Pakistan, Afghanistan and the North East of India are often in the headlines for the wrong reasons so it may seem strange to find a travel company that specialises in travel specifically to these countries.
But, that is exactly what we do.
Untamed Borders offers a rare opportunity to visit Afghanistan, Pakistan and the North East of India, to take you to places you may only have heard of in news reports and to places you may not have heard of at all. We only offer trips to remote, unexplored areas and the way we work gives an exciting alternative to other travel companies.
The North of Pakistan and Afghanistan are incredibly beautiful places and are rich in history both ancient and modern. The area has a remarkable Geography, that sees the Hindu Kush, the Karakorum, the Pamirs and the Himalayan mountain ranges collide. However, it is the interaction with the people of the regions we visit that, more often than not, are our guest's fondest memories.
Each year, we offer a small number of unique trips to these regions. They are individually designed to capture an area when it is at its best or to coincide with a cultural event that few people ever get an opportunity to see. Whether it is watching the worlds highest polo match in Pakistan or taking part in a pagan festival in the jungles straddling the Indian/Burmese border we will ensure that you get a very personal experience.
We don't believe in being bystanders either, we will ensure that you get to meet the people and the characters of the areas. We can count Chitrali princes, retired headhunters and ex-mujahedin hoteliers to name but a few as friends and we think that this close relationship with the people will give you an unmatched insight into these untrodden areas.
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In December, we ran a private trip to India as well as guiding a documentary maker filming footage about food on the Grand Trunk road – the great highway that crosses the north of the Indian subcontinent. We accompanied him between Peshawar and Lahore exploring Pashtu and Punjabi cuisine in both cities and the countryside.
In January we will be welcoming a journalist to Mogadishu to cover stories about the returning Somali diaspora.
If you are in London on 25th and 26th January please come to the Adventure Travel Show at Olympia and say hi. James from Untamed Borders will also be giving a talk on his experiences guiding and travelling in Chechnya & Dagestan. Kausar will be making his first trip to the UK to help with the team.