Trekking in Morocco
Morocco is located in the north-west of Africa and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and Algeria. The government system is a constitutional monarchy. Actually, Morocco is called 'Maghreb Kingdom' by local people. The name Morocco is a derivative of the former state capital Marrakesh. Geographically, the Sahara is subdivided into the coastal regions of the north and west, the Atlantic region with the Moroccan Mesta, the mountainous region with the middle and High Atlas and the Rif mountain range. Morocco's landscape is particularly diverse. The High Atlas extends over 800 kilometers from the southwest to the north-east. Its highest elevation at 4.167 meters is the Jabal Toubkal. Rising wildly in the east the Middle Atlas descends steeply to Moulouyaske and reaching up to 3.000. The Central Atlas ends at the high Rif. Its highest elevation is 2.456 meters and is located parallel to the Strait of Gibraltar to the Moulouyan mouth. Particularly the Ascent to the top of Mount Toubkal is one of the most popular trekking routes. Combining a trekking tour to the top of Mt Toubkal with a trip into the Sahara, some days in Marrakesh and a visit to the Ouzoud waterfalls will make you trip to Morocco an unforgettable experience.