Larapinta Trek

We had a wonderful time on our recent 8 day Larapinta Trek. The trip was made all the more enjoyable by the assistance of our guides Adrian and Craig. Their flexibility, steady temperaments, knowledge, friendship, experience, sense of humor and ability in the kitchen took all the difficulties out of our experience. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything that should have happened happened, and happened when it should have. They made the whole experience for us a simple walk in the bush. We could not reccommend them more highly.

Peter Surtees | St Ives, NSW
 
 

Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort

Since 1995, when we offered the first commercial trek in this outstanding walking destination, we have led the way on the Larapinta trail - and our new semi-permanent campsites continue to set the standard. On this fully supported trek, you'll walk with just a day pack on well graded trails between eight and sixteen kilometres each day. At the end of each day, you'll appreciate the facilities of our architect-designed exclusive permanent campsites, including hot showers, comfortable lounges and heated dining shelter, as our guides prepare what are best described as delicious meals "with a gourmet twist".Our three stylish campsites are located at intervals that minimize your transfer time, so there's more time to take in the highlights of the trail. We have selected walks for their spectacular scenery and their variety. On the high ridge lines of the West MacDonnell Ranges, you'll gain a rare perspective of the vast flood plains - truly big sky country - that form this ancient land. You'll be dwarfed by the immensity of Ormiston and Serpentine gorges and soothed by their idyllic waterholes. You'll be amazed by dramatic colour changes in the rock formations at Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm and the dawn ascent of Mt Sonder (1,380m) provides the perfect vantage point to take in the length of the entire West MacDonnell Ranges.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Alice Springs and explore the Telegraph Station then trek to our exclusive camp, Nick's Camp (15km)
DAY 2 Trek from camp to Simpsons Gap (10km) plus Standley Chasm walk (4km)
DAY 3 Serpentine Gorge to Counts Point and Charlie's exclusive camp (18km)
DAY 4 Ochre Pits (7km) plus Ormiston Gorge (11km)
DAY 5 Climb Mount Sonder (16km),
DAY 6 Ormiston Pound Walk (7km), return to Alice Springs where trip concludes

traveller reviews

I love the geology and vegetation of the McDonnell Ranges and feel that the Larapinta Trek is one of the best things that I have ever done, Particularly as I wanted to prove to myself that I could complete such an adventure and will certainly do more. The scenery overall was stunning and climbing Mount Sonder was a highlight. Our guides were fantastic and they prepared excellent food given the limited facilities.

Clive Jones NSW, Australia

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Trip Code: LAR
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  6 days
Activities:  Trekking 4WD
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