15 Days Hike in Mauritania

15 Days

This tour encompasses a 15-day adventurous journey across various landscapes and cities in Mauritania. Starting from Nouakchott, the first day involves a welcome at the airport and an overnight stay at a campsite in Atar. The following days are packed with transfers to different locations, including Chinguetti and Zarga, exploring on foot and by 4×4 vehicles. The itinerary includes visits to significant Islamic sites, interaction with nomadic tribes, and discovering the diverse flora and landscapes of Mauritania. Hiking through dunes canyons, and enjoying bivouacs under the stars are part of this enriching experience, culminating with a return to Atar for a final exploration before the airport transfer on day 15.

15-day Mauritania itinerary

  • Arrival at the airport, greeted by our team.
  • Transfer to Atar and check into Campement des Toiles Maures for an overnight stay.
  • Dinner at the campement.

  • Morning transfer to Chinguetti via a 4×4 ride on an 80 km trail through the Passe de Ould Ebnou.
  • Stopover at Fort Sagane before continuing to Chinguetti, the 7th holy city of Islam.
  • Visit the mosque and small libraries in Chinguetti.
  • Overnight stay at a local auberge or in the Chinguetti palm grove, meeting with our camel handlers.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Start hiking eastwards through Oued de Chinguetti towards Mont Zarga, with lunch en route.
  • Encounter nomads and their beautiful white tents, sharing tea with them.
  • Bivouac in the middle of the dunes for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Traverse a white sand erg and a grés plate, with lunch en route under the trees.
  • Bivouac near Mont Zarga for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Continue hiking towards Mont Zarga, then through a fault onto a plateau overlooking the dunes.
  • Lunch at the base of Mont Zarga.
  • Afternoon hike through rocks and sand around the mountain to reach near Tichilit with beautiful landscapes awaiting.
  • Bivouac for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Early departure through the dunes of Mont Zarga towards the village of Irat.
  • Traverse dunes and cliffs before arriving in Oued d’Irat.
  • Bivouac near the nomadic camp of Irat for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Morning departure from Oued d’Irat eastwards through the dunes, meeting nomads and camel handlers along the way.
  • Descend gradually to the palm grove of Mhaïret, lunch under the palm trees.
  • Ascend a pass to reach bivouac in the heart of the dunes of Ichif for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Head towards the pass of Tourvine nestled in the heart of impressive canyons.
  • Lunch at the source under the palm trees in Terjit.
  • Bivouac in the dunes for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Take the pass of Tourvine towards the pass of Tezent, traversing the canyons.
  • Visit the cave of Gatara and bivouac on the large dune for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Head towards the white valley, crossing the village of Tentemdje.
  • Lunch under the trees and follow the Oued El Abiod to the pass of Tivoujar, the only sandy pass in the region.
  • Ascend beautiful dunes to the top of the pass with stunning panoramas of Oued El Abiod.
  • Bivouac at the summit for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Short break at the source to observe the marmots, then continue to the well of N’drenaya.
  • Lunch under the trees and proceed to Oued El Hammam.
  • Bivouac in the Oued for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Depart through the Oued to the village of El Gleittat.
  • Lunch in the palm grove and continue to Erg Amatlich for the bivouac.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Early departure to cross the dune cord of Amatlich towards Erich, then southwest to Azouiga for the bivouac.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • 4×4 transfer to Atar with lunch en route.
  • Visit Atar, dinner and overnight at Campement des Toiles Maures.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Transfer to the airport, assistance with formalities.

This is a private Mauritania tour package. Upon booking this Mauritania tour, please be informed that visa processing may require some time, thus it’s prudent to plan accordingly. Visa requirements may vary by nationality, so it’s vital to stay updated with the latest guidelines and allocate sufficient time for processing. Your tour initiates in Nouakchott, Mauritania. We can orchestrate a pickup at a location of your preference in Nouakchott, either at your hotel in the morning or directly from the Nouakchott International Airport arrivals gate. Tailoring your expedition to cater to your preferences is our priority, so feel free to engage in discussions for any personalized arrangements with us.

Mauritania is a secure country to explore, brimming with historical and natural vistas awaiting your discovery. The itinerary encompasses travel to various towns and regions, offering a diverse spectrum of experiences.

Most nationalities would necessitate a visa to enter Mauritania, and it’s advisable to scrutinize the latest visa regulations well in advance of your travel dates. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Mauritania.

It’s recommended to exchange some currency (Euros or Dollars) for Mauritanian Ouguiya before or upon arrival. Your driver can aid you with this task, ensuring a smooth transition for your travel expenditures.

Budgeting for personal expenses such as souvenirs, lunches, and dinners, anticipate spending in the range of 100 – 200 dollars, depending on personal inclinations.

This tour is a standalone experience, but should the wanderlust beckon for more exploration, we can assist in arranging extended tour packages to neighboring countries or other regions within Mauritania.

Our devoted team has meticulously curated this tour, with our destination manager having recently traversed Mauritania to ensure a seamless and enriching experience for you. We endeavor to provide reliable, updated information and the pinnacle of service to make your Mauritanian adventure truly unforgettable.


  • 15 days in Mauritania.
  • 4x4 car
  • Accommodations (hotel)
  • Fuel
  • Food
  • Water
  • Tax visit
  • Driver and english guide
  • Camels rental
  • Tents equipments
  • A cook
  • boat rental

Not Included

  • Sleeping bags
  • Goggles for the train

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15 Days Hike in Mauritania
Group Discount Available
From $2,025
/ Adult
  • Nouakchott
  • Nouakchott
  • 3-4 star hotels
  • Included
  • SUV or Car
  • Nouakchott, Boutilimit, Sangrave, Guelta Matmata, Tidjikja, Tichit, Akreijit (Petroglyphs), Elephant Rock/Finger Rock Es Sba, Oualata, Néma, Timbédra, Ayoun el Atrous, Guelta Metraucha, Kiffa, Aleg, and Diawling.
  • Included

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