Uncover the epic views and fascinating communities of the Sahara
Desert, which lie hidden from the curious gaze of Moroccan tourism.
Your challenge takes you beyond the Jebel Saghro region, a
forbidding landscape punctuated by stark peaks, formidable gorges and
bright oases. Situated south of the Atlas and Dades Gorge, the region
was originally volcanic and the last defence before the Sahara.
This is the land of the famous Ait Atta tribe, a nation of great
warriors who migrate here from the High Atlas Mountains in the winter.
Led by Hassou Ba Salem, the tribe resisted French Occupation and
retreated to the rocky stronghold of Jebel Bou Gafer in 1933.
Arriving in Morocco, you will be transferred by road to the start
of your trek. You'll spend your first day crossing the Maider El Kbir
plateau, passing rose dunes en route. The region is speckled with the
tents of nomadic people, who move here once the first snows start
falling on the High Atlas Mountains.
A challenging climb up Jebel Lamrakeb is rewarded with spectacular
views of the multi-coloured rocky desert landscape. Walking through palm
gorges, you'll join the dry Rhris River. Guided by the river, you head
towards an oasis of tamarisk trees. As you make your way to the dunes of
Boulaàdam, you'll have the chance to visit nomadic caves and tents.
You spend your final walking day trekking along the Tikertouachene
River, until you meet the main road where you will be driven back to
Ouarzazate, for a final night of celebrations.