Sahara Desert Trek
RP FIGHTING BLINDNESS Registered Charity Number: 1153851
October 30th - November 4th 2018 - in aid of RP Fighting Blindness
The Sahara, the world's most famous desert, stretching for over 4,800km, spanning the West coast of Africa to the East. Our challenge is to trek through this vast and barren landscape and conquer some of the biggest dunes in the desert. The days will be hot, the trekking will be tough but the rewards of conquering the desert and discovering a quieter pace of life will be worth it. Join us on this adventure of a life time and help change people's lives.
Your Sahara Desert Trek involves 4 days of trekking around and up and down the amazing sand dunes of the Moroccan Sahara in the Erg Chegaga area. You will trek over 70km of desert sand and climb the highest dunes. Each evening, trek to the top of a nearby dune to watch the sand change colour as the sun sets and then camp overnight in a traditional Berber bedouin camp under the beautiful Saharan night sky.
Your expedition begins in London as you fly out to Ouarzazate via Casablanca. You will then be transferred to your overnight stay in a local Moroccan hotel.
The following morning, you take a varied and interesting 4x4 drive with lunch on route to the edge of the desert where you start your trek. You will walk on both hard packed and soft moving sand making this trek quite tough underfoot as you trek in to your bedouin camp for the night. Climb a nearby sand dune to watch the sunset before dinner around a camp fire.
The next two days will be full days of trekking up all of the highest sand dunes in Erg Chegaga stopping for lunch in the heat of the day before continuing to climb on the high sand dunes to finish in the early evening in camp.
Your last day in the desert will be a half day trekking out via a new route to your awaiting 4x4s before the drive to a final nights hotel to celebrate your achievements.
Fly from Ouarzazate to London via Casablanca, reflecting on what you have done and where you have been and the money you have raised.