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Erg Chigaga camel trek, 8days

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Erg Chigaga camel trek, 8days

Camel trekking is not only a fun activity for tourists, but is a part of the tradition of the country as nomads have used camels as a form of transport for centuries. Following in their footsteps is an unforgettable experience, and visitors will have a few options to choose from. The most popular camel trekking adventure is an excursion into the Sahara Desert.

Traveling by camel on the ridge of a dune in the late afternoon with nothing around you but sand, tranquility and open blue sky, must be experienced and cannot be explained. Finding the ideal camping area for the evening, and sitting on the dunes watching a breathtaking sunset is one of the most picturesque experiences and one that visitors will never forget.

Clear skies filled with bright stars and the silence of the desert surrounding you is what travelers can anticipate on a camel trekking experience. There are different day treks that visitors can go on, ranging from one day adventures to eight days, the journey depends completely on the visitors preferences.

Day 1:

Arrive at Marrakech or Ouarzazate airport then transfer and overnight in a local Hotel.

Day 2:

Marrakech – Col Tichka (2260 m) – Ouarzazate – Agdz – Draa Valley – Zagora – Faija – Camp After breakfast, travel down towards Ouarzazate (gateway to the desert) via Tizi n’Tichka pass 2260m. Visit to the famous Glaoui Kasbah of Telouet, then continue on to Agdz and Zagora. Finally arrive at Faija, where the camp is set up ready. Distance: 400 kms (with breaks).

Day 3:

Plateau Faija – djbel Bani – Col Oum Laachar – Oued Lemhasser – Oasis – Camp. After breakfast, start walking on the desert plateau and pass farms at the foot of djebel Bani. Ascend the famous pass Oum Laachar that will take you to Oued Lemhasser. 5-6 hours walking / 17 kms.

Day 4:

Oued Lemhasser – Chegaga Dunes – Camp in the base of the dunes We leave Oued Lemhasser and walk towards the beautiful dunes of Chegaga, spend the night between the dunes. 5-6 hours walking / 20 kms.

Day 5:

Chegaga Dunes – Bougarn Dunes – Camp Walking in the heart of the desert, we leave the Chegaga Dunes heading to the stunning dunes Bougern. Spend the night at the camp. 5 hours walking/ 16 kms.

Day 6:

Bougarn Dunes – Oued Naam – Camp After breakfast, leavie the Bougarn Dunes and cross the Oued Naam, where the camp will be set up. 5 – 6 Hours walking / 16 kms.

Day 7:

Oued Naam – Mhamid Dunes – Zagora – Marrakech – Hotel Our last day in this beautiful landscape, returning to Zagora via the Mhamid Dunes, and finally transferring back to Marrakech. 3 hours walking / 8 hours drive back to Marrakech (with breaks).

Day 8:
Transfer to airport.



  • All transport
  • Guide, Cook .
  • 2 nights in a riad in Marrakech (B&B)
  • camping Materiels.
  • All meals during the trek
  • Camel for luggages during the trek

Not Included

  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses
  • Lunches
  • Entrance fee (Monuments visits)


Accommodation During the Tour.

2 overnight in a Riad in Marrakech/ourzazate
The rest will be spend in camping


This tour  runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.
We usually have  several treks departing each week that you may join if needed, please get in Touch!!