Mountains & Desert
Enjoying Morocco starts with nothing more strenuous than its national pastime – people-watching in a street cafe with a coffee or a mint tea. Use the opportunity to plan your next moves – hiking up North Africa’s highest peak, learning to roll couscous, camel trekking in the desert, shopping in the souqs or getting lost in the medina. Between the activities, you can sleep in boutique riads, relax on panoramic terraces and grand squares, and mop up delicately flavoured tajines – before sweating it all out in a restorative hammam.
Atlas Mountain trekking holiday
Obviously summiting is always an absolute highlight because you know it’s (literally) all downhill from there. But my favourite moment was watching the sunrise whilst trekking in the dark on that second morning. It’s a pretty bleak wake up and then climbing in the darkness without really knowing how far you have to go, so seeing the sun coming up above the clouds is nothing short of magical. You’re in such a zone that you genuinely feel relief. Watching the sun bounce off the surrounding mountains was incredibly surreal.”
Savour Your Next Holiday
When’s the best time to climb in the Atlas Mountains?
Mount Toubkal is set at 4,127 m and is renowned as the highest peak of the Atlas Mountains, also the highest point in North Africa. The altitude is respectable, yet technically the mountain doesn’t pose any particular interest for professional climbers. Still if you goal is to climb world’s most prominent summits, it must be on your list. The hike is particularly worthy for the stunning landscape views it offers. The very summit reveals a breathtaking panorama of the Atlas Mountain Range as well as the distant view of the Sahara Desert.