Sahara Desert Trek & Project 30 th March – 6 th April 2014. Itinerary. Day 1 (Sun): LONDON / MARRAKECH Depart London for Marrakech (4 hour flight). On arrival we meet our local Berber guide and transfer to the hotel for a welcome dinner and briefing.
Sahara Desert Trek & Project
30th March – 6th April 2014
Day 1 (Sun): LONDON / MARRAKECH
Depart London for Marrakech (4 hour flight).
On arrival we meet our local Berber guide and transfer to
the hotel for a welcome dinner and briefing.
Day 2 (Mon): MARRAKECH / SAHARA DESERT
We set off early this morning for the journey over the High and Low Atlas Mountain Ranges and into the arid scenery of the Sahara desert (journey time approx. 7 hours).
Late this afternoon we meet up with our trekking team, consisting of local Berber guides, cooks and their camels, and start the trek. Overnight under the stars in bivouacs (or tents weather permitting).
Approx distance covered 5 miles.
Days 3 (Tue) & 4 (Wed): SAHARA DESERT
Spend two full days out in the Sahara. Each day you will traverse sand dunes and a rocky, lunar landscape, passing the occasional oasis and mile after mile of natural beauty, a million miles away from daily life in the UK! Each night fall asleep to the sound of the crackling fire and the soft grunts of the camels!
(approx distance covered 20miles per day)
Day 5 (Thu): SAHARA DESERT / OULED DRISS / MARRAKECH
This morning it’s a final trek to the village of
Ouled Driss, where you will bid farewell to our
team of camels and the local Berbers, and
head back overland to Marrakech
(journey time approx. 7 hours).
(approx distance covered 5miles)
Days 6 (Fri) & 7 (Sat): MARRAKECH
Spend two days assisting on a local community project. This is likely to include tasks such as painting, decorating, gardening and other tasks dependent on the need at the time.
Day 8 (Sun): MARRAKECH / LONDON
Some free time for final sightseeing and shopping before transferring to the airport to fly back to London (depending on flight time).
First day (only a short day) about 5miles
Second Day – 20miles
Third day – 22miles
Last day – 5miles
Varied: sandy, rocky, scrubland – possible river
This is just a guideline and will vary:
During trek your main luggage will be carried on camels. Your luggage should be packed in a soft bag or holdall such as the above. A suitcase is NOT suitable.
Please see your GP for information about which vaccines and /or boosters you need.
The general guidance given by the NHS supported Fit For Travel website suggests the following:
Confirm primary courses and boosters are up to date as recommended for life in Britain.
Courses or boosters usually advised: tetanus; hepatitis A.
Vaccines sometimes advised (based on medical risk assessment): typhoid; diphtheria; hepatitis B; rabies; tuberculosis.
BUT PLEASE SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE FROM YOUR GP AS THIS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU!
If your GP does not deal with travel health, pop into a branch of Nomad Travel and speak to one of the travel nurses there. You will receive a 10% discount against any vaccines from Nomad with your discount code DIFTRAV.