Horseback riding to the Karakol lakes

Nature turned out to be extremely generous to this amazing corner of Siberia. Alpine meadows, thousands of lakes and rapids, beautiful waterfalls. 

You will have a week of unity with nature and communication with horses, rest in tents and delicious campfire food, as well as a hot Siberian bathhouse.

Location

Manzherok village
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 30 Jun – 7 Jul
    • 10 – 17 Jul
    • 20 – 27 Jul
    • 30 Jul – 6 Aug
    • 9 – 16 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    7 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
12 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

Energy of the Karakol Lakes
Having visited the lakes of Altai, a person is charged with energy, which makes even the laziest cheerful and strong
Excursion to Lake Veronica
The beautiful mountain lake will fascinate any traveler
Horseback riding
We will travel through the Altai mountains in the company of charming Altai horses
Hot bathhouse
Bath treatments will relieve pleasant fatigue after a busy hike

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Transfer to the Taezhnik tourist complex – Sugoyna tract

    Gathering of the group at the Taezhnik t/c.

    For those who plan to arrive at Gorno-Altaisk airport, choose flights with arrival no later than 12:00, since it takes 4 hours to move to the parking lot in the Sugoyna tract, taking into account stops. 

    Breakfast at the Taezhnik cafe for those who arrived at the eco-hotel before 11:00, acquaintance with the guide. 

    If the whole group gathered early, check out along the route to the parking lot in the Sugoyna tract, lunch at a roadside cafe. 

    If we are expecting someone from Barnaul, then lunch at the Taezhnik cafe. 

    After lunch, departure along the route, transfer to the parking lot in the Sugoyna tract.

    The group moves to the village of Elekmonar by UAZ minibus / SUV, then transfers to an all-terrain vehicle and overcomes the remaining 30 km to the tract on it. 

    Accommodation in tents. 

    If there are actually available places in the house, you can take them for an additional fee on the spot. 

    Bathhouse. 

    Safety instructions, horse riding lessons.

    Getting equipment, a set of products.

    Length: car90 km.

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  • Day 2 - Sugoyna tract – Muikhta tract
  • Day 3 - Excursion to the Muikhtinsky waterfall. Horse crossing through the Ak-Kaya and Airyk passes to the Karakokshinsky caves
  • Day 4 - Excursion to the Karakokshinsky cave. Horse crossing to ur. Uul
  • Day 5 - Excursion to Lake Veronica. Horse crossing ur.Uul – laneAkkaya – Cedar Glade
  • Day 6 - Excursion to the Karakol lakes
  • Day 7 - Horse crossing to the base parking lot in the Sugoyna tract
  • Day 8 - Sugoyna tract – Taezhnik tourist complex
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

Overnight stays in tourist tents throughout the route.

Tent camp 7 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 14 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
100 kg
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Manzherok village

Included in price

  • transportation, according to the tour program;
  • group transfer from/to Gorno-Altaisk airport;
  • three meals a day (full breakfasts and dinners, lunch in the form of a snack);
  • 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;
  • payment of recreational fees;
  • 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-Altaysk, Novosibirsk and back;
  • delivery to the Taezhnik tourist complex and back, except for a group transfer from Gorno-Altaisk airport;
  • tick insurance (issued and paid in advance, the cost is 400 rubles.);
  • accommodation and meals 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. 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, an UGC (Combined Arms Protective Kit) is 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).

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. Towel (when placed in tents or cabins without amenities)

24. 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, which can damage the hermetic packaging).

Route features
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 584
    30 Jun – 7 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 584
    10 – 17 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 584
    20 – 27 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 584
    30 Jul – 6 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 584
    9 – 16 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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