Horse riding tour to the foot of Belukha

This horseback riding trip through the Altai mountains in which you will relax from the hustle and bustle of civilization in the valleys of the Katun ridge! 

On the way, the group will meet rocky placers, the purest lakes hidden in the folds of the mountains, a variety of alpine meadows, the mysterious valley of Edelweiss and man-made "cities" built by Roerich's adherents from stones. 

Riding on obedient Altai horses, you will breathe in the fresh mountain air, admire the surrounding beauty and be filled with the power of nature.

Location

Manzherok village
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 7 – 15 Jul
    • 22 – 30 Jul
    • 12 – 20 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Tent
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 12 people
Minimum age
14 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
100 kg
Group meet at
Manzherok village
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The famous Chuisky tract
The way to the beginning of the route lies along one of the most beautiful roads in the world
Places of Power
Let's feel the extraordinary energy of Yarlu Gorge
Communication with horses
We will travel on horseback admiring the panoramic views from the mountain passes

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Taezhnik tourist complex – Tyungur village

    You need to arrive at the taiga t/c before 11:00 am.

    Meeting with the guide, breakfast at the cafe. 

    Departure to the route.

    During the road trip, tourists will drive along the famous Chui highway to the Seminsky pass, then along the highway to Ust-Koksa.

    Along the way, tourists will learn about the history of the Altai Mountains, about the traditions of its indigenous population.

    Accommodation in tents.

    Briefing, preparation for the campaign.

    Bathhouse.

    Length: by car430 km.

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  • Day 2 - Horse crossing from the Bayaru campsite
  • Day 3 - Crossing the high-altitude plateau, Tekelu waterfall
  • Day 4 - Steep Sarybel pass, crossing the alpine meadows
  • Day 5 - Walk to the Akkem glacier
  • Day 6 - Radial exit to Yarlu Gorge
  • Day 7 - From the Yarlu tract across the Ak-Kem River to the Sacred Mountain
  • Day 8 - Return to the village of Tyungur
  • Day 9 - Tyungur village – Taezhnik tourist complex
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

The route is difficult, for tourists to participate in it, it is desirable to have experience of horseback riding, or a good level of physical fitness.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

Overnight stays in tourist tents on the active part of the route. 

Tent camp 8 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
14 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
100 kg
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Manzherok village

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;
  • recreational fees;
  • three meals a day (full breakfasts and dinners, lunch-as a snack in the field);
  • equipment rental;
  • insurance of OSAO Rosgosstrakh, insurance coverage – 250,000 rubles (medical expenses), 50,000 rubles (accident). The insurance policy is issued for the group and is with the instructors along the route.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Barnaul, Gorno-Altaisk, Novosibirsk and back;
  • delivery to the Taezhnik tourist complex and back, except for a group transfer from Gorno-Altaisk airport;
  • tick insurance – 400.00 rubles, valid for 1 year;
  • accommodation before and after the tour.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

1. A backpack, 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 (saddlebag) and a dry run).

2. Hiking shoes you need to have boots that can be leather, rubber, or birch, the main thing is that they do not get wet and cover the boot from rubbing against the stirrup strap (putlishche), in extreme cases high boots (boots). But rubber boots are preferable, because they do not get wet from the outside, and if water gets inside, they are quite easy to dry by the fire, while they do not deform if you follow the small drying rules.

3. Running shoes or trekking boots for radial exits. Avoid new, unworn shoes. If you choose trekking boots, keep in mind that not all of them can really be dried in field conditions, and when drying by the campfire they can deform and become practically unusable.

4. Replacement shoes for camping (slates).

5. Comfortable clothing for horse crossings and radial pedestrian crossings –trousers made of dense soft fabric that do not restrict movement, without rough internal seams, made of light quick-drying material, preferably cotton. A shirt or a long sleeve T-shirt. A 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 camping and overnight stays – trousers, shirt, shorts, T-shirt, thermal underwear is ideal for overnight stays, it will also help out if the weather deteriorates.

7. A warm sweater or hoodie (preferably fleece or wool material).

8. Warm jacket (synthetic or down jacket). Keep in mind the fact that the sintepon is much easier to dry. If someone thinks that warm clothes will not be needed in July, I assure you that this is not the case. 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 (even simple cotton ones will do).

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, UgCS (Combined Arms Protective Kit) are issued to protect against rain - a long rubber raincoat with a hood

14. A bathing suit to enjoy sunbathing or take a dip in a mountain pond.

15. Toilet and hygiene supplies. Including hygienic lipstick and sunscreen with a high protection factor (UF 50), towels, shampoo, soap are required.

16. Sunglasses that protect the eyes from ultraviolet rays in the mountains.

17. A small flashlight (headlamp).

18. Individual medicines, the instructor takes the main first-aid kit with him, but if you have an individual intolerance to any standard drugs or need for specific or strictly prescription medicines - take your own.

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. A camera or video camera (optional) with hermetically sealed packaging. and do not forget a spare battery for it, or an external energy storage device, because there will be a lot of species that you want to capture, but there is nowhere to recharge!.

21. Tourist seat (hob).

22. Personal tableware (plate, spoon, mug)

23. 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 in the amount of 4 pieces.

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

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 804
    7 – 15 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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    22 – 30 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 804
    12 – 20 Aug 9 days 8 nights
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