Mandalapa's Excursions

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Posts Tagged / Kilimanjaro

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 […]


Climbing Kilimanjaro – How I did it

In the summer of 2013, I went on an adventure to Africa with a plan to climb Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. It was on my bucket list for a while. But the entire climb and feeling of accomplishment was more than just an item to cross off  the list. It was […]


Shira 2 campground views, Kilimanjaro Hike

In the summer of 2013, I went on an audacious trip to Africa to climb the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. On my 8 day hike to Kili, we stopped for our night at this place called Shira 2 at an altitude of 3,400 meters. It was our first day of sunshine for us […]


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 […]