Destination

Atlas Mountains Holidays

A vast blanket of snow-capped peaks and fertile, pine-forested valleys

The High Atlas is North Africa’s tallest mountain range. It’s just one of several sections that make up the wider Atlas Mountain region, but the Berber name – which translates to Mountains of Mountains – says everything you need to know.

The best way to get to grips with the High Atlas is on foot, although your choice of footwear will vary by season. Ski boots and salopettes are the order of the day in the highest reaches from September onwards, when the arrival of snow heralds a six-month ski season. Hit the runs of Oukaimeden, the highest ski resort here, and you’ll peer down from a head-spinning 3,200 metres.

At the same time, lower-lying areas of the country are bathed in sunshine. So you can watch as the sunlight filters through a courtyard in Marrakech in the morning, then peer down from a wind-whipped, snowy precipice the very same day. If serious trekking is on your agenda, the Toubkal Massif – which has the highest peaks – is something of a rite of passage. But even a relatively low-key walk in the High Atlas will leave you in awe of the endless treasures these mountains conceal. 

Destination Highlights
  • Home to the highest peak in Morocco - Mount Toubkal
  • Experience skiing within one of Africa's only ski resort
  • Explore the mountains via various trekking trails or even an exhilerating 4x4 experience
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +2 hours
  • Currency Moroccan dirham (MAD)
  • Visa Information No visa required for travel to Morocco
  • Language Arabic, but English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approx. three hours and 30 minutes
  • Health Information No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Morocco

Top Tips from our Experts

Taylor

Destination Manager

"Head to the Asni Valley and climb to the Berber town of Imlil and really experience the traditional culture without any modern influences."

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