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Nomad Sahara Desert Trek from Marrakesh

Nomad Sahara Desert Trek from Marrakesh
Nomad Sahara Desert Trek from Marrakesh

Trek through the Sahara desert in a camel caravan as the Berber nomads have done for centuries. Discover their traditions and the amazing corners of this wild desert on an unforgettable 8-day trek led by a certified guide.



8 Days

Jan - Apr, Sep - Dec




* Experience nomad life in the desert.

* Discover and age-old culture.

* Explore awe-inspiring landscapes.


On this 8-day all-in Sahara desert trek from Marrakesh, you will experience what the local nomad Berber culture is all about, and taste it for yourself.

We will meet on the first day in Marrakesh, and then, the following day, we will cross the Atlas mountains to get to the Sahara desert where the actual trek begins. Throughout the following days, we will enjoy the company of lovely camels as we explore this mysterious location and rest in the evening under the stars in rugged campsites. Finally, we will end up back in Marrakesh, but we will not be the same after such a fantastic experience! You can find a detailed day-by-day itinerary below.

Please keep in mind that you will need to be fit for this trekking tour and that you will need to have a sense of adventure. However, no technical skills are required. You will be traveling in a group, and we will take care of all the logistics so that you are comfortable and safe.

If you would like to join this unforgettable Sahara desert trek, then send me a message and we can begin to plan this trip together right away! I look forward to guiding you!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Luggage transfer

- Personal porters

- Tents

- Rope

- Sleeping pad

- Cooking utensils

- Harness

- Helmet

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

- Chalk

- Crash pads

- Avalanche equipment

- Sleeping bag

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Trekking poles

- Hiking shoes

- Skis

- Ski boots

Price details


Transfers airport-hotel-airport

Transfers Marrakesh - Sahara - Marrakesh

2 night in a Marrakesh hotel with breakfast (other meals are not included).

Overnight in haimas tents during the trek.

Camel caravan to transport equipment.

Full board during the trek.

Realtime satelite Spot following.

Mountain guide and local guide, Spanish, English, French and Arabic speaking.

Private cook.

Group camping equipment (does not include sleeping bag).


Day 1: Marrakesh

We will meet in Marrakesh, and enjoy a traditional welcoming dinner together after we discuss the whole program.

Day 2: Sahara-Les nomades desert camp

In the early morning, we will start our tour to the Sahara. We will cross the Atlas mountains and Taznakht to reach Foum Zguid, the last city to the Sahara. Then, we will continue on a 1:30 drive to the Sahara and reach the Les nomades desert camp bivouac where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Camel Trek

Early in the morning, we will cross the dunes on the other side of Chegaga, we will trek for 20 kilometers with camels.

Day 4: Erg Elghoul to Elbaid

We will go from Erg Elghoul to Elbaid where we will camp in the middle of the Sahara wilderness, on the edge of Jabel Bani.

Day 5: Elgelt

We will reach Elgelt, a very beautiful place in the mountain of Jabel Bani which is like a swimming pool in the Sahara.

Day 6: Ouad Elmhasser-Jabel Bani

Back through Ouad Elmhasser to reach the edge of Jabel Bani.

Day 7: Les nomades camp

Return to the Les nomades bivouac camp, where we will enjoy a shower and a real bed again. Last night in the Sahara!

Day 8: Marrakesh

4×4 drive directly back to Marrakesh.


Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle



Equipment rent on site

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

UIMLA Mountain Leader | AEGM Tour guide Mountain / Mountain Leader Sports Technician

Since I was a kid I travelled around the hills and peaks of Sierra Nevada range in south Spain, going up and down the valleys that made me in love with the mountains world.

Steadily, I discovered other ranges of the Iberic peninsula such as the Pyrenees and Picos de Europa, and then I travelled to the peruvian Andes, the Amazonas jungle, the Moroccan Atlas...

Thanks to these experiences and two years of studying to become a professional mountain guide, I started a new project called Nevalia mountain guides.

I hope I can help you to make true your mountain dreams!



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What people are saying about Alejandro



The trip was great. Unfortunately, due to very bad weather conditions, we were not able to climb to the top of the Toubkal



Our guide was actually Ruben. Alejandro was sick. Ruben was just great. Definitely 5 stars.



Our guide was changed on us last minute. Before the hike, I had missed the messages from the guide because the notifications went to a weird place in my email inbox. Because we messaged him late, he cancelled on us. I was worried we wouldn't be able to go on the hike at all. Luckily, we ended up going with a different guide, Victoria, who was lovely.



I really enjoyed the trip! Alejandro was a great guide. The only few things to work on are: -Alcazaba was not possible because of snow. I definitely understand this but it was not communicated until we were on the trail -Explore share was difficult as a third party to communicate with- It worked better once I got email working directly -I think the cost for the trip is high but if it goes to the guide and not explore-share that's one thing.. if a lot goes to explore-share I would prefer to find guides on my own



Excellent service. Great communication from company and flexible to meet needs. Guide was superb. Very accommodating and suggestive of different routes and activities to maximise the experience. Highly recommend to anyone looking to hire a guide.

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