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.
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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.
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.
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.
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