As the first ones in the world, in collaboration with Mikkeller Running Club, Above Borders has arranged this unique tour to Turkmenistan. In addition to cultural impressions, this tour will give you a unique running experience and beer brewing in one of the worlds most isolated destinations.
On this trip you will meet the local people, visit a local brewery and overnight next to the Gate to Hell. Last, but not least, you will be able to run up and down the famous “Stairs of Health” at a distance of 8, 16 or 33 km of your choice. Mikkeler and Above Borders are looking forward to give you an extraordinary travel experience for life.
Please note: Flight tickets to Istanbul is not included in the price. You can fly directly from Copenahgen to Istanbul.
Itinerary starts at 11 am, so we recommend to rest as soon as we arrive at the hotel. This day will be a city tour around Asghabat, where we will go by Independence Park, Unesco-site Nisa and the worlds biggest indoor ferris wheel..
Changes in the programme may accure due to local circumstances. Adjustments will be made before and during the trip, but we will do everything we can to update you regularly. In case anything will be canceled, we will find you an alternative.
In 2015 Jonas did an exchange semester in Seoul. During his stay, he visited North Korea, and this was the start of Above Borders. The many contrasting and thought provoking experiences, woke an interest to explore different and isolated destinations around the world. In the beginning of 2019, Jonas visited Turkmenistan, which shortly after became the second destination of Above Borders. Jonas’ great travel experience is now used being a tour leader on our tours to North Korea and Turkmenistan. He loves to tell personal stories from his many trips to the worlds most isolated countries, and he understands at the same time to reflect about the experiences and ask questions to the societies he meets.
Run 8, 16 or 33 km.
As the first ones in the world, we arrange a run on the famous “Stairs of Health”. Earlier the former president, Saparmurat Nijasov, commaned his minserty to go the 8 km up the stairs. Himself took a helicopter, because of his bad heart. We challenge you to do like the ministers and run the 8 km up the stairs. If you are really though, you will instead chooese 16, or maybe even 33 km.
Above Borders is a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund (member no: 2943), which is your guarantee that we follow Danish legislation in connection with group travel. We will always be available if you have any questions and make sure you receive material in preparation for our trip to ensure that you are best prepared.
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I dit første nyhedsbrev får du en gratis e-bog med 8 personlige beretninger fra Nordkorea, skrevet af Jonas Bang Andersen.