Just the Trips: 3 hikes for hearty homos

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Photo by Jeb Stenhouse

From killer Kilimanjaro to exhausting Everest, Out Adventures has been guiding gay men up the world’s most notorious treks and trails since its inception. It’s our belief that despite the sore muscles, the altitude sickness and the occasional blister or bruise, the rewards of surmounting Earth’s highest summits is an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Below you’ll find three of our most popular upcoming hikes. If you want an example of a 12-week training program to prepare for such an industrious venture, skip over to our Preparing to Tackle Kilimanjaro post.

PeruTransport yourself from Peru’s bustling colonial capital, through the charm and history of Cuzco, into the stunning Sacred Valley, and along the epic Inca Trail before arriving at the infamous Machu Picchu on our The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu tour. There may be hiking involved, but we certainly won’t be roughing it, as we’ll stay at 3- and 4-star properties en route, with a few nights of ‘glamping’ thrown in (it’s sort of like camping, only with guides, porters and cooks pampering our tender souls). PLEASE NOTE: Inca Trail Permits typically sell out 3-6 months in advance, so plan as far ahead as possible.

Departures:
Oct. 21, 2017 to Oct. 29, 2017 – 3195.00 USD SOLD OUT
May 19, 2018 to May 27, 2018 – 3295.00 USD
Aug. 18, 2018 to Aug. 26, 2018 – 3295.00 USD
Oct. 20, 2018 to Oct. 28, 2018 – 3295.00 USD

Everest Base CampNepal is a hiker’s paradise laden with ancient kingdoms, majestic mountains, and monasteries galore. Our Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure begins with two days exploring the busy streets of Kathmandu, before we fly over the haunting Himalayas en route to the Everest region. Over two weeks we’ll grace the same trails where many of the mountain’s epic ascents begin, slumbering in the tea houses of the world’s highest inhabited villages. Our own hike reaches its own impressive heights with a visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), where we can bask in the majesty of the Mother of the Universe, that epic mountain herself.

Departures:
Oct. 20, 2017 to Nov. 5, 2017 – 3795.00 USD SOLD OUT
March 2, 2018 to March 19, 2018 – 3795.00 USD
Oct. 19, 2018 to Nov. 4, 2018 – 3795.00 USD

Tanzania Kilimanjaro ClimbReach the summit of Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, just in time to watch the sun rise over the vast African plains below on our Kilimanjaro Gay Climb. It’s an ambitious adventure you won’t possibly forget for the rest of your life. We’ll take the lesser travelled, but exceedingly spectacular, Lemosho Route, which also gives your body more time to acclimatize (and results in a higher summit success rate). Starting in dense rainforest, we’ll encounter six different ecological zones en route to our summit, followed by a two-day descent. Bonus offer: pair this trip with our Tanzania Luxury Safari, and we’ll give you $150 off both tours. It’s a worthy way to treat yourself after the ascent of a lifetime.

Departures:
Jan. 27, 2018 to Feb. 4, 2018 – 4195.00 USD

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