Erg Chigaga 3 days by camel trek and 4×4

The itinerary

Day 1:  M’hamid – Rass Nkhal ( Among the Tamarisk trees)

Start your Sahara camel trek by Leaving the village of M’hamid and trek west in the direction of the great dunes of Erg Chigaga, with the mountain ridge of the Jebel Bani far to your north but in sight for the entire trek. Your camel trekking will take you through the dry river beds (e.g. Oued Naam), and walk through a variety of desert vegetation and scrub before the terrain opens out and becomes more stark. As the day’s sahara camel trek draws to a close, expect to camp amidst gently rolling dunes and Tamarisk trees, which offer shelter.

Day 2 : Draa Valley – Bougarne

Progressing westwards, reach ever-more remote terrain, and larger sand dunes (e.g. Bougarn) surrounded by broad, dry earth plateaux and desert hamada (black stone). Scramble over the dunes and you’ll be able to see Erg Chigaga in the distance. Camp will be made west of Bougarne, in the seclusion of smaller dunes and shrubs.

Day 3 : Erg Chigaga Journey and back to Mhamid

As the sand becomes deeper (in former water courses/dried rivers), the surrounding plateaux open out to different kinds of plant and tree-life, and you will trek near an area that offers grazing land for the elusive Dorcas gazelle. You will start to trek through bigger dunes before reaching the last plateau bordering Erg Chigaga. Reach Erg Chigaga in time to enjoy sunset. Settle down and make camp once more or look forward to the sahara tour 4×4 journey back to M’hamid.

The price for this sahara camel trek with a 4WD back to Mhamid is 249 € per person based on a group of two persons at least .

The price includes :
Two nights in wild desert camps
The desert guide
Camels to ride and/or to carry the luggages
All meals during the trekking
Water and hot drinks