5 Day Larapinta Trail Trek - Departs Alice Springs

  • 5 Day Larapinta Trail Trek - Departs Alice Springs

If you are looking for a challenging adventure through the Australian Outback, this five day trek from Alice Springs along the Larapinta Trail is it.

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  • Description
    • Trek the Larapinta Trail through the heart of the Australian Outback
    • Spend your days hiking and wild swimming, and nights camping under the stars
    • Explore the the West MacDonnell Ranges, Ormiston Gorge, and climb Mount Sonder 

    If you are looking for a challenging adventure through the Australian Outback, this five day trek from Alice Springs along the Larapinta Trail is it. For four nights and five days you'll hike across the red rock slopes, gorges, snaking rivers, and open plains of West MacDonnell National Park, even conquering the summit of the iconic Mount Sonder. At night you'll sit around the campfire and sleep in swags under the stars for a true outback adventure.

    Leaving from Alice Springs, this hiking trip is not for the faint-hearted as you'll be trekking up to 25km per day. Along the Larapinta Trail you'll explore the West Macs, take in the amazing sight of Ormiston Gorge, go wild swimming to refresh yourself from the heat and hard work, enjoy incredible views from Hilltop Lookout, and spot plenty of native wildlife. The final morning begins at 1am so you can embark on the climb to the Mount Sonder summit in the cool morning air, and soak up the incredible views over the outback and the path you walked over the past days.

    This is one of the world's best desert treks and it's an extremely rewarding adventure for anyone who wants to tick the Larapinta Trail off their list.

    This experience is part of our Low-Footprint Adventures range because they offset the carbon emissions from all trips into international accredited renewable energy projects and are the largest B Corp certified business in the travel industry, globally.

    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Minimum age is 16 years
    • It is recommended that you have a high level of fitness and are prepared to trek for multiple hours a day through a variety of terrain
    • Day 1: Alice Springs - Ormiston Gorge, Walking Distance: 23km - approximately 9 hours
    • Day 2: Ormiston Gorge - Finke River, Walking Distance: 25km - approximately 8 hours
    • Days 3 & 4: Davenport River - Redbank Gorge, Walking Distance: 26km over two days
    • Day 5: Mount Sonder - Alice Springs, Walking Distance: 15km - approximately 6 hours

    What to Bring/Wear

    Packing - to be used as a guide only:

    • Backpack/Suitcase (60L recommended, without wheels)
    • Day pack with waist harness (minimum 25L - 30L) and waterproof cover
    • Good quality reusable water bottles/bladder (minimum 3L)
    • Walking shoes or boots
    • Sunscreen, sun hat (preferably broad rimmed), sunglasses, face washer
    • Rain/windproof jacket with storm hood attached -recommended waterproof breathable fabric
    • Warm jacket, warm jumper
    • Comfortable walking attire (not jeans or cotton), light weight, quick drying materials are recommended
    • Thermals (both top and bottom)
    • Warm Trousers for night time around camp
    • Spare comfortable shoes or sandals to wear around camp
    • Warm gloves, beanie
    • Swimmers and travel towel
    • Head torch and spare batteries (essential)
    • Insect repellent
    • Toiletries - biodegradable soap and waterless hand sanitiser gel
    • Personal First Aid Kit
    • A book, camera (optional), Walking Poles (optional), Biodegradable baby wipes (optional)
    • When travelling in Central Australia temperatures can range from very high in the day, to below freezing at night - Please ensure you pack appropriate clothing

    What is Supplied

    • Five day adventure trekking the Larapinta Trail
    • Four nights swag camping under the stars, which includes bedrolls containing mattress, pillow and sleeping bag
    • Four breakfasts, five lunches, four dinners
    • Transport: Private vehicle, guided walking
    • Your main luggage will be transported by a support vehicle between campsites so you will just need to carry your daypack

    More Information

    • This adventure runs with a group of 4-16 participants
    • Dietary needs can be easily catered for: Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free (soy available) and Pork Free. Please bring your own staples (nuts, bars, snacks) if you require a diet differing from those options

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West MacDonnell National Park (Departs Alice Springs)

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