The vast region of Souss-Massa is known around the world for the diversity of its basic elements, which include green plains, beautiful coastline, desert plateaus, and dangerous, yet adventurous massifs. The latter are part of the spectacular High Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains, which allow for trekking and hiking activities.
If you are in quest of self-improvement, follow the steep trails crossing the beautiful landscapes. An enjoyable getaway that requires meticulous planning ahead of time and strict adherence throughout the trip.
From north to south of the Region, here is a selection of the best massifs to explore:
The range of mountains, located in the Toubkal National Park north of Taroudant, offers one of the best High Atlas to hike.
Jbel Siroua, a volcanic peak with a lunar appearance, lies between the High Atlas and Saharan landscapes. It provides multi-day excursions through green mountain pastures, parched plateaus, and rocky foothills.
Jbel Aklim, on the other side of the Souss plain near Igherm, is one of the Anti-Atlas’ tallest massifs. The summit provides a spectacular view of Jbel Siroua (Siroua Mountain) and the wide plain separating the High and Anti-Atlas.
Jbel Lkest (Lkest Mountain), the natural border between Achtouken and Ammeln, forms the backbone of the Eastern Anti-Atlas. Generally, it is a granite massif, with eroded rocks and steep rockslides.
The Jbel Adad Medni (Adad Medni Mountain) is the lowest summit on this list. Above all, It is a remarkable mountain with its challenging paths and panoramic views. Ajgal, the incredibly uncommon dragon tree, can be seen at the summit, in addition to the amazing views over the Souss plain.
Precisely called the Bani Drâa Geopark, it extends to the farthest south of Souss-Massa, between the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. The mountain range is overlapped by gorges formed by the Oued Drâa’s streams, and it is home to plenty of Arcadian Oases (Tata, Tissint, Foum Zguid, Akka, …).