Best time to visit Morocco

Atlas Mountains Trekking in Morocco

Although trekking in the mountains may be done all year round, there are several periods that make it even better

Best time: March–May

Atlas Mountains Trekking
Atlas Mountains Trekking
Atlas Mountains Trekking

Although it is possible to do trekking anytime, it is probably a bad idea to go in hot and dry summer or cold and snowy winter. Autumn is also not the best due to its heat in the early days and cold later on. The perfect timing would be spring. Not only will ​nature be fascinating, but also the temperature will be mild and moderate enough to make you cool without getting cold.

Practical info

When is the best time to go trekking in the Atlas Mountains?

Although you can trek in the Atlas Mountains throughout the year, March through May is the best time. During this time, you can experience nature at its peak, and the weather is pleasant. Additionally, the climate is ideal for a challenging yet enjoyable experience, and the sight of nature is awe-inspiring. Additionally, the air is refreshing to breathe, making everything feel magical. Show more

What is the weather like in the Atlas Mountains during spring?

Spring is the optimal season for trekking Atlas Mountains, with days being mild and the temperature bearable while revealing the sky's clarity. It is a time when sun greets blooming wildflowers and turns greenery into a picturesque paradise. The nights can be somewhat chilly, but visitors can pack adequate warm clothes to counter it for a comfortable stay during the trek. Show more

Where is the starting point for trekking in the Atlas Mountains?

Imlil, a tiny village located 64 kilometers away from Marrakech, is the typical starting point for many trekking paths in the Atlas Mountains. The starting point for the trekking trail varies depending on the visitor's picked trail. Imlil is a preferred destination since it's near Toubkal, the highest peak of the Atlas Mountains, making it the most popular trekking spot for adventure enthusiasts. Show more

What are some popular hiking trails in the Atlas Mountains?

The Atlas Mountains offer a variety of trekking paths suited to different fitness and difficulty levels. The choices range from Toubkal Ascent to Toubkal & Berber Villages Trek, Imlil and Azzaden Valley Trek to Mount M'goun Trek. Visitors can discover unique experiences such as exploring remote Berber villages, ascending steep peaks, and relishing diverse landscapes for memorable trips. Show more

Can beginners go trekking in the Atlas Mountains?

Beginners are welcome to trek the Atlas Mountains since several routes cater to different fitness levels. The Imlil Valley Trek is the ideal choice for beginners since it's a single-day trek through the Berber villages, waterfalls, and green fields. While the trail is not too difficult, it's best to be in good physical health, pack necessary trekking gear, and follow local guidelines to ensure a comfortable and convenient journey. Show more

Ask a question

Find hotels and airbnbs near Atlas Mountains Trekking (Map)

Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin