Sahara Trek

9am - Thursday 17th November 2022

Sahara Trek

Most of us are yearning for a trip abroad, so why not make your next break a trip you will never forget, that will raise vital funds for people living with incurable conditions? We are asking people to sign up to the Sahara Trek, a five day trek through one of the hottest deserts in the world, participants can choose from two dates:

  • 17th - 22nd November 2022
  • 23rd - 28th March 2023

This trek in the Moroccan Sahara gives you an insight into this vast and diverse landscape as well as the Berber way of life. You will spend two full days and two half days trekking across ancient, dried up river beds, sand dunes and vast sun-baked plains. Camping each night gives you a chance to experience the stunning stars in the night sky (weather permitting) and the traditional Berber cuisine, cooked by the team, is second to none. Full details of the event can be found in this leaflet.

Costs

A £295 registration fee is payable at the time of booking, then you can fundraise a minimum of £1,600 by 25 August 2022 for Compton Care. For anyone taking part in the March trek, the fundraising date will at least two full months before the trek.

What is included?
  • Return flights from London
  • Transfers and transport in Morocco
  • Accommodations in hotels (two nights)
  • Tents and sleeping mats on trek (3 nights)
  • All meals as specified
  • Local guides, camels and camel handlers on the trek
  • Different Travel UK tour manager
What isn't included?
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips (£25 - 30pp)
  • Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, souvenirs)
  • Vaccinations

To sign up you will need to book on Different Travel UK's website, you can do this by clicking here.

Below are some images taken from our last trek, in 2005.

What can I expect?

You will be accompanied by professional English-speaking Berber guides who have an excellent knowledge of culture and hiking in the region. The guides are first aid trained and will support you throughout your journey. You will also be accompanied by a team of support staff including cooks and camel handlers, and a Different Travel Company UK tour manager.

How tough is it?

The trek is rated moderately challenging for someone of a good fitness level. The terrain is a mixture of hard, flat sundried plains, dried up ancient riverbeds, wide sandy dune fields and hard rocky outcrops. Temperatures pose a specific challenge with temperatures historically reaching 35°C. You must be of a good fitness level before departure, to ensure fast recovery each day.

What is the climate like?

Temperatures can range from 25°C to 35°C during the day and drop to around 0°C at night, however, you must be prepared for variations to this which are out of our control. Weather during the trek will be dry but there may be some strong winds. Rain, although very rare, is not impossible. The guides will assess all situations and make decisions to
ensure the best enjoyment and safety of the group.

How do we get to the desert?

To get to and from the desert requires long drives (approx. 9 hours including breaks) along winding mountain roads which offer stunning views of the snow-capped peaks and lush valleys. If you suffer from motion sickness you are advised to bring your usual anti-nausea medication with you. Regular stops are taken.

What is the camping like?

During the trek you will sleep in tents (two to a tent), or if the weather is good you can sleep outside under the stars; highly recommended! Foam sleeping mats are provided but you will need to bring a sleeping bag. Toilet facilities consist of a small toilet ‘tent’ covering a hole in the ground. There are no showers or bathing facilities in the desert so you must bring a pack of baby wipes.

What is the food like?

During the trek meals are cooked by a chef who will prepare Moroccan dishes. Breakfast and lunch will be eaten alfresco, and evening meals will be in a mess tent at camp. Plates, mugs, cutlery and other equipment are provided. While staying in Marrakech meals will be at the hotel or at local restaurants.

If you'd like further information before you sign up, you can either take a look at this leaflet or take a look at their website.



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Sahara Trek

Most of us are yearning for a trip abroad, so why not make your next break a trip you will never forget, that will raise vital funds for people living with incurable conditions? We are asking people to sign up to the Sahara Trek, a five day trek through one of the hottest deserts in the world, participants can choose from two dates:

  • 17th - 22nd November 2022
  • 23rd - 28th March 2023

This trek in the Moroccan Sahara gives you an insight into this vast and diverse landscape as well as the Berber way of life. You will spend two full days and two half days trekking across ancient, dried up river beds, sand dunes and vast sun-baked plains. Camping each night gives you a chance to experience the stunning stars in the night sky (weather permitting) and the traditional Berber cuisine, cooked by the team, is second to none. Full details of the event can be found in this leaflet.

Costs

A £295 registration fee is payable at the time of booking, then you can fundraise a minimum of £1,600 by 25 August 2022 for Compton Care. For anyone taking part in the March trek, the fundraising date will at least two full months before the trek.

What is included?
  • Return flights from London
  • Transfers and transport in Morocco
  • Accommodations in hotels (two nights)
  • Tents and sleeping mats on trek (3 nights)
  • All meals as specified
  • Local guides, camels and camel handlers on the trek
  • Different Travel UK tour manager
What isn't included?
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips (£25 - 30pp)
  • Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, souvenirs)
  • Vaccinations

To sign up you will need to book on Different Travel UK's website, you can do this by clicking here.

Below are some images taken from our last trek, in 2005.

What can I expect?

You will be accompanied by professional English-speaking Berber guides who have an excellent knowledge of culture and hiking in the region. The guides are first aid trained and will support you throughout your journey. You will also be accompanied by a team of support staff including cooks and camel handlers, and a Different Travel Company UK tour manager.

How tough is it?

The trek is rated moderately challenging for someone of a good fitness level. The terrain is a mixture of hard, flat sundried plains, dried up ancient riverbeds, wide sandy dune fields and hard rocky outcrops. Temperatures pose a specific challenge with temperatures historically reaching 35°C. You must be of a good fitness level before departure, to ensure fast recovery each day.

What is the climate like?

Temperatures can range from 25°C to 35°C during the day and drop to around 0°C at night, however, you must be prepared for variations to this which are out of our control. Weather during the trek will be dry but there may be some strong winds. Rain, although very rare, is not impossible. The guides will assess all situations and make decisions to
ensure the best enjoyment and safety of the group.

How do we get to the desert?

To get to and from the desert requires long drives (approx. 9 hours including breaks) along winding mountain roads which offer stunning views of the snow-capped peaks and lush valleys. If you suffer from motion sickness you are advised to bring your usual anti-nausea medication with you. Regular stops are taken.

What is the camping like?

During the trek you will sleep in tents (two to a tent), or if the weather is good you can sleep outside under the stars; highly recommended! Foam sleeping mats are provided but you will need to bring a sleeping bag. Toilet facilities consist of a small toilet ‘tent’ covering a hole in the ground. There are no showers or bathing facilities in the desert so you must bring a pack of baby wipes.

What is the food like?

During the trek meals are cooked by a chef who will prepare Moroccan dishes. Breakfast and lunch will be eaten alfresco, and evening meals will be in a mess tent at camp. Plates, mugs, cutlery and other equipment are provided. While staying in Marrakech meals will be at the hotel or at local restaurants.

If you'd like further information before you sign up, you can either take a look at this leaflet or take a look at their website.


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