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Trekking in the Atlas mountains

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

The perfect way to explore the Atlas mountains is on foot. Trekking can be anything from a four-hour morning walk to a three day expedition, staying in trekking lodges on route.

Trekking is available throughout the Atlas Mountains, although Toubkal National Park is probably the most accessible and beautiful region to trek. The trekking is with a guide and is usually accompanied by a mule and mule herder who will walk ahead carrying your luggage and preparing your meal while you trek.

The walking is easy, although you will need sturdy shoes and a hat. The walks typically visit remote Berber villages, fruit farms and mountain cols, where the shepherds graze their sheep. There will be snow on the ground from December to March and the evenings are always cool.

The mountain trekking lodges are simple though comfortable and allow longer treks to be achieved, although a day walk is normally sufficient for most people to be able to experience the beauty and peace of the mountains.

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