Sahara Trek

Period: end of October until April

Itinerary:

1st Day: Arrival to Marrakech: It doesn’t matter what time you arrive, we will be waiting for you at the airport in Marrakech. We then transfer you to the hotel in the center of the city. While all the participants arrive, you can spend the afternoon visiting Marrakech.

2nd Day Marrakech – Faija: We take a scenic drive across the High Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazate and then Zagora. It takes almost 8 hours driving, passing along date and palm oasis’, Berber villages, and incredible landscapes. In Zagora we leave the minibus and take a more appropriate vehicle that will take us to Faija. There we meet the camels and their camelteers.

3rd Day: Faija – Camping: Today we start our trek. In the morning we load the camels and head to Hamada. We have good views of the Saghro Mountains, with little vegetation, and maybe some Bedouin nomads. After lunch in an oasis, we walk along dried riverbeds and arrive at the campsite at sunset. 6hr30min walk.

4th Day: Camping – Dunes of Chegaga: We climb to the Abbes pass, from where we can observe the vastness of the desert. Far away we can already spot the dunes of Chegaga. We get to them later in the afternoon. 6hr30min walk.

5th Day: Dunes of Chegaga – Dunes of Bougarne: After walking the multitude of small sand dunes of Chegaga, we continue towards M’hamid. We eat under the trees of Tamares, and in the evening we arrive at dunes of Bougarne, a site rarely frequented by the tourists. 5hr walk.

6th Day: Dunes of Bougarne – Dunes of Oued Naam: We wake up early in order to contemplate the dawn on the dunes of Bougarne. The rest of the day we walk on a huge rocky plateau, and we reach the dunes of Oued Naam late in the afternoon. 6hr30min walk.

7th Day: Dunes of Oued Naam – Dunes of Mhamid – Marrakesh: This last stage of the trek takes place along beautiful desert landscapes, and an immense plateau of small dunes. Without realizing it, we reach the Regaga dunes and then Mhamid. Here the trek reaches an end. Later, we continue by car along the Draa valley to Zagora. Transfer to Marrakech. 3hr walk.

8th Day: Transfer to the airport of Marrakech, where we bid farewell until our next adventure together