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Sahara Desert Challenge Charity Trek – 8 Days

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  • 8 Days
  • Max People : 24
  • Jan 18’ - Dec 21'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Marrakech / Ouarzazate
Tour Details

The Sahara, the world’s most famous desert, stretching for over 4,800 km, spanning the West coast of Africa to the East. Our challenge is to trek through this vast and barren landscape and conquer some of the biggest dunes in the desert.

This 8 days Sahara Desert Charity Challenge trek , The Sahara Desert Trek is an incredible expedition across mesmerising landscapes, mirages and golden dunes that immerses you in the beauty and solitude of the desert.

Departure & Return Location

Marrakech / Ouarzazate

Meeing Time

09:00

Price Includes

  • Airport Transfers
  • Private Transfers from/to Marrakech
  • 2 Night Hotel in Marrakech on BB
  • English Tour Guide
  • Cook to prepare all meals
  • Accommodation in Tents
  • All meals during the trip
  • Camels To carry your baggage and food & for riding

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Meals in Marrakech
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips and personal expenses

Complementaries

  • 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
  • Personnel First aid Kit
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
  • Water bottle or camelback (recommended)
What to Expect

For Trekking Atlas Mountains you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.

Atlas Treks are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Atlas Trekking:

  • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
  • Good walking boots and socks
  • Trekking pants
Itinerary

Day 1Marrakech

you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel/Riad. Once you have settled in, you will want to experience the famous Djemaa el Fna square and the souk.

Day 2Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Zagora - Faija

On the second day you’ll get a minibus from Marrakech to Tichka Pass, the highest and most beautiful road pass in Morocco. After the pass, to the south of Morocco, as you drive to Ouarzazate and Ait Saounayou’ll get to see oases, beautiful vistas and landscapes in the process of becoming desert.
After lunch here, you will begin the long descent to the famous Valley of Draa with its 200 miles of date palms and by Agdez, you will have seen some of the most beautiful landscapes Morocco has to offer. At Zagora, a van will complete the next stretch of road for you and you will find yourself staring out over the great desert plateau Faija.
36 km from there, the group will meet the team of camel drivers, at a mountain ridge in the desert, deep in the desert evening at Jebel Ban.

Day 3Faija - Jbel Bani - Oued Lemhasser

An early start loading camels and a 30-minute walk on the plateau and mountains of Faija, before you start trekking in the desert. Then you will have an easy, but slightly rocky descent, past the black mountain and on to have lunch in a desert valley. After lunch you and the group continue on to arrive at the camp, identifiable by a small spring flowing through it. Camp will be made at the foot of Jbel Abes.

Day 4Oued Lemhasser - Chegaga

When you get up, you’ll set out along a dry riverbed that will take you out into the desert sands. From there, you will start at a rocky plateau, just after the pass at El Abbes and head to Chegaga to make camp, taking in the deep desert’s stunning views and atmosphere.

Day 5Chegaga - Bougarn

Day 5 will take you out of the multitude of small dunes in Chegaga toward the direction of Mhamid and Oued Draa. The group will stop under the trees at Tamarist for food and then head on to the dunes of Bougarn. This is an area that has not been widely traveled, which is surprising considering how beautiful it can be. The evening will be spent sleeping under the stars.

Day 6 Bougarn - Wadi Naam

You will need to get up early to appreciate a beautiful desert morning. The small shrubs, small dunes, Tamarist trees and desert acacia combine to create a wonderful atmosphere as the sun rises in the east.
You and the group will then head out across the dunes and desert plain to Oued Naam to camp for the night.

Day 7Oued Naam - Mhamid - Marrakech

This is your last day of your trip in the desert. You and the group will head to Mhamid, where you can have a shower, remove all traces of sand and take a well-earned rest before returning to Marrakech, just after lunch.

Day 8Marrakech - Airport

After breakfast, if you ahve some spare time, you can visit the souk, before drop you to Airport

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