Our first Liwa dune walk aimed at a full marathon which was overly ambitious!
This walk will be for 'hours' goal rather than KM.
We will walk for the following times:
4 hours on Friday, goal is 12 KM
930-1130 Lunch and swim and rest.
5 -11 am. (6 hours, goal of 12 KM) Emphasis on WALK. Even those that were unsure of how 'far they could go' ended up walking the entire time both days with the group and completing the entire distance. Every will have a 'rest stop' every hour . That may seem like a lot of rest, but this is the way we ensure that everyone stays hydrated and healthy. We will walk back into our camp for a full lunch and a jump in the spring-fed pool on site. Each rest stops will also have food and energizing snacks available.
THE AMAZING RESIDENCE
You cannot see the stars like this until you are far away from the city lights. It's simply spectacular.
This event is open for all, but you are encouraged to attend at least 1 desert training session, happening in the weeks prior to the trek to test your fitness and understand just how hard it is to walk this far through the desert.
Sleeping arrangements are in a group area with flush toilets and showers.
Our trek leaders are trained in Wilderness Advanced First Aid and have mapped the trek prior to our walk. Our teams will be communicating via walkie with the drivers and other leaders, and ensuring the health and safety of everyone in the team.
Meeting time Friday morning from Abu Dhabi at 6 am. Carpools organized in the whats app group, rides will be available for all from Abu Dhabi. TRANSPORT FROM DUBAI/ABU DHABI;
We have space for 12 people in our 2 group SUV cars for an additional charge of 100 dh per person Meeting point TBA Abu Dhabi. The start is 2 hours from Abu Dhabi and 3 hours from Dubai. COST:
800 DH per person
Sleeping in an open air majlis
Bathrooms and showers are shared for the group
1 overnight at Desert Residence
Lunch, Dinner, breakfast, lunch and plenty of snacks
bonfire after dinner
Car support throughout the walk
Trek leaders 1:10 ratio
The Liwa Desert Hike:
The sands of Liwa are softer, the dunes are bigger. We will walk into the sunset and again on Saturday morning, starting at 5 am, head torches, headlamps, we will walk for an hour while the sand is hard and cold to get the maximum number of KM done while its cold.
We will walk in the remote desert with rest stops for shade every 1 hour. Plan to walk for 5 hours, there are no road options, its very remote and very soft sand.
• Overnight in Desert Residence on Friday night.
• breakfast at the residence at 430 am (Sat)
• 2 4x4 cars support for the walk
• Trek leaders 1:8
• Resting Lunch camp + lunch
• Bonfire on Friday night
• SAT phone for emergencies
• Camelback bladder (borrow for 50dh/buy for 150dh)
• Sand Gaitors (50dh - to keep the sand out)
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
make your payment and you will be added to the whats app group.