Sahara Trek - 28 March This is a superb trekking adventure taking you up to 100km into the biggest desert in the world, the Sahara. The circular route will allow you to fully experience this beautiful region as you traverse hamada, twisting wadis and untouched windblown sand dunes, whilst encountering salt pan induced mirages, deserted villages and wells frequented by nomads. The pinnacle of your trek will be to watch the sunset from the top of Erg Zaher, a 580m dune and one of the highest in the region. Walking between 6 and 7 hours a day, we stop for leisurely lunches in the shade of the tamarisk trees and wild camp each night on the sand dunes beneath star-filled skies which come alive without the effects of light pollution. Highlights: · Wild camping under the stars amongst the magnificent dunes of Chigaga · Experience the minimalist existence and solitude of nomadic desert life · Suitable for experienced adventurers and those looking for their first challenge · The wonderful 10 day challenge includes driving across the High Atlas Mountains View Itinerary Challenge Costs: If you are not self-funding the trek, you will need to meet the minimum sponsorship target to pay for the challenge. You must be ready to pay each increment detailed below, and in order to do this must have raised funds offline (usually cash) and/or opened a JustGiving crowdfunding (5% fee) or gofundme page (free). You would then use these funds to pay Travel & Trek. Payment options Flexi Fund (£1,200 minimum fundraising) Deposit £250 on booking to Travel & Trek Interim £200 due 2 September 2019 to Travel & Trek Final balance £600 due 18 January 2020 to Travel & Trek (paid by charity) Everything on top paid to Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity Self-Fund (no minimum fundraising) Deposit £250 on booking to Travel & Trek Interim £200 due 2 September 2019 to Travel & Trek - as this deadline has passed, this interim will be due immediately Final balance £600 due 18 January 2020 to Travel & Trek Everything on top paid to Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity Please do get in touch with us on [email protected] with any queries or questions. Book your place here We ask all participants to be transparent in their fundraising and to let their sponsors know if any of the money fundraised will be used to cover the costs of the challenge.