Dunes of the Sahara Traverse

Morocco, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from $925 (land only)

Trek & Walk

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots - light weight for the heat, and ankle height to prevent sand entering

Socks

Underwear

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants (it can rain in the desert!)

Lightweight windproof jacket

Long sleeved loose fitting shirts or T-shirts (wicking)

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Wide brimmed sunhat

Warm hat

Headscarf (to protect against the sun and wind, can be purchased locally)

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Lightweight thermal gloves

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 Litre x2 – hydration system e.g. camelbak or platypus useful.

3 season sleeping bag*

Antibacterial handwash

Wet wipes**

Washbag and toiletries

Small trek towel

Small padlock (to lock your KE kit bag)

Light daypack 25/30 litres

Head-torch / headlamp with spare batteries

Basic First Aid Kit, including pain killers, plasters (band-aids), blister protection (e.g. compeed), insect repellant, and rehydration salts.

The following items are optional:

Trainers /sneakers or sandals (for camp use)

Trekking poles (recommended)

Gaiters (useful to prevent sand getting into boots)

Shorts (should only be worn outside towns and villages)

Sleeping bag liner

Toilet roll

Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Travel clothes

Flavouring for drinking water eg. Vit C tablets/powdered juice (water is purified by iodine on trek, and you might wish to hide the taste)

Camera, media, spare batteries

Notes:

*Available for hire/rental through KE Adventure Travel.

**Please note that showers are not available in the desert and there is a limited amount of washing water, wet wipes are useful to wash in the interim.

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