Horseback riding tour to Mount Belukha and rafting all over Katun

Horseback riding to Belukha is an opportunity to see the pristine beauty with your own eyes. Two sharp peaks against the background of the burning sun going down to the horizon, covered with blinding white snow, meadows with juicy green grass, a gentle misty haze at the foot — after seeing the magical pictures of nature once, it is impossible to forget them.

Rafting all over Katun will introduce you to the most full—flowing river of Altai - Katunya. Katun (from Altai "Kadyn" — mistress, mistress) originates from the glaciers of Belukha and is one of the ten best rafting rivers in the world. The length of the river is 688 km.

Location

Novosibirsk, Barnaul
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Duration
14 Days
13 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 5 – 18 Jul
    • 25 Jul – 7 Aug
    • 14 – 27 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    13 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
16 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
110 kg
Group meet at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Beluga Whale
We will see the highest mountain of the Altai Mountains
Alloy
We will take a raft across the Katun River
The beauty of the Altai Mountains
We will walk through the dense taiga and alpine meadows, see the most beautiful Valley of the Edelweiss and the Valley of the Seven Lakes

Itinerary

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

    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 tractThe Seminsky pass, after which the road goes to the right of the Chuisky 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 – oz. Culduires
  • Day 5 - Kulduayry Lake – Sarybel Pass – Yarlu Valley – Ak-Kem Lake
  • Day 6 - Radial walking tour to the "Valley of the Seven Lakes"
  • Day 7 - Ak-kem Lake – Karatyurek Pass – Izekeryu glade
  • Day 8 - Izekeryu Glade – Kucherla River – S.Tungur
  • Day 9 - S. Tyungur – mouth of Argut
  • Day 10 - The mouth of Argut is the mouth of the Chuya River
  • Day 11 - The mouth of the Chuya River – "Wedding Meadow"
  • Day 12 - Wedding Glade – Petroglyphs parking lot
  • Day 13 - Petroglyphs parking lot – Kuyus village
  • Day 14 - Kuyus 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
    13 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

Tourists are accommodated in 2-3-seater modern tents with an awning. 

Tent camp 13 nights

Overnight in tents on the route.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
16 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
110 kg
Duration
14 days 13 nights
Group meets at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul

Included in price

  • transfer from Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Biysk, Gorno-Altaisk and back;
  • intra-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. On the alloy additionally: raft, carrot (saved the end), general dry runs, a barrel for food;
  • personal equipment on the horse part: sleeping bag, sleeping mat (karemat), archimaki, UGC raincoat. On the alloy additionally: life jacket, helmet, paddle, dry run, neoprene overalls, windproof jacket;
  • 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;
  • sauna according to the program, on the 8th and 13th day of the tour;
  • accommodation in tents on the camping site on the 1st, 8th, 13th day of the tour;
  • registration of the group in the Ministry of Emergency Situations;
  • guided tours according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Biysk, Gorno-Altaysk 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 and the 12th day of the tour;
  • 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 case of 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);
  • a neoprene wetsuit (half-overalls) of 3 mm is issued on the alloy. If you wish, you can take a neoprene jacket with you (not included in the price, we do not rent it). In case of bad weather, you can take a turtleneck, vest, shirt (not restricting movement) under the neoprene. We issue splash-proof jackets on top of the neoprene;
  • 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);
  • neoprene shoes (boots) for rafting; sneakers with woolen, plain, and preferably neoprene socks.  We do not issue neoprene shoes;
  • a baseball cap or a bandana (a light headscarf);
  • a 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 and water tour in Altai is provided with a common first aid kit, which is located with the instructor guide. However, each participant of an active tour to 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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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 191
    5 – 18 Jul 14 days 13 nights
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    25 Jul – 7 Aug 14 days 13 nights
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  • US$ 1 191
    14 – 27 Aug 14 days 13 nights
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