Horse trekking along the Elbrus

Horse trekking along the Elbrus

Get a charge of vivacity and energy on a tour to the Shavlinsky lakes of Altai Mountains. Enjoy the surrounding landscapes, peaks, ponds. Try your hand at rafting and horse trekking.

The benefits of this trip:

  • we will overcome 120 km on Altai horses;
  • with our own eyes we will see all the beauty of the Shavlinsky lakes;
  • we will admire the views of the peaks Dream, Beauty and Skazka;
  • we will go on an exciting rafting along the middle reaches of the Katun;
  • we will overcome the famous rapids Ilgumen, Shabash, Kadrinsky breakthrough - IV grade, and a huge whirlpool;
  • we will spend the night in tents, tell stories around the fire and admire the starry sky.

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Tour program

Travel along the most ancient route of Siberia - Chuysky tract. On the way, tourists will learn about the history of Altai Mountains, about the traditions of its indigenous population.

Accommodation in tents. Briefing, preparation for the trip.

Length: auto - 350 km.

The path to the valley of the Karakabak river passes through the picturesque tract Eshtyk-Kol, located at the foot of the Severo-Chuisky ridge.

Once upon a time there was a huge lake on the site of the tract, now only traces remain of it - these are lakes Dzhangyskol and Karakol.

Horse trekking along the Elbrus is a great opportunity to see one of the most beautiful places in our country in a special format, such as neither hikers, nor climbers, nor amateurs of road trips see it. Mountains, alpine meadows, pristine rivers, lakes and waterfalls, healing springs, incredible landscapes and, of course, daily communication with horses await you. If you have long dreamed of racing with the breeze, feeling freedom and immense joy, then the horse trek is the perfect solution for an unforgettable experience. This is a sea of ​​good mood and vivid emotions, and you will want to return to the Caucasus again and again.

Short hike plan:

Day 1: Meeting at the airport of Mineralnye Vody near the fountain at 12:00, gathering the whole group. Transfer to the horse base in the Honey Falls gorge. Accommodation, acquaintance. Walking walk to the waterfalls (30 minutes). Lunch at a cafe. Return to base. Initial instruction, selection of horses and equipment for each participant. Dinner is prepared by the cook. Overnight at the tent camp.

Day 2: Breakfast at the base at 9:00. Gathering and horse riding on the familiarization route at 10:00. We visit the "Castle of Treachery and Love", "Tea House", taste jam and tea, a hearty lunch snack. We have covered 20-25 km on horseback. Return to base. Dinner is prepared by the attendants on the fire. Overnight at the tent camp.

Day 3: Breakfast at the base at 9:00. Breakfast is prepared by the attendants at the stake. We assemble the tent camp and load all the equipment into the escort car. Start of the equestrian route. We visit the Eshkakonskoye reservoir, the caves on Grishina gully, the Shapka observation deck. A hearty lunchtime snack. Climbed 20 km on horseback. Overnight in tents on the bank of the reservoir. Cooking dinner over the fire.

Day 4: Breakfast at 9:00. We collect the camp, saddle the horses and move on. Trekking to the Bermamyt plateau. We make a lunch break in the middle of the day. Overnight in tents on the plateau. Passed 25 km on horseback.

Day 5: Wake up early to meet a fabulous sunrise on the plateau. Breakfast at 8:00. We set out on the way to the Bychasyn plateau. On the way, we stop at the springs to water the horses and have lunch. We set up a camp on the plateau, cook dinner, meet local shepherds and go through a master class on working with a herd. Gatherings by the fire, lights out. Overnight in tents on the plateau. Passed 15 km on horseback.

Day 6: Wake up early, breakfast, check out no later than 9:00. Today we will have a long way to go, so the bright time should not be missed, so that we have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty around us to our fullest. Today we go to the mountain lake Khurla-Kel, and on the way we will make stops for rest and snacks. One place to stop will be unique in its own way - this is the "Tsar's Gate". The final stop for today is the Khudes camp site, where we will go to the bathhouse. Overnight in tents at the camp site. Dinner at the stake. Traveled 35 km on horseback.

Day 7: Breakfast at 9:00. Today we go to the famous springs at the foot of Elbrus - Dzhily Su. Upon arrival, we set up camp. We cook lunch, relax, swim in the springs, walk around. Free time. Dinner at the stake. Overnight in tents. Passed 33 km on horseback.

Day 8: Rest day for people and horses. We get up later than usual, walk around the surroundings, take pictures against the background of mountains, Elbrus and waterfalls. We swim in the springs and relax in every possible way, but lunch is on schedule. Overnight at the same place in tents.

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