Camp & Hike|Larapinta Trail Trek Camping Adventure 5-Day Tour | Depart from Alice Spring

Every Second Monday (From 1 May to 31 August)
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Safari Tent Twin Share Adult 8yrs+ (Per Person) - Pay $500 deposit 45 days before departure. Full payment would need to be made once the reservation is fully confirmed by us.
AUD$2,950.00$2,980.00
Safari Tent Private Single Adult 18yrs+ (Per Person) - Pay $500 deposit 45 days before departure. Full payment would need to be made once the reservation is fully confirmed by us.
AUD$3,170.00$3,180.00

Tour Information

For tour meeting point and time, please take the tour vouchers as the final confirmation. The meeting point and time in the tour info are only for reference. Enquire through our service: LINE ID: @fit_travel or Wechat: FIT_TRAVEL_AU

Join us on a bushwalking trek adventure along sections of the spectacular Larapinta Trail located in the heart of Central Australia. Explore the wonder of West MacDonnell Ranges, Euro Ridge, Mount Sonder, Ormiston Gorge, and Ellery Creek.

Experience the rugged beauty of the West MacDonnell Ranges on the Larapinta Trail, one of Australia’s most popular wilderness walks. Covering up to 14 km of the graded trail daily, there is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Australian outback. Be swept away by the Dreamtime of this ancient environment and discover the magic and mysteries hidden within.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the Red Centre's Larapinta Trail, one of Australia's top wilderness trails
  • Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of West MacDonnell National Park (Tjoritja) on beautiful Arrernte country
  • Be impressed by dramatic views of the ancient landscape from Euro Ridge (Section one) and Counts point lookout (Section 8, 1140 m altitude)
  • Take a dip in some of the West MacDonnell ranges most impressive waterholes including Ormiston Gorge and Ellery Creek
  • Enjoy our exclusive private campsite on traditional land, complete with permanent safari tents, or choose to sleep in an Aussie Swag and watch the colours of the night desert erupt into million-star accommodation
  • Taste ethically sourced, organic bush foods straight from the Central Desert around the campfire
  • Explore ravines and escarpments, where life forms that will excite the curious mind
  • Watch the sunrise and stunning 360-degree view from Mount Sonder, one of the territory's highest mountains

Day 3 – Section 10: Ormiston Gorge to Glen Helen Gorge

Today we traverse the low-lying regions surrounding Ormiston Gorge, gradually working our way upward into the back reaches of the Finke River. This area is steeped in traditional folklore, with several important sites being viewed, including ‘Yapulpa’, which is part of the Carpet Snake Dreaming legend and the Emu and Kangaroo Man Dreaming. If time permits, we will visit one of the stunning natural waterholes for a refreshing swim. Tonight, relax at our beautiful permanent campsite as the sun sets and the colours of the night desert erupt into million-star accommodation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • Accom: Private and remote West MacDonnell Ranges permanent campsite; Safari Tents, or Bush Swags.
  • Driving Distance: approx. 27km.
  • Hiking Distance and Grading: 11km (Section 10), Grade 3 – moderate.

Day 4 – Section 12: Mount Sonder Climb

An early rise is an understatement (approx. 3 am trek start) as we challenge the 8km climb to the peak of Mount Sonder. The vision of sunrise and the 360° view will leave you speechless – a truly unforgettable achievement. Afterwards, enjoy a well-deserved cooked Aussie breakfast at camp. Spend the afternoon at your own leisure at camp or at Ormiston Gorge before enjoying one last evening under the stars of the Milky Way in our beautiful remote campsite.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • Accom: Private and remote West MacDonnell Ranges permanent campsite; Safari Tents, or Bush Swags.
  • Driving Distance: approx. 64km.
  • Hiking Distance and Grading: 16km (Section 12), Grade 5 – difficult.

Day 5 – Section 9/10 : Ormiston Pound Walk to Alice Springs

Regarded by many as the ‘primo’ small walk of the Larapinta Trail, the Ormiston Pound Walk is full of wow factor, wildlife and flora and a grand finale to our walk. A location inspirational to Albert Namatjira, sensational viewings of the Chewing’s Range and Mount Giles – the entry into the Gorge will leave you dumbfounded. After a last picnic lunch at Ormiston gorge, we will pack and break camp for regrettably the last time and begin our journey back to normality (hot showers and life as you know it awaits).

Tonight, after a well-deserved shower, make your own way to one of Alice’s Outback Restaurants (your guide will confirm the time and location), where you can reminisce about the last 5 days and share some banter over a refreshing ale or cool drink.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • Accom: N/A.
  • Driving Distance: approx. 156km.
  • Hiking Distance and Grading: 16km (Section 9/10), Grade 3 – moderate.

*FIT Travel reserves the right to alter the route or itinerary schedule during seasonal weather fluctuations and/or during park closures due to traditional landowner ceremonies.

**Please note, days of the itinerary can be swapped on ground due to operational reasons. Additionally, contrasting weather conditions including heavy rain, extreme temperatures as well as changeable road conditions can prevent us travelling on some of our advertised routes. In any case, your expert guides will ensure the most amazing adventure is had by all!

Tour Inclusions

TRANSPORT

  • 4WD - Custom-prepared Minibus
  • Courtesy hotel pick-up/drop-off in Alice Springs

ACCOMMODATION

  • 4 Nights’ Private and remote permanent campsite (bush setting & portaloo’s)
  • Outback campfire

MEALS

  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, trek snacks
  • Fresh drinking water, hot and cold drinks, excluding alcoholic beverages (BYO alcohol, and cold storage will be provided, let your guide know at the welcome)

EQUIPMENT

  • All camping equipment – linen, pillows, blankets, or swag
  • Extensive remote first-aid kit
  • Satellite phone & Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)

OTHER

  • Guided bush walks (~12km, subject to fitness level)
  • Onboard drinking water (bring your own bottle)
  • All National Park pass entry fees
  • Accredited outback driver guide & host
  • Comprehensive tour commentary
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel

Tour Exclusions

  • Sleeping bags can be hired from us onboard for $45 AUD, this includes cleaning costs. You are more than welcome to bring your own. Payment is made directly to the tour operator.
  • Any meals not indicated within the itinerary. For those with special dietaries, we recommend you bring snacks as options are limited in the outback.
  • Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary to a nominated pickup point.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended
  • Personal expenses

Transportation

Our main meeting point for this tour will be outside the front of Stay at Alice Springs Hotel (formerly Aurora Hotel) – 11 Leichhardt Terrace Alice Springs at 7:00am.

From Alice Springs:

  • 6:00 - A Good Rest BandB - 51 Dixon Rd Alice Springs NT
  • 6:00 - Alice in the Territory - 46 Stephens Rd Mount Johns
  • 6:00 - Alice Springs Tourist Park - 70 Larapinta Dr Araluen NT
  • 6:00 - Alice on Todd Apartments - 1 Strehlow St The Gap
  • 6:00 - Crowne Plaza Lasseters - 93 Barrett Dr Alice Springs
  • 6:00 - Desert Palms Alice Springs - 74 Barrett Dr Alice Springs
  • 6:00 - DoubleTree Hilton Alice Springs -82 Barrett Dr Alice Springs
  • 6:15 - Alice Lodge Backpackers - 4 Mueller St East Side NT
  • 6:15 - Alice Motor Inn - 25-27 Undoolya Rd East Alice Springs
  • 6:15 - Alices Secret Travellers Inn - 6 Khalick St East Side NT
  • 6:15 - Aurora Alice Springs Hotel - 11 Leichhardt Terrace
  • 6:15 - Desert Rosa Inn - 15 Railway Tce Alice Springs NT
  • 6:15 - The Diplomat Motel - 20 Gregory Terrace Alice Springs
  • 6:15 - Best Western Elkira Court Motel - 65 Bath St Alice Springs
  • 6:25 - Gday Mate Tourist Park - 23 Palm Circuit Ross Alice Springs

*Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.

*My Hotel Not Listed: Let us know where you will be staying and we will arrange the nearest pick up location for you.

Notices

  • Mandatory passenger details are required at the time of booking: contact phone number, and dietary requirements.
  • Passengers MUST notify the tour operator of any medical conditions that could have the potential to affect the running of the tour.
  • Please notify us if you have any dietary requirements or medical conditions at the time of booking, or at least a few days prior to departure, that way we can make any necessary arrangements.
  • FIT Travel reserves the right to alter the route or itinerary schedule to adapt to seasonal changes as safety is our top priority. We plan accordingly to ensure our guests have the most fun and best experience possible while on tour.
  • A minimum level of fitness is required to complete the walks. The length of walks will be between 1km to 2km each day, often over steep rocky sections and in direct sunlight and high humidity. Embarking on walks will be at the guide’s discretion to ensure the safety of guests
  • We ask that guests travelling on short break/extended tours bring small soft overnight bags and hand luggage only as we have limited storage onboard our vehicles. Large suitcases and oversized luggage can be left at your hotel whilst you are on tour.
  • A minimum moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks. Length of walks will be between 11km to 16km each day, often over steep rocky sections and in direct sunlight and high humidity. An approximate up to 70km walk is included in this tour. Embarking on walks will be at the guide’s discretion to ensure safety of guests. Therefore a medium/high level of fitness is required and doctor’s certificate is required for people over 70 years (30-days prior to travel).
  • A minimum of 6 people is required to operate our Tours. We will transfer all monies paid on a future departure date if your departure is cancelled due to insufficient passenger numbers.
  • Children aged between 8 to 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian at all times. Not suitable for infants or children 7 years and under.
  • Limited storage space on our vehicle, baggage kept to 1 x 15-20kg travel bag, 1 x 5-8kg day bag.
  • This tour is not suitable for mobility impaired travellers, wheelchairs, walkers or strollers
  • All passengers will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to departure. If you would like a copy of this in advance, please contact our friendly reservations team.
  • Please re-confirm your tour details within 7 days prior to departure on 03 9393 1333.

ACCEPTANCE OF RISK

  • The Larapinta Trail is a wilderness experience defined by remoteness, mountain ranges and extreme temperatures. In case of injury, evacuations can take anywhere from a couple of hours to more than twelve hours, depending on location and whether the rescue attempt extends into the night.
  • All passengers participating in our tours do so at their own risk, and no responsibility can be accepted by Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd / TA Walking Country for any loss, injury or accident.
  • Passengers are responsible for any additional costs involved should such instances occur. All passengers will be required to sign a liability waiver before departure. All passengers must wear shoes at all times, use sunblock and wear hats.
  • Passengers should note that adventure travel and the Larapinta Trail, in particular, involves a higher-than-normal risk; we highly recommend taking out appropriate travel insurance

What to bring

  • 3-5L refillable water bladder for hiking
  • Wide brimmed hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Swimwear, beach towel & toiletries (wet wipes)
  • Comfortable sturdy hiking shoes (tread closed-toe shoes, for walking & climbing)
  • All-weather lightweight, quick-dry clothing (extreme conditions inc wind, heat, cold, day/night)
  • Thermal layers for extreme cold during the night, dusk and dawn
  • 15-20kg soft bag & approx. 5-8 kg small day pack
  • Head torch with spare batteries (essential for the Mt Sonder hike and around camp at night)
  • Additional snacks such as energy bars or similar (we provide dry fruit and nuts, fresh fruit, some muesli bars, lollies and some cakes)
  • Reusable zip lock bag for snacks (we try to protect our beautiful environment wherever possible, please think sustainable!)
  • Tropical strength insect repellent
  • Mosquito or fly net (summer months)
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Money for snack and meals
  • Bring your own sleeping bag & pillow (optional – if staying in a swag)
  • Recharge power bank (no access to power to charge phone or cameras at camp)
  • Camera

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation if cancel outside 30days. No refund if cancel within 30days.
Noticed: If you would like to cancel, please kindly email us to cancel the tour at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation period. Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 7-28 business days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.

NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.
If your order only pays the deposit of a product: a, if the product has available seats on the departure date and price and contents are the same as the order you placed, the booking would be confirmed by us without additional notification to you, and the deposit is not refundable. b, if the product has no available seats or price or contents are not the same, we might provide alternative options. If you do not agree with the options, the deposit is refundable.

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