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.

Lahore, Pakistan

Mountains & Mughals - Pakistan

Dates: 21st September - 3rd October 2018
Cost: US$2850
Space Available
13 days visiting the best of the awe-inspiring Karakorum mountain range of Northern Pakistan as well as exploring Lahore, one of the sub-continents great cities.
Horn of Africa trip - April 2018

Horn of Africa - Ethiopia and Somaliland - Autumn 2018

Dates: 2nd October - 13th October 2018
Cost: US$2950-3100
Fully Booked
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 - Autumn 2018

Dates: 13th - 15th October 2018
Cost: US$1250
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.
Marathon of Afghanistan

Marathon of Afghanistan 2018

Dates: Autumn 2018
Price: US$2150
Fully booked - contact us for 2019 registration
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 2018

Dates: 22nd - 27th October 2018
Price: 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.
Ski Iraq

Ski Iraq 2019

Dates: 27th January - 4th February 2019
Cost: US$2400
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.
Elephant Rock Madain Saleh - Saudi Arabia

Explore Saudi Arabia

Dates: TBC February 2019
Cost: See itinerary
Space 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.

Somaliland Marathon 2019

Dates: Early 2019
Price: US$1450
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.
Afghan Ski Challenge

Afghan Ski Challenge 2019

Dates: March 2019
Cost: US$2500
Space Available
An opportunity to take part in the 9th annual Afghan Ski Challenge. Contact us for details.

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