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July 3, 2018
Availability : 6 days
Min Age : 10+
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An opportunity for you to join and the ultimate hiking adventure that you NEED to tick off your bucket list.

There is a good reason that the Larapinta Trail is amongst the most legendary walks in the world. Spend five days on some of the most epic and best walks in Australia and stay in accommodation EVERY NIGHT, enabling you to cover 93km of the best parts of the trail.

We will be transferring you on and off the track and staying in twin share accommodation in Alice Springs and Glen Helen Homestead, where you will get a cooked meal, a hot shower and a comfortable bed. With our itinerary, you will be able to do more of walking with 5 days of walking – more than any other tour. You will walk almost 100km along the trail, and we make sure you cover the best of what the Larapinta has to offer. We are the best value tour that includes all food and twin share accommodation for maximum time on the trail.

 

Location

Larapinta, NT 0875 (Google Map)

Date & Time

Tue., 03/07/2018, 5:00 pm – Mon., 09/07/2018, 5:00 pm 

Trip Highlights

  • Hike just under 100km of the legendary Larapinta Trail
  • Stay at the traditional authentic Glen Helen Homestead
  • Resort accommodation on the last night to reflect, relax and unwind.
  • Professional wilderness guide/s,
  • Reach the 3 main high points on the trail Counts Point, Brinkley Bluff and Mount Sauder, which we will see at sunrise
  • Fully guided walks visiting all the main highlights of the trail include Ormiston Gorge, Mt Sonder, Ochre Pits and Standley Chasm

Does not include

  • Transport to Lake Eildon
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages (some may be provided)
  • Flights
What to Expect

Grading – moderate

Just a note of caution some of the trails contain difficult sections however not to worry though we can find alternate and more accommodating routes should you need. As always our experienced team members will be there to assist you. Participants should expect around 6-8 hours walking each day. The treks will vary in conditions. There will be soft sand, uneven rocks, and some scrambling. The distances are not great and agility will be important and as with any of our tours the fitter you are for the activity, the more the attention moves from looking at your feet to experiencing your surrounds. Train for uneven terrain by finding a rough narrow bush track, even just your local park or sports field, and go for a lovely long walk in your trekking boots.

Dietary Requirements

Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for vegetarian diets and can assist with medically recommended diets (allergies and intolerances). Please ensure you discuss your requirements with us well in advance

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Alice Springs

Arrive in Alice Springs, we will pick you up from Airport and transfer you to your accommodation for the first three nights. We will go through gear, and have a briefing.

Day 2Standley Chasm

Standley Chasm – Section 3 high route circuit. Very hard. 20km -10hrs. Long, and steep, steps, scrambling, awesome views – optional stay on low route

Day 3Brinkley Bluff

Standley Chasm – Section 4 Brinkley Bluff return. Very Hard. 20km -10hrs. River bed walking then a long steady climb – optional shorter distance

Day 4Serpentine Gorge

Serpentine Chalet Dam – Serpentine Gorge. Section 9. Hard. 20km -7hrs. One way walk with a steep climb, ridgeline and views. Then drive to new accommodation.

Day 5Ormiston Gorge

Finke River – Ormiston Gorge circuit. Section 10 Medium 17km -7hrs. Fantastic circuit walk. Optional shorter distance.

Day 6Mt Sonder

Mt Sonder return. Section 12. Hard. 16km – 6hrs. Up early to watch sunrise. Redbank Gorge optional extra. Transfer to Alice Springs for celebration dinner out. Resort accommodation to relax and recover

Day 7Pack up

Pack up and fly home. Optional join onto 3 day Uluru tour, which we can help you arrange

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