July 22' - Sep 23', 2 nights
The Larapinta Goddess Walk is a specially crafted getaway for adventurous women looking to experience the beauty of the Larapinta whilst harnessing their inner yogi. This revitalising 3 day program combines morning yoga and meditation sessions with invigorating walks to breathtaking highlights of the Larapinta Trail. These all female departures incorporate a rejuvenating and enriching combination of cultural and wellness activities to revitalise the mind and body while enjoying all the comforts of our award winning exclusive permanent campsites, including hot showers, comfortable lounges and heated dining shelter all in the spectacular surrounds of the Australian Red Centre.
World Expedition pioneered trekking on the Larapinta Trail in 1995. We are the originals and have been the number one operator of Larapinta Treks ever since. World Expeditions own and operate our exclusive Larapinta Trek program, so we can offer unmatched experience, exceptional value and a huge range of dates, itineraries and private group trips. The Larapinta Trail has grown to be our most popular destination based entirely on word of mouth and repeat business. However we remain focussed on the wilderness values of the Red Centre and every trip is designed so that it feels like you have the trail to yourself Our trips cater to people from many walks of life, age groups and motivations. World Expeditions offers more than 30 tailored Australian itineraries that incorporate trekking, walking, rafting, cycling and climbing throughout Australia.
Autumn (April and May) - Trekking conditions in autumn are pleasant, with temperatures averaging between 12-27C. Unlike the winter months when evenings become quite chilly, autumn evenings are cool and trekkers can comfortably pull their swag out from their tents and sleep outside under the blanket of stars. While the official wet season is over, you can still expect rain up until late May, as well as some cloud coverage during these months.
Winter (June to August) - During the daytime, temperatures hover at low-mid 20C with refreshingly cool breezes, however evenings temperatures can drop close to 0C, particularly in the valleys, and the frost that covers the ground can create a snow-like appearance. Many people are surprised to find out how cold it can get in the middle of winter, so trekkers need to make sure they are adequately prepared for cold nights with insulated sleeping bags, beanies, gloves and thermal underwear.
Spring (September) - Temperatures in September begin to rise leading to sporadic thunderstorms which creates the perfect environment for the landscape to come alive with wildflowers and lowline flowering shrubs. With cooler temperatures suitable for hiking, and clear skies for picture-perfect sunsets, it's no surprise that September is a popular season to trek the Larapinta Trail.
Our Larapinta Trail trekking season runs from April to September, when trekking conditions are most favourable. Winter is arguably the best time to experience the Larapinta Trail, as it offers prime trekking conditions, more stable temperatures and endlessly blue days.
Not frequently. Sporadic reception can be received depending on your carrier, but generally only for the first day.
It is possible to charge batteries using an inverter run off the vehicle battery. However this can be slow and is limited to times when the vehicle is driving, so we advise carrying extra sets of batteries for your cameras and/or portable chargers.
No. A water tank will be carried in the support vehicles and the guides will provide you with drinking water each day
Hiking poles can definitely assist you with going up and down the inclines and for stability. If you have not used them previously, we recommend that you do some training with them before you head out on the hike.
Any excess luggage can be stored at your pre/post tour accommodation in Alice Springs.
The Larapinta Goddess trip is fully vehicle supported. You will carry just a day pack containing the items you need during the day (including water, sun hat, snacks, lunch, camera, waterproof and warm layers). This is likely to weigh between 5-7kg.
Yes. The terrain on this trek is rugged, and the Quartzite rocks are famous for shredding even the most trusted old pair of hiking boots. For your comfort, you must have high supported boots with a heavy duty grip. There are lots of rocky, uneven and unstable sections, so ankle support will be beneficial.
You must arrive in Alice Springs the day before your trek begins. The trip commences with an early morning transfer from your hotel in Alice Springs.
You will need a reasonable level of fitness for this trek on the Larapinta. You need to be capable and prepared to spend 4-6 hours each day trekking over rugged terrain with some steep ascents and descents. If you have any questions about your suitability please give us a call and speak with one of our staff members. We are more than happy to discuss additional information about what you can expect.
A majority of the terrain on the Larapinta Trail is rough and rocky, particularly on high ground, in gorges, creek and river beds. The ground is often distorted with embedded or loose rock depending on the trail variations.
The trail conditions of the Larapinta Trail are rocky, rugged, hard surfaced and dry. While a number of sections of the trail wind through open plains, undulating areas and relatively flat country, overall, the trail is characterised by rocky, stony and mountainous terrain which can rise from 680m above sea level to more than 1,200m along some sections.
It is not essential to have previous yoga experience – the sessions are gentle and can be adapted to suit almost all guests.