An unforgettable ride through fantastic mountain scenery and unspoiled nature
Day 1-2: Arrival in Barnaul (departure flight on the previous evening), transfer by bus to our base hut located approx. 186 miles before the Mongolian border at the Katun River; dinner and overnight stay. We continue our journey with off-road vehicles to reach our base camp in Karzegal. All roads that are accessible with vehicles end here! Introductory ride in the afternoon, overnight stay in tents.
Day 3-11: Your ride takes you through unspoiled nature full of breathtaking beauties. From time to time you may encounter another group of riders, certainly hunters. The stages differ in their lengths, depending on the difficulty of the terrain, weather conditions and the fitness of horse and rider. By taking half or full days off you get the chance to adapt slowly to the height and differences in temperature. The entire equipment is transported on the horses. In the evenings you put up your tent and finish the day sitting around a campfire. Each group is accompanied by a team of five: a tour guide, an interpreter, a groom and cooks. However, your assistance will kindly be appreciated!
The guided riding tour finishes in the evening of day 11, as we would love to bring you closer to another beautiful part of the Altai Mountains: but this time, on the river!
Day 12-13: Today we make our way with off-road vehicles towards the Mongolian border to the Katun River. You spend the next two days 'white-water rafting' – in moderate waters – down the river. For those of you who are less adventurous it is also possible to take our escort bus. On our way back we will stop every now and then so you get the chance to enjoy the fantastic scenery. On the river you finally reach our base camp Manscherok.
Day 14: Return to Barnaul in the afternoon. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 15: Return flight (Arrival on Tuesday).
Program: Trekking-guided riding tour
Catering: full board (AP)
Language: Deutsch (Übersetzer)
Own horse: no
Min./max. participants: 2 - 8
Your expert: Denise Neufeld
Altai Horses, approx. 14.8-15.3 hands (150-155 cm), sturdy and tough. Capable of carrying much weight.
Saddle & tack: Local Russian saddles
Riding level & experience: As we make our way through unspoiled nature without any given tracks, the speed will be slow most of the time so riders with only very little experience or even sporty non-riders are welcome to join!