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31 October

Sahara Desert Trek

Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
Activity:
TrekkingTrekking - 10 days
Date: 31 October 2014
Discover Adventure

CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

Activity:
TrekkingTrekking - 10 days
Place: Sahara Desert Trek, Morocco
Organiser: Discover Adventure
Date: 31 October 2014
Duration/distance: 10 days
Teams:
Beginners:
Under 18's:
Women-only:
Difficulty: Level 2
Payment options: Payment options explained
Minimum sponsorship option: £199 registration fee + min sponsorship
Self funder option: £199 registration fee + tour cost (no min sponsorship)
Date not suitable? No problem, this challenge is also available in...
February 2015
October 2015

Challenge details

From stony flat expanses to perfect wind-blown dunes, we trek 100km through this stunning landscape with a small caravan of camels.

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.

Itinerary:
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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