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February 3, 2020

Mini Sahara Trek Challenge in 5 days Full Board

Written By Mustapha Amedioune

Day 1: Europe-Ouarzazate

Pronounced ‘Wazzazat’, this busy town on the edge of the desert, famous for its film studios, lies just south of the High Atlas Mountains. We transfer the short distance to our hotel. Night hotel.

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Tazzerine

After an early breakfast, we load our gear into the waiting vehicles and set off for the desert. Our drive takes us over the low mountains of the beautiful Jebel Sarhro and then east, passing the small town of Nekob en-route to characterful Tazzerine, a small oasis town. On arrival at our start point, we have lunch while the cameleers load up the camels, then set off through beautiful landscapes of palm trees and small sand dunes. We make camp at the edge of the dunes for the night, enjoying the stunning night skies. Night camp.

Drive approx. 3 hours; trek approx. 3 hours

Day 3: Desert Trek

The full colour of the landscape erupts as the sun rises. Hot coffee and a good breakfast set us up for a good day’s trek. We break camp, load the camels and head off along a dry river, passing through small oases and low sand dunes. The views around us are amazing, with the colourful Jebel Sarhro mountains to the north, and the startling greenery of the palmery threading its way back towards Tazzerine. Leaving the river bed behind, we head out into the desert hills, walking through sand dunes. We pass occasional small tamarisk trees that manage to flourish in this harsh environment, providing a little shade. Continuing through the small dunes, we come to our camp in a sheltered spot among the hills. Night camp.

Trek approx. 6-8 hours

Day 4: Camp – Taghbalt- Ouarzazate

After another amazing night under the stars we set off on the last section of the route, continuing through the low hills until we emerge in open desert, with inspiring views of the barren mountains around us. The terrain becomes firmer underfoot as we walk over hamada, or desert floor, until we reach the small, remote town of Taghbalt. We meet our waiting transport and return to Ouarzazate for an evening of celebrations. Night hotel.

Trek approx. 4 hours; drive approx. 3 hours

Day 5:

An early transfer takes us to the airport, and we fly home.

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Mustapha Amedioune

Mustapha Amedioune

Professionals of trekking and adventure travel in Morocco, we are a structure on a human scale, which allows us much more flexibility in the realization of your projects "a la carte". Very present in the field, we choose the best hikes and the best treks, always focusing on the quality of the landscapes, itineraries and the character of the accommodations. Since 1992, you have given us your trust by accompanying us on the hiking trails and we thank you for it, we offer you hikes in the rest of the world... whether in Morocco to Nepal, through Kilimanjaro, Madeira, Crete, Everest ... Passionate about our mountains and Sahara: The Atlas Mountains, we put at your Service ... all the activities and pleasures of the mountains and the desert. Hiking, Saharan trek or camels, equestrian, V.T.T circuits exploring the high Atlas and its Berber villages, the Saghro, the Siroua, the gorges of Dadés and Todhra ... skiing, rafting, climbing, canyoning, circuits in 4 WD (Land Rover or Toyota land Cruiser) and combined circuits for all those who wish to taste these pleasures in a time-record, not to Forget the imperial cities Tour and the reception of special groups (seminars and incentives), receptions and evenings in Caïdales tents and nomadic tents can handle over 1000 pers . We also organise excursions from Marrakech for those who prefer the comfort of hotels in this beautiful and mysterious city . Come and discover new horizons with us ...

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