About the event

Rediscover true adventure in the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert. Join our team and trek for mental health.

This five day trek covers 100km passing through Morocco’s forbidding landscape punctuated by peaks, gorges, dunes and oases. At night, sleep under Africa’s star strewn skies and enjoy traditional Berber hospitality. 

This challenge goes beyond the Jebel Saghro region, starting on the Maider El Kbir plateau, before ascending Jebel El Mrakib, and admiring the stunning views. Walking through palm gorges, the route joins the dry Rhris River and heads towards an oasis of tamarisk trees. The final days are spent trekking along the Tikertouachene River, before celebrating a successful end to the challenge in Ouarzazate.

This trek is challenging, unforgiving, and life-changing.

The details

Date: Sun 16 Feb - Sun 23 Feb 2020

Location: Morocco
Cost: £195
Target: Minimum £2,600 (self funder options available)

Who are Rethink Mental Illness?

We’re Rethink Mental Illness and we’re on a mission to bring about meaningful change, through our services, groups and groundbreaking campaigns. We know, from our vast experience, that people severely affected by mental illness can have a good quality of life. With your support, we will make that possible.

How will your money support us?

Every penny you raise for us will help empower those severely affected by mental illness. Through our network of support groups, services and helplines, last year we reached: 


You can find out more about our work by visiting our vision and impact page

How we'll support you

  • Free Rethink Mental Illness t-shirt
  • Tips and advice on your trek
  • Support on your fundraising journey

Book your place

Don't miss out, book your place on our Sahara Trek team and help us ensure that no one with mental illness feels alone.

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