Atlas Mountains Weather November Averages, Morocco
What's the Weather like in Atlas Mountains in November
November is the start of winter in the Atlas Mountains. The weather is considerably cooler than that experienced in the warmer summer months. And it differs greatly from the much hotter climate still experienced in the lower altitude areas of Morocco at this time of year.
While many trekkers still like to climb the mountains at this time of year thanks to the fresh, crisp air and clear skies, average temperatures can get much colder than they have been in the summer or autumn months. However, for those visiting the Atlas Mountains on a budget, the risk of a few adverse weather days ensures an off-peak season that can provide much more cost effective time to visit the region.
Even on the more sheltered grounds, average temperatures are likely to only reach 17°C during the day time, while air temperatures and higher altitudes can reduce the warmth experienced even further.
And while day time temperatures can peak as high as 23°C on average in November, lows can also fall to 10°C during this time. And night time temperatures can drop even lower, especially as we move closer to December.
November also heralds the start of the wetter season in the Atlas Mountains. Though November doesn't experience as much rain as the wettest month of the year in April, it is still expected that approximately 24mm of rain will fall during the month. During this time it is likely that up to 6 days of the month will experience some form of precipitation.
The level of expected daily sunshine hours also falls during November. Most days will enjoy an average of 6 hours of sun in the Atlas Mountains. But while this limits the number of strong visibility hours for trekkers, it does provide a great opportunity to experience the beauty of sunrises and sunsets in the region without having to get up too early or go to bed too late.
Hotels for Atlas Mountains in November
Though you may have some difficulty getting to Dar Mouna on the single track road into Ait Ben Haddou, the trip is definitely worth it. Inside the big blue gates you will find elegantly decorated, spacious rooms that offer the most sensational view over the Kasbah and the desert. The atmosphere is very friendly and the highly accommodating hosts ensure everyone feels very welcome indeed. The pool area is ideal for those warmer November days or for cooling off after a hard days' trek. And the freshly prepared Moroccan food definitely warms your heart on those cooler November nights.
Sensational views, exceptional service, large, high quality rooms and delicious authentic cuisine ensure a visit to Kasbah Africa should never be overlooked. Modern conveniences in the bedrooms, a beautiful private swimming pool and a location next to a wonderfully authentic Berber village provide all the entertainment you will need. And as the site is never overrun with tourists, you can gain all the peace and tranquillity you are looking for after a hard day on the mountains.
Au Sanglier Qui Fume
Standard rooms, junior suites and master suites are all available at Au Sanglier Qui Fume to cater to every need. Situated in the heart of Ouirgane, Au Sanglier Qui Fume provides easy access to all the local amenities to ensure you get the very most from a visit to the Atlas Mountains. Trekkers will adore the relaxation that this accommodation can offer which includes an outdoor swimming pool, beautiful gardens and massage services to rub all those aches and pains away. While always very popular in the peak season, even at short notice it is often possible to make a reservation during November.
Restaurants and Bars for Atlas Mountains in November
Any trip to Fes has to be complimented by a meal at the Riad Rcif. This is probably the number one place to eat in the city whether you choose to stay in the Riad itself or just visit. Every meal is hand prepared specifically to order, which ensures any food allergies or particular requirements can always be accommodated. Large portions, excellent prices and a chocolate desert to die for are on offer whilst enjoying breath-taking views of the city. You can depend of Riad Rcif to create an unforgettable dining experience.
Berbere de la Montagne
For a truly authentic meal in the Atlas Mountains, visit Hotel Restaurant Camping Berbere de la Montagne. This elegant eatery is situated at the end of Dades Gorge and offers traditional Berber cuisine in the most beautiful setting. Choose from stews, omelettes, meats, tagines and couscous that are all cooked over an open fire to provide a truly authentic flavour. Though this restaurant is based near a highly popular tourist attraction, prices are low and the food is good. It is the perfect way to fuel up before continuing your journey across the range or complete another exceptional day on the mountains.
Situated within Riad Tizgui, Restaurant de l'Olivier offers an exceptional combination of Italian and Moroccan cuisine for all who choose to visit. Owners Lucia and Fabio do their best to ensure all their patrons are happy and satisfied. And they will always go that extra mile to ensure you get what you want. Fresh pasta and homemade tagines are all crafted using traditional recipes to ensure a feast for all the senses at Restaurant de l'Olivier.
Things to Do in Atlas Mountains in November
Mausoleum in Aghmat
November is a wonderful time to take a visit to the Mausoleum in Aghmat and see the tomb of Al-Mutamid. As a lover of all things literary, when Al-Mutamid became king he became a protector of the bards and the poets across the land. This offered a more lyrical version of Morocco than the one that had been born previously born and the tomb provides a fabulous insight into this incredible chance. This historic site is also the location of the fight for independence from France by the Moroccans in 1950 to provide an area that offers conflicting messages of the power of both war and peace throughout the region.
Imperial City of Fes
The Imperial City of Fes is the oldest Islamic city in Morocco and one of the best. Take a trip directly from the Atlas Mountains and stop at Goureau Ceder to see the tallest Cedar Tree in the world. On arrival in Fes, ask a local tour guide to show you round the city. See the oldest university in the world, browse through the narrow streets of the medina and visit the pottery co-operative who offer an exceptional insight into how the beautiful mosaics in Morocco are made. For something a little more up to date, take a taxi to the new town and enter the shiny new shopping mall. For many, one day in Fes is never enough, but with a range of Riads and Hotels to choose from, an overnight stay is always possible.