Trip dates:

September 27 – October 3 2022

 

Challenge duration:

5 days

Accommodation:

4-Star hotel twin-share & comfortable swag camping

Registration fee:

$390 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$3,025 *excludes airfares*

Fundraising target:

$3,000

Difficulty:

3/5 (Moderate)

Trip dates:

September 27 – October 3 2022

 

Challenge duration:

5 days

Registration fee:

$390 *non-refundable*

 

Travel package:

$3,025 *excludes airfares*

Accommodation:

4-Star hotel twin-share & comfortable swag camping

Fundraising target:

$3,000

Difficulty:

3/5 (Moderate)

“The highlight was having strangers come together to support one another. We all have common good.”

– Murray McLean, Trek for My Rafiki – New Zealand Trek 2019

On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, you’ll trek through the Australian outback on one of the most spectacular walking tracks in the world —the Larapinta Trail. 

From the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the peak of Mount Sonder, the trail stretches 223 kilometres along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Over 5 days, you will journey along the most spectacular and rewarding sections of the trail, trekking over 60 kilometres. You will follow Aboriginal Dreaming tracks and explore the beautiful mountains, valleys, rivers and the dramatic desert landscapes of the Red Centre.

By day, you’ll trek through the ochre-landscapes of the outback, witnessing the sacred sites of the Arrernte people and by night you’ll camp under the stars, falling asleep to the sounds of native wildlife. Best of all, you’ll help Rafiki Mwema to support children to heal from sexual abuse trauma.

When you support Rafiki Mwema, you’ll be making a real difference in the lives of children who have been a victim of sexual abuse in Kenya. Rafiki Mwema provides these children with safety, love, and therapeutic parenting, to heal from trauma and to break the cycle of violence. Over many harsh years of living on the streets, these children have been taught not to trust and without support, they would likely continue the cycle of abuse. We help them to understand that they are deserving of love. We work with families, in the communities, with schools, churches, villages and with government officials to ensure the cycle of abuse is broken and that children are given the chance to live as children should.

With your help, we can continue to grow our programs and to employ the right staff to work with traumatised young people. Rafiki Mwema offers holistic support to these children, which is not cheap, and we are therefore aware that we need to not ‘cap’ these opportunities for our children’s emotional healing.

When you join the Trek for My Rafiki Larapinta trek in 2022, you’ll be a part of the story of healing for these children. All funds raised go directly to Rafiki Mwema, to continue funding these vital programs.

Want to learn more? Enter your details in the form to instantly receive your information pack.

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Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.

For a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions, download the information pack by filling in the form.

How challenging is this adventure?

This adventure is ranked 3/5. While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The Larapinta trek is a physical challenge, and the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. 

You will be well supported on the adventure, with the guides and your team all cheering you on. You are free to move at your own pace and we will take frequent breaks.

How do I fundraise?

Never fundraised before? Not sure where to start? No worries, we don’t expect you to do it alone. You will have regular support from the Inspired Adventures fundraising team, who will help you make a fundraising plan to meet your target. Alongside personalised coaching, we will also send you lots of ideas and resources on how to fundraise. From online fundraising to trivia nights, to bake sales and out-of-the-box ideas, we have years and years of tried and tested tips to make your fundraising a success.

Who will I be travelling with?

We believe small group travel is better for the planet, and better for you. Our adventures usually have 10 – 20 people aged from 18 to 90+ (younger ages considered on request). You can be sure that you have all come together with the shared purpose of making a difference to others and having the adventure of a lifetime.

The group will be led by a local tour guide with expert knowledge of the region. Many groups will also be accompanied by an Inspired Adventures team leader or doctor to support and motivate the team.

Where applicable, a charity representative may also join the team. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your chosen charity and their work.

We understand the dilemma of making travel plans when the world feels unpredictable right now. You can still register for an Inspired Adventure in complete confidence, because we promise to look after you should COVID-19 travel bans affect your plans.

If COVID-19 travel bans mean your Inspired Adventure cannot go ahead as scheduled, we will endeavour to reschedule the departure to a later date to allow you still to travel as planned.

Inspired Adventures requires that all travellers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as described in government guidelines and ground operator requirements.

For more information please refer to the COVID-19 hub on our website.

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