Morocco: Camel trekking in Sahara - mountain hikes in High Atlas with Akabar - Sahara Treks and the team of Ait Atta nomads

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Short treks: for travellers who want to plan a short desert stay, we offer the following short breaks:

 

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From Jebel Bani via Tafraout to the dunes - 3 hiking days: 
Ascent to the mountains and pass eastern Tafraout area, visit of the new nomad school (installed by Assoziazione Mondo Incantato and Ingenieure ohne Grenzen), tea at semi-nomads and nomads possible. Walk through remote valleys of bani mountains to the dunes of the South.

Trekking price for 2 persons*: 640 EUR, riding camel extra 15 EUR/day

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Camel trekking in dunes of Sahara - 3 hiking days:
Transfer by jeep to the dunes, where the nomad team is waiting with their camels. 3-days hike hike through different dune areas, alternating with plains.
Trekking price for 2 persons*: 710 EUR, riding camel extra 15 EUR/day
 

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Oasis and dunes of the South - 3 days - hike:
This trek leads through oasis and along rive Draa. We stay overnight in dunes and during the next days walk through various dune landscapes.
Trekking price for 2 persons*: 560 EUR, riding camel extra 15 EUR/day
 
 

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 From Oued L'Amhasser to the dunes - 4 hiking days: 

Transfer by jeep to the foot of the Jebel Bani mountain range and ascent to the mountains. We walk over wide plains and stay overnight near a small oasis. The hike continues through the valleys of the impressive Jebel Bani mountains to the dune foreland. Overnight either in the mountains or in the dunes.
Trekking-price for 2 persons*: 770 EURriding camel extra 15 EUR/day
 
 

*The trekking price includes: Jeep transfer from Zagora to the starting point of the trekking and return, camel trekking with English- or French-speaking guide, cook, chameliers, baggage camels,  mineral water during trekking, full board with afternoon tea, camping equipment, mattresses, blankets and tent ( if you wish you can have your own tent) insurance.

Further riding camels extra from 15 € per day/camel.

Not included: Hotel in Amezrou or Zagora, lunch and dinner at the hotel as well as drinks, gratuities to our nomadic crew:


 
 

5 days camel trekking on nomadic paths through dunes and mountains

The following hikes give a choice of Akabar - Sahara Treks' programme and can be extended as desired:

 

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From cave painting site to the nomads' village:
Ascent into this varied mountain landscape of Jebel Bani. Opportunity to visit the cave paintings which were discovered only in 2008. During the next four days the caravan will go through the diverse rock desert, valleys and canons of the Jebel Bani mountain range. On the way we will meet nomad families herding their flock. The trek ends in the mountain valley of Tafraout. Visit the semi-nomadic community, see their gardens, the nomadic school and individual homes. Overnight stay with a family or in the vicinity of the school. (Please read here for further information:  http://www.academia.edu/2459577/Rock_Art_and_Archaeology_in_Ifran-n-Taska_Eastern_Jebel_Bani_Morocco_First_Results_of_the_Moroccan-Italian_Research_Project)
 
 
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Caravan from the dunes to Jebel Bani Mountains:
The tour starts at the sand dunes of Oued Latash, continues through various dunes and leads across steppe landscape to the fascinating Oued L'Amhasser area in Jebel Bani mountains. We stay overnight in remote valleys, walk over plains, come to oasis and finally descend to the farmland of Alfeija.