Sahara Charity Trek
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11th - 19th November 2017
Sponsorship level: £2,000
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.
With proud berbers as guides and a small caravan of camels carrying supplies, trekking across the varied and stunning landscape of the Sahara Desert will provide you with an unbelievable experience you will never forget.
The following gives you a taste of the challenge ahead but please contact one of our Overseas Team on 020 7424 5511 for more details!
DAY 1: Fly to Ouarzazate
Depart London Heathrow for Marrakech, transfer to Ouarzazate
After our first sight of Morocco in the daylight we depart on our journey to the edge of the desert and the start of our trek. En route we stop for lunch and to buy our traditional scarves in preparation for the days ahead. 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. Trekking time approx. 3 hours.
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. After stopping to re-fuel for lunch we head on over more sand dunes before we reach our camp shaded by Tamarisk trees. Trekking time approx 6 hours.
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,
Today we head north, sand dunes and sound of the desert now all very familiar! 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. Trekking time approx 5 hours,
Today is filled with mirages as far as the eye can see. The contours of the Hamada du Draa become blurred in the heat waves. Leaving behind L’oued El Attach, or the river of thirst, we reach our camp at the dune of Bouguern Trekking time approx 6 hours.
As we depart for our last day of trekking we head back through the sand dunes and the rocky Hamada desert to the last oasis camp before M’Hamid and our last chance to catch a desert sunset. Trekking time approx 6 hours,
We’re up early to pack up camp and meet the transport for a leisurely drive up the Draa palmerie and onto Ouarzazate. Tonight we enjoy a celebration meal to toast our desert achievements.
Transfer to Ouarzazate Airport for flight back to the UK.
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.
Enquire about Sahara trek availability now!
Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator (ATOL number 10069)
Your Sahara trek takes place:
11th - 19th November 2017
Book now for a deposit of just:
Additional sponsorship to raise:
Number of days:
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. Camping equipment is provided, except sleeping bag.
What's not included:
Personal travel insurance, airline taxes (due to their fluctuating nature we will confirm this amount 6-8 weeks before departure; for this trip we estimate these will be £180.00), local tips, one meal, and any additional activities.
Passport & Visas:
A valid ten-year passport is essential and there is no visa requirement for UK citizens. Other nationalities should check visa entry requirements. Your passport must be valid for six months after the return date of the event.
WWe recommend you are vaccinated against Hepatitis A, Typhoid & Polio. You must have had a Tetanus injection in the last 10 years. You should always contact your GP or travel clinic for the latest travel health advice.
Local vegetables and meat are staples of the diet in the desert with the traditional Moroccan dish tagine featuring lots on the menu – you won’t be going hungry on this trek! Most dietary requirements can be catered for, please advise us at point of booking.
Before and after the trek you will stay in a 2/3* hotel in Ouarzazate and during the trek you will be camping in the desert. Both will be on twin basis sharing with someone of the same gender and similar age when possible.
Got some questions? Head to our FAQ page or give us a call on 0207 424 5511
Choosing Your Charity
We want to make choosing a charity as simple as possible for you. With so many different charities out there you might not have a clear idea of who is going to benefit from all of your time and effort.
Here at SkylineOverseas we work with hundreds of UK based charities on our charity treks and bike rides, simply take a look at our list there is definitely plenty of choice!
We've given you a few examples of our most popular charities below to help you decide but should you have a cause that is close to you or know of a cause that you haven't seen in our charity list then we can certainly contact them on your behalf and arrange everything for you.
Some of the popular charities people with us chose to support include:
(click on a link to order your free information pack now)
Breast Cancer Care
Institute of Cancer Research
Kidney Research UK
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Make a Wish Foundation
Your Local Hospice
With so much choice making a decision can take some time which is also why you are able to order a free information pack on your chosen event and then decide which charity to raise money for when you book.
There are a limited number of places available on our next Sahara Trek, further dates maybe available so please call us for details.