A quick Guide to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco

a sight and an experience not to be missed.

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The Atlas mountains of Morocco are one of the four magnificent mountain ranges that cover the country.

At the village of Imlil you have arrived at the foot of Toubkal; the highest point in Northern Africa, here you will see the beauty and touch the culture of the High Atlas Mountains, a sight and an experience not to be missed.

But all is not here, take a tour of the other fabulous cities, towns and villages that the Atlas Mountains has to offer for your stay in Morocco.

Ait Aadel

Take the eastern road from Marrakesh to Tamelelt follow signs to Ait Aadel Dam. The Lake of Ait Aadel and her surrounding forests and mountains.


The high altitude village of Aremd (1907m) is the ideal location for passing a few days in the clean air of the mountains in the Toubkal region.


From Marrakesh take the s 501 towards the Tizi-n-Test valley. Ansi will be the first major village that you pass through after Tarrandout.


The village of Ikiss is found on the road between Marrakesh and Ouarzazate in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.


Welcome to Imlil of the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, here is a village where you can park up for a few days and discover the area by foot.


Follow the coastal road out of Agadir heading north, in the village of Aourir (Banana village) turn left, follow the road up the valley.

Le Haouz

The village which dominates the Ait Aadel region is Le Haouz. Seated at an altitude of 1200m this family community has its own eco- culture.


Marrakech benefits from an exceptional geographic location on the fertile Haouz Plain. Like a gateway, it supports major projects, it is at the moment expanding.


The village of Ouaneskra is found in the Imnane Valley which is about 60km from Marrakesh as the crow flies, but due to the lack fo roads you will have to use the coll.


Oukaimeden is the Moroccan ski resort at 2650m.The ski chairs take you up to 3243m where the views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.


Hidden in the valley, resting at an altitude of 1200m in the Atlas Mountains (60 km from Ouarazazate and 140 km Marrakesh), only a stones throw away from the road.

Tizi Oussem

Drop down from the pass from Imlil heading East and into the Ourigane Valley your first village will be Tizi Oussem.

Tizi N Test

Take the Agadir to Ouarzazate road and 30km outside Taroudannt turn off left (road no. S501) to the Tizi- n- Test Pass