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

Since 1995, we've led the way in this outstanding trekking destination and our new stylish semi-permanent campsites continue to set the standard on the Larapinta Trail. This is a fully supported trek, you walk with just a day pack and are accommodated in our beautifully designed exclusive permanent campsites. Relax after a day on the trail with facilities including hot showers, comfortable lounges and heated dining shelter. The Larapinta Trek is one of the best walks in Australia and the most popular walk with our travellers. On the high ridge lines of the West MacDonnell Range you'll gain a rare perspective of the vast flood plains & rocky outcrops that form this ancient land. Each stage is selected for spectacular scenery and well graded trails between eight and sixteen kilometres walking each day. You'll have plenty of time to reflect on the dynamic landscape with walks that are as achievable as they are satisfying. The Larapinta Trail is surprisingly diverse, with high ridgeline traverses, narrow canyons, stunning gorges and idyllic waterholes. Highlights include the impressive Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm. An ascent of Mt Sonder (1380m) gains a perfect vantage point from where you can see the length of the entire West MacDonnell Range.

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

Without exception all walkers in the group were incredibly impressed with the three young men (Josh, Jordy and Oscar) who looked after us so well. They handled the 10-11 of us “oldies” with patience humour, and most importantly with utmost professionalism. The meals they prepared, especially around the camp fire at night, were superb (I suspect Josh will take the credit for that and rightly so!) and their enthusiasm to ensure we got the most out of the tour was first class. Our climb to the top of Mt. Sonder which started at 2 AM (and which coincided with ANZAC Day) to watch the dawn over the McDonnell Ranges was made even more special when Josh produced his iPod and small speaker and proceeded to play the last post. At the conclusion he then recited the Ode “They shall not grow old...” in full and without notes. Our whole group was moved by the whole ceremony as were the other people who had trekked up the mountain that dawn. Not a lot of dry eyes for some time at the conclusion. Those moments make any trip unforgettable. Once again please pass on our thanks to those three young men and let them know that the trip on the Larapinta has left fantastic memories to all in our group and consequently has left nothing but good impressions on World Expeditions.

F. Esteban Sydney, Australia

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Trip Code: LAR
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  6 days
Activities:  Trekking 4WD
Next Trip:  23 April 2014
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price: $2,790.00 NZD

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