A journey to the ends of the earth. Horse riding tour for beginners

Learn to ride a horse and feel like pioneers. All this is possible in a week-long tour of the Altai Territory. The pristine nature away from tourist roads makes it possible to learn horse riding without haste and with aesthetic pleasure. 

It is possible to conduct a tour on an individual request. The cost is calculated individually depending on the size of the group and the program parameters.


S. Manzherok
US$ 649
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8 Days
7 Nights
  • Group departures
    • 29 Jun – 6 Jul
    • 14 – 21 Jul
    • 29 Jul – 5 Aug
  • Tent
    7 nights
  • Basic
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Up to 12 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
100 kg
Group meet at
S. Manzherok
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Getting to know Altai on horseback
A good choice for the first horseback trip in Altai, easy transitions and pleasant walks
Swimming in mountain lakes
In hot weather, you can swim on the lakes at the foot of Mount Krasnaya
The famous Chuisky tract
Part of the way to the beginning of the route runs along one of the most beautiful roads in the world


  • Day 1 - Taezhnik tourist complex – Kaitanak village

    The day of moving to the starting point of the active part of the route.

    Part of the way runs along the famous Chui tract, then the road goes south-west towards Ust-Koksa and then about 30 km to the small village of Kaitanak.

    The group will overcome a number of passes (Seminsky, or Chakyrsky, as well as Yabogan), including the breathtaking Gromotukha Pass just before entering Ust-Koksa.

    Length: by car370 km.

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  • Day 2 - Horse crossing to Lake Krutinskoye
  • Day 3 - Horse crossing to Krasnaya Mountain
  • Day 4 - A day's rest. Radial access to the Red Lakes
  • Day 5 - Horse crossing to Palamoshka Mountain
  • Day 6 - A day's rest. Radial access to the Biryuksa River
  • Day 7 - Horse crossing to the village of Kaitanak
  • Day 8 - Exit
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The route is simple, both people with experience in horseback riding and beginners can participate in it.


  • Tent
    7 nights
  • Basic

Accommodation in tourist tents throughout the route.

Tent camp 7 nights

Overnight stays in tents.

Tour conditions

up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
100 kg
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
S. Manzherok

Included in price

  • transportation, according to the tour program;
  • payment for camping sites (payment for a place for tents in equipped camping sites);
  • sauna, according to the tour program;
  • horse rental;
  • payment for the work of instructors, grooms;
  • payment of recreational fees;
  • payment of accident insurance and medical insurance;
  • payment for three meals a day;
  • equipment rental.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk, Novosibirsk and back;
  • delivery to the Taezhnik campsite and back;
  • accommodation before and after the tour.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  1. A backpack (up to 40 liters), a suitcase or a large travel bag, that is, something in which it is convenient to carry things to the base, special means are issued on the route for transporting things (archimak – a saddlebag and a drive bag).
  2. Hiking shoes – preferably boots, can be leather, rubber, kirza, the main thing is that they do not get wet and cover the boot from rubbing against the stirrup strap (putlishche), or high boots.
  3. Sneakers or trekking boots for radial exits. Avoid new shoes that are not worn out.
  4. Replacement shoes for camping (slates).
  5. Comfortable clothes for horse crossings and radial pedestrian crossings:
    • sweatpants made of thick soft fabric that do not restrict movement, without rough internal seams, made of light quick-drying material, preferably cotton;
    • long sleeve shirt or T-shirt;
    • windbreaker made of thick material;
    • a suit for hunters or fishermen, or something similar, is suitable, the main thing is that it is comfortable and does not rustle.
  6. A set of clothes for rest in the camp – trousers, shirt, shorts, T-shirt, thermal underwear is ideal for an overnight stay, it will also help out if the weather deteriorates.
  7. A warm sweater or sweatshirt (preferably fleece or wool).
  8. A warm jacket (synthetic or down), because the weather in the mountains is extremely unpredictable.
  9. A warm hat (fleece or wool).
  10. A cap or panama hat that covers the face and eyes from direct sunlight, or a bandana.
  11. Gloves (you can use plain cotton ones).
  12. Socks – 2-3 pairs of cotton or linen, 2 pairs of wool.
  13. A splash-proof raincoat or suit that can withstand light rain. On the equestrian route, UGC (Combined Arms Protective Kit) is issued to protect against rain – a long rubber raincoat with a spear
  14. A bathing suit.
  15. Toiletries and hygiene products, including hygienic lipstick and sunscreen with a high protection factor.
  16. Sunglasses that protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays in the mountains.
  17. A small flashlight (headlamp).
  18. An individual first aid kit if you have an individual intolerance to any standard drugs or a need for specific or strictly prescription medicines. The instructor takes the main first aid kit with him.
  19. A small water flask. You can use a plastic bottle with a capacity of 0.5 liters, but it is very desirable to have a flask that can be attached to a belt or fastened to a saddle with a carabiner, or otherwise secured.
  20. Camera or video camera (optional) with hermetically sealed packaging, as well as a spare battery for it or an external energy storage device, since there will be many species that you want to capture, but there is nowhere to recharge.
  21. The seat is tourist (hob).
  22. Personal tableware (plate, spoon, mug).
  23. Towel (when placed in tents or cabins without amenities)
  24. For the convenience of packaging, it is recommended to have small bags or garbage bags, and for additional splash protection of things and protection from dirt in archimacs, I recommend having dense plastic bags with a volume of 160-180 liters – 4 pcs.

It is recommended to have your own sleeping bag, designed for temperatures up to -5 degrees. In the absence, a sleeping bag is issued.

The requirement for a set of personal items: nothing superfluous or sharp (without appropriate packages that can damage the hermetic packaging).

important! Riding clothes should be comfortable, not restricting movement, not rustling. Trousers made of thick soft fabric without rough inner seams.

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Dates and Prices

  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Jun – 31 Aug
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