Intrepid Travel is to run a mystery expedition for ten travellers who are each prepared to pay £3,750 to participate.
The one-off uncharted expedition involves a 3,500-kilometre trip into the unknown exploring little-known parts of Central Asia.
Featuring some towns and villages not to be found on Google Maps, the 22-day trip traverses a route that the adventure company has never travelled to before.
Beyond the departure point of Astana, Kazakhstan and the finishing point of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the itinerary will be full of unknowns.
The expedition, departing on June 30 next year, has been designed to mark the company’s 30 years of operations in 2019.
Travellers on the expedition will be asked to provide feedback, which will determine if the trip is added to Intrepid’s 2020 Expeditions offering.
The trip will be led by one of the operator’s most experienced local leaders, and has been secretly planned with the guidance and expert knowledge of its destination managers.
Intrepid Travel co-founder, Darrell Wade, said: “You won’t know where you’re going, what you’ll see, where you’ll stay or what you’ll be eating. There’ll be long travel days, intermittent electricity and WiFi, a few cold showers, and a few treats along the way though, including fermented mare milk.”
“But it’s going to be a real adventure. One day you could be hiking through the world’s most remote and breath-taking landscapes; the next, soothing your aching muscles in a sauna in the middle of nowhere.
“When we first started out and we wanted to go somewhere new, we’d placed a classified ad in the newspaper, calling for intrepid people to join us on research trips. Thirty years later we go to more than 120 countries and we still get a thrill out of discovering new places with our most curious travellers.”
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