Home to a stunning Mediterranean coastline, the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and the undulating sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, Morocco is a unique and diverse place. This varied physical geography is one of the reasons tourism has become a pillar of the Moroccan economy.
Adventure activities, such as climbing and trekking, in the Atlas and Rif mountains are one of the fastest growing sectors of the country’s tourism industry. Combined with incredible views, visiting traditional Berber villages is another pull factor to the country’s mountains.
Famous Mountains in Morocco
While Morocco is home to several different mountain ranges and trekking options, Jbel Toubkal is easily the country’s most popular outdoor destination. At 4,167 metres (13,671 feet) in elevation, Toubkal is the tallest mountain in Morocco and the Arab world.
In spite of its modest elevation and lack of technical difficulty (Toubkal is considered a trekking peak in the spring, summer and autumn), Toubkal can be quite physically demanding due to its prominence. As a result, most trips take around five days and include some acclimatisation hikes.
Other popular expeditions in Morocco are:
- Climb Jebel Yagour
- Climb Ouaougoulzat
- Climb Jbel Tidirhine
- Climb Jebel Sirwa
- Trekking in the Sahara Desert
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