4-Day MOROCCO DESERT Trekking in M’hamid: 2023/2024
Marrakech or Ouarzazate
Marrakech or Ouarzazate
Morocco Sahara Desert Trekking 2023/2024
Desert Trekking in Morocco, overview
This 4–day family desert trekking tour from Marrakech, Morocco takes you on a journey through the High Atlas and Berber villages, across the Tizi n‘Tichka pass, and to the desert gateway of M‘hamid. Along the way, you will explore the UNESCO World Heritage Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, the Draa Valley, and the Mezouaria. You will then embark on a camel caravan, trekking through the desert and admiring the breathtaking views of Erg Loutide, before returning to Marrakech. Throughout the tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about local history and customs while experiencing the beauty of the desert.
Highlights of the Desert Trekking Tour
- Explore the High Atlas and Berber villages.
- Cross the Tizi n’Tichka (Pastoral Pass).
- Visit UNESCO World Heritage Ksar Ait Benhaddou.
- Travel through the stunning Draa Valley.
- Go on a camel trekking tour into the desert.
- Experience the desert camp in M’hammid desert
- Learn about local history and customs.
- Trek to Erg Loutide and admire the desert dunes.
- Spend a night under the stars in the desert.
- Return to Marrakech by car.
Desert Trekking in Morocco’s Sahara, Itinerary
Day 1: Marrakech – M’hamid
Departure for the 4-day family desert trekking tour from Marrakech in the early morning to M’hamid. Transport is by private car. The journey begins by exploring the High Atlas and Berber villages. You will cross the Tizi n’Tichka (Pastoral Pass), a pass at 2260m above sea level, located on the highest road in Morocco. This pass is the only direct link to Ouarzazate and the entire south-eastern region. Stopping at Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, you can admire the traditional Moroccan architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage Ksar. The journey continues through the Draa Valley to the desert gateway.
In the evening, you will reach a permanent bivouac with all the facilities to spend the night in the heart of the palm grove.
Day 2: Bartam
Departure from the permanent bivouac with the nomadic team. The adventure begins with the rhythm of the camel caravan leaving the palm groves behind. It’s a sea of surrounding desert. You’ll pass ancient dwellings where you’ll find pottery testifying to the ancient civilizations that inhabited the desert. After this desert walk, we will have lunch and tea under the shade of the trees.
In the afternoon we will pass from the Mezouaria, an opportunity to learn about local history and customs. The bivouac will be set amidst the sand dunes.
Day 3: Trek to Erg Loutide
Today we continue to the dunes of Erg Loutide. The further into the desert’s heart, the rarer the tamarisk trees are and the more spectacular the views become. After lunch in the shade of a tamarisk tree, we reach the spectacular dunes with the beauty of the view of the surrounding dunes. Our bivouac will be set up in the heart of the dunes for a night under the stars.
Day 4: Transfer to Marrakech
After breakfast at dawn in the dunes, we leave the dromedaries and return to our permanent bivouac on the 4×4. We return to Marrakech by car. Lunch will be somewhere, and arrive in Marrakech. End of the Desert Trekking experience in Morocco.
Desert trekking holidays in Morocco
Morocco is a great destination for desert trekking holidays, offering an amazing array of landscapes and cultural experiences. From the picturesque gorges of the Atlas Mountains to the vast Sahara Desert, you can explore the unique natural beauty of Morocco on an adventurous trekking trip. The most popular destination for trekking in Morocco is the Sahara Desert, which covers an area of over 3 million square kilometers. This vast expanse of sand dunes and rocky terrain is the perfect place to explore on foot. Trekking in the Sahara Desert can be done as a day trip or as a multi–day camping trip. A typical Saharan trekking experience includes a camel ride, sandboarding, visits to traditional desert villages, and breathtaking views of the desert landscape.
If you’re looking for a more challenging trekking experience, the Atlas Mountains offer some of the best trekking in Morocco. The rugged terrain of the Atlas Mountains makes for a perfect hiking destination. On a multi–day trekking trip, you can explore the breathtaking gorges and valleys of the mountains, and make stops at traditional Berber villages. The terrain of the Atlas Mountains also offers a great opportunity for rock climbing, making it an ideal destination for adventurers. No matter what type of trekking experience you’re looking for, Morocco has something to offer. With its unique landscapes, cultural experiences, and adventure activities, a trekking holiday in Morocco is an unforgettable experience.
- Private Transportation.
- Comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.
- Pick up from your Hotel/Riad or Airport.
- Drop off at your Hotel/Riad or Airport.
- English speaking guide/driver.
- Fuel for the entire travel desert package.
- All-night accommodations.
- Camel trekking in Sahara desert.
- Free stops when you want.
- Soft Drink available for purchase.
- Picnic in the Desert
- Lunch depends on location.
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Questions & Answers
How far is M’hamid from Marrakech on this tour?
Marrakech to M’hamid (via Ait Benhaddou) distance is 473 Km (294 Miles)
What do you wear for the camel ride?
Be sure to wear full and loose clothes on your camel ride, especially on the desert space tour. If you want to wear shorts, long shorts are recommended. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes are also advised to make your camel ride more comfortable.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING FOR THE TREKKING?
You will need to bring with you a sleeping bag, sunglasses, a bottle of water, sandals, and trekking shoes, For your comfort.