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Larapinta Trek

04/05/2018 - 11/05/2018

The Larapinta Trail is one of the finest walks in Australia. Walking the high ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Ranges we gain a rare perspective of vast flood plains, the razorback rocky outcrops and sheer scale of this ancient land. We follow an itinerary that will appeal to the active walker. You will need to carry only a light pack as a support vehicle will meet us at our campsites with bush tucker that will exceed expectations. There will also be plenty of time to reflect on the variety of walking from trails that descends from the ridgeline into narrow canyons where sheltered pockets of delicate fern and twisted gum trees grow from the dry rivers of sand.

Dates: 4th to 11th May 2018
Trip duration: 8 days
Days walking: 6 days
Location: Northern Territory
Challenge grade: Introductory to Moderate
Accommodation: Semi-permanent campsites
Cost: $4,495.00 (includes $1500 in fundraising)
Beneficiaries: Patients at Epworth HealthCare

Highlights
• Trek the West MacDonnell Ranges
• Stay in Award Winning Semi‑Permanent Campsites
• Trek the best sections of the Larapinta Trail

Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Alice Springs
Day 2 Telegraph Station to Wallaby Gap (13.5km) and Optional Walk to Nicks Campsite (8.5 Km)
Day 3 Nicks Camp to Simpson’s Gap (10 Km) plus Standley Chasm and Lookout Walk (5km)
Day 4 Serpentine Gorge to Counts Point, then to Charlie’s Exclusive Campsite (15km), also option Serpentine Chalet Dam (2 Km)
Day 5 Charlie’s Exclusive Camp-Site to The Ochre Pits (8km). Option for Ormiston Gorge To Finke River (10km)
Day 6 Mount Sonder 16km (1380m) early morning sunrise walk (3am-11am)
Day 7 Ormiston Pound Walk (3-4 Hours), trip concludes in Alice Springs
Day 8 Depart Alice Springs

Trip Includes
• 5 nights exclusive semi‑permanent campsites
• 2 nights twin share Hilton Doubletree Hotel Alice Springs
• 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
• Professional wilderness guide and support staff
• Swags for sleeping (but not sleeping bags)
• Catering and dining utensils
• Off‑road transport from Alice Springs
• All National Park and camping fees
• Comprehensive group first aid kit
• Emergency radio/Sat phone

Not included
• Airfares
• Backpacks
• Sleeping Bag hire
• Alcoholic beverages
• Travel insurance

Organiser
Kathleen Lambrick, Epworth Medical Foundation 03 9426 8170

Further information
Download a detailed itinerary of the Epworth Larapinta Trek

Register
Register online with $200 deposit with our travel partner Huma Challenges

Details

Start:
04/05/2018
End:
11/05/2018
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Organizer

Kathleen Lambrick
Phone:
03 9426 8170
Email:
Kathleen Lambrick

Venue

Northern Territory
Larapinta, Australia + Google Map

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