Camel Trek 9 Days To Erg Chegaga, 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 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 8:30 am from your riad
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 colours 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. Afterwards, continuation towards the gateSahara desert, Mhamid with Khalil. Dinner and night in camp In Nomadic standard camp
after heading breakfast and loading the camels from Mhamid, we headed to palmary the accompany of camel men and the guide an cooker after 2h walking . after having lunch under the shade of the palm trees and taking a little nap , we back again for 2 hours to the dunes of Sidi Naji, is holy place in desert and between dunes and the breeze of desert. we set the camp in the while you enjoy the sunset and enjoy the first night under starts with dinner Moroccan soup and meat tajin
Leavin the holy place and headed to the the third biggest dune in the Mhamid desert Erg Zahar, It is 4 hours walking we will divide to 2h in the morning and 2h in the evening .the way is mix of plateau and sand needs god shoes for walking, after walking 2h of the morning breeze we stop for lunch under the shade of Tamarist and after a nap we continue walking to the erg (dune) where we will arise the camp while you ride the dune for beautiful sunset and see the Algerian border
After the beautiful night in Er zahar and the delicious breakfast we start our way to the old city in desert still you can see the old building and have It is fascinated place where the first city for nomadic people built , we stop under the shade of the Tamarist and have lunch and after we walk 2 hours to erg sedra where we will meet the night and sing songs from our traditions and made sand bread .
This day you will see the biggest dune In Morocco Erg Chegaga 300 miter high and like 15 km of dunes where you can find difficult to get out of, the way to Erg Chegaga is beautiful with so many green plants that are very patient for water, in the evening we set the camp and enjoy the breath taken view from the top where you can see the people very small.
Wake up on beautiful view with the desert brezze playing with your faces, we star our day with delcious breakfast , after loading the camel start of plateau way with huage area of ony rockes and slopes wher you can find the fossil and meteorite from marh and the moon,In the half of the plateau we will stop for lunch in place called Ouad Laatach (the river of dirsty), where a lot of berber nomades came to take water from the well, after that we finsh the plateau to stopIn Kraaite Jmal at the first Tamarist where we will set the camp.and spend the night.
Karrte Jmal (the foot of camels) after breakfast we head to Ouad Naam the road will be beautiful and green in winter where you will see so much wild camels and meet nomad people and you may drink camel milk, after lunch near the well of Wad Naam we will walk 2h crossing desert forset to Lour where you will spend the night .
After spending the last night in the desert, we will head back To Mhmid with 3 hours walking to reach The cam where you will have shower and lunch and dinner.
Early morning departure from your guest-house, to re-trace the journey north to Marrakech (as per Day 1). Expect to arrive at your riad/hotel in Marrakech late afternoon.