The 40km-long (25-mile) Erg Chigaga dunes -- some climbing to 300m (985 ft.) high -- are about 55km (34 miles) south of M'hamid and can only be reached by 4WD or camel. Closer and smaller dunes can be found at Erg Lehoudi and Erg Messouira, 8km (5 miles) north and south of M'hamid, respectively. Erg Lehoudi, especially, gets its fair share of day-trippers from Ouarzazate and Zagora.
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