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4 Days$2520USD

Activities
  • 4 days walking
  • 1 yoga session
  • relaxation + meditation
Accommodation
  • 3 nights exclusive eco-comfort camp
Meals
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 3 Breakfasts
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Introductory to Moderate
 
 

Larapinta Goddess Walk in Comfort Trip highlights


  • Visit Larapinta Trail highlights including Counts Point, Euro Ridge, the Ochre Pits, Ormiston Pound and Mt Sonder
  • Climb Counts Point for sweeping views over the region's highest peaks
  • Rejuvenate your senses with early morning yoga and meditation sessions
  • End each day relaxing around a campfire under the stunning night sky of the Australian Outback
  • Enjoy delicious 3-course evening meals prepared by your professional guides
  • Summit Mount Sonder for a spectacular sunrise
  • Completely unwind with stress free all female passengers and guides

Why Book With Us

  • You'll love the extra amenities at our exclusive eco-comfort camps, which are big on comfort yet small on environmental impact
  • Unrivalled experience, first on the trail in 1995
  • Carry just a day pack on this fully supported trek
  • No single supplements for solo travellers

The Larapinta Goddess Walk in Comfort is a specially crafted getaway for adventurous women looking to experience the beauty of the Larapinta whilst harnessing their inner yogi. This revitalising 4 day program combines morning yoga and meditation sessions with invigorating walks to breathtaking highlights of the Larapinta Trail. You will have the chance to experience the highlights of the Larapinta Trail, including Counts Point, Euro Ridge, the Ochre Pits, Ormiston Pound... and to top it all off you'll climb to the lofty peak of Mt Sonder to watch the sunrise (1,380m). On this fully supported trek you walk with just a day pack to explore the best sections of this iconic desert 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.

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. Your professional guides are passionate about providing you with the most unforgettable food, stories, and experiences. If you are short on time, there is no better short experience on the Larapinta Trail.

Trip Code: LHG

We pick you up from your accommodation between 7-7.30am and begin our walk at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station, the official start of the Larapinta Trail. Please ensure you've had breakfast before the pick up (you may need to pre-purchase food as most cafes will be shut before 7am). From here the trail takes us west through witchetty bush, mulga scrub, and bird-filled shady woodlands. We climb high over exposed hills to the jagged outcrop of Euro Ridge, with expansive views over Alice Springs and the surrounding landscape, before descending to the passage of Wallaby Gap. After a stop for refreshments you take a quick transfer by bus to Nick's Camp. Nick's Camp is one of our exclusive award-winning camps, nestled in the bush with stunning views across the Heavitree Range and Alice Valley. Following your introduction to camp, you will be greeted by your yoga instructor who will lead a yoga session before your dinner. Walking Time: 5-8 hours

Meals:  L,D

Today's highlight is the 5km walk along the crest of the high ridge leading to Counts Point. From here we have clear views of Central Australia’s western horizon to Mt Zeil (1531m), the highest peak in the Northern Territory, and Mt Sonder which marks the end of the Larapinta Trail. We can also see the huge comet crater of Gosse Bluff, a feature of the landscape for the next few days. We descend from the high ridgetop though mysterious stands of mulga trees. At the base of the ridge we follow a track of dolomite limestone toward camp; keep your eye out for fossil stromatolites under foot, one of the most ancient forms of life. We transfer west to one of our exclusive Camps. Fearless – named in honour of trekking guide Sue Fear, or Sonder Camp - named after the majestic Mt Sonder. Both Camps are located at the foothills of Mount Sonder. In the evening we relax and unwind with a self guided meditation session. Walking Time: 5.5-6.5 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Enjoy the morning bird chorus as you ease into an early morning self-guided meditation session. Today we enjoy the best side walk of the entire Larapinta Trail: Ormiston Pound. The Pound offers an immense variety of extraordinary scenery and wildlife. We explore the upper reaches of the Gorge where Rock Wallabies sometimes scamper about the imposing cliffs, and follow the track through scrub filled with native birds: Spinifex Pigeon, Budgerigar and Mistletoe Bird. Keep an eye out overhead for the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle, Australia’s largest raptor. After our walk we enjoy lunch by the stunning Ormiston waterhole. On our way back to camp we visit an original ochre quarry, a sacred Aboriginal site. The rainbow of vibrant colours on the wave-like ochre wall makes for stunning photos. We enjoy an early evening in preparation for our big day tomorrow. Walking Time: 4 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Your guides will have you up early this morning (2-3am) for our pre-dawn walk up Mount Sonder. Weaving your way up to the 1380m summit of this majestic mountain following only the glittering light of your head-torch, surrounded by deep and peaceful darkness, is a truly inspiring experience... and watching the sunrise from the top is unforgettable! You may like to enjoy an optional self-guided meditation session on the peak of this majestic mountain while watching the beginning of a new day. Mount Sonder is the official end and highest point of the entire Larapinta Trail and as such we have expansive views across the entire vast landscape we have been exploring over the last few days. We descend to Redbank Gorge and can enjoy a great brunch back at camp. After brunch we board the bus and transfer to Alice Springs. Sitting back and watching the now familiar ancient desert landscape slide by the bus window gives most trekkers a sense of awe and satisfaction. Congratulations on all you have achieved over the last four days! We will drop you to your accommodation at approximately 2-4pm. This evening your group may like to arrange a celebratory dinner together at one of Alice's great eateries.

Meals:  B,L


Map

Elevation

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


Inclusions

  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, snacks & hot drinks
  • Professional wilderness guides, support staff and yoga instructor
  • Accommodation at our exclusive eco-comfort camps on a twin share basis or free upgrade to single tent for solo travellers
  • Camping equipment including tents, swags & stretcher beds
  • Catering & dining utensils
  • All transport during the tour
  • National Park fees
  • Comprehensive group first aid kit
  • Emergency communications & 24 hour back-up
  • Yoga mat

  • Accommodation in Alice Springs before and after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature, such as laundry and alcoholic beverages
  • Backpack and sleeping bag (sleeping bag hire needs to be booked at least 14 days in advance)
  • Travel insurance
  • Airfares
  • Face masks and hand sanitiser

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Notes

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High Season
Note:
High season supplement applies from 15 May to 15 August, and for any trips that overlap with a public holiday.

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Priceper person from

$2520USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Sleeping Bag HireUSD$22
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Larapinta Goddess Walk In Comfort 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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Enhancing your journey with authentic experiences, genuine cultural exchange and real exploration are the focal points on all of our adventures. In 2019, we were crowned by our peers as the best in adventure travel at The Travel Awards in Sydney.

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Our vision is to leave the world a better place by following our sustainable active outdoor travel charter. All our adventures are 100% carbon offset and our Regenerative 2030 Project aims to integrate ‘regenerative’ projects into every one of our global operations by 2030.

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 When you book one of our adventures, you will receive quality services at the best prices with plenty of inclusions. There are no hidden costs, single travellers don’t pay more and you’ll enjoy many ‘extra touches’ that ensure your holiday is excellent value for money.

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