Karakol Lakes – Lower Katun

Traveling through Altai, you can find many mountain lakes. After visiting them, you will be charged with energy, which will make you feel stronger and more cheerful. 

Riding on obedient Altai horses, you will walk through the Karakol taiga, enter the zone of alpine meadows and see wonderful panoramas. Enjoy relaxing in tents under a clear starry sky, campfire food and cozy gatherings in a pleasant company of like-minded people.

Location

Manzherok village
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 20 – 27 Jun
    • 30 Jun – 7 Jul
    • 10 – 17 Jul
    • 20 – 27 Jul
    • 30 Jul – 6 Aug
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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 12 people
Minimum age
10 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

Refreshing rafting
We will raft along the lower part of the Katun River, having overcome the thresholds of the II-III CC.
Horseback riding
We will cover 113 km on horseback and walk 7 km
Excursion to Lake Veronica
The beautiful mountain lake will fascinate any traveler

Itinerary

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

    Arrival at the eco-hotel "Taezhnik".

    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 Elikmanar 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.the fee is on the spot.

    Bathhouse.

    Safety instructions, horse riding lessons (if you arrive not late).

    Getting equipment, a set of products.

    Travel time: 4 hours. Length: by car90 km.

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  • Day 2 - Sugoyna tract – Muekhta tract
  • Day 3 - Excursion to the Muekhtinsky waterfall. Horse crossing through the Ak-Kaya passes to the Karakokshinskaya cave
  • 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 - Horse-riding and walking tour to the Karakol lakes
  • Day 7 - Horse crossing from Cedar glade to Sugoyna tract
  • Day 8 - Alloy
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

The route is simple, both people with experience in horse and water hiking and beginners can participate in it

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

Overnight stays in tourist tents throughout the route.

Tent camp 7 nights

Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • group transfer from Gorno-Altaisk airport and back;
  • transportation, according to the tour program;
  • 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;
  • payment of accident insurance and medical insurance.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Barnaul, Gorno-Altaisk, Novosibirsk and back;
  • delivery to the Taezhnik t/c and back from Barnaul and Novosibirsk;
  • tick insurance 400 rubles.;
  • accommodation before and after the tour.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  1. A backpack (up to 40 liters), 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 – a saddlebag and a drive bag).
  2. Hiking shoes – preferably boots, can be leather, rubber, kirza, the main thing is that they do not get wet and cover the boot from rubbing against the stirrup strap (putlishche), or high boots.
  3. Sneakers or trekking boots for radial exits. Avoid new shoes that are not worn out.
  4. Replacement shoes for camping (slates).
  5. Comfortable clothes for horse crossings and radial pedestrian crossings:
    • sweatpants made of thick soft fabric that do not restrict movement, without rough internal seams, made of light quick-drying material, preferably cotton;
    • long sleeve shirt or T-shirt;
    • 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 – trousers, shirt, shorts, T-shirt, thermal underwear is ideal for an overnight stay, it will also help out if the weather deteriorates.
  7. A warm sweater or sweatshirt (preferably fleece or wool).
  8. A warm jacket (synthetic or down), because 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 (you can use plain cotton ones).
  12. Socks – 2-3 pairs of cotton or linen, 2 pairs of wool.
  13. A bathing suit.
  14. Toiletries and hygiene products, including hygienic lipstick and sunscreen with a high protection factor.
  15. Sunglasses that protect the eyes from ultraviolet rays in the mountains.
  16. A small flashlight (headlamp).
  17. An individual first aid kit if you have an individual intolerance to any standard drugs or a need for specific or strictly prescription medicines. The instructor takes the main first aid kit with him.
  18. 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.
  19. A camera or video camera (optional) with hermetically sealed, as well as a spare battery for it or an external energy storage device, since there will be many types that you want to capture, but there is nowhere to recharge.
  20. The seat is tourist (hob).
  21. Personal tableware (plate, spoon, mug).
  22. Towel (when placed in tents or cabins without amenities)
  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 – 4 pcs.
  24. Additionally for the water part:
    • sneakers;
    • any replacement shoes;
    • wool socks – at least 2 pairs;
    • elastic socks – at least 2 pairs; 
    • splash-proof suit.

It is recommended to have your own sleeping bag, designed for temperatures up to -5 degrees. In the absence, a sleeping bag is issued.

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

important! Riding clothes should be comfortable, not restricting movement, not rustling. Trousers made of thick soft fabric without rough inner seams.

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 632
    20 – 27 Jun 8 days 7 nights
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    30 Jun – 7 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    10 – 17 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    20 – 27 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    30 Jul – 6 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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