The High Atlas is a region in Morocco covering the mountain range and surrounding destinations such as Marrakech. It's a regular destination for mountain hikers, ski enthusiasts, or travellers interested in the indigenous Berber culture found throughout its many peaks and valleys.
Marrakech, also known as Marrakesh, is one of the imperial cities of Morocco. The name Marrakech originates from the Amazigh words mur akush, which means "go and stop" which was said a long years ago to visitors and camels on the traffic.
The Ourika Valley is about 60km by road from Marrakech in Morrocco. Situated in the foothills of the High Atlas, it contains a number of Berber villages, female co-operatives manufacturing Argan oil and a set of waterfalls near the village of Ourika itself.