An'ilu – horse riding tour to the high-altitude lakes of Altai

If you like horseback riding, mountains and natural beauty, then horseback riding to the high-altitude lakes of Altai is for you. 

You will find: Karakol lakes, Ayryk lakes, Ak-Kain lake, Victoria Lake, Veronica Lake, Bayuk lakes, Albagan lakes, Balyktusa lakes, as well as a visit to Muikhtinsky waterfall, a walk to Balyktu waterfall, Karakokshinskaya cave and many, many other beauties.

Other dates on the tour are on request for groups of 4 or more people.


S. Elekmonar
US$ 736
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12 Days
11 Nights
  • Group departures
    • 5 – 16 Aug
    • 19 – 30 Aug
  • Tent
    11 nights
  • Basic
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Group meet at
S. Elekmonar
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Karakol Lakes
Let's admire the magnificent picture of the lakes from a bird's-eye view!
Communication with horses
Let's improve our riding skills and enjoy leisurely horseback riding
Cozy evenings alone with nature
We will spend the night in tents in picturesque places and gather around the campfire
Magnificent landscapes of Altai
We will see snow-capped mountain ranges and alpine meadows
Amazing footage
The tour will be interesting for photographers who have brought a tripod with them – shooting in the evening involves unique shots!


  • Day 1 - Arrival at the beginning of the route. Acquaintance

    Departure to the village of Elekmonar (transfer or regular bus):

    • from Novosibirsk – on the eve of the start of the tour at 22:15;
    • from Barnaul – on the day of the start of the tour at 07:30;
    • from Gorno-Altaysk – on the start day at 9-10:30;

    The meeting of all participants of the equestrian tour will take place in the village of Elekmonar until 15 o'clock.

    Then, a two-hour ascent into the mountains off-road to the base.

    Upon arrival – safety briefing, acquaintance around the campfire, sauna, overnight in a tent camp.

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  • Day 2 - Base – Kylai river
  • Day 3 - Kylai river – Bayuk lakes – Uul tract – Moon Valley
  • Day 4 - Moon Valley – river Lodge
  • Day 5 - The Upper Box. Day trip, radial walk
  • Day 6 - Loja River – Balyktu Gorge
  • Day 7 - The Balyktu tract is a parking lot of the lower reaches of the Lozha River
  • Day 8 - Parking of the lower reaches of the Loja River – Ashpagach Lake – Surdinsky lakes – Moon Valley
  • Day 9 - Ayryk – log Muikhta tract
  • Day 10 - Log Muihta – castles of Mountain spirits – Karakol Lakes
  • Day 11 - Karakol Lakes – Sortesh tract
  • Day 12 - Sortes Valley – village of Elekmonar
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.


  • Tent
    11 nights
  • Basic
Tent camp 11 nights

The tour includes overnight stays in two- and three-person tourist tents.

Tour conditions

up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
12 days 11 nights
Group meets at
S. Elekmonar

Included in price

  • round-trip transfer from Gorno-Altaysk (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;
  • equipment rental;
  • accident insurance / medical insurance.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Novosibirsk/Barnaul/Gorno-Altaysk and back;
  • bus tickets from Novosibirsk/Barnaul to c. Elecmonar and back;
  • accommodation at the base before the start of the tour and after its completion (600 rubles/person Accommodation in rooms for 2-3 people. Facilities for 5 rooms: shower, toilet, dining room, recreation room. It is necessary to check the availability of seats).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour


  • 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 trousers;
  • 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.

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. Before entering the active part of the route, tourists leave their bags, backpacks and suitcases in parking lots in lockable rooms.

Important! A backpack of more than 5 liters will prevent the rider from sitting comfortably in the saddle, based on safety regulations.

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 736
    5 – 16 Aug 12 days 11 nights
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  • US$ 736
    19 – 30 Aug 12 days 11 nights
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