Sahara Desert Trek Adventure Challenge

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Duration 📅

8 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

4 Star Hotel, Camping

Difficulty 🚥


Language 🌐

English, Spanish

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻


Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle

Visa 🛂

NOT Included


2 Nights Accommodation in a Hotel
5 Night Accommodation on Camping and Bedouin Tents
Professional Trekking Desert Guide
3 Camels To carry Staff and Equipment
1 Chef Cook
Private transportation & Driver

From: $3,500.00

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✈️ Flights to Marrakech (RAK)

💎 Why we love it ?

Rediscover true adventure in the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert. This five-day Desert trek covers 100km passing through Morocco’s forbidding landscape punctuated by peaks, gorges, dunes, and oases. At night, sleep under Africa’s star-strewn skies and enjoy traditional Berber hospitality. This challenge goes beyond the Jebel Saghro region, starting on the Maider El Kebir plateau, before ascending Jebel El Mrakib and admiring the stunning views. Walking through palm gorges, the route joins the dry Rhris River and heads towards an oasis of tamarisk trees. The final days are spent trekking along the Tikertouachene River, before celebrating a successful end to the challenge in Ouarzazate.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: Sahara Desert Trek Adventure Challenge

Day 1: Arrival in Morocco

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Ouarzazate and à local hotel for the night.

🏚️ Hotel Option:

Day 2: Ouarzazate to Mharech Dunes (approx. 6 hrs drive; then 9km/2 hrs trekking) – (B, L, D)

The day starts in a 4×4 as you head via the Tizi n’Tinifift pass to Achbarou, the ‘Door of the Desert’. From here it’s onwards along the Draa Valley until Tansikht. Enjoy the panoramic views of Saghro, a volcanic massif, before reaching Mecissi where you’ll leave the tarmac road and venture off-road for 25km. After the bumpy journey, you’ll appreciate leaving the vehicles behind and hiking into your first desert camp at Mharech.

🏚️ Accommodation: Camping.

Day 3: Mharech Dunes, Rhris riverbed to Mharech Gorge (approx. 30km/7-8 hrs) – (B, L, D)

A traditional Berber breakfast will provide the much-needed fuel for the toughest day of trekking. Prepare for a true desert experience as you face four hours of undulating sand dunes before descending onto the flat dry bed of the Rhris River for lunch.
After a well-earned break from the midday sun, you follow the riverbed past nomadic communities to a camp beneath the Mharech Gorge.

🏚️ Accommodation: Camping.

Day 4: Climb Jebel El Mrakib to Tafrouat camp (approx. 23km/6-7 hrs) – (B, L, D)

Be prepared for another long and challenging day. The route cuts through a dramatic gorge, into two low flat bottomed valleys.
From here it’s a spectacular climb over the multi-colored sand-covered rock of Jebel El Mrakib. On a clear day, you will experience spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding plains, dunes, and mountains. In the afternoon, the beautiful orange dunes are replaced by the open expanse of the plateau, leaving our overnight camp exposed to the desert winds.

NB: Should you suffer from vertigo, on the ascent of Jebel El Mrakib there is some exposure to drops.

🏚️ Accommodation: Camping.

Day 5: Tafrouat camp to Bouzaine camp (approx. 24km/6-7 hrs) – (B, L, D)

Today covers around 24km, starting from the crisp, broken mud of the dry Rhris River. It’s then back onto the low dunes, tackling a variety of rocky and sandy terrain.
Tonight’s camp lies at the bottom of the Bouzaine dunes, home to some of the biggest dunes in the region and perfect for a photo or two.

🏚️ Accommodation: Camping.

Day 6: Bouzaine Dunes to Announ Baadi (approx. 16km/6-7 hrs) – (B, L, D)

The final day of challenge follows the path up and over high sand dunes, passing many Acacia and Tamarisk trees along the way. Weaving around the small dunes and onto the plains, the trek aims for the palm groves of the local nomadic villages and into the final camp.
Once the finish line is crossed it’s time to celebrate with guides.

🏚️ Accommodation: Camping.

Day 7: Return to Ouarzazate (approx. 6-7 hrs drive including a stop for lunch) – (B, L, D)

Rest those weary legs on the transfer back to Ouarzazate. The vehicle passes along the Tafilalet Road via Tineghir and the Kasbah trail, for a night in Ouarzazate.

🏚️ Hotel Option:

Day 8: Departure Ouarzazate to Marrakech airport (B)

Expect to feel elated and emotional as you head for the airport for your international flight.

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