Morocco Sahara Desert Trekking Tour 7 Days

Trekking in the Sahara desert – Erg Chegaga.

Trekking in the Sahara of Erg Chegaga for 7 days is not only a unique and enjoyable activity for tourists visiting Morocco, but it also provides an opportunity to experience the wild side of Morocco and the traditional lifestyle of the Sahara nomads. This Morocco desert holiday offers an unforgettable trip to the Sahara desert, providing an adventure of a lifetime and a semi-yoga lesson for a week starting from Marrakech.

Program: Morocco Sahara Desert Tour – 7 days, 6 nights

Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Zagora – Faija

Our Sahara trekking trip starts at 8 am, leaving Marrakech and driving through the spectacular Tizi n’ Tichka pass (2260m). This beautiful mountain road has unforgettable scenery and is the highest road in Morocco. Sahara Desert Trekking Tour 7 Days the country. We continue through the towns of Ouarzazate and Zagora, enjoying the palm groves and local villages. Our direction changes just before the famous “52 Days to Timbuktu” sign, and we continue along the Faija plateau. We spent the night at a camp in Faija.

Day 2: Faija-Oum Laachar-Pass – Oued Mhasser

After having breakfast and loading the camels, we begin our hike by crossing the Oum Laachar pass. We will then proceed along a dry river and come across a secluded oasis nestled between the mountains. Our trek will continue with some short climbs and descents until we finally reach our campsite situated on the riverbank of Oued Mhasser. The entire journey should take approximately five hours.

Day 3: Oued Mhasser – Chegaga Desert camping

Today, we will start our journey by walking along the Oued Mhasser River and crossing a pebbly desert. If the weather is clear, we can witness the magnificent dunes of Chegaga, which will appear even more impressive as we get closer to them. We will join our team in the camp on a plateau and relish an amazing sunset over the dunes. As the stars start twinkling, we will unwind in the traditional tents and savor a mouth-watering meal around the campfire. The duration of the journey is approximately 5 hours.

Day 4: Chegaga dunes – Bougarne dunes

If you wake up early, you can enjoy a breathtaking sunrise on the dunes. After breakfast, we continue our trek and cross a dry lake and rocky desert to reach Oued Laatach, which is also known as the “river of thirst.” Along the way, we will see nomad camps with their flocks of goats. Next, we cross another rocky desert to reach our campsite near the dunes of Bougarne. Although these dunes are smaller than those of Chegaga, they still provide panoramic views across the landscape. We will watch the sunset from here before retreating to our campsite. The entire trek takes about 5 hours of walking.

Day 5: Bougarne dunes – Oued Naam

Today, the 7-day Morocco Sahara Desert Tour starts on a rocky desert plateau, which gives the landscape a mineral edge. We will have to walk for a long time to reach our campsite next to the famous well of Oued Naam, where we can refresh ourselves. However, we must be careful not to waste water, as it is a fragile resource. The walk to the campsite will take about 5 hours.

Day 6: Oued Naam – Mhamid – Marrakesh

We leave very early as we have a long drive back to Marrakech. We cross a plateau of small dunes and then a forest of tamaris. Around midday, we reach the village of Mhamid, the last village before the vast Sahara. We say goodbye to our team of camel drivers and drive back to Marrakech via Zagora and Ouarzazate, where we spend the night before our departure the following day. It is approximately a four-hour walk.


Day 7: Flight home

Transfer to Marrakech airport for your scheduled return flight.
End of your trip: Morocco Sahara Desert Tour 7 Days.

Camel Trekking Tour Details:

°Name of the trip: Morocco Sahara Desert Tour
°LEVEL: From easy to medium
°DURATION: 7 days/6 nights
°BEST TIME: From October to May
°LUGGAGE: Carried by camels
°TRANSPORT: Tourist van / 4 x 4
°ACCOMMODATION: Tents (1 for 2 people) during the trek
°GUIDES: CFAMM-certified mountain guides

What to bring for the Morocco Sahara Desert trekking:

Appropriate walking clothing (long, light trousers and tops)
A warm jacket, especially if your Sahara trek takes place in winter (December to March).
Water bottle + small rucksack
Hat or cap + A scarf
Headlamp + Lighter
Good walking shoes
Sleeping bag adapted to the length of your trek in the Sahara

Not to be forgotten on your camel trek in the Sahara:

Remember, it’s a harsh environment with less water and fewer facilities than you’re used to. So protect your documents well before you leave.
We all love to take pictures, but take extra care with your camera; sand is everywhere on a Saharan holiday.
The challenge of camel trekking in Morocco is to avoid your daily comforts; try to use them properly.

The itinerary can be changed as you wish. Please tell us if you would like to do that.

The package includes

Local transfers in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles Arrival and departure airport transfers Accommodation in a comfortable hotel or riad Professional, qualified English/French/Spanish-speaking guide
All meals during the trip Spacious igloo tents, 2 persons per tent, except for singles Foam mattress, 1 per person Camels to carry your luggage during the trek Services of the accompanying staff: guides, cooks and camel drivers First aid kit with standard equipment The necessary logistics for the trip The drinks included are bottled water, coffee, and Moroccan mint tea.

The package excludes

Flights Tips Drinks

The price of this desert tour depends on the number of persons, and category of accommodations do you prefer luxury or standard, please fill in the booking form or contact us to get the pricing for your tour and more information.

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