Horse riding tour through Dombay and Elbrus: Kuban Ring

An exciting horseback riding trip full of adventures, fabulous landscapes, historical and iconic places. You will enjoy horseback riding through the most picturesque mountain gorges to the high-altitude lakes. 

You will spend nights in tents and at the campsite, meet sunsets and sunrises among the mountain peaks. And also get a boost of strength and health from natural healing mineral springs.

Location

Mineral Waters
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 29 Jun – 6 Jul
    • 6 – 13 Jul
    • 13 – 20 Jul
    • 20 – 27 Jul
    • 27 Jul – 3 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Tent
    4 nights
  • Guest House
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Upscale
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
110 kg
Group meet at
Mineral Waters
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Therapeutic rest
We will get a surge of strength and health from natural healing mineral springs
Horseback riding
We will enjoy riding strong horses
Magnificent sunsets and sunrises
We will meet sunsets and sunrises among the mountain peaks
Unique nature
We will see the most cherished places of the richest Karachay-Cherkessia
Lake Khurla-Kel
Let's take a chance to swim in the crystal water of the relic lake!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Mineral Waters, transfer to Karachayevsk or a recreation center in nature

    We will meet you at the airport or at the railway station in Mineralnye Vody at 12:00 and 18:00.

    This is the most intense and active horse riding tour in the North Caucasus. 

    You will stay in a hotel or at a recreation center in the suburbs, get to know the guide and each other, because you will have to spend days together away from the hustle and bustle of the world, unite into a team of riders united in spirit. 

    The first dinner in an informal setting is very conducive to rapprochement, and a night under the stars of the Caucasian sky — immersion in the atmosphere of the mountains and acclimatization. 

    Perfectly trained horses at the equestrian base are already waiting for you, and tomorrow your horseback riding along the trails of Karachay-Cherkessia will start. 

    Bright exciting adventures in the Caucasus are ahead for you, lovers of horses and horseback riding, connoisseurs of the beauties of unique nature, fans of dynamics, movement, diversity and unusual pastime!

    Accommodation: 3* hotel/ Aydin_EL/ Ekara.

    Meals: dinner at the hotel.

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  • Day 2 - Khurzuk village – Ascent to Kebek Bashi gorge
  • Day 3 - Tar-Kol Gorge to the lakes Dzhuguturlu-Kel and Chuchhurlu-Kel. Lake Kangshau. Horse riding in the lake
  • Day 4 - The Jyly-Suu Gorge. Kyzyl-airy pass. Kichkini-Kjol Gorge. The valley of Ullu Khurzuk. Mineral springs
  • Day 5 - Lake Kjarly-Kel. Jelly Pass. The Kyukyurtlu Gorge. Tau-Dzhylamuk waterfall. Descent to the valley of Ullu Khurzuk
  • Day 6 - Lake Khurla-Kel. The Juuakaly-Kol Gorge. Sadyrla Plateau. Biyazir Pass. The Elmez-Tyuby ridge. Beryu-Auuz Saddle
  • Day 7 - Biyazir Pass. Eni-Kol Gorge. Ullu Khurzuk Valley
  • Day 8 - Transfer to Mineralnye Vody
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

A difficult level, requires excellent physical fitness and a high level of endurance.

The tour is suitable for tourists with a high level of physical fitness and experience in horseback riding. 

It is not recommended for people with allergic reactions, serious diseases of the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Tent
    4 nights
  • Guest House
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Upscale

Hotel accommodation in 2 / 3-bed rooms with all amenities - two nights / at the campsite – one night.

Overnight stays in tourist tents.

Single occupancy – 7,900 rubles for the entire period of the tour.

3* hotel at the Aydin El Hotel or Ekara 2 nights
3* hotel at the Aydin El Hotel

The Aydin El tourist complex is located in one of the picturesque mountain gorges of Karachay-Cherkessia, 15 km from the Gumbashi Pass, which offers magnificent views of Elbrus.

The rooms are equipped with their own kitchen, which includes a kitchenette with utensils for cooking and eating, a sink for washing dishes, an electric stove, a microwave, an electric kettle, a refrigerator.
Also in each room there is a hairdryer, ironing board, iron, bathrobes, towels, toiletries, slippers.

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Another option
Ekara

Ekara Guest House is located in the very center of the resort village of Teberda, surrounded by the main infrastructure facilities. Vacationers can use parking, shuttle service, as well as stable and free Wi-Fi access. The reception is open 24 hours a day, and the caring staff is always happy to help. There are two reservoirs nearby, so you can go fishing here.

For accommodation, cozy rooms are provided, which are divided into several categories. Each room has a comfortable sleeping place, a TV with cable channels and a small refrigerator. Clean bed linen and snow-white towels are provided. The windows offer views of the city. Pets are allowed on request.

Breakfast is served every morning, which is charged extra. There is also a kitchen on site where you can use a stove, dishes and other utensils to cook yourself a full-fledged favorite dish. Barbecue facilities are available on the landscaped grounds. There are several shops nearby.

There is a cinema next to the mini-hotel, where you can diversify your leisure time. A bus stop can also be reached in a couple of minutes. The nearest large settlement is Dombai, the distance to it is about 21 km.

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Tent camp 4 nights
Guest house at the campsite 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
110 kg
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Mineral Waters

Included in price

  • entrance tickets to cultural and recreation facilities according to the tour program;
  • campfire property — burner, gas, boiler, kettle;
  • first aid kit;
  • tent equipment — tent, sleeping bag, karemat;
  • meals: day 1 — dinner, day 2-7 — 3 meals a day, day 8 — breakfast;
  • hotel accommodation in 2 / 3-bed rooms with all amenities - two nights / at the campsite — one night;
  • horse rental;
  • transportation services on the route;
  • transfer: Mineralnye Vody — Karachayevsk or a recreation center in the suburbs — Mineralnye Vody;
  • services of an equestrian tourism instructor-guide;
  • border clearance services;
  • ecological collections of nature reserves.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Mineralnye Vody and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • private transfer;
  • excursions not included in the tour program;
  • entrance tickets to cultural and recreation facilities outside the tour program;
  • single occupancy – 7,900 rubles for the entire period of the tour.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Trousers are loose, cotton, without internal seams (jeans are uncomfortable and rub the skin);
  • A windproof waterproof jacket with a hood (not very bright, not rustling);
  • Water tank;
  • KLMN — mug, spoon, bowl, knife;
  • Swimwear and outfits for photo shoots;
  • Personal first aid kit and insect bites (if necessary);
  • Shoes with a grooved sole for easy movement on horseback and on the ground;
  • Gloves, hat, cap/panama hat (by season);
  • A raincoat (preferably not a disposable one) or a membrane jacket;
  • Sunglasses and cream: the sun is very active in the mountains;
  • Track suit;
  • Personal hygiene products;
  • A warm jacket;
  • Thermal underwear (or similar) and socks (several pairs of cotton and a pair of warm ones);
  • Trekking backpack of 25-30 liters and a "seat";
  • Comfortable clothes for the season;
  • Elastic bandage.
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    29 Jun – 6 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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