High Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Jun 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Sights

High Atlas Mountains MoroccoNo trip to Marrakech is complete without a visit to the spectacular and amazing High Atlas Mountain range and the Kasbahs along the way. The Atlas Mountains are a mountain range across a northern stretch of Africa extending about 2,400 km through three countries Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The highest peak is Jbel Toubkal, with an elevation of 4,167 metres located in southwestern Morocco. The Atlas ranges separate the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert. The population of the Atlas Mountains are mainly Berber tribes in Morocco.

Seen from Marrakech, the vast, imposing mass of the snow-capped mountains seems unreal and distant. The splendour, other-worldliness and imposing might of the constant changing Atlas landscape are only 20 kilometres away. Just head out South East of Marrakech through the friendly kollagen intensiv vs lifecell Berber villages of Aghmat and Dar Caid Ouriki in the Atlas Mountains. Follow the road bordered with terraced gardens along Wadi Ourika until you reach Arhbalou. From there on the choice is simply limitless. The Ouzoud Falls of the Atlas are an amazing sight not to be missed.

Rugged peaks rise to over 4,000m and are usually snow or ice-covered from November to April although, in recent warmer winters, they have often had little more than a dusting. With their myriad of remote and friendly Berber villages tucked high up on the plateau and the network of mule paths that link them, this region is a walker’s haven, particularly in spring. When the winter snows have melted day time temperatures are pleasant, wild flowers abound and emerald green terraces contrast dramatically.

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