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Morocco Treks - Planning Before the Big Adventure

The High Atlas Mountains are the most popular destination for trekkers. This region is largely unexplored by anyone other than the Berber tribes, due to its remote nature as well as Morocco being un-traveled. The treks one can take vary from short walks through cedar forests to difficult treks up steep and rocky slopes.

Areas of the High Atlas Mountains cannot be reached during winter because of the treacherous mountain paths. Other areas turn into winter wonderlands with small ski resorts and plenty of downhill skiing fun. A location for trekking Morocco you might find most exciting is the rarely traveled Jbel Sarhro. Jbel Sarhro runs along the Anti Atlas and High Atlas mountains. From the area it is possible to overlook the Sahara desert in the distance. There are mesas, gorges, and volcanic pinnacles which are softened by the growth of palms and almond groves. It is an arid country with wild landscapes just waiting for the next visitor.

Treks through the Jbel Sarhro can take five to twenty days depending on what you wish to see. The different walks are almost endless when it comes to choices. The first place many travelers choose to see is Bab n?li. This High Atlas trekking experience brings you to rock formations which are geologically strange. For example the Tete De Chamaux or Head of the Camel cliffs which rise above Igli are distinctive. The cliffs are also impressive in size and magnificence. There is also the Taggourt Plateau. The plateau is the perfect opportunity for trekkers to look back at what they left behind. It is a stunning green and red landscape which is a marvel for anyone who has ever seen it. There are numerous peaks, plateaus, and rock formations to examine throughout the area.

Tizi n Tazazert is a two to three day hike up a pass. From this area it is possible to take a five day loop from N?ob to the Handeour Valley where dry river beds await the adventurer. Tadout n?ablah is another plateau of the region. The most magnificent area in the Jbel Sarhro region is Jbel Bou Rhdad and Tamouline. They are twin peaks you can trek. While these peaks do not reach the 4,000 meters of Jbel Toubkal they are no less impressive than the tallest High Atlas Mountain. Since the mountainous area of Jbel Sarhro was once littered with active volcanoes you have even more to add to the trip's sites. Volcanic rock can still be found near the pathways for you to marvel over as the rocks are very old.