Larapinta Trail Trek

9 days - Departing Alice Springs
Larapinta Trail Trek


9 days - Departing Alice Springs
Level of Difficulty Moderate - Demanding
  • Day 1:
    Arrive Alice Springs
  • Day 2:
    Alice Springs to Simpson's Gap
  • Day 3:
    Birthday Waterhole to Standley Chasm
  • Day 4:
    Ellery Creek to Serpentine Gorge
  • Day 5:
    Serpentine Chalet Dam to Serpentine Gorge
  • Day 6:
    Ormiston to Glen Helen
  • Day 7:
    Mount Sonder Ascent
  • Day 8:
    Ormiston Pound Circuit Walk to Alice Springs
  • Day 9:
    Depart Alice

About This Tour

The Larapinta Trail is considered one of the best wilderness walks in Australia, traversing the West MacDonnell Ranges. The rugged rocky outcrops form a striking backdrop to scenic paths that cut a swath through scenic gorges and expansive plains. We camp at night under the stars beneath sentinel gum trees and absorb the ambience of the stark Australian outback. We have chosen walks along the best sections of the trail. A highlight is a challenging but rewarding climb up to the top of Mount Sonder (1,380m), where we enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, plains, valleys and salt lakes before returning to Alice Springs.

The Larapinta trail, although only a few years old is fast becoming one of the World's great walks, as it reveals the subtle beauties of this vast desert land. For an active walker this challenging route is a delight as you tackle the ridges and mountains of this ancient land.Incredibly expansive views over the surrounding desert descend to narrow canyons and dry river beds, marked by gum trees and bush. Revel in camping out under breathtaking night skies, painted white with stars each night. In the daytime look out for the resident wildlife and birds that make an Australian trek such a rewarding experience. For anyone who has wanted to experience the 'real outback Australia' of their imagination trekking the Larapinta trail will not fail to deliver.

This trip is a fully supported walk: your main pack will be transported to the next campsite, where you'll find your tent and a delicious meal awaiting you at the end of each day. Experience the solitude and peace of the great Australian desert. After a week you'll come back invigorated and with a fresh insight into this unique environment.

Uluru Extension
There is also a 3 day Red Centre extension to Uluru and King's canyon available at an extra cost, if you are interested in doing the extension below please contact us on the details below for a quote on the extension price.
start 3 day extension to Uluru
Explore Uluru / Kata Tjuta
Explore Kings Canyon / Alice Springs
Depart Alice Springs

The right people on the right trip
It's important that you select a trip that is suitable to your experience abilities and expectations. In order to help people assess whether a trip is the right one for you it's vital that you download and read our trip notes before booking. In the trip notes you'll find descriptions of the accommodation, food and difficulty rating for each trip.

Call 1 300 208 245 for more details or outside Australia +613 5976 3763

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Georgina Westgarth
Georgina Westgarth
"Everyone should experience the desert! What an amazing place full of mystery, history and wonder. A huge expanse of S P A C E with starry skies, sunrise and sunsets one you can only dream about. The scenery on the trail was amazing with beautiful vistas and wildlife in every direction".
Sarsha Sheriff
"Hiking the Larapinta trail was an exhilarating experience that has opened my mind much more. We have so much to learn from our homeland...our Guides knowledge & passion of Aboriginal culture was a welcoming surprise for me. All along I had hoped to gain a lot more insight to local culture, but never expected that wish to be fulfilled."
Annie Cowling
"Fabulous trip, incredible guides in Di and Belinda - competent, friendly, responsible and confident. Great camp sites, food all provided"
Rob Rule
Rob Rule
- Sunshine coast
"We couldn't have wished for better organization. The mornings were very cold for us Queenslanders. Clear skies meant 5 million star accommodation and warm sunny days.
Mt Sonder was exhilarating, 2am rise and coffee and uphill to a spectacular sunrise over the MacDonnells. It doesn't get any better...or does it...where are you taking us next?"


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Whats Included?

  • Experienced Trek Leader
  • Support Vehicle
  • Swags and camping equipment
  • Transport
  • Park and Trek Fees
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • Alice Hotel Accommodation (2 Nights twin share)
  • Basic Bush Camp (6 Nights)
  • *** NOT INCLUDED ***
  • Flights
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Visa's or Insurance
  • Tips or gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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