Five of the Most Amazing Treks in Morocco

Morocco is a land of incredible natural diversity. From the rolling dunes of the Sahara and the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the dramatic Atlantic coastline and lunar-like Jebel Sahro, there’s plenty of stunning landscapes to explore. So if you’re keen to get your hiking boots on, here’s our guide to the very best treks in Morocco.

Mount Toubkal, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in North Africa

Mount Toubkal

Trek Duration: 6 Days
Difficulty Rating: Challenging
Route: Oukaimeden to Imlil

The highest peak in North Africa, Mount Toubkal is the perfect trek for those looking for a challenge. Starting in Oukaimeden, Morocco’s most popular ski resort, the route takes you through the rugged High Atlas Mountains to Mount Toubkal’s lofty summit.

Along the way, you’ll pass beautiful lakes, magnificent high passes and charming Berber villages, with walking times averaging between eight to nine hours each day. Besides the views, you’ll enjoy a night camping by Lake Ifni, which boasts beautiful cobalt-blue waters.

Migration of the Berbers, Morocco
The Migration of the Berbers is a unique trek taking place twice a year

Migration of the Berbers

Trek Duration: 7 Days
Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Route: Tamada to Ait Youl

Offering a unique experience, the Migration of the Berbers trek sees you accompany a traditional nomadic family as they migrate between the high and low Atlas Mountains. Twice a year the Berbers make the journey with their livestock, trekking into the mountains to escape the summer heat and returning to the lower valleys to avoid the freezing winter temperatures.

Spending each night in a rustic Berber camp, you’ll learn all about Berber culture and one of the few lifestyles that still revolves around nature’s timing. Walking for five hours each day, this is as much a cultural experience as it is a trekking adventure.

People trekking Morocco's Atlantic coast
Morocco’s Atlantic coast is well off-the-beaten-track

Morocco Coastal Trek

Trek Duration: 5 Days
Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Route: Imriditsn to Sidi Kaouki 

An off-the-beaten-track adventure, the Morocco Coastal Trek allows you to experience a beautiful and undiscovered section of the Atlantic Coast. Walking for four to five hours each day, you’ll be part of a traditional camel caravan. And with your equipment transported by the camels and crew, you’ll only need to carry a small daypack.

Enjoy dramatic clifftop views, sand dunes and endless beaches, with plenty of stops to dip your feet in the water along the way. With a cooling sea breeze, temperatures are very pleasant even during the summer months. And with the ocean as the backdrop to your campsite and stars overhead, you’ll feel far from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.

People trekking in the Sahara Desert, Morocco
The Sahara Desert is one of the world’s most remote trekking destinations

Trek the Sahara

Trek Duration: 4 Days
Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Route: Ouled Driss circular route 

One of Morocco’s most adventurous routes, Trek the Sahara takes you into the heart of the magnificent Sahara Desert. Following little-used trails, the trek offers an incredible sense of remoteness as you pass snaking wadis, towering sand dunes and beautiful desert villages.

Each day you’ll walk for six to seven hours, before wild camping amongst the dunes. Expect to see some stunning sunrises and sunsets, with the clearest views of the star-filled Saharan sky overhead.

Trekker in the Jebel Sahro region of Morocco
The Jebel Sahro is one of the driest regions in the High Atlas

Jebel Sahro Trek

Trek Duration: 4 Days
Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Route: Tagdilt to Hanedour Valley

With landscapes similar to America’s spectacular Wild West, the Jebel Sahro is a remote region of Morocco that offers excellent trekking. Quiet trails lead you through one of the driest areas in the High Atlas Mountains, with approximately six hours of walking each day.

Highlights include the Tizi Ouzarzam Pass and Mount Kouaouch, which boasts breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains. Snow-capped Mount M’Goun dominates the horizon, with the beginnings of the Sahara Desert visible to the south.


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