School Trek - Edge of Sahara

Morocco, School Expeditions, 8 days - from $1,040 (land only)

School Expeditions

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



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 (4 season sleeping bag for departures

From Mid-Oct through to End of February)*

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

Trekking poles (recommended)

Thermarest* (note that foam mattresses are provided)

Shorts (should only be worn outside towns and villages)

Sleeping bag liner

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


*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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