Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort

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What's included

Trek through the ancient landscape of the West MacDonnell Ranges.
Summit Mount Sonder for a spectacular sunrise.
Hike the main highlights including Ormiston Gorge and Standley Chasm.
Gain a deeper understanding of the ancient Indigenous culture and Traditional Owners of the land.
Relax in the evenings around a campfire as the guides prepare delicious 3 course meals.
View spectacular and abundant bird-life along the whole trail.
5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, snacks & hot drinksExclusive semi-permanent wilderness campsitesProfessional wilderness guide & support staffCamping equipment including tents, swags & stretcher bedsFees to Aboriginal Traditional OwnersNational Park feesAll transport during the tourEmergency communications & 24 hour back-upComprehensive group first aid kitDuring the trip we stay at our exclusive semi-permanent wilderness campsites.
Nestled amongst the hills just off the Larapinta Trail, these camps offer a relaxing and comfortable stay in remote locations.
Our exclusive campsites are fully set up, so there is no need to worry about pitching or packing away tents.
Each site has a large covered area in which to relax at the end of a day of walking, with lounges, dining table and kitchen.
Beside this shady communal space is our campfire, the perfect place to gather as the sun sets.
The toilet facilities are clean and comfortable.
All toilet waste goes in to a composting tank, ensuring the environment is protected.
There are simple shower facilities: a bucket of water heated over the fire is strung up, providing a few minutes of wonderful hot shower.
All water is brought in by tanker as there are no suitable local water sources in the arid ranges.
The safari-style tents offer plenty of room for two people and gear.
Luggage should be kept in the tent at all times, preventing dingoes from taking shoes and other items.
You sleep on a stretcher bed in a swag.
The stretcher beds raise you 40cm off the ground and offer a firm, flat base for the comfy swag mattress.
The swag is a 5cm thick foam mattress inside a canvas cover.
We provide a cotton fitted sheet, pillow, and pillowcase which you keep for the entire trip.
You can take your swag outside the tent and sleep under the stars if you are looking for that real outback experience.
Sleeping bags are essential for warmth.
You can bring your own or hire (please contact World Expeditions if you would like to hire).
A silk sleeping bag liner will be provided if you are hiring a sleeping bag.
Most groups are made up of a mixture of single participants and couples.
If you are travelling independently you will share a tent with someone of the same sex; this usually sorts itself out naturally.
Group Size: 6 - 16.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Telegraph Station to Wallaby Gap (14km) We pick you up from your accommodation between 7-7.30am and begin our walk at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station, the official start of the Larapinta Trail. From here the trail takes us west through witchetty bush, mulga scrub, and bird-filled shady woodlands. We climb high over exposed hills to the jagged outcrop of Euro Ridge, with expansive views over Alice Springs and the surrounding landscape, before descending to the passage of Wallaby Gap. After a stop for refreshments you take a quick transfer by bus to Nick's Camp. Nick's Camp is one of our exclusive award-winning camps, nestled in the bush with stunning views across the Heavitree Range and Alice Valley. Following your introduction to camp you will be treated to a spread of local bush foods prepared by local specialist Rayleen Brown. Walking Time: 5-8 hours
  • Day 2 - Nick’s Camp to Simpsons Gap (7km) then to Standley Chasm (2km) From Nick’s Camp we continue west through magnificent, shady Bloodwoods and tall Ironwoods, the dominant trees on this narrow alluvial flat. We may catch sight of Black-footed Rock Wallaby as we approach one of the most important waterholes of the area, Simpsons Gap. A short transfer takes us to the stunning Standley Chasm where you will enjoy a talk about indigenous culture. All departures will journey into Arrernte country for a cultural conversation. After a delicious picnic lunch and a walk into the magnificent Chasm – a private reserve still run by the traditional owners – we transfer to back to our campsite. Walking Time: 3-5 hours
  • Day 3 - Serpentine Gorge to Charlie's Camp (16.5km) Today's highlight is the 5km walk along the crest of the high ridge leading to Counts Point. From here we have clear views of Central Australia’s western horizon to Mt Zeil (1531m), the highest peak in the Northern Territory, and Mt Sonder which marks the end of the Larapinta Trail. We can also see the huge comet crater of Gosse Bluff, a feature of the landscape for the next few days. We descend from the high ridgetop though mysterious stands of mulga trees. At the base of the ridge we follow a track of dolomite limestone toward camp; keep your eye out for fossil stromatolites under foot, one of the most ancient forms of life. Stepping off the main trail, we follow our private track to Charlie's Camp, named in honour of pioneering Larapinta guide Charlie Holmes. Tonight’s camp is nestled in secluded wilderness at the foothills of Counts Point. Spend the evening relaxing around the campfire while your guides prepare a scrumptious dinner. Walking Time: 5.5-6.5 hours
  • Day 4 - Charlie's Camp to Ochre pits (8km) After another wonderful breakfast we walk out of camp to the breathtaking Inarlanga (Echidna) Pass, visiting Serpentine Chalet en route. We spend some time in the magnificent pass to enjoy the peace and marvel at the ancient cycad palms. From here we trek south-west to an original ochre quarry, a sacred Aboriginal site. The rainbow of vibrant colours on the wave-like ochre wall makes for stunning photos. We then break for a picnic lunch and an early finish in preparation for our big day tomorrow. This afternoon you can relax at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge. We transfer west to one of our exclusive Camps. Fearless – named in honour of trekking guide Sue Fear, or Sonder Camp - named after the majestic Mt Sonder. Both Camps are located at the foothills of Mount Sonder. Walking Time: 3-7 hours
  • Day 5 - Early morning sunrise walk up Mount Sonder 1380m (16km) Your guides will have you up early this morning (2-3am) for our pre-dawn walk up Mount Sonder. Weaving your way up to the 1380m summit of this majestic mountain following only the glittering light of your head-torch, surrounded by deep and peaceful darkness, is a truly inspiring experience... and watching the sunrise from the top is unforgettable! Mount Sonder is the official end and highest point of the entire Larapinta Trail and as such we have expansive views across the entire vast landscape we have been exploring over the last few days. We descend to Redbank Gorge and can enjoy a great brunch back at camp. If time permits in the afternoon we may visit the Glen Helen Homestead at the base of the range where we can relax with a drink. A short transfer returns us to camp looking back up toward Mt Sonder. Walking Time: 6-7 hours
  • Day 6 - Ormiston Pound Walk (8km), transfer to Alice Springs This morning we enjoy the best side walk of the entire Larapinta Trail: Ormiston Pound. The Pound offers an immense variety of extraordinary scenery and is the perfect walk to complete our journey. We explore the upper reaches of the Gorge where we may see Rock Wallabies scamper about the imposing cliffs, and follow the track through scrub filled with native birds: Spinifex Pigeon, Budgerigar and Mistletoe Bird. Keep an eye out overhead for the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle, Australia's largest raptor. After lunch we board the bus and transfer to Alice Springs. Sitting back and watching the now familiar ancient desert landscape slide by the bus window gives most trekkers a sense of awe and satisfaction. Congratulations on all you have achieved over the last six days! We will drop you to your accommodation at approximately 4-5pm. This evening your group may like to arrange a celebratory dinner together at one of Alice's great eateries. Walking Time: 3-4 hours
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