Morocco - 7 Nov 2019
Fundraising pledge: £1950
Your trek begins at the village of M’Hamid, and you journey through bare fields and palm trees, crossing the dunes of Ait Oumir and L’erg Zaher, the highest in the region. Each day, awake to a golden sunrise and the quiet of the desert that instils a sense of calm as you take in the serene beauty of the desert.
Deep red sand, panoramic views, fiery sunsets, huge campfires and starry skies are just a few of the things that make this Sahara Desert Trek experience truly exceptional. If you are looking for a challenging trek with a beautiful backdrop where you will make friends for life around the campfire, enjoy delicious traditional Moroccan food and step out of your comfort zone, then this is the trip for you!
Fly to Ouarzazate
Depart London for Ouarzazate, Morocco. Upon arrival we will meet our local guides and transfer to our hotel accommodation for a good night’s rest before our challenge starts in the morning!
After an early wake-up call and our first sight of Morocco in daylight, we depart on our journey to the edge of the desert and the start of our trek. We stop for lunch en-route and buy a traditional headscarf in preparation for the days ahead. On arrival at the village of M'Hamid we load up the camels and start our trek through bare fields and palm trees. Towards late afternoon we will arrive at M'Hamid El Rhozlane, which will play host to our camp for the night. Approx. 3 hours trekking
We wake to sunrise and stillness in the desert air. After a hearty breakfast we set off past the cliffs of the southern Drâa towards the first dunes of Ait Oumir. After stopping to re-fuel at lunch we continue over sand dunes before we reach our camp shaded by Tamarisk trees. Approx. 6 hours trekking
Another day brings new challenges as we trek along the banks of the Drâa and catch our first sight of L'erg Zaher, the highest dunes in this region. Our afternoon focus is to tackle the steep climb of the dune, careful with every step we make in the deep sand until we reach the top with breathtaking views. Our camp for the night is at the foot of these dunes. Approx. 6 hours trekking
We rise early in time to pack up camp for the final time. We leave camp and head towards the dry river bed of the Drâa across which are the Erg Smar dunes where our drivers will meet us. After a short drive to M’hamid we grab some lunch before settling in for our drive back to Ouarzazate. This evening (after a chance to freshen up!) we will enjoy a celebration meal at a local restaurant to toast our desert achievements. Approx. 3 hours trekking
Depart for London
Registration for this event is £125 with a minimum sponsorship of £1950. You will need to organise your own insurance but everything else is arranged for you.
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