Atlas Mountains



Morocco’s rugged High Atlas region, and the desert that lies just to its east, is home to the country’s most raw and spectacular scenery. Villages snuggle into deep valleys or cling precariously to mountain slopes. Snow-capped peaks shimmer on the horizon, while below a carpet of lush green fields rolls out before you. This is the number one destination in  Morocco  for outdoor activities, and the attractions of hiking and mountain biking bring thousands of outdoor enthusiasts here every year. Even if working up a sweat isn’t your thing, this region has plenty to offer. The kasbahs of Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou, Tifoultoute, and Telouet should convince even the most seasoned city slicker that there are plenty of things to do


The High Atlas in Morocco is one of the most outstanding mountain regions in Africa and with our trips you are able to experience the hiking in the region with the help of the local Berber guides.

We focus on using local accommodation and walking huts of a high standard and aim to really immerse you in the beauty and culture of the area.
Walking in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco is a unique and rewarding experience. ClimbingToubkal have several trips highlighting the beauty of this region

Toubkal Massif Treks

The Toubkal Massif, enclosing the High Atlas’s highest peaks, is the target destination of nearly everyone who goes trekking in Morocco. You can reach trailhead villages in just two hours from Marrakesh, and the main walking routes are easily followed. Walking just a short distance from the most common starting point – Imlil – you are transported to a very different world and this is most popular tour you can do on the Area:

Atlas Valley Treks

One of the easiest parts of the High Atlas region to visit from Marrakesh (within easy reach for weekender tourists and day visitors), imlil & Ourika Valley is one of Morocco’s most popular regions for outdoor activities. Surrounded by lush green fields, this valley is home to stunning waterfalls and some excellent hiking trails. The village of achayn is a good base for further forays as well as being the start of the Djebel Toubkal trek, which usually takes three days


M'goun Massif Treks

Ait Bougmez, in the Central High Atlas Mountains, is one of Morocco’s best preserved valleys and one that offers numerous hiking possibilities for walkers of all levels of fitness. It is the centrepiece of a fantastic region and showcases some of Morocco’s most dramatic and beautiful mountain scenery. The wide, flat-bottomed, valley is punctuated by a network of picturesque villages linked by paths, making it an excellent place for leisurely strolls, whilst the surrounding mountains of the M’goun range offer some of the most challenging and rewarding trekking in Morocco.

ait bougmez valley

Saghro Massif Treks

One of Morocco’s most dramatic and striking ranges of mountains, the Jebel Saghro is an enchanting region of wild, open desert landscapes and small lonely oases. If remote wilderness hiking is your goal, the Saghro is an excellent choice in the cooler months of the year. Here we have been organising encounters and hikes with nomads for many years, as a way for people from the western world to get in touch with a culture and way of life that has changed very little in centuries. The landscape of the Saghro has a prehistoric feel to it and the remoteness of the range makes it an excellent choice for seekers of true adventure
saghro massif treks

Atlas Mountains Camel treks

Get beautiful views of the Atlas Mountains from a different perspective on a camel trek through the foothills on the outskirts of Marrakech. Take a welcome mint tea break at a local home. Ride through fruit orchards, see local villages and more.
atlas mountains camel ride

Horse Riding In atlas Mountains

Explore the mud and stone Berber houses of Ouirgane Valley and the surrounding villages with the different colors of the earth. We will ride through lush green forests of pine, juniper, and oak trees as well as olive orchards and visit the traditional Berber salt mine. We will have lunch with a local Berber family’s home in the middle of the 3 hr ride. The hillsides are always green and we can ride to the nearby dam to see the reservoir. Ouirgane Valley has some of the most beautiful horseback riding in Morocco, you will surely enjoy High Atlas Trekking’s horseback riding adventure

horse riding atlas mountains

Atlas Mountains bike

Atlas Mountains is a great base for making the most of the great trails around the High Atlas mountains – an ideal location for an adventurous mountain-biking trip. With options for every level of experience you can enjoy the amazing scenery and great tracks as you are coached by our experienced and professional biking guides. Choose from full or half day options

atlas mountains biking