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Outliers is an initiative to engage and connect with people in countries regularly deemed “too dangerous”, “too unstable”, and “too remote”. Program regions include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, North Korea, and Yemen amongst others, and we’re constantly expanding to new outlying regions. Each locally-lead program focuses on providing opportunities to meet locals, hear their stories, share your own, and learn through hands-on experience and interaction, as opposed to just touristic activities.

 
 
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PROGRAMS

 

 
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FEATURED
Pakistan: Chawmos in the Hindukush
December 8-22, 2019 · Pakistan

Travel to the remote Hindukush mountains in Northwest Pakistan to experience one of the most unique festivals in the world— Chawmos— the Kalash New Year. Stay in homestays, connect with locals, trek amongst snow-covered peaks, wander ancient bazaars, and join in on the pagan celebrations in the only ethnically non-islamic parts of Pakistan.
 

Or are you looking for something curated for you or your group?

 
 
 
 

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What I felt I got out of this trip is both being truly present but also being with a group that had no judgement whatsoever. We were all so present and not in fear of judgement; both being extremely refreshing. This is how it felt to not be worried about anything else, but to be focused in that moment and sharing in that moment with people who are right there experiencing it with you, which made it so much more than just a personal experience but a shared experience."


Steve Yu
Los Angeles, California
 
 
 
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COMMUNITY

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

The goal of Outliers is to create a community dedicated to better understanding and positively engaging with people who come from regions in conflict, post-conflict, and or in isolation. Community members design programs together, share information, and connect openly and honestly with each other about topics concerning these places.

The community is open to everyone by application, and each Outliers program is made available only for members. We do this to form a trusted group of individuals who are not only interested in engaging outlying countries, but also for people whose values align towards positive engagement and learning.

 

IMPORTANT INFO

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Gear and Preparation

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If you want off-the-beaten-track real human and cultural interaction, there really is no alternative out there. If you want to explore the unknown a bit more boundlessly with others who want to connect with the places they encounter, there is still really no alternative out there. And to be perfectly honest, they are just a really down-to-earth nice group of people who want to get to know you genuinely, and that you end up wanting to talk to and learn from every day."


Robyn Held
Toronto, Ontario
 
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CUSTOM PROGRAMS

 

 

CREATE YOUR OWN PROGRAM

Looking for a truly unusual experience for your group or organization? We invite you to work with the Outliers team on creating a custom program. All of our local teams have been pre-vetted and we’ve worked with them before. Additionally, a member of our Outliers team will guide your group and facilitate each program safely and securely.

Custom Outliers expeditions take advantage of our network of dedicated fixers, guides, expedition leaders, and coordinators from some of the world’s most remote and difficult corners to bring people together, push comfort zones, challenge preconceptions, and get, for lack of a better word, way off the beaten trail.

In order to begin designing a custom program for your group or organization, please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch. Please note the minimum group size for an Outliers custom program is 5 people.

 
 
 
 
 

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What I felt I got out of this trip is both being truly present but also being with a group that had no judgement whatsoever. We were all so present and not in fear of judgement; both being extremely refreshing. This is how it felt to not be worried about anything else, but to be focused in that moment and sharing in that moment with people who are right there experiencing it with you which made it so much more than just a personal experience but a shared experience."


Steve Yu
Peru 2018 Expedition
 
 
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PEOPLE

 

 

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