Untamed Borders offers bespoke trips and small group tours to some of the world’s most interesting and inaccessible places.

We specialise in trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, former Soviet Central Asia and the Caucasus, but also arrange bespoke trips to other off-the-beaten track destinations. Untamed Borders uses specialist local guides throughout whose aim is to provide authentic and original experiences for all our guests. Please join us on one of our small group itineraries or contact us to arrange a bespoke adventure.


Our upcoming itineraries

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Trekking Tajikistan: Pamir Mountain Lakes

Dates: 1st - 17th September 2016
Attention: Date Change
Cost: £1800
Departure Guaranteed - 2 Spaces Remaining
Of all the Great Ranges on the Asian continent, the Pamir Mountains are probably the least known and the least visited of them all. Along the way we will stay in the homes of the Pamiri natives, camp near centuries old caravanserais and explore the shores of shimmering blue alpine lakes. To complete the traverse the team will scale a mountain pass that’s taller than Mont Blanc. Be prepared to be spoiled for life!
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Trekking the Wakhan, Afghanistan

Dates: 29th August - 19th September 2016
Cost: £2850
1 Space Remaining
In September 2016 we will be heading to one of world's most remote corners. A 22-day journey to visit the land of one of the world's last and least visited nomadic cultures: The Kyrgyz of the Afghan Pamir. We begin in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe before travelling along the dramatic Pamir Highway and crossing over into Afghanistan. We then pass through the Wakhan Corridor to the Afghan Pamir. The last section of this journey will be made by foot as we make our way to the summer grazing grounds of Chaqmaqtin.
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Melons & Grapes - Grand Afghan Tour

Dates: 24th September - 8th October 2016
Cost: £2550
Fully Booked
Each Autumn we run a trip to Afghanistan and we think it is the perfect time to visit. Summer can be blisteringly hot and winter icy cold. Spring has its charms, but for us Autumn is the best, and all because of the fruit. How a land that appears to be made entirely of bare rock can produce melons as large as beach balls and grapes bursting with juice is one of life’s great mysteries. This trip shows the best of Afghanistan with as much fresh fruit thrown in as you can eat.

Marathon of Afghanistan Autumn 2016

Dates: Autumn 2016
Price: £1350
Fully Booked
This package offers travel and entrance to the second edition of the only international marathon in Afghanistan. The marathon will take place in the Bamian province, amidst the mighty mountains of the Hindu Kush in central Afghanistan. The astonishingly beautiful valley, a UNESCO world heritage site, is recognised as one of the safest provinces in the country and remains almost completely untouched by violence. The first edition was a big success with a hundred runners participating.

Ski Iraq – Reccy Trip

Dates: 28th January - 6th February 2017
Cost: US$2450
Space Available
As far as we are aware, this will be the first ever commercial ski trip to Iraq. A country more associated with deserts has some great mountainous terrain in the northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region which we will explore with a qualified international ski guide. Using the experience the Untamed Borders team has of guiding and climbing in Iraq, we have identified areas that offer some great ski touring terrain.

Ski Afghanistan - Bamian

Dates: 17th - 26th February 2017
Cost: US$2650
Space Available
Untamed Borders was the first company to run ski trips to Afghanistan. After six successful seasons we will be back in 2017 skiing in the Bamian region of Central Afghanistan.

Afghan Ski Challenge 2017

Dates: March 2017
Cost: US$2750
Space Available
An opportunity to take part in the 7th annual Afghan Ski Challenge. Contact us for details.

Horn of Africa - Ethiopia and Somaliland

4th - 15th April 2017
Cost: From US$2950
Space Available
An exploration into some of the wilder parts of Ethiopia plus Somaliland. This trip gives you the opportunity to visit the hottest inhabited place on earth, feed wild hyenas in the ancient walled city of Harar, and even visit the home of the Queen of Sheba.
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Mogadishu Add-On

Dates: 15th - 17th April 2017
Cost: US$1375
Space Available
A rare opportunity to get an insight into life in Mogadishu. You will be able to visit the markets, bazaars and beaches of this traumatised yet vibrant city.

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