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Lost & Found Adventures

Private Larapinta Trail Walking Adventure // Thurs 22nd - Tues 27th Aug 2019

Join Lost & Found Adventures on our Private Larapinta Trail Walking Adventure August 2019.

The 223km long Larapinta Trail in Northern Territory is one of Central Australia's most unique & spectacular bushwalking & trekking experiences, to tick off your bucket list. We will be hiking sections 10, 11 & 12, trail conditions will be graded 3 - 4 medium to hard, suitable for those who are moderately fit. We will cover nearly 100km of this trail on our tour.Trail conditions may be steep in sections, include loose rough surfaces with some stairs. We have introduced our complementary Hikefit program into this tour to keep you all fit for the trail.

August is one of the best times to hike this amazing trail very private, with day time temps around mid 20's, dropping to a cold night time temp of zero, conditions may also be hot, dry & windy.This is a packless hike. We want you to enjoy your days hiking without the worry of a heavy pack. All bags will be transferred to our next nights accommodation. Each day you will have your light small day pack with you drink & camera. Camping out in swags under the stars, sharing delicous food & hiking stories around the campfire. Beautiful memories being made.

This trail adventure is 18yrs & over for women & men. Bring your partners & friends along.

We are so excited to offer this amazing package, packed full of COMPLEMENTARY special extras that are only available to our Lost & Found Adventures Larapinta Trail Group.


LFA Larapinta Trail Complementary Extras Package Inclusions:

  • HikeFit ~ 6 wk hiking & fitness program to prepare you for multi day hiking. Includes a nutritional program to get you nice a healthy for our adventure. Delivered online & flexible.

  • Weekend HikeFit Event ~ 1 weekend consisting of a long hikefit training on back to back days, which follows on from the 6 wk program. This gets the legs & body ready for multi day endurance. Delivered in person. This is a pre tour group event. Date TBA

  • Meet & Greet ~ This is a social catch up pre - tour to those who are free.

  • Fitness Personal Trainer & Guide ~ With over 13yrs experience in sports, health & wellness. Specialising in endurance training programs. Keeping our group safe, healthy, fit & free of injury.

  • Remedial Sports Therapist ~ Our therapist will be on tour with us everyday. Making sure everyone is feeling well & ironing out any niggles that may occur.

  • Stretch & Flex sessions ~ On tour you will have the opportunity to attend stretch & flex sessions at the end of the day when time allows. These will be short 10 - 15minutes in length. This helps to make the body, especially the legs more supple & able to maintain strength for multi day hiking. Reducing injury.

  • Clinical Nutritionist ~ We will have a clinical nutritionist on tour to offer advice on endurance nutrition & hydration when doing multi day hiking.

  • Specials Package ~ Valued at ( $450 ) Completely FREE To Each Person On Tour

Larapinta Trail Adventure Tour Inclusions:

  • Guides ~ 2 guides & cook. Our guides are knowledgable in environmental awareness, history, indigenous cultures, geology, ecology botany & bush craft in the Larapinta Region. As part of gaining their qualifications our guides must attain both wilderness first aid certification & NPWS National Parks and Wildlife Service accreditation, complete a course in Aboriginal culture & regional geology & gain Charles Darwin University's highly regarded Uluru - Kata Tjuta National ParkTour Guide Accreditation.

  • Meals/ Drinks ~ Includes 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 5 dinners. We do not provide alcohol, you may purchase your own & bring along.

  • Accommodation ~ Hotel x 1 night, swag camping x 4 nights. Swags provided. Bring your own sleeping bag, mat & camping pillow. These can be purchased as well. You must notify us once you have made full payment if you wish to purchase one.

  • Included Activities ~ Entrance fees where applicable, as per itinarary.

  • Transport ~ Arrival & departure transfers, private group transfer on day 6, all - terrain vehicle.

  • Assistance ~ 24hr support from our local guide & operations team

  • Exclusions

  • Tour guide for free time or days

  • Optional activities

  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Early checkin or checkout at hotels

  • Meals & drinks not included in the itinerary

  • Expenditure of a personal nature

  • Personal insurance

  • Airfare

Itinerary:

Day1 ~ Arrival into Alice Springs Airport TBA ~ Today your guide will meet you at the arrivals terminal at Alice Springs Airport & we will drive west into the West MacDonnell Ranges. Time permitting we will do some sightseeing at Simpsons gap, Ellery Creek Bighole & west MacDonnell Ranges, as we make our way to our home for the night to swag camp under the stars at our private camp at Glen Helen Gorge.

Day 2 ~ Ormiston Gorge to Finke River ~ This is our first full day of hiking that will take us through the beautiful Ormiston Gorge Pound & west MacDonnell Ranges. Grade 3 ( medium ) Section 10 of the trail. We will return to Glen Helen Homestead to swag camp tonight after we enjoy a tasty dinner around a beautiful campfire.

Day 3 & 4 ~ Finke River To Redbank Gorge ~ This challenging ( but rewarding ) 26km section 11 of the trail is Grade 4 ( hard ) & takes us through some spectacular scenery. The sacrifice of this incredible scenery is no hot showers for 2 nights. The landscape at this end is dominated by Mt Sondor, the fourth highest mountain in the Northern Territory. We will be camping out overnight along the trail. We will finish day 3 swag camping on the trail & day 4 swag camping at Redbank Gorge campsite.

Day 5 ~ Redbank Gorge To Mt Sondor & Return ~ Today we are up with the possums ( 1am ) for an early start to climb to the top of Mt Sondor 1380mtrs for sunrise at the summit. The mountain is known traditionally as Rwetyepme. In local Indigenous dreaming, she is a pregnant woman forever doomed to lay on her back & watch the sky - the mountain peaks resembling the woman in the legend. It's an arduous climb, grade 4 ( hard ) well worth the challenge, you will return to Alice Springs tonight where the group will be dropped at The Aurora Hotel for a nice well - earned hot shower, rest & to celebrate the days of hiking & lifelong memories made with a special farewell dinner.

Day 6 ~ Departure ~ Sadly our tour comes to an end. At the relevant time you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward flight. Departure transfer is included in tour cost.


We Provide

  • HikeFit Program

  • Remedial Therapist ~ specialising in sports & endurance injuries

  • Clinical Nutritionist ~ specialising in sports & endurance nutrition

  • Fitness Specialist ~ Specialising in endurance fitness

  • Guides

  • Transport

  • Accommodation

  • Transfers

  • Meals/ Non - Alcoholic drinks

  • First Aid

  • Licensing

  • Transport ~ All Terrain Vehicle

You Provide

  • Personal Medications

  • Sleeping Bag & Mat ~ Sleeping bags may be purchased let us know

  • Camping pillow

  • Headlamp or Torch

  • Clothing TBA

  • Luggage ~ Restrictions TBA

  • Personal Money

  • Batteries/ power pack rechargable solar ones are fantastic

  • Camel Back & or refillable water bottles

  • Travel Insurance ~ Compulsory

  • Airfare

Payment Plan

Initial deposit of $450 will secure your spot on this tour. Remainder of money owing may be paid in full or with 3 easy payments.

  • Initial deposit ~ $450

  • 2nd payment due Novenber 9th 2018 ~ $515

  • 3rd payment due February 22nd 2019 ~ $515

  • Final payment due May 17th 2019 ~ $515

  • Or

  • You are most welcome to pay the total upfront ~$1995

  • Contact Kerry if you wish to make payment in a different way than above.

Payments may be made by credit card or by bank deposit. If you wish an itinerary, to pay a deposit or have any questions don’t hesitate to email kerrymartin@lostandfoundadventures.blog or call 0412219546.Contact Kerry

Finally Lost & Found Adventures would love to share this lifetime experience with you & your friends. Looking forward to meeting you all.

Kerry

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