The High Atlas, the greatest mountain range of North Africa, is perhaps the most beautiful and intriguing part of Morocco. It has retained a remoteness which until recently was almost complete, and contains villages where the way of life has changed.
Outsiders to the mountains are always on the move when they encounter the friendliness and openness of the villagers, as they go about their everyday tasks. Hiking in the High Atlas is one of the best possible experiences in Morocco.
This report is accessible to all. There is a wide range of trekking possibilities, from a short ramble through the villages that surround the Imlil, to more demanding multi-day treks. Mule support can be arranged for people and bags, which opens up more opportunities. The mule trails around the valleys are well contoured and kept in excellent condition.