Imagine the feel of the Sahara desert underfoot, taking in mesmerising landscapes beyond your wildest expectations and dramatic sand dunes as far as the eye can see.
En route we stop for lunch and to buy our traditional scarves in preparation for the days ahead. DAY 3: After a hearty breakfast we set off at the speed of our camels in the direction of the first Dunes of Ait Oumir, passing the cliffs of the southern Draa as we trek.
Once the camels are loaded in the small village of M’Hamid we start our trek through bare fields and palm trees towards our campsite for the night. After stopping to re-fuel for lunch we head on over more sand dunes before we reach our camp shaded by Tamarisk trees. DAY 4: Another morning brings new challenges and as we depart camp keeping to the left side of the Draa we catch our first sight of L’erg Zaher, the highest dunes in this region.
After making the steep climb we celebrate our achievement and the breathtaking views.
Trekking time approx 6 hours, DAY 5: Today we head north, sand dunes and sound of the desert now all very familiar!
Due to the nature of the challenge, this complex itinerary is subject to change.
There are still some places available on our next Sahara Desert Trek. Or Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator (ATOL number 10069) £299 £2,000 9 days(8 nights) Temperatures in the desert can range from 8-30C and will drop overnight.
The desert is typically dry and clear but you should be prepared for possible changes in weather and temperature.
Flights and all internal travel, accommodation, all meals during trekking days, water (scarce and primarily used for drinking), local guides, Skyline Tour Leader and UK Doctor.
Before we take a break for lunch we cross the riverbed of the Draa and have time to recoup in the shade before continuing onto camp set between the dunes of Sedrar and Smar.