7 Days camel trek To Erg Zahar The Desert Hike in Morocco is a walk in the big dunes of southern Morocco with a professional nomadic guide and camel drivers. A camel caravan carries the luggage. Fascination of desert immensities, unusual encounter with nomads, study and observation of animal and plant life, relaxation, silence and total forgetfulness of civilization and the modern world in absolute calm in the heart of the great desert of the Moroccan Sahara, at sunrise and unforgettable sunsets. During the hike, you live according to the rhythm and the intensity of the sun, everyone advances at his pace accompanied by the camel drivers. Before each stage departure, they gather the camels, who have fed on desert shrubs during the night, collect the wood for the fire, prepare the tea, make the Sand bread baked in the sand.
You sleep under the stars, under tents. You will taste the Moroccan cuisine prepared by the camel drivers. Regular breaks punctuate your walk to eat, drink, observe, contemplate … All this from mid-September to mid-May, when the moderate temperature makes the stay pleasant for a camel trek. We organize hikes from 2 registered participants, and on the date of your choice.
Pick up from Marrakech at 8:30 am
Departure early morning from your riad/hotel in Marrakech and travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tichka Pass (2260 m) the highest road pass in Morocco offering spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and valleys with a snaky road, beautiful landscapes with different colors and the Berber villages along the way. Visit several kasbahs along the way, including Tamnougalte and Ait Benhaddou. A 16th century UNESCO site, Ait Benhaddou is one of the best preserved and most spectacular kasbahs in Morocco. A famous site for Hollywood films, The trip continues through the palm-lined Draa river valley. Arrival in Zagora the capital of dates. Afterward, continuation towards the gateSahara desert, Mhamid with Khalil. Dinner and night in camp In Nomadic standard camp.
First days of trekking start from Mhamid. We cross the beautiful palm M’hamid following the Oued Drâa river. The desert plains of the Saraha Desert are open to us. Tea and lunch are at the shade of palm golver after a little rest. continue of the trek to settle the camp at the footing of the Sidi Naji a place full of history and custom to discover. spend the night between sand dunes and admire the sunset.
on the rhythm of the sun, we continue to reach Lhdibate through the Sahara desert. we across in our way the water well in the Draa river and crossing old places where nomad families used to live maybe this day will allow you to meet a nomadic shepherd or a dromedary. on the sunrise of the sun, we set our camp near the well
Like the nomads, we get up with the sun, Like the nomads. After filling the caravan of camels caravan, we leave through the sand dunes of the Sahara. after 3 house walking Tea and lunch are taken place in the shade of a tamaris at Erg -Zahart the biggest dune near the border. A little rest and resumption of the trek to set the camp and dinner at the majestic dunes screaming. We are in the desert! it is one of our best sites for the beauty of its dunes. where you can see the mountains and the dunes altogether.
In the morning, after wake up on the breeze of the desert after loading camels. we continue or way to reach labor an old farm that people still grow wheat the night will be under the big tamarisk.
after having breakfast, we will continue our path to the palmery where will have have the lunch in the camp and spend the last nomad with locals
the car will take you back to Marrakech and 6 pm you will be in your riad with beautiful experience with us.
We wanted a stay away from mass tourism. We could not dream of better: a camel driver Mohamed, Abidin was very careful with our sick son and knew how to adapt the route accordingly: he looked after him on the go, made him laugh when things were not going well, taught him to guide the dromedary. Attentive but discreet, excellent meals even in the middle of the desert, beautiful encounters, real relationships, and magnificent and immensely varied landscapes. Unforgettable Thank you all