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07 November

Sahara Desert Trek

Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
TrekkingTrekking - 8 days
Date: 7 November 2015
Charity Challenge


TrekkingTrekking - 8 days
Place: Ouarzazate, Morocco
Organiser: Charity Challenge
Date: 7 November 2015
Duration/distance: 8 days
Under 18's:
Difficulty: Level 2
Payment options: Payment options explained
Minimum sponsorship option: £145 registration fee + min sponsorship
Self funder option: £145 registration fee + tour cost (no min sponsorship)
Date not suitable? No problem, this challenge is also available in...
March 2015

Challenge details

Discover the fascinating communities and breathtaking views of the magnificent Sahara Desert, which lie hidden from the gaze of Moroccan tourism.

Your journey leads you beyond the region of Jebel Saghro, a forbidding landscape strewn with formidable gorges, bright oases and stark peaks. Located below of the Atlas and Dades Gorge, the area used to be volcanic and the final line of defence before the Sahara desert.

This is the kingdom of the renowned Ait Atta tribe, a great warrior community who migrate to this region in the winter, from the High Atlas Mountains. Under the leadership of Hassou Ba Salem, the tribe managed to resist occupation by the French in 1933. They retreated to the stronghold of Jebel Bou Gafer.

The Following Items are Included in the Expedition:
  • International flights to/from Morocco
  • All meals and drinking water
  • All transfers when in Morocco
  • All accommodation- tents and hotels
  • English speaking challenge leader
  • Full backup and local support team
  • Charity Challenge T-Shirt
  • Discount from Nomad Travellers Stores for personal equipment.

Find out more today
Secure your place on this challenge with one of our charity partners - just click on a charity logo on the right for further details.

Charities with places

Limited charity places are available in Sahara Desert Trek - click a logo for details about the charity and how it will help you:

  • secure your place in the event
  • raise any sponsorship needed
  • get kit, training advice & race-day support

Choose your own charity

Want to do this challenge for your own charity?
You can do this challenge to raise funds for your favourite charity. To find out more, please click here.