Chegaga Dunes and Draa Valley
Period: From October to April
Duration: 8 days and 7 nights
Day 1: Arrive at Marrakech or Ouarzazate and meet our staff and overnight in a local Hotel.
Day 2: Marrakech – Col Tichka (2260 m) – Ouarzazate – Agdz – Draa Valley – Zagora – Faija – Camp
After breakfast, travel down towards Ouarzazate (gateway to the desert) via Tizi n’Tichka pass 2260m. Visit to the famous Glaoui Kasbah of Telouet, then continue on to Agdz and Zagora. Finally arrive at Faija, where the camp is set up ready. Distance: 400 kms (with breaks).
Day 3: Plateau Faija – djbel Bani – Col Oum Laachar – Oued Lemhasser – Oasis – Camp.
After breakfast, start walking on the desert plateau and pass farms at the foot of djebel Bani. Ascend the famous pass Oum Laachar that will take you to Oued Lemhasser. 5-6 hours walking / 17 kms.
Day 4: Oued Lemhasser – Chegaga Dunes – Camp in the base of the dunes
We leave Oued Lemhasser and walk towards the beautiful dunes of Chegaga, spend the night between the dunes. 5-6 hours walking / 20 kms.
Day 5: Chegaga Dunes – Bougarn Dunes – Camp
Walking in the heart of the desert, we leave the Chegaga Dunes heading to the stunning dunes Bougern. Spend the night at the camp. 5 hours walking/ 16 kms.
Day 6: Bougarn Dunes – Oued Naam – Camp
After breakfast, leave the Bougarn Dunes and cross the Oued Naam, where the camp will be set up. 5 – 6 Hours walking / 16 kms.
Day 7: Oued Naam – Mhamid Dunes – Zagora – Marrakech – Hotel
Our last day in this beautiful landscape, returning to Zagora via the Mhamid Dunes, and finally transferring back to Marrakech. 3 hours walking / 8 hours drive back to Marrakech (with breaks).
Day 8: Transfer to airport, end of Tizi Trekking services.
Please do not hesitate to contact Tizi Trekking if you require any further information.
What to Bring
For Tizi Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.
Tizi trekking are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Tizi trekking: