Trekking the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Our photo trek takes place in October 2017

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DAY 2) TREKKING THE HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

Leaving Marrakech in the morning of our second day, we will climb up and across the stunning High Atlas mountains – by car! 

 

This is North Africa’s biggest mountain range, a stunning and beautiful region of Morocco, with its peak, Toubkal, reaching 4,167 metres – the highest peak in the Arab world.

The Atlas mountains are a historical and physical barrier between the northern parts and Sahara, and is a completely different experience than the buzzy streets of the Marrakech Medina.

As a premier trekking destination it has peaks (jebels) and well-trodden passes (tizis or, in French, cols) and we will get out of our cars and go for a photo trek for just an hour or so to clear our lungs with the incredibly fresh air and take some shots of the breathtaking views

The ever changing colours and patterns, peaks and valleys will give you an abundance of photography options. The sand coloured Berber villages are well camouflaged against the hills.

nb It´s not likely to be snow on the tops in October, the photos below were taken in winter, so no snowboarding I´m afraid!

With Achraf Oujil

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