Mediterranean climate to the north and the Saharan climate to the south.

Aurès Mountains in Algeria and Tunisia make up the eastern part of the Atlas Mountains.

How far are the Atlas Mountains from the major cities?

It is possible to experience part of the Atlas Mountains via day trips or two-day trips from major cities across the three countries.

Marrakech is undoubtedly the best hub if you want to explore the Atlas Mountains. The ‘Red City’ is an intoxicating place that remains universally popular as a tourist destination. Marrakech also sits on the cusp of the High Atlas – the most popular sub-range of the Atlas Mountains. As such, Marrakech is the perfect launching pad for a journey into the Atlas Mountains thanks to being two hours’ drive from the High Atlas gateway town of Imlil.

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Marrakech

Fès (or Fez) and Meknes to the north act as great entry points into the Middle Atlas, while Agadir is closer to the Anti-Atlas.

In Algeria, Constantine is relatively close-by to both the Tell Atlas and the Aurès Mountain sub-ranges. Both Algiers and Oran, the two largest cities in Algeria, are gateways into the Tell Atlas sub-range.

The Atlas Mountains range ends at Tunis, making the capital of Tunisia a great setting-out point for those who are looking to conquer the whole range (with Agadir acting as the most westerly point).

What can you do in the Atlas Mountains?

The Atlas Mountains are a terrific location for trekkers who want to take in different sights. Nature is the true attraction here. You will find remote valleys, windswept canyons and mighty peaks that offer jaw-dropping views. During spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), you will meet fellow walkers from around the world coming to savour a ‘back-to-basic’ experience that is devoid of modernity.

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Most people come to hike

Embracing the local Berber culture is an absolute must. The locals are friendly and welcoming – it is easy to find yourself invited for some tea. The Berber communities in Morocco are mainly farmers, livestock owners, and also merchants. They also make good tour guides to foreign visitors.

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In this guide, we will focus on the key sights in the Anti-Atlas, High Atlas, and Middle-Atlas sub-ranges, all of which are in Morocco.

What are the sights in the Anti-Atlas sub-range?

Tafraoute (Tafraout), 166km (103 miles) southeast of Agadir, is famed for blue painted rocks by artist Jean Verame and strange rock formations revealing the powerful force of nature. Another highlight is megalithic art of cattle and Berber warriors near Tazka, which is within walking distance from Tafraoute.

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Strange rock formations in Tafraoute

On the road from Agadir to Tafraoute, you will pass by Tagdicht and undoubtedly will notice the imposing Jebel El Kest (Afa-n-Tmezgadiwine), the highest point in this area at 2,359m (7,740 ft). You can hike from Tagdicht to Jebel El Kest in four hours. If you visit in spring, you will see find flowering grey-leaved cistus (Cistus albidus) in abundance.

What are the sights in the High Atlas?

Imlil, 90km (56 miles) south of Marrakech is where most visitors start their journey into the High Atlas. Set outside the Toubkal National Park (Parc National du Jbel Toubkal), Imlil is a hub for mountain tourism in Morocco – meaning it is the place to meet your guide, hire a mule or get any last-minute supplies before starting your trek. The route from Imlil to Refuge du Toubkal (French CAF Refuge) – the second hut – should take about four hours, although you are likely to take some time admiring the stunning views around Aroumd which is along the way.

It is recommended that you stay in Refuge du Toubkal for a day to get acclimatised, before conquering the summit of Jbel Toubkal which can be done in four hours from Refuge du Toubkal.

Following the murder of two tourists in December 2018, the authority now requires each group to be accompanied by a qualified local guide who has plenty of experience and knowledge regarding the High Atlas before attempting ascent. You must also book accommodation in advance and camping in unauthorised places is prohibited.

Azzaden Valley, just south of Imlil, is often touted as the quieter alternative to Imlil. It is possible to walk from Imlil to Azzaden Valley (about six hours). You can also start the hike to the summit of Jbel Toubkal from here.

Ourika Valley, 40km (25 miles) southeast of Marrakech, is also popular with day-trippers from Marrakech. This verdant corner of the High Atlas Mountains is best visited on Monday when the local souk (Tnine Ourika) takes place and the town comes alive. If you join a tour, you are likely to visit a women’s argan oil co-operative and have tea with a Barber family in Setti Fatma.

From Ourika, if you travel north and then southeast for four hours, you will come to the UNESCO-listed Ksar of Aït Ben-Haddou. Lying in the Ounila Valley on the southern slopes of the High Atlas, Ait Ben-Haddou is a must-see destination for movie buffs as it was featured in The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander and even Game of Thrones. The buildings, made of clay bricks, date back to the 1700s.

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Aït Ben-Haddou

Todgha Gorge, near the town of Tinghir (Tinerhir) some 390km (242 miles) east of Marrakech, is breathtakingly beautiful and a magnet for photographers, hikers and rock climbers.

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Todgha Gorge

What are the sights in the Middle Atlas sub-range?

The oak and cedar-forested Ifrane National Park lies 80k (50 miles) south of Fès, it is home to the world’s largest population of Barbary macaques. Seeing a troop of them – with 10 to 30 individuals in a troop – is almost guaranteed. In the Cedre Gouraud Forest, there is also an 800-year-old cedar tree.

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Barbary macaque, Ifrane National Park

Berrem Gorge (Gorges des Berrem) is a small but stunning canyon near the market town of Midelt, 199km (124 miles) south of Fès. In the surrounding areas, there are plantations producing walnuts, plums, apricots and pomegranates.

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Gorges des Berrem

Once a base of the Roman Empire, Volubilis is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site dotted with Roman ruins – it is quite sensational to see remnants of the Arch of Caracalla, Basilica, and Capitoline Temple rising from the plain. The distance between Fès and Volubilis is 69km (43 miles), so give or take 1 hour 30 minutes.

What should you pack?

If you plan to trek in either spring or autumn, pack mountain boots and sneakers (you don’t want to wear your boots after a long day of walking), waterproof clothing, a warm layer, water bottle, binoculars, sun hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and hand sanitizer. Do not pack wet wipes because they contain plastic fibres that do not break down easily.

The water quality in Morocco has improved. If you are staying in hotels and filling up your water bottles every morning, then chances are, you should be alright. But if you have a sensitive stomach, pack some water purification tablets.

Consider relying on local knowledge by hiring a Berber guide. Many of these guides are incredibly fit and well adapted to the various routes and intricacies of the Atlas Mountains range.

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Local Berber people are friendly

You can also hire a mule – mules are known as the Berber Mercedes; they can carry your bags across the rough terrain for an additional price.

Keen photographers may want to consider travelling in a guided tour using a 4×4. It is possible to find photography experts with local knowledge who will be able to show you the most photogenic areas across the various sub-ranges.

In the winter, the warmth dissipates and the peaks are capped with snow – so pack warm jackets, gloves, woollen socks, and a beanie.

What will you eat?

When it comes to food, expect traditional fair like fresh bread, couscous and tagines, as well as bean-based soup. Snacks like dates and figs are also popular.

Chicken and olive tagine, as well as lamb tagine cooked with a variety of dried fruit, featured heavily on the menu. You eat them with bread and couscous.

If you are invited to a festival, chances are you will come across Mechaoui, a whole roasted lamb which is best enjoyed with the entire community.

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Berber bread or “Khobz”

Best time to visit the Atlas Mountains

Although the area is vast, covering some 2,500km (1,600 miles), March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn) are considered the best times to visit the Atlas Mountains if your primary purpose is hiking. During peak periods, prices tend to be higher and tourist sites are likely to be crowded.

Summer is sizzling hot at most of the sights we covered above, while winter can be rainy, or snowy, depending on where you go. For example, you can ski in Toubkal National Park and Oukaïmeden from January to March.

Ramadan is a special time where Muslims will pray, reflect spiritually and reach out to family and friends. It is also a month of fasting. You should avoid visiting the Atlas Mountains during Ramadan as shops are likely to shut or have shorter hours.

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The High Atlas

This was initially published in 2014 and was updated on 08/10/2019.

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FAQs

Do you need a guide for Atlas Mountains? ›

It is safe to trek without a guide so long as you are experienced in the mountains and are properly equipped. Wild camping is perfectly acceptable almost anywhere in the Atlas Mountain except in the Toubkal region, especially as official camp sites are so very few and far between.

Are the Atlas Mountains worth visiting? ›

Morocco's Atlas Mountains are a remarkable area of stunning scenery, rural Berber villages, ruined Kasbahs and great hiking. Here is our complete guide to visiting the Atlas Mountains. In the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, life still follows a traditional way of life.

When should I go to Atlas Mountains? ›

The best time to visit the Atlas Mountains is usually considered to be from March to November, although the Anti-Atlas, which don't see snowfall, can be explored right through the sunny winter. Summers are hot here - but still pleasant compared to lowland Morocco.

How many days are the Atlas Mountains? ›

Trekking in the High Atlas Mountains. A nicely balanced itinerary might include 2 to 3 nights in Douar Samra (or Kasbah Du Toubkal if you can afford it) with one or two day walks and plenty of time to soak up the views from the roof terraces and gardens.

What do you wear to the Atlas mountain? ›

It should be about 77 degrees Fahrenheit, on average.
  • Pack layers as it gets hot during the day and cold at night.
  • Beautiful Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
  • Dress modestly as Morocco is a Muslim country.
  • Loose-fitting, breathable clothes are smart to pack for a trip to Morocco.

Is it cold in the Atlas Mountains? ›

Starting from the months of November until March, the Atlas Mountains have a typical mountain climate, with cold weather. Although the day time temperature can range from around 10°C up to 20°C. Indeed, winter can usher in plenty of wonderfully crisp, dry and sunny days ideal for trekking.

What 3 countries do the Atlas Mountains run through? ›

Atlas Mountains, series of mountain ranges in northwestern Africa, running generally southwest to northeast to form the geologic backbone of the countries of the Maghrib (the western region of the Arab world)—Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

What is unusual about the Atlas Mountains? ›

The Atlas Mountains are not a continuous chain of mountains but a series of ranges separated by wide areas of land, which are called plateaus. The mountain range separates the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert. It has several passes that provide routes between the coast and the Sahara desert.

How many atlas interfaces do I have to visit? ›

You Must visit ten different Atlas Interfaces to get all the blueprints.

Should I do the Atlas Path First? ›

Follow the in-game guidance. I recommend the Artemis Path first, because that mixes with the Expanding the Base mission. Do Atlas Path later. The story is also told from a lot of different angles, like the abandoned building tell a side, so do crashed freighters and ancient ruins.

Does the Atlas Path keep repeating? ›

Completion and Mission Log

Some players reported that the mission is repeating itself once they go back in space.

How many countries does the Atlas Mountains go through? ›

The Atlas Mountains span the North African countries of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, separating the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts from the vast Sahara.

How is Atlas mountain different from mountain Kilimanjaro? ›

The High Atlas of Morocco features the tallest peaks, including Toubkal, the biggest of them all at 13,671 feet high. That may sound big, but the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, is actually 6,000 feet taller, and Mount Everest is twice as tall.

Are the Atlas and Appalachian mountains the same? ›

The Scottish Highlands, the Appalachians, and the Atlas are the same mountain range, once connected as the Central Pangean Mountains.

What is the most accurate map made in the world? ›

"The AuthaGraph World Map Projection" is a map created by Hajime Narukawa and as the architect said, it is the most accurate map of the world in 2D. First he divided the world into 96 sections, then each of them printed on inflatable tetrahedron. Each was opened and tetrahedra transferred onto a flat map.

Which world map is the most accurate? ›

AuthaGraph. The AuthaGraphy projection was created by Japanese architect Hajime Narukawa in 1999. It is considered the most accurate projection in the mapping world for its way of showing relative areas of landmasses and oceans with very little distortion of shapes.

What are the disadvantages of atlas map? ›

The disadvantage is that world maps distort shape, size, distance, and direction. It is very important that students understand the differences between a globe and a world map.

What should I bring to the Atlas Mountains? ›

What should you wear to the Atlas Mountains? For anything more than a half-day hike with a guide, you can prepare as you would for an alpine hiking trip. You will want to wear warm clothing, a weather-proof jacket, hiking boots, and a hat. Bring a pair of sneakers to give your boots a break following your day's hike.

Is Atlas mountain hard to climb? ›

HOW HARD IS IT TO SUMMIT NORTH AFRICA'S HIGHEST PEAK? Climbing Toubkal is definitely a challenge and shouldn't be taken lightly, however it is a rewarding trek with superb views of the High Atlas Mountains and can be a great introduction to climbing adventures!

How long does it take to climb the Atlas Mountains? ›

It takes about three to four hours to reach the top, which is marked with a colorful, pointed tripod. On a clear day, the views from the peak can be very nice, but oftentimes, high winds can blow dust and sand into the air, obscuring even other mountains in the Atlas Range.

Can you wear shorts in Morocco? ›

Yes, there is no problem with wearing shorts in Morocco. You will see this just about everywhere. However, in rural Morocco, you might want to stick with longer shorts, capri length or full length pants.

What language is spoken in the Atlas Mountains? ›

The Atlas languages are a subgroup of the Northern Berber languages of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

What is the best month to visit Morocco? ›

The best time to visit Morocco is Autumn (September-November) or early spring (March-April). The weather is warm, but you will avoid the extreme temperatures of the scorching heat and cold nights.

What country is dominated by the Atlas Mountains? ›

The Atlas Mountains run through the country of Algeria. These mountains separate the fertile, verdant Mediterranean and Atlantic coastal areas of northern Africa from the arid, Sahara desert.

Which two countries are primarily home to the Atlas Mountains? ›

The Atlas mountains are primarily inhabited by Berber populations. The terms for 'mountain' are Adrar and adras in some Berber languages, and these terms are believed to be cognates of the toponym Atlas.
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CountryMorocco, Algeria and Tunisia
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Why is it called Atlas Mountains? ›

The Atlas ranges separate the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert. Most of the people living in the Atlas Mountains are part of Berber tribes in Morocco and in Algeria. The mountains are named after the ancient Greek Titan, Atlas.

What animal went extinct in the Atlas Mountains? ›

The Atlas bear was Africa's only native bear species that survived into modern times. Once inhabiting the Atlas Mountains and neighbouring areas, from Morocco to Libya, the animal is now thought to be extinct.

What happens if I complete the Atlas Path? ›

Finally, once you complete the path, you'll be shown the way to a Black Hole, which will take you slightly closer to the galactic core. Otherwise, that's all there is to it for the Atlas Path - you're now released from the shackles of the Atlas and free to carry on exploring to your heart's content.

Do you need to keep all Atlas passes? ›

You will need to keep the Atlas Pass on you to use it. You only need to carry the V3 Pass, as it will unlock V2 and V1 locks as well.

Do I need multiple Atlas passes? ›

It is also important to note that you do not consume a pass by using them, so you only need to get one once, and a higher tier pass can open anything a lower-tier pass can. So if you get an Atlas Pass V3, you can use it to open all doors and containers requiring a V1 or V2 pass.

What happens if I refuse the Atlas Path? ›

If the player chooses to refuse the Atlas, they and their starship will be teleported to a random planet in the current galaxy with the starship located around 500 units away, and the mission will conclude immediately.

Do you need to keep all three Atlas passes? ›

Yes, you need to keep all three. If it helps, think of them as keycards that go to a certain lock. They're never used up, but you can't open a V1 with V3.

What happens if I reset the atlas? ›

If you choose to reset the simulation, you move on to another galaxy. You will leave the Euclid galaxy behind. You have every thing you had in your previous game including and up to freighters & frigates & starships, completed quests etc..

What happens when the Atlas dies? ›

The Atlas will tell you the truth: that the universe is a simulation and there are 16 minutes left before the Atlas is deactivated and dies. After some interactions, you will be teleported back to a space station, and your exosuit AI will say "Atlas Suit activated".

Do you need all the Atlas seeds? ›

Atlas Seeds are curiosities required to complete The Atlas Path mission.

How do you awaken Atlas? ›

Awakened Atlas completion bonuses are acquired by completing the map at a certain Awakening Level or higher. In order to complete an Awakening Bonus Objective, it is merely required to finish the map at it's maximum tier while it is influenced by four Watchstones, while the Awakening Level requirement is met.

Are there any volcanoes in the Atlas Mountains? ›

Jbel Tamarrakoit is an extinct shield volcano located 60 km south of the city of Ifrane in the Middle Atlas of Morocco. This mountain is one of the three main volcanic structures of the Azrou region along with Jbel El Koudiate and Jbel Outgui.

How many peaks are in the Atlas Mountains? ›

Forming a barrier between the Mediterranean Sea and the vast Sahara Desert, the rugged Atlas Mountains are a major chain of peaks that runs through Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. The range contains 32,505 named peaks, the highest and most prominent of which is Toubkal (4,167m/13,671ft) in Morocco.

Can you see Atlas Mountains from Spain? ›

On the border between the Costa del Sol and the Strait of Gibraltar we find the most western beach of Malaga. It is a spot to absorb the breathtaking views of the Rock of Gibraltar and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

Is it worth visiting the Atlas Mountains? ›

It's a diverse landscape and a beautiful part of Morocco to visit. Far from the craziness of Fez or Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains are a totally different, rural side to this fascinating country. Take a wonderful day hike through a dramatic valley or challenge yourself with a multi-day trek in towering mountains.

Is Everest harder than Kilimanjaro? ›

Most people agree that Kilimanjaro is harder than Everest Base Camp. While there are aspects of the Everest Base Camp trek that are harder than Kilimanjaro, the general feeling is that Kilimanjaro is the harder of the two treks. The main reason for this is summit night – it's a biggie.

How difficult is Kilimanjaro? ›

Climbing Kilimanjaro most days are not very hard because the trails are not steep it's mostly dealing with the altitude, however the summit night is extremely difficulty as this is the coldest, windiest section of your adventure. An ascent of 4,084ft with 49% less oxygen and a descent of nearly 6,870ft.

Which is higher Rockies or Appalachians? ›

Currently, the Rocky Mountains of Western North America are higher than the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern North America. For example, the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains, Mount Elbert, reaches an altitude of 4,401 meters, or 14,440 feet.

Why did Scots settle in Appalachia? ›

They came to Appalachia in search of freedom, and they brought not only their whiskey-making knowledge but also their worms and stills.”

Can you climb Mount Toubkal without a guide? ›

You do not need to hire a guide to climb Toubkal. If you are an experienced backpacker and feel comfortable in the wilderness, you can choose to go it completely alone, and many trekkers do just that.

Is a guide required for Toubkal? ›

After that trafic incident in Toubkal area, tourists wonder if it is still possible to climb mount toubkal without a guide! Unfortunately, at the time being it is compulsory to hire a local guide to lead your way to the top and back to Imlil valley which is the starting point of Trekking tours to mount toubkal.

How much is a guide for Toubkal? ›

If you would prefer to hire a guide on the spot directly in Imlil, you can expect to pay between 400 and 700 MAD to go to Toubkal and back.

How cold is it in the Atlas Mountains? ›

Starting from the months of November until March, the Atlas Mountains have a typical mountain climate, with cold weather. Although the day time temperature can range from around 10°C up to 20°C. Indeed, winter can usher in plenty of wonderfully crisp, dry and sunny days ideal for trekking.

Can you hike Half Dome without a guide? ›

You are allowed to hike all the way to the Sub Dome, about 0.5 mile before the summit, without a permit. Generally the ranger will be sitting there, checking people's permits. Simply go up to the ranger and ask him if there are any empty permit slots open. Often times people will have a group permit with some no-shows.

What is the easiest climbing route on Half Dome? ›

Snake Dike is the easiest technical climbing route to the top of Half Dome, the most recognized rock feature in the United States. Half Dome boasts an unreal summit, 5,000' of rise from the Yosemite Valley floor and amazing views of the Yosemite and the High Sierra.

Is climbing Toubkal hard? ›

Mount Toubkal requires no technical climbing and most people in good physical condition should be able to make the summit, if they are well prepared and respect the altitude of the peak. However, it is not an easy hike and there is always the risk of injuries and even fatalities on the climb.

How do I train for Mount Toubkal? ›

Most people will need to train specifically for climbing Jebel Toubkal for at least two to three months. During your training, you will need to progressively ramp up your hiking time, distance and elevation gain (at roughly 10% per week) to safely and effectively build your trekking-specific conditioning.

What do you wear to Toubkal? ›

We recommend bringing some breathable walking trousers rather than jeans, and on summit day, you'll also need a warm hat, scarf, waterproof/windproof gloves and a head torch for the pre-sunrise trek.

How much should I pay for spices in Morocco? ›

Spices: The price varies from spices between 30 and 60 DH per kilo, turmeric, cumin, ras el hanout (mixture “hide misery” as some call it) are among the least expensive.

How many days do you need to tour Morocco? ›

The ideal number of days that you need to see Morocco is at least from 7 days to 10 days. At a leisurely pace, a week in Morocco's desert and imperial cities is enough time to see the country's highlights. You can combine trekking in the Atlas Mountains with leisure on the Atlantic coast in two weeks.

How much do you need per day in Morocco? ›

You should plan to spend around MAD448 ($41) per day on your vacation in Morocco, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, MAD132 ($12) on meals for one day and MAD70 ($6.43) on local transportation.

What is special about Atlas Mountains? ›

Known among the locals as 'Idraren Draren' (Mountains of Mountains), the High Atlas Mountains are North Africa's highest mountain range. They run across Morocco for about 1000 km and separate the mild Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines from the harsh Sahara desert in the south.

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