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


Ski Afghanistan - Bamian

Dates: 17th - 26th February 2017
Cost: US$2650
Guaranteed Departure
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
Guaranteed Departure
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
Guaranteed Departure
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
Fully Booked
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.

Afghanistan in Spring

Dates: 30th April - 14th May 2017
Cost: US$4300
Fully Booked
Following our successful Autumn trip to Afghanistan we now introduce the first fixed date journey in Spring. This 15-day trip travels through the best bits of Afghanistan in the lushest time of the year. The blossom is out and the country is at its greenest.
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Chechnya, Dagestan and Russia's Deep South

Dates: 21st - 28th May 2017
Cost: US$2300
Fully Booked
The Caucasus is a place of great natural beauty with fascinating cultures set in the shadow of the mountains that mark the border between Europe and Asia. This trip offers a view into a region that remains almost unexplored by western visitors.

The Road to Shandur

Dates: 1st - 16th July 2017
Cost: US$2750
Guaranteed Departure
This must be one of the best road trips on the planet. From Chitral we will visit the Kalasha tribes, who are said to be the descendants of the armies of Alexander the Great. From there we load up with tents, food and expectation and head to the Shandur Pass for the annual Shandur Polo Festival. We spend the last few days in the Hunza valley which is thought to be the inspiration for Shangri La in James Hilton's classic novel Lost Horizon. This true paradise is surrounded by many peaks of over 7000 metres. We drive back to Islamabad via the famous mountain road Karakoram Highway.

K2 Concordia and Gondogoro La

Dates: 23rd July - 12th August 2017
Cost: US$3650
Space Available
This trek to K2 Base Camp and Concordia in Northern Pakistan includes walking the entire length of the 62km Baltoro Glacier leading into the most glaciated high mountain terrain on the planet. Seven of the world's 25 highest peaks rise above you. The trek to Concordia is a once in a lifetime experience and is glacier trekking at it's best. A chance to reach the base camps of two of the world's 8000 metre peaks: Broad Peak and the world's second highest peak – K2.
Love Nature - Famous Tuvan musician Borbak-Ool Salchak poses for a portrait

Wild Siberia: Western Tuva Add-On

Dates: July 14th - 21st 2017
Cost: US$1480
Space Available
This trip will take you right through the heart of wild Siberia, traversing the country from east to west for over 400km by paddling down Russia’s longest river, the Yenisei. Whilst there are plenty of regions to explore throughout Siberia, Tuva is one of the most stand-out locations within this great wilderness as it is a semi-autonomous republic that has maintained a strong appreciation for its history, traditions and nomadic culture.

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