Choum has nothing really worth seeing, but is nevertheless relevant for visitors for three reasons. First, the village with its estimated 4500 inhabitants is located near the road from Atar to Zouérat and is often used as a stopover and organization point for transport companies. Secondly, Mauritania's largest monolith, Ben Amira, is only 60 km away and the small town therefore serves as a departure point for excursions. But above all, seen from Atar, Choum is the closest station for the iron ore train to Nouadhibou. Every day, a very, very long and completely empty train runs from Nouadhibou to Zouérat and every day, a train filled to the brim with iron ore runs from Zouérat to Nouadhibou. With very few exceptions, the train also stops in Choum, usually between 6 and 11 in the evening. In this sense, the place, which is located only 4 km from the border with Western Sahara, is of strategic importance for our Adrar tours. After a nearly two-hour ride from Atar, you will be glad to spend some time in Choum and find out when the train is expected to arrive. Accommodation and food will be provided during the waiting time. From Choum, it's an adventurous 12-hour journey to Nouadhibou. Fun Facts: Near Choum, the train even crosses the territory of the state of Western Sahara for 5 km.