We did that trip last year, in january, we were 3 cars for the first part and two for the last one. In a few words :
1 - Atar - Tidjikja...... in two days.
We had 2 major difficulties. The first was to find the beginning of the track ?! and the second one was an erg to cross just before the Zarga pass. Climbing the famous dune of Taoujafet was hard but mostly because of all the vehicules of Paris-Dakar that had passed here the day before us.
2 - Tidjikja - Nema ... in 4 days
Wonderfull trip above all around Tichit. The sand was quite soft. The city od Tichit is magic with its sands of different colors and the caravan of camels. The track between Tichit and Oualata was often soft sand with camel grass, very painful. Sometimes our average speed was 10 km/h maximum ! The 2 most difficult parts are a specific zone of "akles" just after the rock of Es Sba and the Enji pass.
Take a lot of water and fuel for the part between Tidjikja and Nema, we had a very important consumption !
If you want more details, you can read my carnet on my website : www.kapsud.net
if you understand french of course ! or you can ask me and i will try to remember other details.
Have a good day
Originally posted by Excalibur:
We are planning to do Atar / Nema in 6 days...
Atar - Tidjikja...... 2 days
Tidjikja - Nema...... 4 days
Do you think it is difficult to be done?
01/01/04 <-> 31/01/05 : Overland trip through Africa and Australia