THE LARAPINTA TRAIL
THE LARAPINTA TRAIL
ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP 10 WALKS
The Larapinta trail, from end-to-end is one of Australia's great walks, and the ultimate challenge for the serious adventurer.
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 Australia has to offer.
Everest One have carefully planned a safe and exciting itinerary, allowing 15 days of trekking, to comfortably complete the journey, without feeling rushed and walking at your own pace.
This includes 3 nights of ridge-top camping, where you can sit back at the end of the day and take in the endless views and mesmerising sunsets.
The Larapinta Trail, however, should not be underestimated.
For those who chose to undertake the full end to end walk, there are 12 sections which are individually graded from Moderate to Very Hard.
Although there are some days along the trail that are not particularly demanding, you can expect to be walking anywhere from 5 to 10 hours per day, covering uneven trails, from rocky surfaces to sandy creek beds, with many sustained ascents and descents.
As you will be covering the entire trail, from Redbank to Alice Springs, this trek is classed as being unsupported, apart from transfers, food drops, and expert guides, which means you will need to be able to carry a full pack.
We are not carrying day packs and collected at the end of the day by vehicle and driven to a fixed base camp. We camp at a different location each night, you prepare your own meals, set up your tent and experience everything this amazing trail has to offer.
You should be comfortable in an outdoor environment but feel safe knowing you are in expert hands.
As part of your training program, you should be incorporating aerobic exercise into your regime at least 4 days per week, and include bush walking, carrying a heavy pack and including uneven terrain. (We will provide your with detailed training information).
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 some adventurers will be unlike any walk you have undertaken before, is one of those achievements in life you can be proud of.
Trip Dates: 3rd to 18th June 2022
Trip Price: AU$2650
Duration: 16 Days (15 Days trekking)
Grade: Moderate to Difficult
Max Group size: 10 persons
YOUR HEAD GUIDE
Allan Cohrs BM is the owner of Everest One and personally guides on many of our trips. You will also be supported by expert guides who have been hand-picked for their professionalism and experience.
Allan will be guiding the Larapinta Trail from end to end in June 2022.
As a guide in the Himalaya’s, Africa, South America and Australia, Allan delivers a personalised service, focused on providing a safe, professional experience for his clients.
He has guided in all corners of the globe with over 20 high altitude climbs in the Himalaya's including Mt Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8200m), Baruntse (7129m) and Ama Dablam (6812m), along with 8 climbs of Mera Peak (6476m), 3 climbs of Lobuche East and Island Peak and numerous other 6000m+ climbs, along with 13 summits of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) and two successful climbs of Aconcagua (6960m), the highest mountain in South America. He also regularly leads groups of trekkers into Everest Base Camp.
When not leading trips overseas, Allan guides on iconic Australian adventures, including the Overland Track, The Walls of Jerusalem and the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory.
He is an expert at managing clients in numerous different environments which has resulted in some of the highest success rates in both climbs and treks he leads. He is experienced in handling logistics, decision making, assessing risk whilst maintaining a harmonious team environment.
Allan is a well known identity and has forged a close working relationship with the best guides and local service providers for many years now, which only enhances the overall experience and confidence for those who join Everest One.
Location: Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory
Days: 16 days (15 days 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