Edge of the Sahara Trek

Superb trekking in Morocco`s most dramatic desert landscape




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Holiday Overview


  • Wild camping amongst the magnificent dunes at Zahar
  • A unique camel supported Saharan trekking experience
  • Walk through wild wadis and experience majestic dune hiking
  • Explore exotic Marrakech and the colourful Djemaa-el-Fna

This very special Moroccan trekking adventure begins with a drive south from Marrakech, across the Atlas and through the Draa Valley, to a fixed camp amongst the palm groves at Ouled Driss. Here, we meet our Berber cook team and Saharan camel drivers and set off on an unforgettable journey into the desert. Walking for around 6 hours a day we stop for leisurely lunches in shady spots and camp each night on the open sand of the dunes - beneath star-filled Saharan skies. Taking tea with our local crew around camp fires, hiking on little-used trails and watching the sun set between the highest dune-crests are all part of this magical desert holiday. From starting out on the dry bed of the Draa River to reaching the highest point of the great dunes of Zahar, this is a winter walking holiday with a difference.


Edge of Sahara Trek or Dunes of the Sahara Traverse - which one is for me?

We offer two fantastic desert treks in Morocco and are often asked "what are the main differences between the two." If you are looking to hike to the highest sand dune in Morocco by traversing across the desert, trek for between 5 - 6 hours a day, experience 1 night at a fixed Berber camp and 4 nights of wild desert camping, then Dunes of the Sahara Traverse is perfect for you. However, if you're looking to move up a grade, hiking for between 6 - 7 hours a day, trek through some of the Sahara's most dramatic scenery, watch the sunset from the dunes of Erg Ez-Zahar, wild camp for 3 nights and experience a fixed camp for 2 nights, then our Edge of Sahara Trek ticks all those boxes.


Is this holiday for you?

This holiday involves walking for 6 to 7 hours each day over a variety of terrain from hard rock to soft desert sand. All our camping and personal equipment is carried by camels so it is only necessary to carry a small daypack with daily essentials such as water bottle and camera. Winter daytime temperatures in the desert are not too hot and walking at this time of year should be quite comfortable. We camp in the desert for 3 nights and at a fixed camp with shower facilities for 2 nights.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at the group hotel in Marrakech. Complimentary transfers from Marrakech Airport are provided.
  • Transfer across the Atlas to Ouled Driss via the Tichka Pass (2260m), the highest road in Morocco.
  • Trek through palm groves, traditional villages and dunes to the holy shrine of Sidi Naji.
  • Trek towards Malga Ouedane `meeting of Wadis` and the magnificent dunes of Zahar.
  • Superb trekking through tamarisk and acacia tree to the charming dunes of Tilhatine.
  • Wadi trekking to the dry plateau of Iriki Lake before returning to the comforts of Ouled Driss.
  • Spectacular drive back to Marrakech. Evening to enjoy the colourful Djemaa-el-Fna.
  • Departure Day. Complimentary transfers to Marrakech Airport are provided.
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We sell this holiday on a Land Only basis and recommend that you book your flights to Marrakech Airport, which is approximately 15 minutes drive away from the group hotel in downtown Marrakech. Please refer to the 'Joining Arrangements and Transfers' section of the holiday dossier for further details.

Flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you have received your booking confirmation and the trip is showing 'Guaranteed to Run' or 'Limited'.

If flying from the UK there are a number of low cost airlines offering flights to Marrakech. These include Easyjet who have flights from London, Manchester & Glasgow, Thomson Airways who have flights from London, Manchester & Birmingham and Ryanair who have flights from London. Click on the 'Flight information' link below for further information on booking low cost airlines. Alternatively if you would prefer to book a 'flight inclusive package' using scheduled airlines from the UK please contact our flights department for a quote. Whilst flight prices are likely to be more expensive you will benefit from full financial protection.

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Map & Itinerary

The Route

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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at the group hotel in Marrakech. Complimentary transfers from Marrakech Airport are provided.

    On arrival at Marrakech airport you will be met by a KE representative who will assist with the short transfer to the group hotel in the city. Depending on your flight arrival time, after settling in you may have the
    opportunity to do a little exploration. Marrakech is a friendly city and quite easy to get around and most people head for the central square of the Djemaa-el-Fna beneath the imposing tower of the Koutoubia Mosque.
    Our evening meal will be taken at the group hotel or a nearby restaurant. It will give us our first opportunity to try a tagine, a slow-cooked stew of meat and vegetables.

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  • Transfer across the Atlas to Ouled Driss via the Tichka Pass (2260m), the highest road in Morocco.

    Setting off after breakfast we travel by private minibus across the High Atlas via the Tichka Pass (2260m), the highest road pass in Morocco. On the other side of the mountains we descend to Ouarzazate where we enter the Draa Valley, the largest palm grove in the country, stretching for more than 100km along the banks of the River Draa. We pass through Agdz, Zagora, and Tagounit to reach Ouled Driss on the edge of the Sahara desert. This is a long full days drive, but we are rewarded with some fantastic and ever-changing scenery. We ahould arrive in Ouled driss in the late afternoon and we stay tonight in a fixed camp of traditional Berber tents or ‘Khaimas’ which have been upgraded with certain western comforts such as hot showers. Here we meet our camel guides and our cook, who prepares dinner, which we eat in the cosy seating area at camp.

    • Accommodation Fixed Camp

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  • Trek through palm groves, traditional villages and dunes to the holy shrine of Sidi Naji.

    We take our breakfast while the camels are loaded and then begin the trek into the desert. Travelling in an eastwardly direction, we cross palm groves and fields to reach the edge of the sands, with the dramatic cliffs
    of the hamada of Draa to the south. Our camels will slowly follow us and meander there way through the dunes towards El Ghizlane. We pass through a small, mainly now deserted village whose inhabitants mastered
    the art of living comfortably in this arid environment, before starting out on a flat plateaux towards our first dunes. Stopping for lunch early at at Rass Nkhel we enjoy the shade of a large tree and rest while the sun is at its hottest. The afternoon’s walk is around 2 hours and will take us to the dunes near the holy shrine of Sidi Naji. We make our camp and have dinner among the dunes.

    • Accommodation Camping

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    • Time 6 - 7 hrs of trekking

  • Trek towards Malga Ouedane `meeting of Wadis` and the magnificent dunes of Zahar.

    We continue along the left bank of the Draa which at this point is dry except during the infrequent rains (2 – 5 days per year). The desert landscape is shaped mainly by the wind and occasionally by water from these rare but sometimes violent storms, and the variety of this combination gives rise to very different forms of desert. In the Sahara there is a special vocabulary to describe these different forms. ‘Wadi’ is the term used for a dry river valley, ‘hamada’ is a wind swept stony plain, ’reg’ is a gravel plain, while the classic desert of everyone’s imagination - a vast ‘sea’ of sand rippled with sand dunes - is known as ‘erg’. Today we will encounter all these forms as we walk from our camp in ‘reg’ and across ‘hamada’ towards the distant dunes of Erg Ez-Zahar. Walking with our camels, we first head east to Malga Ouedane (‘meeting of Wadis’) where we stop for lunch. This afternoon we continue through a vast empty expanse of hamada desert to reach the magnificent dunes of Zahar. We make our camp right among these dunes and as we sip our tea we can watch the sunset colours wash the ridges, turning the sand to orange fire while deepening shadows create a rich texture and pattern to the desert and dunes – an incredible sight.

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    • Time 6 hrs of trekking

  • Superb trekking through tamarisk and acacia tree to the charming dunes of Tilhatine.

    Heading due north, we cross the wide bed of the Draa which is dotted with tamarisk and acacia trees which seem to be able to find water and nourishment from the dry and stony desert floor. We take lunch in the
    welcome shade of a dense patch of the tamarisk and continue through ‘reg’ desert, to reach the smaller dunes of Tilhatine. Tonight we camp near a well, giving the camels a well earned drink and allowing us to have
    a good wash.

    • Accommodation Camping

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    • Time 6 hrs of trekking

  • Wadi trekking to the dry plateau of Iriki Lake before returning to the comforts of Ouled Driss.

    We are now on the right bank of the wadi which has here remained dry for the past 35 years since the construction of the El-Mansour-Eddhabi dam near Ouarzazate. Before this time, during desert rainstorms, the waters would reach Iriki Lake which supported an ecology of fish and birds. Today dunes block the passage of any water and the former lake is now a dry plateau. After lunch at Nbak Aicha Moussa taken in the shade of green tamarisk trees, we continue to the outskirts of M’Hamid and from here walk back to our fixed camp at Ouled Driss to enjoy the comforts that this camp provides.

    • Accommodation Fixed Camp

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    • Time 7 hrs of trekking

  • Spectacular drive back to Marrakech. Evening to enjoy the colourful Djemaa-el-Fna.

    After an early breakfast we drive back across the Atlas to Marrakech arriving there in the late afternoon. We check into our hotel and after showering and changing we will certainly want to check out the remarkable central square of the Djemaa-el-Fna. This is the focus of
    activities for local people and tourists alike and here you will see troupes of Berber acrobats, musicians, snake-charmers, water sellers and story tellers. We take our dinner tonight either in our hotel or a nearby restaurant.

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  • Departure Day. Complimentary transfers to Marrakech Airport are provided.

    After an early breakfast we will transfer to the airport.

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Holiday Information

  • An experienced English-speaking local leader
  • Marrakech Airport transfers (on Day 1 & 8 only)
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • All meals
  • A full service on trek including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment)

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for staff
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

All clients arriving on Day 1 and departing on Day 8 of the itinerary will be provided with complimentary airport transfers. Clients booking a Land Only Package should let us know if Marrakech Airport transfers are not required and MUST provide the KE office with full details of their flights. Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation. If you intend to make your own transfer arrangements at Marrakech Airport, taxis are available outside the arrivals hall at all times. They are equipped with meters but most taxi drivers are reluctant to use them and you should either insist on a meter or agree the fare before setting off. The standard fare to the city in a "petit taxi" should be no more than £6 though you may have to pay a little more if arriving late at night. The airport is approximately 4 miles from the city and the journey takes 10 - 15 minutes.

A typical day starts with an early morning wake-up call. After breakfast, during which camp is struck and the camels are loaded, we start walking in the pleasant cool of the morning. Lunch is usually taken at a shady spot after 3 or 4 hours walking, and on some days this stop will be extended into a long break of up to 2 - 2.5 hours to avoid walking in the hottest part of the day. The afternoon session tends to be shorter than the morning and we will usually reach our overnight stop with plenty of time to explore before enjoying a desert sunset. On most days we will be walking for 6 or 7 hours at a reasonably leisurely pace which allows time for stops and to take pictures. As evening comes on the temperature drops and we may light a camp fire. Dinner is a 3-course meal which we will normally eat alfresco. This is a great time of day for reliving the events of the trek so far and for general socialising.

During this trip the group will spend two nights at a tourist class hotel in Marrakech. While there are several more expensive hotels in Marrakech, we try to strike the right balance of a comfortable and conveniently located hotel while maintaining a really good value holiday. In Ouled Driss, we will be staying at a fixed camp with four people per room. There are showers and a sheltered comfortable seating area where we will be served dinner. Whilst on trek there will be a total of 3 nights wild camping. All accommodation in Marrakech and camping is based on twin sharing. It is possible to hire a single tent while on trek for an additional cost (not available for the 2 nights in Ouled Driss). Please note single tent hire does not include single rooms in hotels. For the 2 hotel nights in Marrakech single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. Additional hotel nights in Marrakech are also available. For Hotel prices and single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

On trek, the food is a mixture of local and international, all purchased locally and cooked for us by our trek cooks. Breakfast is porridge and continental style, with tea and coffee, cereals including muesli, bread, jam and honey. A morning snack is also provided and this can consists of a piece of fruit (apple, orange), or Moroccan “trail mix” of dried figs and dates, peanuts, sugar coated peanuts and other nuts. Lunch usually starts with the Berber speciality of mint tea, followed by a freshly prepared salad - onion, tomatoes, green peppers, grated carrot, green beans, with tinned sweetcorn or peas, rice, pasta or couscous added. Hard and soft cheeses, tinned fish, olives, biscuits and bread are also on the lunchtime menu. Dinner starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, cous-cous, spaghetti, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following - onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip. green beans, peas. On certain nights there will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef). All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. Desserts usually consist of fruit, some fresh but more likely tinned, including pineapple, apricot, pears, peaches or mixed. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks.

All meals are included in the holiday price from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8.

Approximately £100 should be allowed for miscellaneous expenses. This amount will cover tips for the trek crew, soft drinks, snacks, and also lunches in Marrakech if you should happen to arrive early in the day or depart late in the day. If you wish to purchase bottled water for the trek (rather than drink the treated water supplied) then please allow 10 dirham per 1.5 litre bottle. Marrakech is a great place for souvenir buying and all major credit cards are accepted. If you are intending to buy expensive items, you should budget accordingly. It is not possible to obtain or exchange Moroccan currency (Dirham) outside the country. You can withdraw money in local currency from ATM’s in Marrakech or your travel money can be carried in the form of cash or travellers cheques. (Sterling and US dollars are easily exchanged, but note that it can be difficult to exchange travellers cheques at banks in Morocco, and commission payments are often very high). Credit cards can be used to purchase goods and it is a good idea to carry one in case of emergency.

An English-speaking professional local leader will accompany the group throughout the holiday. In addition the group will be supported on trek by a team of cooks and camp staff, baggage animals (camels) and their handlers.

It is important to remember tipping is voluntary and should be dependent on good service. For your guide and trek crew we recommend that you give a tip if you feel that their services have met your satisfaction. We recommend that you give tips as a group rather than from individual group members and suggest you decide together on a level of tips that suits everyone. As a rough guide we suggest a contribution of around £30 (in local currency) per group member to a 'pool' should provide an appropriate level of tips.

On the trek your personal equipment will be carried by camels. Your baggage on trek should not weigh more than 15kg. Items not required for this part of the trip can be left at the group hotel in Marrakech. We recommend that you bring a fold away bag for this purpose.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

The altitudes attained on this itinerary are not extreme and the maximum altitude attained is no more than the equivalent of a pressurised cabin on an international flight. You may ‘feel’ the altitude the first time you are above 2000 metres. The max altitude is 2260m which is when you cross the pass Tizi n'Tichka pass over the Atlas mountains in the vehicle. The walking in the Sahara is all under 1000m.

No visa is required for travel to Morocco by the holders of the following passports: United Kingdom, United States of America or Australia. Please note that your passport must be valid for at least six months after your date of entry to Morocco and that this entitles you to stay in the country for up to three months. Holders of passports not on the above list should contact the Kingdom of Morocco visa information service to see if a visa is required. (Most people will find that no visa is required).

We do keep our information up to date but be advised visa requirements are subject to change. It is recommended that you contact the relevant commission in the case of recent alterations.

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 over trousers / rain pants (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 or buff (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 hand wash
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet roll
  • Water purification tablets
  • Wash bag 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
  • 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.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

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UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays.

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It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday, getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this desert holiday you need to be aerobically fit and also capable for walking up to 6 or 7 hours each day on a variety of terrain from hard rock to soft desert sand. We would suggest that you adopt a weekly exercise regime. Regular walking in hill or back country is the best preparation but if this is not possible, regular exercise with your preferred sport or pastime such as jogging, cycling and swimming, will develop better fitness and stamina. Before departure, we suggest that you try to fit in a number of long walks in hilly country.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: www.fco.gov.uk. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

It is warm in the desert during the day even in the winter months of November through to April. At this time we can expect daytime temperatures to be a pleasant 20 - 25°C, rising to 30°C or more around mid-day. In the evening the temperature will drop to an average of 5 – 10°C but can reach lower than this overnight. The evenings and nights can be chilly and are a dramatic change from the daytime temperatures. Rain is rare in the desert but not unheard of and short-lived storms bringing rain can occur.

Lonely Planet Guide – Morocco. Rough Guide to Morocco A Hedonist's Guide to Marrakech. Paul Sullivan A Year in Marrakesh. Peter Mayne Desert Divers. Sven Lindqvist

EWP maps

Maps for this region are notoriously difficult to come by. The publisher EWP does make a series covering various regions of the Atlas and adjacent to the Atlas at 1:160,000. These maps are generally based on Russian military maps with all cyrillic text replaced by latin alphabet.

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