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18/06/19 - 24/06/19
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 walks in Australia and stay in accommodation EVERY NIGHT, enabling you to cover almost 100km of the best parts of the trail.

We will be transferring you on and off the track and stay in twin share accommodation in Alice Springs and Glen Helen Homestead, where you will get a cooked meal, a hot shower and comfortable bed. With our itinerary, you will achieve 5 full days of walking – more than any other tour. We have chosen the best 100km of the trail and will make sure you get to experience all 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)

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 Sonder, 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

  • Flights to Alice Springs
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages
What to Expect

Grading – hard

Just a note of caution some of the trails contain difficult sections, however our experienced guides will always be there to assist you. Participants should expect around 6-8 hours walking each day and the treks will vary in conditions. There will be soft sand, uneven rocks, steps, and possibly some small sections of scrambling. The distances will vary between 9km up to 22km and agility will be important and as with any of our tours the fitter you are for the activity, the more your attention moves from looking at your feet to experiencing your surrounds. Train for uneven terrain by finding rough tracks, even just your local park or sports field, and go for a lovely long walk in your both your best and back-up footwear.

Dietary Requirements

Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for a full range of gluten free, lactose free, vegan, 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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