Spend 5 days walking along the most spectacular sections of the Larapinta Trail and enjoy a private bush tucker cooking experience and cultural understanding talk. This is an exciting new walk combining walk and culture experiences that will exceed expectations.
The desert ranges of the Red Centre deliver the quintessential Australian experience on the Larapinta Trail. The end-to-end 223km long Larapinta Trail is one of Australia's most spectacular trekking experiences. The Larapinta Trail is one of the top 5 walks in Australia. The trail provides a rare perspective of vast flood plains, razorback rocky outcrops and the awe-inspiring scale of this ancient land. It also harbours many Aboriginal sacred sites of the Arrernte people.
This trekking tour is ideal for the more ambitious women with some challenging stages passing over remote ridges and canyons, walking up to 16 kilometres per day over 5 days. Walking the high ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Ranges we gain a rare perspective of vast flood plains, the razorback rocky outcrops and sheer scale of this ancient land. The diversity of trail stages is impressive: at times the trail descends from the ridgeline into narrow canyons where sheltered pockets of delicate fern and twisted gum trees grow from the dry rivers of sand. On other stages we walk to the impressive Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm or climb Mt Sonder (1,380m) a perfect vantage point from where we can trace the entire West MacDonnell Range.
You will need to carry only a light pack You will be supported by expert local leaders with full knowledge of the area and environment, providing with the insight story of the Australia's most iconic desert trek.
This Larapinta Trail walk is enhanced with stylish, award winning architect designed, semi-permanent wilderness campsites, which come complete with hot showers and a heated dining and lounge tent, exclusive to you the Larapinta Trail. At each camp you will be provided with high quality, interesting and nutritional meals to support your daily energy recovery.
While you walk, your support vehicle transfers your luggage and camping gear to the next campsite leaving you only to carry a day pack while you hike.
The Larapinta walk includes all nutritious meals, prepared by your guides, 6 nights' accommodation in exclusive semi-permanent campsites including safari tents, stretcher beds, swags and hot showers, all group camping equipment, National Park fees and fees to Traditional Owners as well as off-road transport from Alice Springs.
Adventure into the harsh surrounds of the Australian outback. The Larapinta Trail will delight wilderness lovers and challenge the seasoned hiker. In the footsteps of traditional owners, early explorers, and modern adventurers, the stories of the Larapinta Trail will come to life with every passing desert step.