Aug 22' - Jun 23', 13 nights
• Trek the entire 223km length of the Larapinta Trail
• Experience wilderness camping under a canopy of stars in the Outback
• Climb Mount Sonder for sunrise, one of the NT's highest peaks
• Traverse remote ridges and canyons through this semi-arid region
• Experience Central Australia's most breathtaking scenery
Why Book With Us?
• Join a dedicated female only adventure crafted in collaboration with the leaders in women’s trek & fitness training programs, Wild Women on Top.
• Carry just a day pack on this fully supported trek.
• Receive a free Trek Training program by Wild Women On Top tailored for this walking adventure.
• Enjoy the camaraderie of other like minded females looking for adventure in the outdoors.
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.
About Your Leader
World Expeditions has a long held philosophy of training and empowering female guides and we certainly have an amazing line up of extraordinary women in the field!
Hailing from all walks of life, our female guide team are excited to welcome you on this adventure. With a deep love for the outdoors and a wealth of experience and knowledge, the expertise and enthusiasm that they bring to each and every trip is what makes it unique and memorable.
Their gentle encouragement and the careful attention they pay to every individual will ensure you are kept safe, well fed & inspired. These are the type of women who will offer support, pick your mood up after a hard day on the trail, encourage you to try new things and push your limits and of course have fun along the way!
Each of our guides has a unique story and they are looking forward to sharing their stories and hearing yours, while helping you connect to the place and the people you meet along the way.
MODERATE TO CHALLENGINGThis trek involves 6-12 hours walking each day over rugged terrain with some steep ascents and descents. 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. This trek should not be underestimated as it can be tough and challenging. Suggested preparation: We recommend one hour of strenuous exercise 4 times per week (this can be cycling, jogging or walking) interspersed with relatively demanding bushwalks carrying a day pack. At least once a week, you should walk with a weighted day pack (5–7kg) for several hours for leg strengthening and aerobic fitness. The best way to train for an active holiday is to simulate the activity you will be undertaking on the trip. Train for uneven terrain by finding a hilly, rough narrow bush track, and go for a lovely long walk in your trekking boots.
Expect rocky, uneven surfaces
While the Lapinta Trail is well-marked, well-defined track, walkers should still expect parts of the trail to be very rocky underfoot.
This may focus your concentration on avoiding stones, so make sure you train with some rock-hopping before you go to be comfortable with this type of terrain.
We strongly recommend investigating in proper hiking boots with good support for both the foot and ankle.
The trail can be steep in some sections, which will require you to use your hands when descending or ascending, and is overgrown with spinifex in places, so faiters or hiking pants are recommended.
There is not a lot of shade along the trail and you will be exposed to the sun for the majority of your walking hours.
Pre and post tour accommodation
If you would like advice on where to stay in Alice Springs before and after your trek, please ask your World Expeditions reservations consultant.
FINKE RIVER RACE
During the course of your trip, we will use a variety of vehicles, all of which are fit for purpose and the conditions encountered. It should be noted that laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in your home country and whilst wherever possible, vehicles with seatbelts are provided, on occasion some vehicles may not have seat belts fitted.
A comprehensive gear list is provided in the pre‑departure information supplied on booking.
World Expeditions invites you to attend our inspiring adventure travel slide shows. These special evenings are designed to inform and entertain and are hosted by our most experienced and passionate adventure travellers and mountaineers. Ask our staff for a slide show schedule or register on our website ‑ www.worldexpeditions.com. Shows can fill early so it is important to register your attendance so we know to save a seat, or two!