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THE LARAPINTA TRAIL
NORTHERN TERRITORY

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 FACTS

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

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YOUR HEAD GUIDE

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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.

 

Trek Grading

Country: Australia

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

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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