Just 40 miles away from the ochre-coloured city of Marrakech lie the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains, towering above the desert floor.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • Always take a mule on longer Atlas Mountain treks. They take your packs, but also provide a welcome mode of transport if your legs need a rest.

What to do in Atlas Mountains

Ascent of Jebel Toubkal

Ascent of Jebel Toubkal

Starting out from Imlil, the ascent of 13671-feet Jebel Toubkal is a non-technical climb that requires an overnight stay in a basic but comfortable refuge on route.

Ascent of Jebel Toubkal

Where to stay in Atlas Mountains

Kasbah Bab Ourika

Kasbah Bab Ourika

Bab Ourika sits like an eagle's eyrie at the apex of the Ourika Valley, with spectacular views of the mountains, river valley and nearby Berber villages.

Kasbah Bab Ourika
Kasbah du Toubkal

Kasbah du Toubkal

Perched on a rocky outcrop at the foot of Jebel Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak, the former fortress of Kasbah du Toubkal is the most atmospheric place to stay in the High Atlas Mountains.

Kasbah du Toubkal
 Kasbah Tamadot

Kasbah Tamadot

Kasbah Tamadot was bought by Sir Richard Branson during preparations for one of his famous ballooning expeditions in the late 1990’s, and opened as a luxury boutique hotel in 2005.

Kasbah Tamadot
The Capaldi

The Capaldi

Located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountain range, the Capaldi is a friendly and comfortable hotel located in nine acres of olive groves just outside Marrakech.

The Capaldi

Details for Atlas Mountains

A little more info


Atlas Mountains holidays are the perfect antidote to the bustle of Marrakech, and there are an increasing number of excellent places to stay with comfortable rooms, traditional hammam steam rooms and expansive roof terraces.

Aside from acting as a chilled out 'decompression chamber' after hectic Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains are also an excellent place for exploration. Trek with an experienced guide through walnut groves and past Berber goatherds, taking in the incredible views down valleys dotted with tiny villages.

Atlas Mountains day trips are possible, but more adventurous souls can try an overnight trip, accompanied by a donkey laden with all the necessary food and bedding for an overnight stay in a remote village.

Also possible is the beautiful ascent of Jebel Toubkal itself, which involves an overnight stay in a comfortable but basic refuge.

Original Travel knows all the best kasbahs to stay in, and can arrange treks to suit every fitness - or interest - level.

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Flight from London

3:30 hrs

Time Difference


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