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THE LARAPINTA TRAIL
NORTHERN TERRITORY

THE LARAPINTA TRAIL
IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S
GREAT WALKS

With the stunning, rugged MacDonnell Ranges rising impressively from the harsh Central Australian desert, you will experience vast mountain views, vivid landscapes, unique flora and fauna, explore incredible rock formations and water holes, as we pass and on two nights camp along the ridge tops, travel through the deep, red gorges, and across vast open terrain.


The full end-to-end is the ultimate experience and without doubt one of the most challenging and rewarding multi-day walking adventures.

The Larapinta Trail should not be underestimated.

 

For those who chose to undertake the full end to end walk the trek is graded as Moderate to Difficult. Although there are some days along the trail that are not as demanding, you can expect to be walking anywhere from 5 to 12 hours per day, covering uneven trails, from rocky surfaces to sandy creek beds, with many steep ascents and descents.


As this trek is unsupported, apart from food drops, you will need to be able to carry a heavy pack including additional water on some days.


You should be comfortable in any outdoor environment. As part of your training program, you should be incorporating aerobic exercise into your regime at least 4 days per week, including long bush walks, carrying a heavy pack and including hill climbs.


The Larapinta Trail is a challenge, but the feeling of accomplishment and the memories you build along the way are truly precious. Travelling across demanding terrain, which for most will be unlike any walk you have undertaken before, is one of those accomplishments in life that you will never forget.

Larapinta Trail - Everest One
TRIP FACTS

Trip Dates:
3rd to 18th June 2022

Trip Price: AU$2650

Duration: 16 Days (14 Days trekking)

Grade: Moderate to Difficult

Max Group size: 10 persons

Trek Grading

Country: Australia

Location: Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory

Days: 16 days (14 trekking)

 

Grade: Moderate to Difficult

Highest Altitude: Mt Sonder (1379m)

Experience: Previous bushwalking experience preferred

Visa Requirement: Not required

Vaccinations: Consult GP / Travel doctor

Travel Insurance: Essential

Highlights

Climb of Mt Sonder (1379m)

Hilltop camping with sunset views over Mt Sonder and Mt Giles

Swimming at Ellery Creek Big Hole

Camping on Brinkley Bluff with glorious sunrise 

Exploring Standley Chasm, with breathtaking rock formations

Travelling and boulder hopping through the Hugh Gorge, surrounded by striking red rock walls and unique flora

Diverse vegetation from Spinifex, Mulga, Ghost gums to River Red Gums, ancient Cycads, to deep river gorges, open terrain, and remarkable mountainous views

The opportunity to regather, relax, experience nature, get back to  simplicity and take in the simplistic beauty of the harsh desert.

Basic Itinerary
(Full details in brochure)

Day 1        Arrive in Alice Springs.  Attend Hotel for lunch and
                  drop off gear, load food containers and
                  transfer to Redbank Gorge
Day 2        Redbank Gorge to Hilltop Lookout
Day 3        Hilltop Lookout to Ormiston Gorge
                  Shower and food drop
Day 4        Ormiston Gorge to Hermits Hideaway
Day 5        Hermits Hideaway to Serpentine Chalet Dam
Day 6        Serpentine Chalet Dam to Serpentine Gorge
Day 7        Serpentine Gorge to Ellery Creek
                  Swim and food drop
Day 8        Ellery Creek to Rocky Gully
Day 9        Rocky Gully to Hugh Gorge
Day 10      Hugh Gorge to Section 4/5 Junction
Day 11      Section 4/5 to Brinkley Bluff. 
Day 12      Brinkley Bluff to Standley Chasm
                  Shower and food drop
Day 13      Standley Chasm to Mulga Camp
Day 14      Mulga Camp to Wallaby Gap
Day 15      Wallaby Gap to Telegraph Point. Transfer to hotel
                  Team dinner and celebrations
Day 16      Depart Alice Springs

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