Mandalapa's Excursions

Travel experiences, itineraries, tips, rants and more!

Currently in: New York | Miles traveled: 450,000 miles | Countries Visited: 27

Posts Categorized / Itinerary

Lemosho route hike

During the summer of 2013, I embarked on an adventure to hike kilimanjaro. Climbing Kilimanjaro is not just a hike, but a journey and a lifetime experience. The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro. The Hike begins at Londorossi Gate, located in the western base of mountain. The route heads […]

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8 places to see in 2013

With spring only a month away, If you’ve been still thinking about where you might want to spend your vacation this year, don’t make any plans until you’ve read this list. Here is a list of 8 places to see in 2013. Alaska Head to Alaska during early spring and catch the dazzling northern lights also […]

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4 day Machu Picchu hike

You may be athletic, ran multiple marathons, a gym freak or may be in great shape but remember this, altitude sickness is a bitch. There is no worse feeling than grasping for air to breathe. The challenges were certainly there. I have hiked a lot of mountains, camped out in the wild but never at such […]

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10 day Alaska Itinerary

In 2009, I took a trip to Alaska for about 3 weeks. I had very little idea what I was going to do there and rented a car for the entire time I was there. One thing about alaska is that it is an extremely large state, traveling from one corner to another takes about […]

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A week in Glacier Park – Part 1

Glacier National Park is not just known for its scenery. It has over 700 miles of hiking trails and most of the park is in the wilderness. The park has combination of vertical, glacier-scoured banded mountains, pristine turquoise lakes and streams, dense ancient forests and an unrivaled assemblage of plants and animals makes superlatives inadequate. […]

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7 day itinerary to see Iceland

If you are like me and don’t get much vacation days but want to see the most from a place, you may need to know how far you can cover within a certain amount of time. Here is where itinerary’s are helpful. I rented a car and drove around iceland for 7 days and pretty […]

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