The High Atlas Mountains stretch over 1000km, considered the highest peak in Morocco with an altitude of 4167m (13,676ft), Toubkal Mountains are the highest in Morocco. Atlas Mountains played a crucial role in the history & economy of Morocco, as Berber refugees fleeing conflicts and others forced by desertification would consider the Atlas Mountains as their new home. Since that they are dwelling mountains, Berber have developed fortified architecture to protect themselves from invaders. So, they have come with the Ighrem which are a group of patriarchal houses built in mountains.
Back in times of camel caravans, traders would cross the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi n’ Tishka (2260m) altitude to either transfer their commodities which were generally wool, gold, and salt from Africa to Europe. They would spend more than two months travelling to get their commodities sold and get back for the same trading cycle.
Travel back in time with Vintage Morocco Travel & enjoy understanding the history of camel caravans & the culture of Morocco.