A Guide to Trekking in the High Atlas Mountains

Welcome to the Atlas Mountains As a Moroccan tour guide specializing in hiking and trekking in the Atlas Mountains, I’m here to guide you through an unforgettable adventure in Morocco’s breathtaking landscapes. The High Atlas Mountains, a pinnacle destination for avid trekkers, offer an unparalleled experience amidst stunning scenery and secluded villages. But before you embark on this journey, let’s ensure you’re fully prepared.

Duration of the Trek:

Our High Atlas Mountain trek spans six days of comfortable hiking, with an additional two days for travel. Consider adding extra time for local exploration or extending your trip to the edge of the Sahara.

Weather Conditions:

We conduct most treks between June and September when temperatures range from 25°C to 33°C during the day and around 18°C at night. While rainfall is minimal, be prepared for fluctuations in temperature.

Packing Essentials:

Your accommodation is taken care of throughout the trek, so focus on personal travel essentials:

Backpack: Opt for a sturdy, comfortable backpack.
Clothing: Pack lightweight layers suitable for hiking, including shorts, trousers, vests, long-sleeved tops, socks, and a fleece. Don’t forget a sun hat and a waterproof jacket.
Footwear: Invest in sturdy, well-worn hiking boots with ankle support.
Protection: Bring sunscreen, lip balm, high-UV sunglasses, and a water bottle with a filter or purifying tablets.
First Aid: Carry basic first aid items, such as paracetamol and blister plasters.
Toiletries: Include hand sanitizer, insect repellent, and personal hygiene products.
Technology: Bring a small camera and a power bank for your phone.
Food and Refreshments:
During the trek, we provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, we’ll offer dinner upon your arrival in Morocco and breakfast on your departure day. If you enjoy snacking while hiking, consider packing mints or Trail Mix.

Physical Preparation:

To prepare for the trek, focus on improving your stamina through regular walking. While climbing to heights of 4,167m above sea level, the ascent is gradual, requiring no climbing experience or specialist equipment. However, endurance and cardio fitness are crucial. If possible, incorporate altitude training into your preparation.

Trekking the High Atlas Mountains promises a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, challenging you physically while captivating you with its natural beauty and cultural richness. Ready to embark on this extraordinary journey? Start planning your next adventure with us today!

Email: booking@marrakech-desert-travel.com
Phone: +21214665772