The Sahara desert stretches from the snow capped High Atlas mountains of Morocco in the west, to the Red Sea coast 4800km to the East.
Its landscape varies from a stony flat expanse to perfect wind blown sand dunes, broken only by the occasional oasis. The feeling of space and of solitude is awesome.
With proud Berbers as our guides and a small caravan of camels to carry our supplies we will trek 100km through this varied and stunning landscape.
NB: This Guide Itinerary reflects our Open Challenge itinerary. If you are interested in a Bespoke Challenge (a trip we are running for one specific charity), please be aware that the itinerary and trip duration may vary. Please also note that each charity sets its own prices & booking conditions on a Bespoke Challenge.
- DAY 1: Depart London for Ouarzazate; transfer to hotel
- DAY 2: Drive to M’hamid and the start of the trek; head off into the dunes
- DAY 3: Trekking amongst small dunes and tamarisk trees following the Jebel Bani
- DAY 4: A mixture of stony plateau and soft sand with camp overlooking the dunes
- DAY 5: A morning of rough hamada; lunch under a lone tree and onto camp
- DAY 6: Scale the heights of Chagaga, the largest dune in the region: great views!
- DAY 7: Cross the Iriki Saltpan, through acacia trees and shimmering heat
- DAY 8: Sunrise walk ends trek, drive to Marrakech for a big celebration
- DAY 9: Free day to explore Marrakech
- DAY 10: Depart Marrakech for London
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