Team Sahara trekking help

Frequently Asked Questions

Definitely you can!

However… There will be no power supply when you get to the desert, so we’d advise you to bring a power pack.

There’s not much (if any!) signal either until you leave the desert, so phone battery with a power pack should suffice.

We know you’re thinking it, even if you don’t want to ask!

When out on the trek, there will be a male and female ‘toilet’ or hole in the ground. While trekking you have to let someone know you need to go and just walk off to behind a sand dune, then cover it up.

There is a 4×4 vehicle that is with us on trek. We have our local guides and camels (the camels carry equipment – we do not ride the camels). A UK doctor comes on trek. Plus, you have Globel’s trek lead (Teri) and a rep from St Barnabas.

Everyone is there to support each other and encourage each other. There will be opportunities to stop at lunch for a good couple of hours (as we don’t trek in the height of the heat). You can always slow down a little on trek to catch breath or reenergise a bit. Remember, this is not a race, so no need to rush it. Be sure to drink plenty and snack plenty to keep energy levels up, as that is what can affect your tiredness too.

High 30’s Celsius in the middle of the day. It cools down over night and you may find you need hat and gloves first thing in the morning as the sun rises.

Berber, French, and Arabic. A lot of Berbers speak French, but once you’re in the mountains is mainly Berber. Marrakesh is French speaking.

They do but will sink more in the sand. There are parts of trek, such as the Waddies (which is a big flat area) where poles are ideal.

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