The Atlas Mountains has gained popularity because of its hiking locations that are quiet extraordinary. As compared to the Alps, the Atlas Mountains allow you to walk through to a truly fascinating wild places. There are no cable cars or road to be found anywhere. Those people who are hardcore when it comes to hiking will usually head to the Mount Troubkal on the High Atlas. But, you can also have an incredible walk on the Anti-Atlas, year round.
The Atlas Mountain is considered to be the home of the Berber people, and they serve as mountain mentors and guide for those who come to this place for their adventure. So, you might as well do some reading and research about the culture of this people, even before you decide to go up. you might as well remember that the term Berber has its Roman origin or also a Latin term for barbarian. The people however, call themselves the Amazigh which means, free people. Be ready as that feeling of freedom is quiet infectious.
Atlas Mountain can be the perfect place to be to have that dreamy sleep you always seek out. It can be through some wild camping in the mountain plateau or just under the sparkling stars. Or you might as well try collapsing on the very elegant Kasbah which usually comes with their very own hammams, in order to have the day finished. Kasbashs will definitely give you a very sound sleep.
Every place in the Atlas Mountains are picturesque and would make you want to take picture just in every angle. You can have as your subject the beautiful and amazing landscapes and even the Berber people themselves. But, the basic respect of asking them for permission and thanking them for whatever response they give, should never be forgotten.
The best time to hike through Atlas Mountains is in the months of March to November. However, during the months of December to February, you may still be able to have fun and enjoy the mountain life with sunny days yet cold nights. If you are the one who handles hiking under the scorching heat of the sun, July to August is ideal. This time of the year is hot but not the desert scale madness just the like the rest of the Moroccan country. Todra Gorge earned popularity for a year round hike and you can begin early morning as it illuminates it entirety. If you intend to summit Toubkal, autumn and spring is the perfect timing, to avoid strenuous exposure to extreme temperatures.
Those who will be hiking the High Atlas must be ready for the possibility of altitude sickness especially if they be able to hit on the nausea territory which is about 2,800m. altitude sickness is possible on just anyone and it is best that the advice of the operator about slowly acclimatising, must be strictly followed. Water in the Atlas Mountains is very rare, so one must not waste any of it. it must be purified before drinking.