Wakhan First Ascents

Dates: 13th July - 2nd August 2019
Cost: US$5300
Space Available
You will spend 12 full days attempting two unclimbed mountains, Peak 5396 and Peak 5721. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet Wakhi nomads who graze their livestock here during the summer months as well as seeing ancient tombs and Buddhist engravings, which live as a reminder of this once great section of the Silk Road
Travel Kyrgyzstan

Unseen Kyrgyzstan

Dates: 20th July – 1st August 2019
Cost: US$2600
Space Available
Kyrgyzstan, an offbeat destination renowned for its trekking and horse riding, is an ideal place to discover nomadic culture at a grassroots level. There are plenty of rarely-visited locales to explore throughout this centuries old Central Asian nation, and our two part trek between Naryn and Osh is one such place. Over thirteen days you’ll traverse your way across the southern corner of the country, through remote valleys, and verdant pasturelands frequented only by the herdsman who dwell there in yurt camps during the summer.

Wild Siberia: Western Tuva

Dates: TBC 2019
Cost: US$TBC
Space Available
This eight-day trip will take you into the remote and rural western region of the Republic of Tuva. Being the epicentre of traditional Tuvan culture you’ll have a chance to meet with nomadic pastoralists, master craftsmen, throat singers and musicians.

Trekking Tajikistan: Pamir Mountain Lakes

Dates: 3rd – 18th August 2019
Cost: US$2550
Space Available
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!
Husseini rope bridge

NEW - Hindu Kush & Karakorum - Pakistan

Dates: 31st August - 13th September 2019
Cost: US$2950
Space Available
A 14-day road trip through the awe-inspiring Karakorum and Hindu Kush mountain ranges of Northern Pakistan. These mountains contain a kaleidoscope of people as well as some of the earth's most incredible scenery.

Trekking the Wakhan, Afghanistan

Dates: 2nd-23rd September 2019
Cost: US$4300
Space Available
In September 2019 we will be heading to one of the 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.
Blue Mosque Mazar i Sharif - Seb MacKinnon

Melons & Grapes - Grand Afghan Tour

Dates: 14th - 28th September 2019
Cost: US$4450
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

Marathon of Afghanistan 2019

Dates: Autumn 2019 - contact us for details
Cost: US$ 2150
Fully Booked
This package offers travel and entrance to the fourth 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.
Erbil Marathon 2018

Erbil Marathon 2019

Date: 21st - 26th October 2019
Cost: US$1850
Space Available
We will show you the places of interest in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital as well as head out of Erbil to visit Lalish, the spiritual home of the Yazidi people and go training with female runners breaking taboos in Iraq, giving you a taste of life in Northern Iraq. There are three distances (5km, 10km and full marathon) so even if you are not a strong runner you can take part and enjoy the event and the famous Kurdish hospitality.
Buzkashi Afghanistan

NEW - Afghan Winter Tour

Dates: 29th October - 12th November 2019
Cost: US$4450
Space Available
We start in Kabul before taking a short flight across the Hindu Kush to Herat, the most architecturally complete city in Afghanistan. Then we will move on to Bamian where we spend three days exploring the valleys, the Buddha niches and the lakes of Band e Amir. It is an area that allows us to experience what life is like in rural Afghanistan in safety. Finally, we cross the spine of the Hindu Kush through to Mazar e Sharif to see the blue-tiled shrine of Hazrat Ali and the remains of the once great Silk Road city of Balkh. Hopefully taking in a game of Afghanistan's national winter sport – Buzkashi.
Iraq - Cradle of Civilisation - 16-24 November 2019

Iraq - Cradle of Civilisation

Dates: 16th - 24th November 2019
Cost: US$3500
Fully Booked
The trip begins in Baghdad and visits ancient Sumerian and Babylonian sites, medieval souks, UNESCO minarets, the two holiest places in Shia Islam as well as a boat trip on the Shat Al Arab waterway. The trip will be led by Untamed Borders founder James Willcox and a local Iraqi guide.

Trekking Turkmenistan

Dates: TBC November/December 2019
Cost: US$TBC
Space Available
A 14 day trip to Turkmenistan starting in Ashgabat and visiting some lesser-known spots in the country. Highlights of the trip include 4 days of trekking through the mountains near the Iranian border, a visit to the iconic Darvaza gas crater, and the Mars-like landscape of Yangykala Canyon near the Kazakhstan border.
Ski Iraq

Ski Iraq 2020

Dates: TBC 2020
Cost: US$ TBC
Space Available
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.

Iraq - Cradle of Civilisation Winter 2020

Dates: 4th - 12th February 2020
Cost: US$3500
Space Available
The trip begins in Baghdad and visits ancient Sumerian and Babylonian sites, medieval souks, UNESCO minarets, the two holiest places in Shia Islam as well as a boat trip on the Shat Al Arab waterway. The trip will be led by an international guide and a local Iraqi guide.
Somaliland Marathon 2019

Somaliland Marathon 2020

Dates: TBC 2020
Cost: US$TBC
Space Available
This package offers travel and entrance to Somaliland's first ever full marathon. Along with being a great opportunity to experience this self-declared Horn of Africa nation, participants will also be supporting the work of the Darlington Foundation, a British-based charity which promotes and supports the education of students in Somaliland; our aim is to encourage each entrant to raise US$1500, which enough to put one student through full-time university education.
Elephant Rock Madain Saleh - Saudi Arabia

Explore Saudi Arabia

Dates: TBC 2020
Cost: US$5300
Spaces Available
Explore the history and culture of Saudi Arabia with experienced guides, taking in the sights and sounds of Jeddah, Abha, Riyadh and Al Ula. Witness ancient architecture, museums, local arts and crafts, mountain peaks and abandoned villages set into cliff faces.

Mogadishu Marathon 2020

Dates: TBC 2020
Cost: US$TBC
Space Available
This package offers travel and entrance to Somalia's 4th Marathon race, taking place in Mogadishu. The Mogadishu Marathon is a great opportunity to experience the city and its people along with other international runners.
Afghan Ski Challenge

Afghan Ski Challenge 2020

Dates: TBC 2020 - contact us for dates
Cost: US$2500
Space Available
An opportunity to take part in the 10th annual Afghan Ski Challenge. Contact us for details.

Horn of Africa - Ethiopia and Somaliland

Dates: TBC 2020
Cost: US$3275
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 explore one of the least visited countries in the world.
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Mogadishu Add-On

Dates: TBC 2020
Cost: US$1250
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.
Afghanistan in Spring

Afghanistan in Spring

Dates: TBC 2020
Cost: US$4450
Space Available
Following our successful Autumn trip to Afghanistan we now offer a 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.
Grozny Mosque - Chechnya, Dagestan and Russia's Deep South trip

Chechnya, Dagestan and Russia's Deep South

Dates: TBC Spring 2020
Cost: US$2500
Space Available
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.
Hindu Kush and Karakorum - Pakistan

Hindu Kush & Karakorum - Pakistan

Dates: TBC Spring 2020
Cost: US$2950
Space Available
A 14-day road trip through the awe-inspiring Karakorum and Hindu Kush mountain ranges of Northern Pakistan. These mountains contain a kaleidoscope of people as well as some of the earth's most incredible scenery.