The High Atlas
 
The High Atlas rises in the west at the Atlantic Ocean and stretches eastward in the direction of the Moroccan-Algerian border. These mountains have a certain special feeling about them. When you enter these romantic and legendary lands of the High Atlas, Known for a way of life until only recently disturbed by the intrusion of modernity, the air smells purer and the scenery becomes stunningly overwhelming. 
 
The majority of the High Atlas Mountains population is purely made out of friendly, proud and hospitable Berbers who still dwell in earthen toned adobe houses in remote and picturesque villages.
  
Travel over the high mountain passes of the High Atlas Mountains is worthwhile and offer some of the most impressive mountain walking and is a regular destination for mountain hikers, ski enthusiasts or travelers interested in the native Berber culture found throughout its many peaks and valleys. These mountains also provide amazing opportunities for great mountain photography. 
 
The High Atlas range includes Jbel Toubkal, which at 4,167 m, is highest in North Africa and lies in the Toubkal National Park. At the foot of the High Atlas you find the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, the Kasbah of Telouet on the road to Marrakech and the gorgeous and impressive canyons and ravines of the Dades and the Todra.
 
The best time to travel through the High Atlas is between May and early October when the trails are somewhat dry. During this period the air is purer and the scenery is stunning.
 
 


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