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8 Days Camel Trekking in the Sahara desert

Atlas Walkers

8 Days Camel Trekking in the Sahara desert – Erg Chegaga

 

Camel trekking in chegaga mhamid, Oued Draa is born from Ouarzazate and Dades river, longest in Morocco across de Draa Valley.

Palm groves dotted with nice fortified villages formed by impressive Kasbahs and Ksours.  With their characteristic stand of date palms, oases are havens of peace and tranquility; under the cool shade of trees, bright green vegetable and cereal plots are set out between irrigation channels dug in the earth.

Day One: Arrival in Marrakesh 

You will be met at the airport and transferred to Riad / Hotel  in the center of city.  Once you have settled in, you have the time to experience the famous Djemaa el Fna square where you can see entertainers performing, a myriad of food stalls all lit up with the smells to accompany them and the general melee of activity. Dinner & Overnight stay in the accommodations Riad / Hotel.

Day Two: Marrakech – Faija

We take a scenic drive across the High Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazate and then Zagora. It takes almost 8 hours driving, passing along date-palm oases, Berber villages, and incredible landscapes. In Zagora we leave the minibus and take a more appropriate vehicle that will take us to Faija. There we meet the camels and their cameleers.

Day Three: Faija – Camping

Today we start our trek. In the morning we load the camels and head to Hamada. We have good views of the Saghro Mountains, with little vegetation, and maybe some Bedouin nomads. After lunch in an oasis, we walk along dried riverbeds and arrive at the campsite at sunset. .  Approx 7 hours walking

Day Four: Camping – Dunes of Chegaga

We climb to the Abbes pass, from where we can observe the vastness of the desert. Far away we can already spot the dunes of Chegaga. We get to them later in the afternoon. Approx 6 hours walking 

Day Five: Dunes of Chegaga – Dunes of Bougarne

After walking the multitude of small sand dunes of Chegaga, we continue towards M’hamid. We eat under the trees of Tamares, and in the evening we arrive at dunes of Bougarne, a site rarely frequented by the tourists. Approx 5 hours walking

Day Six: Dunes of Bougarne – Dunes of Oued Naam

We wake up early in order to contemplate the dawn on the dunes of Bougarne. The rest of the day we walk on a huge rocky plateau, and we reach the dunes of Oued Naam late in the afternoon.  Approx 7 hours walking

Day Seven: Dunes of Oued Naam – Dunes of Mhamid – Marrakesh

This last stage of the trek takes place along beautiful desert landscapes, and an immense plateau of small dunes. Without realizing it, we reach the Regaga dunes and then Mhamid. Here the trek reaches an end. Later, we continue by car along the Draa valley to Zagora. Transfer to Marrakesh.   Approx 3 hours walking

Day Eight: Transfer back the Airport of Marrakesh 

After breakfast then you have time for shopping or something else in the center of city … then back to your hotel preparing your luggage etc … to the airport of Marrakesh in which we arrive  two hours before your scheduled flights.

Price on request.

What is Included?

Local Guide

Camels for Luggage

Full board on trek

Accommodations Hotel or Riad, Tents 

A cook & Equipment 

Soft Mattresses  

Private Transport

Mineral Water

What is not included ?

Travel insurance

Soft drinks

Personal Expenses

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