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Sahara Trek 2025

Take on the mighty sand dunes and scorching temperatures to trek in the vast and beautiful wilderness of the Sahara for St Wilfrid’s.

People walking in desert

Would you describe yourself as open to adventure? Are you determined and adaptable to unexpected changes? If that sounds like you, then our Sahara Trek might just be the perfect fundraising challenge for you!

 

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vast and diverse landscape of this iconic desert. Local Berber guides will lead your trek across ancient dried-up river beds, sand dunes and sunbaked plains. Camping each night gives you the chance to experience the stunning stars of the desert nightscape as well as the traditional cuisine of the Berbers.

 (Scroll down for more information about the trek!)

Sahara Trek - Information Evening

We are holding an information evening on the Monday 1st July at 6:30pm, where our experienced tour manager and travel company representative will tell you more about the trek. There will also be a chance for you to ask questions and also meet people who have previously done this trek.

For more information or to book your place for the information evening, fill out the form below or send an email to fundraising@stwhospice.org.

Would you like to attend the Sahara Trek Information Evening on 1st July?(Required)



The Sahara Trek is considered to be moderately challenging; suitable for someone of a good fitness level (there’s plenty of time to train even if you don’t consider yourself super fit when you sign up!).

Participants should be 18+.

Registration Fee: £390

Minimum Fundraising Target: £1600

Included:

  • Return flights from London (inc current taxes and fuel surcharges) and all transfers and transport in Morocco
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotels (2 nights), tents and sleeping mats on trek (3 nights)
  • All meals as specified
  • Local guides, support staff, camels and camel handlers on trek
  • Different Travel tour manager

Not Included:

  • Personal expenses e.g. drinks, souvenirs etc
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips (approx £20-£30 per person)
  • Personal trekking kit

Itinerary

 

Day 1 (Thursday 16 October 2025):
London – Marrakech
We fly together to Marrakech where we are met by our guide and transferred to our hotel for the night. Depending on flight arrival times we may start the journey to the desert today and stay in Ouarzazate tonight (approx. 4-5 hours).
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Friday 17 October 2025):
Marrakech – Sahara
If staying in Marrakech we set off early, crossing the Atlas Mountains and following
ancient caravan routes into the Sahara, stopping for lunch in Ouarzazate on the way (journey time approx. 9 hours including stops.) If starting in Ouarzazate the journey to the desert takes approximately 4-5 hours. This afternoon we will arrive in the desert and be welcomed by the rest of the trek team and the camels before commencing our trek, stopping overnight to camp under the stars of the Sahara.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight: Camping
Approx Trek Distance: 5km

multiple people trekking through sahara desert

Days 3–4 (Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 October 2025):
Sahara Desert
Our trek continues through the desert as we traverse sand dunes and rocky, lunar landscapes for the next two days. We are aided by our local Berber team comprising of the guides, cook and camel owners (the camels are our porters, carrying our luggage and equipment). Each day you will enjoy the varied Saharan landscape and
learn about how important it is to respect and comply with the forces of nature in the desert. On average we will cover 15-20km per day but this will vary. As the trek progresses we learn how the nomadic people of the Sahara live: from cooking to sleeping out under the stars and reading the magnificent Saharan night sky.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight: Camping
Approx Trek Distance: 15-20km per day

Day 5 (Monday 20 October 2025):
Sahara – Marrakech
This morning it’s the final leg of the trek to a small village where we bid farewell to the trek team and head back to Marrakech (approx. 9 hours’ drive) where we will enjoy a celebratory final meal together.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight: Hotel
Approx Trek Distance: 5km

Day 6 (Tuesday 21 October 2025):
Marrakech – London
Depending on flight times, have some free time to explore Marrakech before your flight back to the UK.
Meals: Breakfast

Sign up now!

 

Event details

Thursday 16 October 2025 - Tuesday 21 October 2025
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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