Trek to Emi Koussi volcano (3,415m) in Tibesti massif
Expedition to Tibesti in Chad, in which we will hiking to the top of the volcano Emi Koussi, the highest peak of the Sahara with its 3.415 meters.
The Emi Koussi volcano is composed of three craters, the main one has a diameter of 13 kilometers and 350 meters deep.
It will take us a week to complete this trekking challenge, walking through a desolate and burnt landscape composed of lava rivers, crumbling rocks and dark gorges. In the middle of this terrible scenery we will discover oases and small towns, ending the route in some refreshing thermal waters.
Our steps will be accompanied by camels that will transport everything necessary to complete this expedition.
The small town of Tigui will serve as a base camp to begin the ascent of the Emi Koussi. There we will take the camels and the local guide who will accompany us on the route.
Travel info for climbing Emi Koussi
- Start: Tigui, 930 meters
- Highest point of the route: 3,415 meters
- Average daily ascent: About 700 meters
- Hours of walking per day: 7-8 hours per day
- Temperature: In Tigui the daily temperature is around 35 degrees. The nights at the top are very cold, and can reach 0 degrees Celsius. There can be a strong wind.
- Kilometers per day: We will walk about 20 kilometers daily through sand and stone.
- Necessary physical condition: good physical fitness and endurance to withstand extreme temperatures.
- Camping: At 1500m, 2500m, 3.280m, 3.000m, 2.400m and 1.500m.