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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 223km length of the Larapinta Trail. 

Our E2E Trek Packages bundle the key components for your end to end trek on the Larapinta Trail such as the transfer, food drops, key and other add-ons like PLB's, stove fuel, and equipment hire. 

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TREK PACKAGE OPTIONS
Larapinta Trail Express Trek Package
Larapinta Trail Essentials Trek Package
Larapinta Trail Extra 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.

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* Price doesn't include key hire bond/rental. See below    All prices in AUD/Inc GST
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TREK PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

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 and Ormiston Gorge Only

  • Food drops run 7 days a week

  • Food drop packaging and delivery as detailed here

  • We provide the storage containers. No BYO

  • (DDPD) Digital Proof of Delivery & Alerts

 

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

 

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. Use the rubbish facilities at Ormiston Gorge and Standley Chasm. 

 

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)

TREK PACKAGE ADD-ONs

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

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E2E ESSENTIALS TREK PACKAGE
 
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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
* Price doesn't include key hire bond. See below    ^ Any type of stove fuel
All prices in AUD/Inc GST
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TREK PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
Includes everything in the Express Package plus below

FREE PLB RENTAL

A Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is an essential piece of kit all hikers should carry, particularly solo hikers. If you are in a serious and life-threatening emergency or situation such as a snake bite, severe heat exhaustion etc, a PLB can save your life by instantly notifying emergency services. 

 

In Summary

 

  • Includes 1x PLB ( Personal Locator Beacon) for the duration of your trek

  • PLB is a GME MT410G

  • We register your trek details and plan with AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority)

STOVE FUEL ALLOCATION

A stove fuel allocation is provided in this package. The fuel will be delivered with your containers during pre-trek. 

 

  • Stove Fuel Package Inclusion As Follows :

  • Solo: 4 x 100g (or 2x230g) Jetboil or 2lt Shellite or 2lt Metho

  • Duo: 4 x 230g Jetboil or 3lt Shellite or 3lt Metho

  • Troika: 3 x 440g (or 5x230g) Jetboil or 4lt Shellite or 4lt Metho

  • All fuel is 100% new

  • You can buy more fuel if you need to.

 

FREE GEAR RETRIEVAL

While you are on the trail you may decide that you are carrying too much equipment, clothing or kit. You have the option to leave any extra gear behind in your food container. We will then pick up any excess gear you leave behind in the container and have it delivered to you when you finish your trek.

 

In Summary

 

  • We will retrieve any gear or kit left behind in your food containers

  • Retrieved gear will be delivered to your accommodation at the end of your trek

  • There are no restrictions on what can be left behind, as long as it fits in the container and it's not illegal, or a biohazard

TREK PACKAGE ADD-ONs

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

E2E EXTRA TREK PACKAGE
 
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The E2E Extra Package is our top line product for an end to end trek on the trail. Includes everything in the Express and Essentials Package but also a comprehensive layer of pre-trek support, trek planning, trek plan reviews and a greater level of customer support.

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* Price doesn't include key hire bond. See below    # Any type of stove fuel
All prices in AUD/Inc GST
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E2E EXTRA INCLUSIONS
Includes everything in the Essentials Package plus below

FREE SPOT TRACKER RENTAL (SOLO ONLY)

A SPOT Tracker is a lightweight GPS device that monitors your position and progress for the duration of your trek. Your trek can be viewed online 24/7 by either the team at LTTS or by family or friends. You can send 3 different pre-set SMS messages to your contacts or send SOS messages for life threatening emergencies. Taking a SPOT Tracker is OPTIONAL. ​

 

In Summary

 

  • Includes 1 x SPOT Gen3

  • Comes in a pouch with strap and quick reference guide

  • You supply your own own batteries (Lithium AAAs)

 

PRE-TREK PLANNING SUPPORT

Pre-Trek Planning Support includes any help, advice and guidance with information, planning and tips to help you with your trek planning and preparation. You can email or call through anytime when you have any questions, queries etc about your Larapinta Trail trek, the trail, conditions, equipment etc. and we will help out wherever we can. This support is provided by experienced local Larapinta Trail experts with extensive knowledge about the trail and remote area trekking. This is an excellent option for hikers who want to be able to discuss their trek with local experts anytime.

 

TREK PLAN SUBMISSION, REVIEW & MONITORING

You can submit your trek plan to us for review and feedback. We will review your trek plan dates/timings, campsites, and other useful info and provide you with any practical or necessary feedback and tips. We will also use your plan to monitor your trek and have your trek info on hand in case of any emergencies. You don't have to submit your trek plan to us if you don't want to- this is optional.

 

In Summary

 

  • You can electronically submit your trek plan to the LTTS team

  • We can provide practical and useful feedback ( i.e.  trek feasibility, campsite considerations, etc)

  • Your Trek Plan could assist in any emergencies or evacuations and rescues you may need

 

BAGGAGE STORAGE

The package offers you the option to leave your travel gear or excess baggage behind with us while you are on your trek. It will be kept in secure cool storage for the duration of your trek. Bags are placed in a protective canvas bag, zipped tied closed, tamper tagged and labelled with your details. We will drop it off to you at the end of your trek.

 

In Summary

 

  • One bag per person only. Bag size must be less than: 60cm in length/height. 30cm in width. 20cm in depth ( or thereabouts).

  • The average stay-behind baggage size for most people doing the trail is less than 50cm length/height or small to medium carry-on bags ( domestic flights)

  • If you have additional bags, let us know and we'll see if we can accommodate extra's​

TREK PACKAGE ADD-ONs

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

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