The Atlas Mountains are a mountain range across a northern stretch of Africa extending about 2,500 km (1,500 miles) through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The Atlas ranges separate the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert. The mountains are divided into additional and separate ranges, including the High Atlas, Middle Atlas, and Anti-Atlas.
Western High Atlas : In the west lies the oldest portion of the range. Several peaks in this area exceed 4000 m; its high point is the Jbel Toubkal at 4167 m, which is visible from the city of Marrakech. Jbel Toubkal lies in the Toubkal national park
Central High Atlas : A solid chalk mass morphologically dominated by tabular zones reaching an altitude of 2,500 m extends from Azilal to Ouarzazate. Here, the contrasting landscapes remind visitors of the Colorado, with its high plateaux, its gorges and box canyons, and its peaks sometimes splintered by erosion. Jbel Mgoun at 4068 m being the highest peak in this part of the High Atlas .
Eastern high atlas : which is the Imlchil region. The Anti-Atlas extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the southwest of Morocco toward the northeast to the heights of Ouarzazate and further east to the city of Tafilalt (altogether a distance of approximately 500 kilometers/310 miles). In the south it borders the Sahara .
The easternmost point of the anti-Atlas : is the Djebel Sarhro Mountains and its eastern boundary is set by sections of the High Atlas range. Jbel Siroua is set as a bridge between the High atlas and the Anti-Atlas .
Most of the following treks in the Atlas Mountains are available year round. Our deluxe trekking excursions are private outings with 4-Person minimum, which means you can start on any date you'd like. Because our Atlas treks start near Marrakesh, pick up and drop off is best done from here. Our trekking routes include all the amenities that you'd expect from the team at Morocco Planet Travel: Great guides, Hidden peaks, superb equipment, and tasty meals. Contact us to go deep into the heart of the Atlas Mountains !