Uimen is a lake. Horseback riding in the north-west of Altai

Each of us dreams of visiting a place untouched by man or practically untouched at least once in our lives. 

From the middle of the route, wild, "untrodden" places, sapphire lakes, turquoise waterfalls, sky-high passes await you, and Lake Uimen will be the crowning achievement of the journey. 

By the way, it is home to the famous grayling fish, which undoubtedly adds zest to this Altai tour.

Location

S. Elekmonar
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Duration
14 Days
13 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 22 Jun – 5 Jul
    • 6 – 19 Jul
    • 20 Jul – 2 Aug
    • 3 – 16 Aug
    • 17 – 30 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    13 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Extreme
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Group meet at
S. Elekmonar
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Living in nature
We will spend the night in tents away from the bustling city
Horseback riding
Let's get acquainted with the Altai horses
The beauty of the Altai Mountains
We will admire the numerous rivers and lakes, spacious meadows and snow-capped peaks

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Check-in

    Departure to the village of Elekmonar (transfer or regular bus):

    • from Novosibirsk – on the eve of the start of the tour at 22:15;
    • from Barnaul – on the day of the start of the tour at 07:30;
    • from Gorno-Altaysk – on the day of the start of the tour at 9-10:30;

    Meeting in the village of Elekmonar until 15:00.

    We are going by UAZ car to a farm in the Sortesh tract.

    Upon arrival – briefing, accommodation in tents, a sauna, an evening around the campfire, accompanied by stories from instructors about local life, horses, our route and much more.

  • Day 2 - Sortesh tract – Kylai
  • Day 3 - Kylai – lake, Victoria Falls – Ayryk tract
  • Day 4 - Moon Valley is a "living" swamp – the upper reaches of the Loja River
  • Day 5 - Loja River – Balyktus Gorge – Chevosh log 
  • Day 6 - Chevosh Log – Lake Uimen
  • Day 7 - The day
  • Day 8 - A day's rest. A walk to the Upper Lakes
  • Day 9 - Lake Uimen – log Chevosh
  • Day 10 - The Chevosh log is the lower course of the river.
  • Day 11 - R. Loja – Ayryk
  • Day 12 - Ayryk Moon Valley – Karakol Lakes – Kylai Cedar Glade
  • Day 13 - Kedrovaya polyana Kylai - Sortesh tract
  • Day 14 - Sortesh tract – village of Elekmonar
Difficulty
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    13 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour includes overnight stays in two- and three-person tourist tents.

Tent camp 13 nights

Overnight in tents on the route.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Duration
14 days 13 nights
Group meets at
S. Elekmonar

Included in price

  • transfer from Gorno-Altaysk and back (only on the day of arrival and departure);
  • accommodation at the base camp;
  • transportation services according to the program;
  • meals according to the program;
  • equipment rental;
  • the services of an instructor-guide;
  • horse rental;
  • sauna according to the program;
  • recreational fees;
  • insurance.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Novosibirsk/Barnaul/Gorno-Altaysk and back;
  • bus tickets from Novosibirsk/Barnaul to c. Elecmonar and back;
  • accommodation before and after the tour.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Equipment:

  • Sleeping bag (comfort temperature 0 - +5) (issued, but it is recommended to take your own, if possible, because the thing is personal).

Clothes:

  • underwear;
  • The sweater is warm;
  • The sweater is lighter;
  • warm pants for cold weather;
  • trousers made of thick fabric (camouflage is possible);
  • shorts or light trousers;
  • T-shirt / T-shirt (2-3 depending on the length of the route);
  • wool socks (more than one pair);
  • cotton socks (several pairs);
  • insulated, spacious jacket;
  • windbreaker (windbreaker);
  • gloves;
  • headdress;
  • swimsuit.

Shoes:

  • rubber boots (preferably on a smooth sole with a heel);
  • sneakers or sneakers.

It will be useful to:

  • a pocket or headlamp flashlight;
  • a set of threads with needles;
  • spare batteries for cameras, flashlights and other equipment;
  • thick plastic bags for packing things during a hike;
  • a camping knife;
  • wet sanitary napkins for camping;
  • toilet paper;
  • sunburn cream;
  • medicines that you personally need;
  • personal hygiene products (wet wipes are required);
  • specific medicines that may be useful to you.

Try not to take unnecessary things. Before entering the active part of the route, tourists leave their bags, backpacks and suitcases in parking lots in lockable rooms.

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Dates and Prices

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    22 Jun – 5 Jul 14 days 13 nights
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    6 – 19 Jul 14 days 13 nights
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    20 Jul – 2 Aug 14 days 13 nights
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