The Atlas Mountains could be a destination for a whole holiday. However I had only a week and the plan was to erach the Sahara, so I only had a glimpse of those majestic mountains while driving from Marrakech to the Dades Valley.
After that started our ascension of the high Atlas mountains. The road is quite challenging but as we had a driver, we could focus on the change in scenery from soft peaks with green to bare and sharp summit. We crossed several villages including some where the Sunday market was going on.
High Atlas Mountains.
Higher up some of us had to focus on the road rather than completely on the landscape as motion sickness kicked in... I wish I had more photos to share but this is it.
Such a bare landscape! I am used to shades of green but here we only had shades of brown.
Then we drove down to Ouarzazate. Some vehicle carry a heavy load...