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Larapinta End to End

Our complete traverse of the Larapinta is an inspiring trek that will delight the wilderness lover and challenge the seasoned walker. Walking the entire 223km length of the Larapinta Trail is a challenging objective, but one that comes with an equal sense of reward as you complete this outstanding trek in Australia's Red Centre. The Larapinta Trail offers one of the greatest desert treks on earth and is one of Australia's most famous walking experiences. Following the spine of the West MacDonnell range, this trek will allow you to walk the entire length of the Larapinta Trail utilising the knowledge and experience of the pioneers of this now iconic trail. There will be some challenging stages as you pass over remote ridges and canyons, walking up to 30kms on some days. As with all our guided treks on the Larapinta Trail, you will only carry your day pack. The group camping gear is transported to the next campsite by our professional support crew, freeing trekkers to enjoy the diverse desert scenery, revel in the camaraderie of like-minded travellers and focus on achieving your goal.

Brief Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Join Alice Springs, walk to Simpsons Gap
  • DAY 2 Walk to Jay Creek
  • DAY 3 Walk to Standley Chasm
  • DAY 4 Walk to Birthday Waterhole
  • DAY 5 Walk to Huge Gorge
  • DAY 6/7 Trek to Ellery Creek
  • DAY 8 Walk to Serpentine Gorge
  • DAY 9 Walk to Serpentine Chalet
  • DAY 10/11 Walk to Ormiston Gorge
  • DAY 12 Walk to Glen Helen
  • DAY 13 Walk to Redbank Gorge
  • DAY 14 Climb Mt Sonder, return to Alice Springs where trip concludes

recommendations (11)

Wow what an amazing trip the Larapinta End to End is. If you love walking and camping and want a challenge then this has the most amazing beautiful breathtaking scenery of central Australia you will
ever see. The guides were fantastic, zen master Jordie was truely wonderful and just so considerate
and patient with all the different kinds of people on the trip. If you want a trek that is just carrying a day pack and still roughing it by camping and challenging and supported by great guides then do this trip.

P. Stoney Victoria, Australia

Larapinta End to End is a brilliant trek. The constant physical challenge is perfectly complimented by the spectacular scenery and beautiful landscapes. The food was delicious and I'd like to thank Nicole and Will for their care and support during this trip.

L. Carbone Perth, WA, Australia

We recently completed the Larapinta End-to-End trip. The walking was as challenging as the brochure says so I'm glad we were fit and healthy. Mental toughness is also required for city folk (like us) who are use to their home comforts. So tenting, head torches, no technology, etc. all add to the challenge of the trip. Our guides were Will from Tasmania and Nicole from NZ. I can't speak highly enough about these two young adults. They were impressive in every way. Their knowledge, skills,
and leadership were all inspiring. We had a terrific group of 8 walkers. This size was perfect for this trip. We loved it. Thank you.

M. Carlyle Elanora Heights, NSW Australia

This is not a trip for the faint-hearted, but that said is challenging and very rewarding. Our guides, Will and Nicole were both outstanding and both did their utmost to ensure we all had a very positive and enjoyable experience - I can't speak highly enough about both of them. We ate very well, the meals our guides provided were all varied and delicious and were very much enjoyed by our group. I was a solo traveller who was lucky enough to be with a great group of people who all helped each other out where and when necessary and that also added to the enjoyment of the experience. I would highly recommend this trip to someone who enjoys a challenge and a mini adventure.

J. Hughes Kununurra, Western Australia

The most memorable part was the scenery, the landscapes, and top it all off was the magical sunrise from Mt Sonder, the guides because they were very experienced, they knew what they were talking about, and the great cooks too - always very polite and helpful. The people I went with also made the trip memorable and unforgettable.

I have never taken on a trekking/walking holiday quite like Larapinta end to end, it was a very physically challenging holiday and you must prepare well fitness wise before the trip. Expect the unexpected and be extremely open-minded, otherwise undertake take on the 6 day Classic Larapinta Trek/Walking Holiday

Nicholas Tarjan ACT, Australia

Have just spent 14 days on the Larapinta track out of Alice Springs. I would recommend it to anyone out there who wants a challenge. Just do it. Such amazing views every day. World Ex are recommended.

Lynne Freeman WA, Australia

Having Ann as a leader and sensational cook was very lucky. Richard was a great assistant guide - helpful, obliging, great company, knowledgable of the area and passionate about it. The 2 week trek far exceeded any expectations for beauty of the Larapinta and quality of the World Expeditions Trek. It was incredibly challenging and rewarding, a truly memorable experience to cherish

L. Stevens NSW, Australia

Dan and Kate's local knowledge was exceptional making the walk much more interesting. Dan, Kate and Brad went above and beyond to ensure our walk was 110%. They were all very attentive and caring. Their cooking skills are amazing! They were professional at all times and very helpful.

Sally Wise South Yungerup, WA

Darby and Ann made a great holiday exceptional!

Christine Johnson Bulimba

I thought I would just drop you a note and let you know that the Larapinta Trek George & I did a couple of weeks ago was absolutely sensational. The group, the weather, the scenery, the terrain, the food, the campsites, the stars at night, and not to forget our fabulous 2 guides, Max S!! and Victor Trail was just a holiday that will stay with us for a long time. The group of people was just fantastic and everyone just got on well and as for Max & Victor, if I ever plan another Australian adventure I will do my utmost to ensure one of them if not both were the guides, the nicest, funniest and most of all very professional fellows, they kept the group in great spirits and the knowledge they both have is just outstanding, especially Max for such a young fellow. They did a great job in camp setting everything out for us, all we had to do was enjoy it. I can't sign off without mentioning the food, what these 2 guys whipped up for us everyday, breakfast, lunch on the track was just unbelievable what they carried and dinner - always 3 courses and always different, I doubt anyone lost too much wait on this trek. It was just a great pleasure to have meet 2 such great fun fellows.
Now to go off and think about what I will do next !!!!

Lorraine Allen Victoria, Australia

I had a great time on this trip. Everything seemed well planned and prepared. The guides were knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend this trip to others I know.

Allison Dane NSW



MEALS: *13 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 13 dinners ACCOMMODATION: All group camping equipment including tents, swags GUIDES: *Professional wilderness guide and support staff TRANSPORT: *4WD transport from Alice Springs EQUIPMENT: *Aatering & dining utensils *Emergency communications and group first aid kit PLUS: *All National Park and camping fees


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  • Duration: 14 days
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  • Next Trip: 22 April 2018
Pricing: AU $3,995.00

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