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6 days-long Horseback Ride In Taiga

This tour is not available and is archived.
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Highlights
  • Off-the-beaten-trail ride in various landscapes
  • Nights out in the open or in tent alone with virgin nature of Lake Baikal
  • Discovery of the National Park and its protected taiga
Tour Overview

In the very heart of the Pribaikalsky National Park you will enjoy a horseback ride through unspoiled taiga of Lake Baikal and discover amazing landscapes. Steep rocks, pebble beaches, valleys with Alpine flora, site of prehistoric humans, Buryat village of Bolshoye Goloustnoye - are on the menu of this journey. The ride will be held on the southwest shore of the lake which can seem the most accessible. However, for lack of roads and beaten paths this location stay protected and offer exciting itineraries.

This tour is intended for experienced riders knowing how to walk and trot on horseback. Your participation will be needed to curry, saddle and unsaddle horses with the help of your Russian guide. You are also welcome to participate in feeding horses.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Meeting at about 10.00 am in the riding centre of Bolshiye Koty owned by a villager (please make sure you arrive in the village the day before or contact us for hydrofoil ticket and accommodation booking). We will meet our horses, learn horse handling techniques, and saddle up. Horseback ride starts and winds through taiga in northwest direction, to Khartaktay valley. Night in tent.
  • Day 2
    Our ride continues northwest through the dense taiga to the Kachergat River. Night in tent.
  • Day 3
    Our agenda today takes us to the valley of Bolshoye Goloustnoye. Night in tent on the bank of the river.
  • Day 4
    Horse trekking continues in the sud direction to Bolshaya Kadilnaya valley, beautiful valley presenting unique Alpine flora - edelweiss, daisy, etc Night in tent in the valley.
  • Day 5
    Day at leisure in Bolshaya Kadilnaya valley. Discovery of caves, places where prehistoric humans lived.
  • Day 6
    Riding south along the Baikal shores, we will return to Bolshiye Koty. We will get over the "devil's bridge" – the path pierced in the rock and Skriper cape, we will ford the rivers and discover the rock of gulls. Arrival in the village in late afternoon. End of th programme.
              Detailed description
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              Price includes
              • Russian-speaking guide services
              • Accommodation as per itinerary
              • Meals
              • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
              • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
              • Tent rental
              • Letter of invitation
              • Camping outfit rental
              • Horse and equipment rental
              Price does not include
              • English-speaking guide
              • Medical insurance
              • Administrative registration
              • Personal expenses and tips
              • Visa fees and travel insurance
              • Banya
              • Transfers
              • Sleeping bag rental
              For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
              Note

              It is possible to be accompanied by English-speaking guide on this tour. Please contact us for the price.

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