Altai is a country of lakes. Horse riding on the ring route

Discover new places every day, breathe clean air and enjoy nature. All this is on a tour of the Altai Mountains. You will visit the Karakol Lakes. There are seven of them in total and they are located in the upper reaches of the Karakol River. The lakes are among the most visited and world-famous recreational sites in the Altai Mountains. The origin of the lakes is glacial-tectonic and the chemical composition of the water in them varies. The water of the "second" lake contains an increased concentration of silver, and the water of the "fifth" lake contains iron. The route is suitable even for inexperienced travelers.


S. Elekmonar
US$ 506
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8 Days
7 Nights
  • Group departures
    • 27 Jul – 3 Aug
    • 3 – 10 Aug
    • 10 – 17 Aug
    • 17 – 24 Aug
    • 24 – 31 Aug
  • Tent
    7 nights
  • Basic
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
100 kg
Group meet at
S. Elekmonar
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The beauty of the Altai Mountains
We will visit the most picturesque places of the region and pass through the Ayryk valley and the Bagatash pass
Horseback riding
We will make an unforgettable journey on horseback with a length of more than 100 km
Karakol Lakes
We will visit the unique alpine lakes, as well as admire them from a bird's-eye view


  • Day 1 - The village of Elekmonar

    The meeting of the participants of the horseback riding in the Altai Mountains takes place in the village of Elekmonar, preferably before 15 o'clock.

    Then packing, loading of things and equipment on an SUV, and departure to the horse farm.

    The journey will take about one and a half to two hours and will give you an unforgettable experience of the driver's skill and endurance of the car!

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    Upon arrival at the equestrian base, accommodation in tents, instruction, horse riding classes, then a sauna and a dating dinner.

  • Day 2 - Sortesh tract – Kylai
  • Day 3 - Kylai – Karakol lakes – Castles of Mountain spirits – log Muikhta
  • Day 4 - Log Muikhta – Ak-kaya Pass – Malaya Ak-kaya Waterfall – Ayryk Valley
  • Day 5 - Ayryk Valley – Karakokshinskaya cave – Bayukskaya observation deck – Ayryk
  • Day 6 - Ayryk tract – Ayryk lakes – Veronika Lake – Victoria Lake – Kylai
  • Day 7 - Kylai mane – Sortesh tract
  • Day 8 - Sortesh tract – village of Elekmonar
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments



  • Tent
    7 nights
  • Basic

The tour includes overnight stays in tourist tents throughout the route.

Tent camp 7 nights

Overnight stays in tents.

Tour conditions

up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
100 kg
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
S. Elekmonar

Included in price

  • transfer from Gorno-Altaysk and back (only on the day of arrival and departure);
  • transportation service in accordance with the tour program;
  • sauna according to the tour program;
  • nutrition;
  • horse rental;
  • the work of an instructor – guide (1-3 depending on the number of participants in the group);
  • recreational fees;
  • accident insurance / medical insurance;
  • equipment rental.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Gorno-Altaisk, Novosibirsk, Barnalua and back;
  • bus ticket from Novosibirsk, Barnaul to the starting point of the tour and back;

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour


  • sleeping bag (comfort temperature 0 - +5) (a sleeping bag is issued, if desired, we recommend taking your own, if available);


  • underwear;  
  • The sweater is warm;  
  • The sweater is lighter;
  • warm pants for cold weather;
  • trousers made of thick fabric (camouflage is possible);
  • shorts or light pants;
  • T-shirt / T-shirt (2-3 depending on the length of the route);
  • wool socks (more than one pair);
  • cotton socks (several pairs);
  • insulated, spacious jacket;
  • windbreaker (windbreaker);
  • gloves;
  • headdress;
  • swimsuit.


  • RUBBER BOOTS (preferably on a smooth sole with a heel);  
  • sneakers or sneakers;
  • slippers – run out of the tent at night into the bushes or sit by the campfire. 

It will be useful to:

  • a pocket or headlamp flashlight;
  • a set of threads with needles;
  • spare batteries for cameras, flashlights and other equipment;
  • thick plastic bags for packing things during a hike;
  • a camping knife;
  • wet sanitary napkins for camping;
  • toilet paper;
  • sunburn cream;
  • medicines that you personally need;
  • personal hygiene products (wet wipes are required);
  • specific medicines that may be useful to you.

Try not to take unnecessary things!

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 506
    27 Jul – 3 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 506
    3 – 10 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 506
    10 – 17 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 506
    17 – 24 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 506
    24 – 31 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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