Introductory to Moderate
  • 6 days educational experience
  • 5 nights exclusive semi-permanent campsites
  • 5 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
  • 5 Breakfasts

6 Days$AUD

Trip Code: MGI

Larapinta Trail In Comfort Trip highlights

  • Learn how to guide The Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort- a trip of the Great Walks of Australia
  • Learn the policies and procedures of World Expeditions
  • Have the opportunity to gain interp from our experienced guides and speakers
  • Trek the ancient landscape of the West MacDonnell Ranges
  • Summit Mount Sonder for a spectacular sunrise
  • Stay in multi award-winning, exclusive eco-campsites
  • Visit highlights along the trail including Standley Chasm and Counts Point
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the ancient Indigenous culture and Traditional Owners of the land
  • Learn how to cook and prepare delicious 3 course meals in a camp kitchen

Since 1995 – when we offered the first commercial trek in this outstanding walking destination – we have led the way on the Larapinta Trail and our exclusive semi-permanent campsites continue to set the standard, winning us the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Ecotourism award in the Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards.

On this fully supported trek you walk with just a day pack to explore the best sections of this iconic desert trail: from the high ridge lines of the West MacDonnell Ranges you'll see the vast flood plains that form this ancient land. You'll be dwarfed by the immensity of Standley Chasm and Serpentine Gorge and soothed by their idyllic waterholes. You'll be amazed by dramatic colour changes in the rock formations at Euro Ridge and Standley Chasm... and to top it all of you'll climb to the lofty peak of Mt Sonder to watch the sunrise (1,380m).

At the end of each day we relax in comfort at our architect-designed camps – including hot showers, comfortable lounges and heated dining shelter – as our guides prepare gourmet 3-course dinners around the campfire. Our exclusive camps combined with passionate guides, spectacular food, and an unsurpassed itinerary make this tour the ultimate Larapinta experience.



6.30am - Arrive at the World Expeditions Office/Shed located at 5 Smith St. From here you will be transferred to Telegraph Station where our first hike (14km) will begin. We will traverse from Telegraph Station over Euro Ridge and into Wallaby Gap walking through varying desert landscape. Along the way we will have lunch before you will be transferred to our first camp, Nicks Camp, for the evening. At camp our guides and Ops team will complete a camp induction and introduction session before we have the chance to unpack, shower and enjoy some delicious native bush foods. We will enjoy our first dinner together followed by a briefing for the following day. **NOTE**: A PRE-TOUR BRIEFING run by your Guides and Ops Team will be held at the World Ex Shed located on 5 Smith Street on 2 April at 3:00pm. It is ESSENTIAL your travel arrangements enable you to attend this briefing. This will be followed by a pizza dinner!

Meals:  L,D

We'll start the day with a delicious breakfast prepared by our guides before we pack our bags and depart. We will visit Simpsons Gap (Rungutjirpa) and Standley Chasm (Angkerle Atwatye) where we will have the chance to explore and learn some information from our guide team. After departing Standley Chasm (Angkerle Atwatye), we will drive to our second campsite, Charlies Camp, where we will settle into camp and unpack for two nights. Here we'll run several information sessions to help prepare you for the upcoming season. You'll have the chance to explore the World Expeditions menu as we create another delicious dinner over the fire, before we sit down under the canopy for a trek briefing.

Meals:  B,L,D

An early start and delicious breakfast will get us energised for the day ahead! We will be leaving camp early for a delightful day hiking. Our guide team will transfer you to the start of Section 8 - a 16km hike through some of the most stunning scenery on the trail. We'll experience panoramic views and unique vegetation all day, with a delicious trail lunch. You will hike into Charlie's Camp and unpack for the afternoon. We'll share dinner prepared by the guides who'll be giving you tips and tricks on how to replicate the meals. Afterwards the guides will give you a briefing for tomorrow and we'll head to bed after a big day hiking.

Meals:  B,L,D

The guide team will prepare and serve breakfast before packing your bags and saying goodbye to Charlies Camp. The Ops team will run several morning sessions before we board the bus and drive to the Ochre Pits where we'll learn about this geological phenomenon. En route to camp, we'll stop at Glen Helen Gorge (Yapalpe) for a swim. We will arrive and introduce you to Fearless Campsite where your Ops team will take you through several more sessions before your guide team will help you learn how to prepare and deliver a trip briefing before an early dinner and bedtime.

Meals:  B,L,D

A very early start will have you on top of Mt Sonder (Rutjupma) for Sunrise. We'll leave camp and begin our 16km return walk on Section 12 of the trail. At the top of Mt Sonder (Rutjupma) we'll bask in the early morning sun with a hot cuppa in hand, before turning around and heading back to camp for a delicious and well deserved brunch. We'll drive to the Finke River (Larapinta) for a swim before giving everyone a chance to have a rest after an early morning hike. Back at camp we'll run Bush Games where you'll be competing for glory before our final induction dinner together.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we'll share our final breakfast together before we show you how to pack down camp at the end of a trip. We'll get on the bus for the start of our return journey to Alice Springs (Mparntwe). Along the way we'll stop at Ellery Creek (Udepata) for a swim and explore, before continuing on to Alice Springs (Mparntwe). Upon return to the World Ex shed, we'll introduce you to the sales and res team and how the shed works. Your Ops Team will be around to answer any outstanding questions or queries you have before heading home during late afternoon!

Meals:  B,L



The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


  • Learn from our professional wilderness guides & support staff
  • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, snacks & hot drinks
  • Stay at and learn about our exclusive semi-permanent wilderness campsites
  • Camping equipment including tents, swags, pillows & stretcher beds
  • All transport during training
  • Emergency communications & 24 hour back-up
  • Comprehensive group first aid kit

  • Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, sunscreen, hiking gear, wide brim hat
  • Backpack and sleeping bag
  • Water bottle or bladder with minimum 3L capacity
  • Personal hiking first aid kit



Introductory to Moderate


To determine the grade of a particular adventure we consider a number of factors. These include the condition of the walking terrain, the altitude, and the length of the trek. The Larapinta Experience is graded introductory to moderate. This trek involves walking 5-7 hours each day over rugged terrain with some steep ascents and descents. In order to complete this trek we advise that you undertake regular exercise three or four times a week in the month prior to your departure. Hill walking with a day pack is recommended.

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Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed MAINLAND GUIDE INDUCTION - 2024 trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.

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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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