Sahara Trek 2023

9th – 14th November 2023

The adventure of a life-time in support of young cancer patients and their families.

This trek in the Moroccan Sahara gives you an insight into this vast and diverse landscape as well as the Berber way of life. You will spend two full days and two half days trekking across ancient dried up river beds, sand dunes and vast sun-baked plains. Camping each night gives you a chance to experience the stunning stars in the night sky (weather permitting) and the traditional Berber cuisine cooked by the team is second to none.

Registration: £340.00
Sponsorship: £1,700.00

Self-funding option also available

Itinerary

Day 1 (Thursday 9 November 2023)

London – Marrakech – Ouarzazate
Depart London for Marrakech. On arrival we immediately set off for a journey across the High Atlas Mountain Range to our overnight stop in Ouarzazate (journey time approx. 4 hours).  Dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Hotel
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Friday 10 November 2023)

Marrakech – Oulaid Driss – Sahara
An early start for our journey along ancient caravan routes and into the arid scenery of the Sahara desert, stopping for lunch en route.  Later this afternoon you will meet up with your trekking team, consisting of local Berber guides and their camels, and start the trek.  Overnight under the stars in bivouacs (or tents weather permitting).
Overnight: Camping
Approx. trek distance: 5km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Days 3–4 (Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 November 2023)

Sahara Desert
Our trek continues through the desert as we traverse sand dunes and rocky, lunar landscapes for the next two days. We are aided by our local Berber team comprising of the guides, cook and camel owners (the camels are our porters, carrying our luggage and equipment). Each day you enjoy the varied Saharan landscape and learn about how important it is to respect and comply with the forces of nature in the desert. On average we will cover 15-20km per day but this will vary. As the trek progresses we learn how the nomadic people of the Sahara live: from cooking to sleeping out under the stars and reading the magnificent Saharan night sky.
Overnight: Camping
Approx. trek distance: 15-20km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 (Monday 13 November 2023)

Sahara – Oulaid Dris – Marrakech
This morning it’s the final leg of the trek to the small village where we bid farewell to the trek team and head back to Marrakech to enjoy a celebratory dinner.(approx. 8 hours’ drive).
Overnight: Hotel
Approx. trek distance: 5km.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 (Tuesday 14 November 2023)

Marrakech – London
Some free time this morning to explore the exotic city of Marrakech before flying back to London (subject to flight times).
Meals: Breakfast

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09/11/2023