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Taking Trekking Tours in Morocco

All regions of Morocco can be trekked if you want adventure. Unfortunately, some regions of Morocco require summer trekking experiences. Jbel Toubkal is the highest mountain peak in the Atlas Mountains. The higher elevations experience heavy snow fall during winter. It can also turn very cold up there during the evenings. For this reason Morocco tours will hike the mountain at certain parts of the year.

This is only a concern for individuals wanting the ultimate adventure. Anyone who is visiting Morocco to soak up culture can find Morocco trekking all year. These types of tours can be day hikes, overnight treks, and even a few days out in the mountainous regions of the country.

One of the easiest trekking experiences to have is the Ourika Valley. This hike is three hours of walking, with three hours of driving. You will visit Berber villages, the salt mines, and a beautiful waterfall in the High Atlas Mountains. The valley is lush with plants and animals. If you are lucky you may even see a Barbary Monkey on the trek.

For anyone wanting a more involved High Atlas trekking sojourn Imi Ourlad to Imlil may be the right tour. This trekking High Atlas Mountains tour lasts for three days with four to five hours of trekking a day. Like many of the trekking excursions you will begin in Marrakesh and drive to Imi Ourlad before starting the hike up into the valleys and gorges of the regions. From Imi Ourlad it is possible to reach Tizi Nlbour at 1600 meters. This area provides a guest house for lunch called Imsker. Once you have lunch with a beautiful view as a compliment, you will move on to Ait Aisa. Ait Aisa is at 1400 meters. It is a village, with a very long history. The traditions of the area help you immerse yourself in the culture of the region.

The next day you move on to Imnan Valley, Arg, Amssakrou, Ikiss, and then stop in Tinghrinn. All the while you are on this trip look out for the natural wildlife of the area. Tinghrinn is at 2100 meters. The last day takes you back down the High Atlas Mountains and to Marrakesh. All along the way you will spot waterfalls, streams, and running rivers teaming with the runoff from higher elevations. Whether you want a day hike or several days to experience Morocco the options are there for you.