About High Atlas
Stretching 2,400kms diagonally through Morocco all the way to Tunisia, the High Atlas is North Africa's highest mountain range and includes the famed Rock of Gibraltar. Forming a natural border between the temperate weather conditions of the north and the searing heat of the Sahara, the High Atlas offer some of the most intriguing landscapes in all of Morocco. Populated by the Berber people who live in traditional mud-thatched and stone villages and make their living through farming and crafts, the region is a fascinating insight into the Morocco that existed in ages gone by.
Encircling parts of Marrakech, the dramatic jagged peaks are easily accessed from one of the country's most popular cities and make for a fantastic mini-break. As North Africa's premier trekking region you'll find something to suit all abilities from easy one-day hikes to serious 3-4 day routes that take you closer to the snow-capped peaks. In the summer months other activities available in the region include mountain biking, rock climbing and horse riding, and when the snow starts to fall between May and September, ski mountaineering becomes possible.
The High Atlas also includes the peak of Mt. Toubkal, which at 4,167 m is the highest in the range and lies in Toubkal National Park. For fresh mountain air and amazing hiking opportunities in Morocco, it cannot be beaten. The surrounding valleys also offer a number of fine walks with superb mountain views.
High Atlas Tours
Here are some popular itineraries for a trip to High Atlas
High Atlas Hotels
If you are planning a High Atlas holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Kasbah Asmaa High Atlas
The Kasbah Asmaa hotel is built in a typical Moroccan kasbah style with strong outlines and colourful details enjoying the scenic surroundings of the High Atlas mountains and neat gardens. There is a swimming pool and sun terrace to relax after your day. The property also offers three restaurants, lounges and a bar serving alcohol.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
High Atlas Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to High Atlas.