Horse riding tour to the Shavlin lakes

In this tour, we suggest you go on a horse riding trip to Altai. Our path will take us along high-altitude plateaus and forest roads to the Shavlin lakes. You will get a boost of energy and vivacity, see with your own eyes the beauty of peaks and reservoirs, enjoy the view of the starry sky, and also test your strength and endurance! 

Location

S. Manzherok
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US$ 641
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 22 – 30 Jun
    • 29 Jun – 7 Jul
    • 6 – 14 Jul
    • 13 – 21 Jul
    • 20 – 28 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Extreme
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 12 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
120 kg
Group meet at
S. Manzherok
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Horse riding
Let's go on a horse riding trip and drive about 145 km
Privacy with nature
We will spend the night in tents far from civilization and eat food cooked over a campfire
Let's take a steam bath
Let's go to the sauna, gain strength and drink tea with local herbs

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Along the Chui highway to the base parking lot "Tyute"

    The tourist complex "Taezhnik" – the village of Kurai – the base parking lot "Tyute".

    Gathering of the group in the village of Manzherok (tourist complex "Taezhnik")

    A journey along the oldest route of Siberia – the Chui tract

    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.  

    Dating night.

    Car – 350 km.

  • Day 2 - The beauty of the North Chui ridge
  • Day 3 - Overcoming the Mazhoy Pass and the Karakabak River
  • Day 4 - Crossing to the confluence of the rivers right and left Shavla
  • Day 5 - Radial exit to the Upper Shavlinskoye Lake
  • Day 6 - Radial exit to the Obzornaya mountain
  • Day 7 - Return trip along the Shavla River to the Maashey River
  • Day 8 - Overcoming the Mazhoy pass. Crossing of the Yeshty-Kol Valley
  • Day 9 - Departure
Difficulty
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

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

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour includes accommodation in tourist tents.

It is not supposed to be placed one at a time in a tent.

Tent camp 8 nights

Overnight in tents on the route.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
120 kg
Duration
9 days 8 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, 2 times, 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, starting with breakfast on the day of arrival, ending with dinner on the day of the end of the tour;
  • rent of group and personal equipment (tents, awning, campfire equipment, UGC raincoat, sleeping bag. the rug, archimaki. a first-aid kit).

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk and back;
  • delivery to the Taezhnik t/c and back, except for a group transfer from/to the Gorno-Altaisk airport;
  • accommodation, meals before and after the start of the tour.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

1. A backpack, 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. A 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, UGC (Combined Arms Protective Kit) is issued to protect against rain - a long rubber raincoat with a spear

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).

Route features
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 641
    22 – 30 Jun 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 641
    29 Jun – 7 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 641
    6 – 14 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 641
    13 – 21 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 641
    20 – 28 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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