Spanning Northern Africa and holding more mystery than the rest of the world’s deserts put together, trekking across the Sahara is one of the great adventures of our time. Supported by camel teams, our challenge is to pick our way through the desert with only the seemingly endless horizon before us.
We follow an ancient Berber route through the shimmering hamada and arid sands on a hunt for the highest dune of the region – Erg Chegaga, which rises an imposing 300m above the desert. The literal and physical highlight of our journey, Erg Chegaga is hidden deep within the sands, miles from any other soul. Along the trail we stop each night to camp under the stars, to feast on Moroccan meals, and to listen to haunting Berber music around the campfires - before continuing our desert journey the next morning.
The sparse beauty of the rolling dunes is captivating and every day is different, with the dunes changing colour hour by hour, and offering up a gracious dance ahead of us as we make our journey.
"Just to say the Sahara Trek last week was fantastic, I have now done 8 challenges and that rates as one of the best. "