“Always walks ahead of yourself as the first camel caravan” (Tuareg proverb)
For a first approach of the Great Algerian Sahara, the six-day camel trek across the Tassili N'Ajjer presents the various aspects of Saharan landscapes. Tuareg friends make you discover the beautiful landscapes of Wadi Tekkat n'Ténéré the sandstone towers, the exceptional guelta Agzel, arches and obelisks Tikoubaouine mesmerizing, deep gorges before reaching Taouia the famous oasis of Essendilène. In return, you let yourself be overwhelmed by the ocean of dunes of Erg Admer.
Highlights of 9 Days Algeria desert tour:
easy and accessible for both a first approach of the Algerian Sahara, and a complete different travel.
Walking Tour of Ajjer, and diversity of this region, sandstone and sand, cliffs and canyons.
Ethical: we cook mainly gas, wood being used for the preparation of the cake and tea. Your waste is collected and sorted. The local team is responsible for burning what can be, the rest is brought to Djanet.
Program of this Algeria desert tour for 9 Days :
Day 1: DJANET - EHAREDJ - CAMP After arrival to the airport, our team takes you to where you find your Eharedj camel and where we install your bivouac (one hour drive).
Day 2: EHAREDJ - Tekat INTENOUEN - 5 to 6 hours hiking - CAMP You make your first steps between uniform cliffs and eroded sandstone towers.
Day 3: Tekat INTENOUEN - TELAOUT TEDJART - 5 to 6 hours hiking - CAMP It is between plateau and desert your trek continues in a beautiful setting. Our little caravan seeps through natural corridors of sandstone, sometimes true labyrinths lined with strangely shaped rocks.
Day 4: TELAOUT TEDJART - TILLELEN - 5 to 6 hours hiking - CAMP In this maze of foothills of the plateau, on trails almost forgotten you walk along with your camels.
Day 5: TILLELEN - TIKOUBAOUEN - 5 to 6 hours hiking - CAMP Then the horizon expands, the spaces become excessive, the landscape changes and it is between sandstone peaks and vast expanses of sand as you hike guided by friends Touareg.
Day 6: TIKOUBAOUEN - IHOUALALATEN - 5 to 6 hours hiking - CAMP You leave the site Tikoubaouen and impressive architecture sandstone arches and obelisks to join Ihoualalaten.
Day 7: IHOUALALATEN - Essendilène - 2 to 3 hours hiking - CAMP A slightly mineral day crossing wadis and small passes before arriving in Wadi Essendilène, corner of freshness where oleander, tamarisk and palm trees grow in the shade of the canyon, and its secret gueltas.
Day 8: Essendilène - DJANET - We get back to Djanet by Erg Admer with a half-day walk in the dunes. We visit the old town and walk through the souk of Djanet before transferring to the airport at night.