High Atlas Mountains

High Atlas Mountains, photo by Hans Peter Schaefer
High Atlas Mountains (photo by Hans Peter Schaefer)
 

The Atlas Mountains extend across northwestern Africa from Morocco through Algeria to Tunisia.

The highest and most dramatic portion of the range in southwestern Morocco, where the highest peak in the range is is located – Mt. Toubkal (13,665 ft, or 4,165 m).

Much of the region is inhabited by Berber people, who live in small villages and cultivate the high plains.

Dramatic clefts through the highlands (eg, the Ouarzazate massif by the Draa valley) add to the scenic value.

Share:
FacebookredditpinterestmailFacebookredditpinterestmail
Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
Recommending Sources:
   Lonely Planet
   1000 Places to See Before You Die

 

BOOK A LOW-COST FLIGHTBook a Top-Ranking Hotel
XXX

Appartement Imlil

Offering free WiFi and a terrace, Appartement Imlil is situated in Imlil. The accommodation boasts a hot tub. Rent a Donkey to go to hiking Start is 400 metres from the property. All units include a TV and DVD player. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

BOOK THIS HOTEL NOW

Dar Toubkal

Offering a terrace and views of the mountain, Dar Toubkal is located in Imlil. Certain units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Some units have views of the river or garden. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$102

BOOK THIS HOTEL NOW

Bivouac de la Bergerie

Offering a sun terrace, Bivouac de la Bergerie is set in Imlil. Rent a Donkey to go to hiking Start is 1.3 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Bed linen is provided. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$64

BOOK THIS HOTEL NOW

Hotel Soleil Imlil

Hotel Soleil Imlil is located in the centre of Imlil village in the Atlas Mountains, just on the edge of Toubkal National Park. It features a garden with a terrace and offers trekking trips in the surrounding mountains. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27 - $43

BOOK THIS HOTEL NOW

Hotel Armed

Offering a restaurant, Hotel Armed is located in Imlil. Rooms here will provide you with a balcony. Private bathrooms also come with a bath or shower. At Hotel Armed you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38

BOOK THIS HOTEL NOW
See all hotels in High Atlas Mountains.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Dar Adouss

Dar Adouss

Located a 10-minute drive from Toubkal National Park, Dar Adouss offers a terrace with views of the Atlas Mountains, a Moroccan lounge and tour excursions into the desert. Decorated in a traditional Moroccan style, all rooms include free toiletries. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$5 - $27

$5-
Gite Tamsoulte

Gite Tamsoulte

Situated in Imlil, Gite Tamsoulte features a garden and sun terrace. Rent a Donkey to go to hiking Start is 600 metres from the property. Free WiFi is provided . The accommodation features a seating area. Some units have a terrace and/or patio. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$9

$9-
Dar Agelzime

Dar Agelzime

Auberge Atlas Toubkal & Dar Agelzime offers a terrace looking onto the Atlas Mountains, a dining area, a garden, and Wi-Fi is free of charge in the entire property. It is 3 km from the centre of Imlil. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$9

$9-
Dare Armed

Dare Armed

Offering ski-to-door access and ski storage space, Dare Armed is set in Imlil in the Marrakech-Safi Region, 400 metres from Rent a Donkey to go to hiking Start. Free private parking is available on site. Some units have views of the mountain or... Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$11

$11-
Atlas Lodge

Atlas Lodge

Offering a barbecue and sun terrace, Atlas Lodge is situated in Imlil in the Marrakech-Safi Region. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Some units feature a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$12

$12-
Auberge Atlas Tichka

Auberge Atlas Tichka

Set in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, Auberge Atlas Tichka is just 200 metres from the centre of Imlil. It offers free Wi-Fi access, car rental facilities and a Moroccan-style tearoom with a TV. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21 - $35

$21-
Dar Imperial

Dar Imperial

Dar Imperial is located in Aroumd, 3 km from Imlil. Oukaïmeden is 10 km away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Towels are provided. Dar Imperial also includes a terrace. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21

$21-
Mount Toubkal Lodge

Mount Toubkal Lodge

Located in Imlil, 400 metres from Rent a Donkey to go to hiking Start, Mount Toubkal Lodge features a barbecue, children's playground and sun terrace. Toubkal National Park is 6 km from the property. Free WiFi is featured . Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21

$21-
Dar Bab Toubkal

Dar Bab Toubkal

Dar Bab Toubkal is located in the Atlas Mountains, just 3.5 km from the centre of Imlil Village. Featuring a mountain background, this stone-built guesthouse offers a communal terrace with a garden, and a lounge with a TV. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27

$27-
Hotel Soleil Imlil

Hotel Soleil Imlil

Hotel Soleil Imlil is located in the centre of Imlil village in the Atlas Mountains, just on the edge of Toubkal National Park. It features a garden with a terrace and offers trekking trips in the surrounding mountains. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27 - $43

$27-
Appartement Imlil

Appartement Imlil

Offering free WiFi and a terrace, Appartement Imlil is situated in Imlil. The accommodation boasts a hot tub. Rent a Donkey to go to hiking Start is 400 metres from the property. All units include a TV and DVD player. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Hotel Armed

Hotel Armed

Offering a restaurant, Hotel Armed is located in Imlil. Rooms here will provide you with a balcony. Private bathrooms also come with a bath or shower. At Hotel Armed you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38

$38-
Bivouac de la Bergerie

Bivouac de la Bergerie

Offering a sun terrace, Bivouac de la Bergerie is set in Imlil. Rent a Donkey to go to hiking Start is 1.3 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Bed linen is provided. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$64

$64-
Dar Toubkal

Dar Toubkal

Offering a terrace and views of the mountain, Dar Toubkal is located in Imlil. Certain units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Some units have views of the river or garden. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$102

$102-

Highlights:

Click highlighted activity to see details.
Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Berber Culture & Homestay

The population of the Atlas Mountains is mainly Berbers, a distinct culture from the dominant Arab culture of the lowlands. These differences are obvious in dress and other customs. They have long treasured their cultural independence, but are also welcoming to friendly visitors, with some offering homestays.
Natural
Alpine Mountains
The Middle Atlas is a portion of the Atlas mountain range lying completely in Morocco. This is the westernmost of three Atlas Mountains chains that define a large, plateaued basin extending eastward into Algeria. South of the Middle Atlas and separated by the Moulouya and Oum Er-Rbia rivers, the High Atlas stretches for 700 kilometers (430 mi) with a succession of peaks among which ten reach above 4,000 metres (13,000 ft).
Hiking and Trekking
Hiking in the mountains is most popular outdoor activity. In addition to day trips, visitors can do multi-day excursions that go from village to village. Guides can be arranged locally, but for supplies Marrakesh is the closest large city.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Wildlife and Plants

By the Month

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Best Weather
Avg Min (° F)424350556165687065615143
Avg Max (° F)67677580889410110090857369
Daily Chance of Precipitation19% 11% 21% 12% 14% 4% 5% 5% 7% 12% 26% 9%
CURRENT WEATHER