Jebel bani and Chegaga Desert Trek

From Ouarzazate, and after crossing the green ribbon of palm groves of the Oued Draa dotted with towering ksours, we arrive at a powerful rock barrier which once crossed, will open the door of the desert where we find the oases of Oulad Driss and M’Hamid which will disappear quickly giving the way to a trickle of sand that soon swells and swells to form high golden dunes. These occupy the fossil bed of Draa valley, once the largest river in the Sahara: 1200 km from the Atlas to the Atlantic! Thus, in five and a half days we cross the mountain of Bani which gives access to desert dunes of Draa. One dune to another, crossing here and there a herd of camels a nomad camp, we reach the beautiful dunes Dayet Chegaga.

Itinerary :

Day 01 : Ouarzazate – Hotel
Arrival at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 02 : Ouarzazate – Zagora – Faija – Afrdou
Transfer from Ouarzazate. We cross a rocky desert landscape, then will cross the chain of Jabel Saghro by the pass of Tinififte (1660 m.) We reach the village of Aguedz, marking the beginning of the Draa Valley, beautiful palm trees and beautiful villages with traditional architecture. Arrival in Zagora (3 hours drive – 176 km). We leave Zagora 29 km off road to reach our camel team at the starting point of the hike. After an hour of walking, we will win the Pass of Faija (800 m.) then We walk in the gorge till our camp near some palm trees. (3 hours walking). Overnight camping.

Day 03 : Afrdou – Valley Amhacer
Departure from our camp to the southwest. We cross a plateau to get to the tiny oasis of Diabi. Beginning of the valley Amhacer, which offers spectacular desert landscapes. Lunch in the shade of acacia trees. In the afternoon, we will continue in the gorge to the campsite at the exit of the valley. (6 hours walking). Overnight camping.

Day 04 : Oued the Amhacer – Chigaga
Our caravan will pass through a large rocky plateau to arrive late morning in a setting of small dunes and tamarisk. Lunch break. In the afternoon we will continue our way to the foot of the big dune named “Abed lia”. We admire a beautiful sunset in the evening. (6 hours walking). Overnight camping.

Day 05 : Chigaga – ghirt lgherzem
We start for a nice Hike in the dunes of Chgaga to the point of our camp near the dunes of GHirt lgherzem, we will hwve our lunch near by nice dunes. 6h dunes walk. Overnight camping.

Day 06 : ghirt lgherzem – Zaher
we will enjoy walking between the dunes, then we will have lunch in the shade varied in some shrubs landscape. We spend the afternoon in the middle of this sublime landscape, then we directly to the highest dune of the Region Zher to a new campsite. (6 hours walking). Overnight camping.

Day 07 : Zher – Sidi Najih
Taking the North East direction to Sidi Naji dotted with Tamaris and will be our last camp at Sidi Naji (6 hours walking).

Day 08 : Sidi Naji – Mhamid – Ouarzazate
We cross the last dunes to reach the last palm valley and the village of DRRA Mhamid where we will find our transportation to get us back to Ouarzazate, overnight at the hotel, 3 hours of walking, 4h and 30 driving about 276km.

Day 09 : Ouarzazate – Airport
Transfer to the airport, « End of our services. »

Jbel Bani To Chegaga Dunes Prices:

Groupe Size234567+
Price in €/person1070970915870825770
Price includes:
  • picks up & drops from and to the airport by private car/Van/Bus/ Taxi.
  • All the transfer that specified over in the program by private car/Van/Bus/ Taxi.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English speaking Guide.
  • 9 nights in camp, 3 nights in the Hotel.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trip except in Marrakesh city.
  • Camels with team to carry your baggage and our equipment in Saghro mountain and desert sand dunes of Shegaga.
  • Mineral water during our trip outside of Marrakesh.
  • Campsite This is the high level classic style of trekking also known as camping (fully organized treks) supplying all camping equipment (sleeping, kitchen, dining and toilet tents etc) along with the food and cooker will prepare hot meals with attention towards variety and hygiene and nutrition to serve you.
Price does not include:
  • All kinds of drinks except water and mint tea.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

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