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Discover the stunning scenery and unique culture of Morocco’s Atlas and Rif mountains!

Explore the rugged terrain of this northwestern African nation, climbing some of the region’s – and the continent’s – highest mountains. Experience the country’s unique culture and meet local people along the way. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips to Morocco. The mountains are calling!

Mountain Climbing in Morocco

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Morocco

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Morocco?

Morocco is a mostly mountainous country, which is unique for Africa, and boasts two major mountain ranges. The Rif Mountains run from the northeast to the northwest of the country, while the Atlas Mountains run down the spine of the country.

For climbing enthusiasts, Mount Tidighin (2,456 meters) is a popular spot. The peak is the highest in the range and provides stunning panoramic views out over the rest of the mountain range.

Within the Atlas Mountains, there are plenty of other peaks, aside from Toubkal, to climb as well. M’Goun, Afella and Akioud are the only other 4,000 meter high peaks in the country. Spread throughout the Atlas Range, each one offers a slightly different mountaineering challenge.

Why should I choose Morocco for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

The Atlas and Rif mountains are strikingly similar to the mountains in California. In the north of the country, think forests cover the mountain slopes, providing incredible views into surprisingly verdant valleys. Farther south, the mountains become more arid and climbers will get stunning views out into the Sahara Desert. Regardless, stunning scenery awaits all throughout Morocco’s mountains.

Get off the beaten path

Unlike popular climbing destination in neighboring Europe, Morocco is a bit more off the beaten path. Head out into uninterrupted nature and enjoy the solitude that comes with such a remote and natural place. While peaks such as Toubkal are popular destinations, there are plenty of peaks throughout the rest of the country that will provide a much needed respite to the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Come for the culture

While climbing in Morocco, you may find yourself coming upon a Berber village. These semi-nomadic cattle herders have lived in the mountains for centuries and have developed an interesting and unique culture. If you have the time, try and learn a bit about these interesting people and their way of life. Try local cuisine and marvel at these mountain villages, which seem at harmony with their surroundings.

What can I expect from the weather in Morocco?

During the summer months, the average daily temperature in the Moroccan mountains is between 15 ºC and 20 ºC. These temperatures decrease at night and with elevation. During the winter, temperatures are around freezing in the mountains. The country gets some rain throughout the year, but never too much at any one time. Snow does fall in the mountains in the winter.

How can I get to Morocco?

Any mountain climbing trip to Morocco likely begins with a flight into Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK). Many guides will opt to meet you here.Otherwise, you can find buses from the airport to the popular climbing hubs in the mountains.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Morocco?

Arabic, Berber

What’s the country code of Morocco?


What currency is accepted in Morocco?

Moroccan dirham (MAD)

Best time to climb

Year round

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Morocco



Amazing three days spent running in the Atlas Mountains with Marc, a highly professional and super friendly guide. We passed through Berber villages where we stopped off for tea and took in 35-30kms most days in amazing conditions. Can't wait for my next trip!

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