Uncharted Expedition heading

SOLD OUT! Well that was quick! Who knew so many people wanted to swap their morning espresso for a fermented milk drink in the middle of nowhere?! All spots on this adventure are now full.  

If you’re the kind of person who would go to an airport and book a random flight to chase the thrill of unknown adventure, Intrepid's brand new Uncharted Expedition could be the perfect trip for you. There’ll be long travel days, intermittent electricity and WiFi, a few cold showers, and some fermented mares milk as a treat along the way. And the best part? No itinerary.

That’s right, if you book this trip, you won’t know where you’re going, what you’ll see, where you’ll stay or what you’ll be eating. We’ll give you the start and finish points, but everything between point A to point B will remain a mystery. One day you could be hiking through the world’s most remote and breathtaking landscapes; the next, soothing your aching muscles in a sauna in the middle of nowhere.

You’ll need to embrace your inner explorer, trust in your own adventurous traits, and join us on an undefined, unmapped, uncharted journey. In a nutshell: you’ll need to be Intrepid. In fact, you’ll need to be the most Intrepid.

Uncharted Expedition map


Trip details


Start Astana, Kazakhstan
Finish Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Departure Date 30th June 2019
Trip Code KBSU
Trip Length 22 days
Theme Expedition
Style Original
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages Minimum 18

What to expect

This is mystery trip, so we don’t want to give too much away. But we can give you a few hints...

Accommodation for Uncharted Expedition

Where you might sleep

Expect to stay in small hotels, family-run homestays, riverside guesthouses, tents and gers.

Transportation for Uncharted Expedition

How you might travel

You’ll get around by van, train and boat, alongside camels, atop horses, and on foot.

Weather for Uncharted Expedition

What the weather might be like

Days will be warm to hot, nights will be mild to cool. Expect harsh sun, rain and storms.

What you might see

You start your journey in Astana, Kazakhstan, a city that barely existed 20 years ago. That's about all we are going to tell you.

Food for Uncharted Expedition

What you might eat

Think home-cooking, campfire dinners, and outdoor picnics. Be prepared to eat things you’ve never tried; this trip is not for picky eaters. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on most days, but there are a few days where meals aren't included. 

The people of Uncharted Expedition

Who you might travel with

You’ll be on the road with a small group of people who are happiest when they’re challenged, more comfortable outside their comfort zone than in, prepared for bumps in the road, and open to adventure.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a mystery trip! You won’t know where you’re going until you’re on the road with us.

  • You won't be on your own. You’ll be travelling with one of our best leaders, under the guidance and expert knowledge of our destination managers. 

  • You'll be researching the trip with us. Based on your feedback, this trip may be added to our 2020 slate of expeditions. 

  • You'll be travelling with a small film crew who'll be documenting the whole uncharted experience. 

  • You’ll need to be comfortable with venturing into the unknown. There will be several long driving days, with not much to see or do. 

  • You may visit towns and villages that have little to no infrastructure.


Stay in the loop

Details of our next Uncharted Expedition will be announced in mid-2019. Submit your details and be the first to find out more.  

Check out our full range of expeditions here

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