TREK PACKAGES

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Larapinta Trail End to End
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LARAPINTA TRAIL E2E TREK PACKAGES

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Larapinta Trail End to End (E2E) Trek Packages   are designed for independent or self guided hikers who are planning to complete the entire 231km length of the Larapinta Trail. 

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E2E TREK SNAPSHOT
The Larapinta Trail End to End Trek is by far the most popular trek option. Hands down this trek is the highest rated amongst hikers. The trek offers hikers the best way to fully absorb the magnificent Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park and its amazing and challenging landscapes.
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Grade 4 : Moderate-Difficult

231km - 12 Sections

14-15 days is comfortable and 16 days is leisurely for 90% of hikers

About 70% of hikers dedicate 14 days to do the trail E2E

Completing the E2E Solo or as a Duo is the most popular option

18 days allows the whole experience to sink in

Most Ultra Light hikers do the E2E in 7-8 days, some in 6

Some hikers include Mt Giles and Mt Razorback as side treks

Best Advice: Don't Rush*. It's not a race. It's a hike.

* Rushing is the No 1 cause of injuries and issues on the Larapinta Trail
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Satellite Image: Courtesy NASA

TREK PACKAGE OPTIONS
Larapinta Trail Express Trek Package
Larapinta Trail Essentials Trek Package
Larapinta Trail Extra Trek Package
Larapinta Trail Extended Trek Package
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E2E EXPRESS TREK PACKAGE
 

This E2E Express Package suits the hiker who just needs the basics for their Larapinta Trail trek: Transfer, Food Drops and Storeroom Key. You can add on extra’s such as gear retrieval or PLB hire during the booking process.

All bookings can be made online.

Larapinta Trail Express Trek Package

Prices below are total for the package. i.e E2E Duo Express $510is for 2 people or $255 per person

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E2E SOLO EXPS

1 x Hiker Package (1 x Pax)

Redbank Gorge Transfer

3 x Food Drops

Pre-Trek Container Delivery/Pickup

3x 50lt GPSC Containers

Food Drop Container Hire

Storeroom Key Hire*

From $330

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E2E DUO EXPS

2 x Hiker Package (2 x Pax)

Redbank Gorge Transfer

3 x Food Drops

Pre-Trek Container Delivery/Pickup

3x 50lt GPSC Containers

Food Drop Container Hire

Storeroom Key Hire*

From $510

Book Online

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E2E TROIKA EXPS

3 x Hiker Package (3 x Pax)

Redbank Gorge Transfer

3 x Food Drops

Pre-Trek Container Delivery/Pickup

6x 50lt GPSC Containers

Food Drop Container Hire

Storeroom Key Hire*

From $620

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* Price doesn't include key hire bond/rental. See below. All prices in AUD/Inc GST. Variation of pricing during low and peak periods
Bookings now open for 2022
TREK PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
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REDBANK GORGE TRANSFER

 

A Larapinta Trail vehicle transfer to/from Redbank Gorge (Section 12), the official finish point of the Larapinta Trail (walking East to West). It is also a common start point for those trekking West to East.   

 

Town pickups and drop offs: We pick you up or drop you off from/to your respective accommodation point but it must from our approved accommodation list.   

 

Redbank Gorge pickups and drop offs: We pick you up or drop you off to/from the Redbank Gorge car park, which is approx 300m from the Larapinta Trail campsite.

 

Key Points for the Redbank Gorge Transfer

 

  • Morning Drop Off to Redbank Gorge: 

  • Depart Alice Springs: 7:00am -7:30am

  • Arrive to Redbank Gorge at approx 9:30am - 10am

  • Morning Pick Up from Redbank Gorge

  • Depart Redbank Gorge: 11am

  • Arrive Alice Springs: Approx 2:30pm

3x FOOD DROPS

Three strategically placed food drops along the Larapinta Trail allow you to complete your E2E in more comfort by allowing you to distribute your food weight load and resupply every 4-6 days. It also allows you to enjoy any heavy meals at the food drop point. Our food drop services operates 7 days a week.

 

In Summary

 

  • 3 food drops to Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek South and Ormiston Gorge 

  • Food drops run 7 days a week

  • Food drop packaging and delivery as detailed here

  • (DDPD) Digital Proof of Delivery & Alerts

  • If you are doing the new rerouted Section 7, a food drop to Serpentine Gorge will cost an extra $20 which you can order/opt for during your booking.

FOOD CONTAINERS AND HIRE

Your package includes 3x standard 50lt tubs or containers (General Plastic Storage Containers) for your three food drops.  You can order more containers at extra cost. Generally, 3x50lt are more than sufficient for up to 2-3 hikers. You can add on more containers to your booking at extra cost.

 

In Summary

 

  • 3x 50lt containers per booking for Solo, Duo and Troika

  • 6x 50lt containers per booking for Extra Packages and all 4 or 6 pax packages

  • 12x 50lt containers per booking for Express 7-8

  • Includes container hire. No BYO

  • Read here how all containers are prepared and delivered.

STOREROOM KEY HIRE/BOND

A key is issued to you as part of the trek package. It is delivered with the containers during pre-trek. The key is required to open the Ormiston Gorge and Ellery Creek food storerooms.  The key hire is $70 of which $50 is refunded once you return the key to us.  More info about the storeroom key here

In Summary

  • Food storeroom key is organised for you

  • Delivered with containers during pre-trek

  • A $70 booking/hire fee is required for the key.

  • Refund is only provided once key has been returned to LTTS

  • The $70 hire fee is in addition to the Trek Package price. $50 is refundable​

 

PRE-TREK CONTAINER DELIVERY/PICKUP

Your empty food containers will be delivered to your nominated accommodation. Containers are normally dropped off at the Reception storerooms a day before your trek starts or at an agreed date and time.  An SMS will be sent to your nominated mobile phone when delivery has been completed. 

In Summary

  • Containers are delivered to your accommodation

  • SMS messaging is provided for deliveries

  • Real Time Tracking & Alerts for all container deliveries

  • (DDPD) Digital Proof of Delivery is recorded

PRE-TREK CONTAINER COLLECTION

 

Your packed food containers will be collected from your nominated accommodation. Containers are normally collected the day you start your trek.  An SMS will be sent to your nominated mobile phone when the collection has been completed. 

In Summary

 

  • Packed containers are collected directly from your accommodation

  • SMS messaging is provided for deliveries

  • Real Time Tracking & Alerts for all container deliveries

  • (DDPD) Digital Proof of Delivery is recorded

 

 

TRAIL RUBBISH DISPOSAL

You can leave rubbish in your containers at Ellery Creek or Serpentine Gorge. Use the rubbish facilities at Ormiston Gorge and Standley Chasm. If you leave rubbish in your Ormiston Gorge or Standley Chasm containers, we will deduct $5 for each container from your key deposit.

 

In Summary

  • General trail rubbish can be left in your Ellery Creek container

  • This includes used stove fuel

  • NO biohazards or sharps can be put in the rubbish

  • All rubbish must be sealed in rubbish bags

  • 1x rubbish bag is provided per container​ ( bag is put in container during placement on the trail)

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TREK PACKAGE ADD-ONs

You can add-on extra services or options to your trek package. Read about add-ons here

Larapinta Trail Stove Fuel
Larapinta Trail Communications
Larapinta Trail Gear Retrieval
Larapinta Trail Trek Food
Larapinta Trail Fresh Food
Larapinta Trail Resupply
Larapinta Trail Baggage
Larapinta Trail Gear Hire
Larapint Trail Bounce Box
Larapinta Trail Trek Planning
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GREAT VALUE ADD-ONs
Save up to 20% with these food and gas packs.
Buy during booking or from our online store
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E2E ESSENTIALS TREK PACKAGE

The E2E Essentials package offers everything in the Express Package plus additional extra’s such as PLB Hire, a Stove Fuel allocation and Gear Retrieval.  It’s a great bundle that ticks off all the baseline items needed for

your Larapinta Trail Trek.

Larapinta Trail Essentials Trek Package
 

Prices below are total for the package. i.e E2E Duo Essentials $750 is for 2 people or $375 per person

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E2E SOLO ESSE

1 x Hiker Package (1 x Pax)

Everything in the Express package plus..

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PLB Hire

Gear Retrieval Included

Stove Fuel Included ^

From $550

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E2E DUO ESSE

2 x Hiker Package (2 x Pax)

Everything in the Express package plus..

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PLB Hire

Gear Retrieval Included

Stove Fuel Included ^

From $750

Book Online

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E2E TROIKA ESS

3 x Hiker Package (3 x Pax)

Everything in the Express package plus..

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PLB Hire

Gear Retrieval Included

Stove Fuel Included ^

From $850

Book Online

* Price doesn't include key hire bond. See below    ^ Any type of stove fuel         All prices in AUD/Inc GST
TREK PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
Includes everything in the Express Package plus below
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