Sahara Charity Trek
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8th - 13th November 2018
Registration Fee: £199
Sponsorship level: £1,950
Self-Funding Price: £975
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 for Ouarzazate, Morocco. Upon arrival we will meet our local guides and transfer our hotel accommodation tor a good night's rest before our challenge starts in the morning!
After an early wake-up call and our first sight of Morocco in daylight we depart on our journey to the edge of the desert and the start of our trek. We stop for lunch en-route and buy a traditional headscarf in preparation for the days ahead. On arrival at the village of M'Hamid we load up the camels and start our trek through bare fields and palm trees. Towards late afternoon we will arrive at M'Hamid El Rhozlane, which will play host to our camp for the night.
Trekking time approx. 3 hours.
We wake to sunrise and stillness in the desert air. After a hearty breakfast we set off past the cliffs of the southern Draa towards the first dunes of Ait Oumir. After stopping to re-fuel at lunch we continue over sand dunes before we reach our camp shaded by Tamarisk trees.
Trekking time approx 6 hours.
Another day brings new challenges as we trek along the banks of the Draa and catch our first sight of L'erg Zaher, the highest dunes in this region. Our afternoon focus is to tackle the steep climb of the dune, careful with every step we make in the deep sand until we reach the top with breathtaking views. Our camp for the night is at the foot of these dunes.
Trekking time approx 6 hours,
We rise early in time to pack up camp for the final time. We leave camp and head towards the dry river bed of the Draa across which are the Erg Smar dunes where our drivers will meet us. After a short drive to M'hamid we grab some lunch before settling in for our drive back to Ouarzazate.
This evening (after a chance to freshen up!) we will enjoy a celebration meal at a local restaurant to toast our desert achievements.
Trekking time approx 5 hours,
DAY 6 Depart for London:
Morning transfer to the airport for our flight back to London
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:
8th - 13th November 2018
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.
We 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.