Sahara Desert Trekking in Morocco 4 Days from M’hamid
M’hamid El Ghizlane
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Camel trekking in Morocco’s Sahara desert of M’hamid El Ghizlane and the region
What is the trek in the Sahara desert of Morocco?
Trekking in Morocco’s desert is a unique and unforgettable experience. From the rolling sand dunes to the rugged rocky terrain, Morocco’s desert is a stunning landscape that offers a multitude of activities for adventurers of all levels. The most popular way to explore the desert is to go on a multi-day trek. This is an excellent way to get off the beaten path and explore the vast desert landscape. Experienced guides are available to lead you through the desert, offering an in-depth look at the local culture, flora and fauna, and incredible scenery.
Treks through the desert can include anything from a leisurely stroll to a strenuous hike. Longer treks may involve camping in a tent or sleeping under the stars. There are also opportunities to explore oases and visit nearby villages, providing a unique insight into the culture and lifestyle of the local people. No matter what your experience level, trekking in Morocco’s desert is an unforgettable experience. The vast and varied landscape provides the perfect backdrop for adventure and exploration. With experienced guides and plenty of activities to choose from, Morocco’s desert is an ideal destination for any traveler looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience.
Overview of the trekking experience in Morocco
The 4-day of trekking in M’hamid will be full of adventure and fun. You will learn how to treat the camel and ride it in the desert. Explore the stunning desert of Morocco by trekking the rolling sand dunes and reaching the highest dunes in the region starting from M’hamid and passing by Sidi Naji, Erg Ezzahar, and reaching Bougrane before ending your desert experience in M’hamid again. Each day will be special and unique with different sights. The best thing about the trek is the camping nights under the starry sky, enjoying the sunset, and waking up on a magical sunrise. The trekking experience in Morocco is worth experiencing so don’t miss the chance and let us know when you’re ready!
Highlights of the trekking in Morocco
- Learn how to ride a camel and explore the Sahara Desert
- Enjoy a breathtaking sunrise over the high dunes of M’hamid
- Trek the Erg Sidi Naji
- Trek the Erg Ezzahar
- Trek the Erg Bougarne
- Listen to the rhythm of the wind in the Sahara Desert
- Relax and take a break under the palm trees
- Admire the panoramic views of the desert landscape
- Enjoy a night under the starry sky with a campfire and Gnawa music
- Refresh with a shower in the village of M’hamid
- Discover the nomadic culture and tradition of the Sahara desert
The full program for the camel trekking in M’hamid, Morocco
Day 1: Trekking From M’hamid To Sidi Naji
Our first trekking day in Morocco will start from the M’hamid desert towards the famous Erg dunes in that region. We will find the camels’ team waiting for us at the starting point in M’hamid to teach us about how to deal with camels for the first time and give us an overview of the itinerary of the trekking we are about to experience in the Sahara including the sights we will visit and the dunes where we will camp the nights. First, we will arrange our luggage on camels then we head to the first destination ‘Sidi Naji. The walking trip begins immediately with camels through the sand dunes. At the end of palm trees grove, we will stop for a break and lunch. After the pause, you continue walking to Sidi Naji enjoying different desert landscapes and sceneries. Upon arriving at Sidi Naji, we set up our camp for the night.
Day 2: Sidi Naji – Erg Ezzahar
After a relaxing night in Sidi Naji, we will wake up to have our breakfast and continue our trekking in the Sahara desert of Morocco. Our destination for today’s trekking will be the famous large sand dune of Ezzahar, which we will reach before lunch. The trekking will cross a largely flat, plateau of Dried lake and while you continue walking you start seeing big sand dunes. We set up the camp at the foot of the sand dunes to take our lunch and relax for a while. Later, we get ready to explore the Erg Ezzahar with the goal of reaching the highest point of the dunes to admire the wind which sounds like a silent musical rhythm and enjoy the sunset. The views over the highest point are marvelous. Overnight at the camp with the group enjoying the stories of the desert and dunes of Erg Ezzahar which is also called the screaming dunes.
The trekking time from Sidi Naji to Erzzahar may take 4 hours or more.
Day 3: Erg Ezzahar – Erg Bougarne
On the third day of our trekking in the Sahara desert of M’hammid, we will wake up you early in the morning to not miss the breathtaking sunrise over the high dunes of M’hamid, Morocco. Then, after having your breakfast, we take the camels and begin trekking and walking through the nomadic Sahara desert.
The camel trekking will take about 3 to 4 hours before reaching the point where lunch will serve and take a pause at the same time. After the refresh, we continue our trekking adventure in the Sahara desert of Morocco with another 3 or 2 hours of walking, to reach the Erg Bougarne, the dunes are magical and offer a cool feeling. In the evening, we will set up a Berber camp to enjoy the night under the starry sky setting around the fire and listening to the Gnawa music.
Day 4: Erg Bougarne – M’hamid (last day of trekking in Morocco’s Sahara desert)
On the last day of the trekking in M’hamid, Morocco, we will attend the panoramic sunrise, take breakfast, and depart Erg Bougarne. Our trekking will take the Sahara desert towards the M’hamid El Ghislane village.
The trekking may take about 2 to 3 hours walking with camels. The break for lunch will be served in the center of the desert (the half of the road).
Then we trek the camels and ride back via the mesmerizing desert landscape until we arrive in M’hamid. In the village of M’hamid, you can take shower for refreshing and you’re free to choose either to leave or to stay one more night in M’hamid.
End of our service and the end of the big adventure of trekking in Morocco.
Visit our trekking Sahara, Morocco packeges and choose the suitable program for you.
- All-night accommodations.
- Camel trekking in Morocco Sahara desert.
- Free stops when you want.
- Dinners and Breakfasts
- Picnic in the Desert
Questions & Answers
How far is M’hamid from Erg Chegaga in this Trekking in Morocco Sahara?
Erg Chigaga to M’hamid (passing the oases of Oum Laalag ) distance is about 60 Km (37 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.