Sahara Desert Trek, Morocco 2019

Event Details

  • 28-02-2019 to 04-03-2019
  • Sahara Desert, Morocco
  • Registration Fee: £199
  • Fundraising Target: £1600
  • You will be required to raise £800 of the fundraising target by Friday 7 December 2018 in order to cover the costs of your participation.

Register for this challenge

Organised by Discover Adventure, this new trek gives a taste the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert. From flat desert floor to perfect wind-blown sand dunes, the trek is diverse and interesting. You will be trekking the vast unforgettable desert with a great group of Help for Heroes supporters and members of our Band of Brothers and Sisters fellowship.

Sahara Desert Trek, Morocco - Charity trek details:

Take the trip of a lifetime

  • Trek alongside over 40 supporters and beneficiaries accompanied by Berber guides and a small caravan of camels.
  • Trek from low mountains of beautiful Jebel Sarhro passing through small oases and low sand dunes, to desert hills and open desert finishing in the small town of Taghbalt.
  • A truly beautiful place to discover, with incredible inspiring views and unforgettable star-strewn night skies.
  • Remote night camps with camp fires and the Berber singing are a real highlight. 

What’s Included?

  • Return flights and all transport in Morroco.
  • Accommodation throughout the trip, including camping equipment.
  • All food and drink on the trip.
  • Bespoke ‘Sahara Mini Trek 2019’ T-shirt.
  • Help for Heroes medal and certificate for you to frame and remember your adventure.

Applying and Fundraising for the Sahara Desert Trek Challenge:

Top tips

Although sponsorship from your friends and family is amazing, getting creative and coming up with other ways to fundraise will provide a massive boost to your fundraising. You can do this by planning events throughout the months leading up to your challenge and for three months after the end of it – plenty of time to reach that magic target. Your fundraising journey is all part of the experience, so relish it!

It’s easier if you break your fundraising down into smaller monthly chunks and plan an event or activity for each month to hit that amount.

  • Your first target is £800 which is due Friday 7 December 2018. Take this amount and divide it by the number of months you have until that date. You now have your monthly target.
  • Plan how you can make that monthly target. For some great fundraising ideas contact the Help for Heroes Events Team.

Your second target of £800 isn’t due until 5 June 2019 – six months after your first target.

As part of the Help for Heroes Trekking Team, here are just some of the things you can expect to benefit from:

  1. A dedicated support team on hand to assist you with all aspects of the challenge.
  2. An exclusive commemorative Help for Heroes trekking t-shirt and medal.
  3. Monthly fundraising and training advice.
  4. Briefing session with your Trip Leader and a guided tour of a Help for Heroes Recovery Centre.
  5. A Facebook group just for participants, where you can connect with fellow trekkers, ask questions and share tips.

The team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. Whether you’re after event specifics, training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 01725 514106

Email: events@helpforheroes.org.uk

Alternatively, use the ‘Want to know more’ button on the left to leave your details with us and we’ll be in touch.

Thursday 28 February – Depart from London – airport TBC. Arrive in Ouarzazate (pronounced Wazzazat) and then be transferred to the hotel.

Friday 1 March – Drive over the low mountains of Jebel Sarhro to the small oasis town of Tezzerine. With loaded camels set off through the beautiful landscape of palm trees and small sand dunes to camp for the night on the edge of the dunes.

Saturday 2 March – a beautiful sunrise reveals the colour of the landscape and as the trek heads along a dry river and heading into the desert hills walking through sand dunes and amazing scenery to camp in a sheltered spot among the hills.

Sunday 3 March – Following an unforgettable night under the stars the last section of the route continues through low hills and emerging into open desert with inspiring views of surrounding barren mountains. Walking over the desert floor or hamada, arrive at the remote town of Taghbalt to then drive back to Ouarzazate for evening celebrations in the hotel.

Monday 4 March  - Leave Ouarzazate for London.

 

Sahara Mini Trek Itinerary

Where does my fundraising go?

The suggested fundraising target for this challenge is £1,600, of which £800 must be received by Help for Heroes by Friday 7 December 2018 to cover the cost of your participation with Discover Adventure. The £800 we receive beyond this cost covering target will allow Help for Heroes to continue providing lifelong support to our wounded Servicemen and women. Ideally, we would like your fundraising to have hit £1,600 within six weeks of the challenge finishing.

What will the trekking be like?

Our tour operator grade this trek as ‘Challenging’ as the main challenges lie in the intense heat, and the terrain, particularly soft sand dunes, which can be very tiring. The trek is approximately 40km in total.

 

 

Trip FAQ's

 

 

The Help for Heroes Events Team will work closely with you throughout your fundraising journey and share helpful tips and advice every step of the way. You will receive a comprehensive fundraising guide to help you get started, along with monthly fundraising ideas straight to your inbox!

It’s not just about sponsorship from friends – you can plan events throughout the build-up to your trek to help boost your fundraising total.

Fundraising amounts a little daunting?

Raising funds is all part of the challenge and once you get into the swing of it you’ll be well on the way to your total in no time. Don’t look at it as one big scary sum of money – remember you’ve got the Help for Heroes Events Team on hand to give you advice and tips throughout your fundraising journey. We are here to help you not just achieve your target, but smash it – all while having a great time along the way!   

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