Horse riding tour to the foot of the legendary Belukha Mountain

Horseback riding to Mount Belukha is an opportunity to have a great time and get unforgettable impressions. Majestic Altai Mountains, noisy rivers, waterfalls and picturesque streams will appear before your eyes.

Against the background of beautiful nature, you can make great shots that will remind you of the trip for a long time. You will find not only communication with noble animals – horses, but also the discovery of real wonders of nature! Just imagine: the harsh taiga, and then, as if by magic, the alpine meadows opening to the eye, the amazing view of the Katun ridge, which is simply drowned in crystal glaciers. But the main thing that will be in front of you is the legendary Altai shrine – Mount Belukha. 

Location

Novosibirsk, Barnaul
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 25 Jun – 3 Jul
    • 5 – 13 Jul
    • 15 – 23 Jul
    • 25 Jul – 2 Aug
    • 4 – 12 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 14 people
Minimum age
14 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
110 kg
Group meet at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Mountain air
We will spend the night in tents and eat food cooked over a campfire
Horseback riding
Let's get acquainted with the Altai horses, which will become indispensable companions on our journey
Unforgettable natural landscapes
We will see dense taiga and alpine meadows

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Auto transfer Novosibirsk – Barnaul – Biysk – Gorno-Altaysk – Tyungur village

    Today you will have a car trip to the village of Tyungur.

    From the city of Biysk, the path will run along the famous Chui highway, part of which runs along the banks of the largest river in the Altai Mountains – Katun.

    During the journey, you will climb to the highest point of the Chui tract, the Seminsky Pass, after which the road goes to the right of the Chui tract.

    After a while you will find yourself on the Yabogan pass, and after descending from it in the Ust-Kansk steppe.

    Then, after passing the small Kirlyk pass, the Abai steppe and the Gromotukha pass, you will again see the beautiful Katun in the Uymon valley.

    Arrival at the village of Tyungur in the evening.

    Accommodation in tents on the camping site, dinner.

    Power is included: dinner.

    By car (from Barnaul): 680 km. 12 hours on the road (excluding traffic jams and sanitary stops).

  • Day 2 - Tyungur village – Kuzuyak Pass – Ak-Kem River – Oroktoy stream
  • Day 3 - R. Oroktoy – Tukhman creek
  • Day 4 - R. Tukhman – Kulduayry Lake
  • Day 5 - Kulduayry Lake – Sarybel Pass – Yarlu Valley – Ak-kem Lake
  • Day 6 - Radial light walking tour to the "Valley of the Seven Lakes"
  • Day 7 - Ak-Kem Lake – Karatyurek Pass – Izekeryu glade
  • Day 8 - Izekeryu glade – Kucherla River – Tyungur village
  • Day 9 - Tyungur village – Gorno-Altaysk – Biysk – Barnaul – Novosibirsk
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

The main condition for participating in the tour is the ability to withstand moderate physical activity. The technical skills necessary to pass obstacles, organize overnight stays and others are acquired directly on the route.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour includes accommodation in a tent.

Tent camp 8 nights

Accommodation in 2-3-seater modern tents with an awning on the active part of the route.

Accommodation in tents on the camping site on the first and eighth day of the tour.

Tents are set up and removed by the participants themselves (unless additional maintenance is agreed). If you don't know how to set up a tent, ask the instructor to give you an instruction. 

Tour conditions

Group
up to 14 tourists
Minimum age
14 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
110 kg
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul

Included in price

  • transport delivery to the tour from Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Biysk, Gorno-Altaisk and back, within the route crossings according to the program;
  • horse rental;
  • services of guides, instructors, grooms;
  • meals from dinner on the day of arrival to breakfast on the day of departure;
  • group equipment: tents, awning, campfire and kitchen equipment, first aid kit;
  • personal equipment: sleeping bag, sleeping mat (karemat), archimaki, UGC raincoat; 
  • medical insurance and accident insurance (insurance for foreign citizens and citizens of the Russian Federation over 64 years old is paid additionally);
  • passes to the border area, for foreigners;
  • admission to the reserve;
  • registration of the group in the Ministry of Emergency Situations;
  • sauna on the eighth day of the tour.
  • camping in tents on the first and eighth day of the tour;
  • guided tours according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Biysk, Gorno-Altaisk and back;
  • An additional cargo horse is required for participants weighing 100-110 kg;
  • insurance for foreign citizens (including CIS countries) and citizens of the Russian Federation over 64 years of age;
  • meals at roadside cafes, during the transfer;
  • services offered at the base parking lots and not included in the program;
  • additional baths, on the first day at the campsite, on the lake. Accem;
  • any changes to the program that entail additional costs.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • if there is a backpack, but not necessarily, all things in the campaign are carried by horses in special "archimacs". You can leave the house with any convenient bag, suitcase, in which you will put all your things;
  • sleeping bag (up to -5), it is advisable to have your own, as it is an object of individual use. In the absence, we issue (request in advance);
  • warm jacket (vest) for temperatures up to 0, -5;
  • a windproof (splash–proof) raincoat jacket (raincoat), preferably trousers. Made of durable fabric that can withstand heavy rainfall;
  • warm suit (tights + sweater), for camping;
  • tracksuit, for the active part (horse crossings and radial exits);
  • thermal underwear. Either tights, warm tights with a vest or turtleneck (for sleeping);
  • a pair of T-shirts (shirts);
  • sports hat;
  • shorts;
  • lingerie;
  • bathing suit;
  • three or four pairs of plain socks;
  • a pair of wool socks;
  • two pairs of shoes one pair of shoes should have a hard sole, for horseback riding and hiking tours in rocky terrain. Another pair of light shoes, for camping.
  • Absolutely! Rubber boots (not lower than the middle of the shin);
  • a baseball cap or a bandana (a light headscarf);
  • tourist seat (hob) (a piece of a tour mat with an elastic band);
  • sunglasses;
  • personal - cup, mug, spoon, knife - metal or plastic;
  • washing accessories including a towel;
  • personal hygiene items;
  • work gloves 1 pair;
  • optional - photo, video, flashlight with hermetically sealed;
  • hermetic packaging for documents and money;
  • personal thermos (optional) and a hiking water flask (or a 0.5-1.5 L plastic bottle);
  • it is mandatory to have a passport (birth certificate), a medical insurance policy and money for meals on the road, souvenirs, additional baths, etc.

Recommendations for filling an individual first aid kit:

The group going on an equestrian tour of Altai is provided with a common first-aid kit, which is located with the instructor guide. However, each participant of an active tour in Altai must also have a personal first-aid kit, which must contain a supply of individual medicines (which you regularly take), as well as the following medicines:

  • patch for scratches, cuts and calluses (bactericidal (with "green") 6x10 cm is recommended, as it holds well on the skin and can be cut into pieces of different widths);
  • roll Band-aid (1 pc.);
  • a medium-sized bandage (1 pc.);
  • analgesic (in tablets) (1 pack);
  • Aspirin (1 pack);
  • Citramon (1 pack);
  • nasal congestion relief drops (1 pc.);
  • eye drops (Albucide) (1 pc.);
  • remedy for cold symptoms (for example, Coldrex, etc.) (2-3 packs);
  • antiseptic ointment or cream (for example, Levomekol, Baneocin, etc.) (1 pc.);
  • sunburn remedy (for example, Lifeguard, Boro-plus, Panthenol, etc.) (1 pc.);
  • elastic bandage (1 pc.);
  • remedy for sore throat (1-2 packs);
  • fast-acting remedies for indigestion (for example, Loperamide, Imodium, etc.) (1-2 packs);
  • enzyme preparation (for example, Mezim, etc.) (1-2 packs);
  • an antihistamine drug that does not cause drowsiness (for example, Kestin, Claritin, Zirtek, etc.) (1 pack);
  • multivitamins (optional).
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    25 Jun – 3 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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    5 – 13 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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    15 – 23 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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    25 Jul – 2 Aug 9 days 8 nights
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    4 – 12 Aug 9 days 8 nights
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