Red colored hills rise above the land, first glimpse of the majestic Atlas Mountain ranges, extend some 2500 km across northwestern Africa, spanning three countries, Morocco, Northern Algeria and Tunisia, the high mountain peaks divide Morocco into two contrasting regions, the dry desert like southeast and the more fertile and lush northwest. Ever since they were created by massive tectonic movements in the Jurassic period, North Africa's highest mountains are also of climatic importance, 4167 m above the sea level, these mountains form a huge natural barrier between the two climatic zones of the mediterranean and Sahara desert.
The narrow roads continue to wende their way around the mountain, Tizi n Tichka pass one of the routs, is known as the road of the thousand and one curves, the journey to the 2260 m high is a splendid experience, seemingly endless view, reaches up to the great mass of the Atlas range. Despite the surroundings spaciness of the rocks, some valleys have become important agricultural areas and are an important part of Moroccan economy
The impressive peaks of the mythy rocks of the High Atlas, an abundance of the green valleys comes into view, a marvelous variety of vantage points, provide the most beautiful views of the magnificent scenery, and it pays to take some time to explore the terrain, the beauty of nature added to the historical heritage of the Berbers are responsible for the charme of this uncompetable landscapes, as number of strategic locations are reminders of old fortresses, the Kasbahs, has now relegated to the pages of history, still are symbol of the former military power of the Berber tribes that were dominating the caravan trails cross the mountains, the majority of this Berber fortresses were eventually deserted by their occupants, it seems as though only the Atlas mountains have survived the ravages of time. The spectacular journey through a network of hiking paths through fertile secluded valleys and isolated Berber villages up to the remote mountain snow-smeared peaks is an unforgettable adventure. The Atlas Mountains remains a trekker's paradise, the perfect place to experience the simplicity of the countryside and also the daily life of the local inhabitants of this amazing region.