Horse Horse Trekking

Horse hike. Altai mountains

One-day horseback riding and excursions with accommodation in comfortable conditions

This tour was created by SV-Astur in 2002.

riding experience is not required on this route

Arrivals: The route temporarily does not work; see current tours

1 day. Monday. Check-in at the Novaya camp site or a similar one in the mountain resort of Hadzhokh during the day, accommodation in rooms with private facilities on the territory (accommodation in rooms with all amenities is possible), meeting the instructor. Lunch at the camp site. Walk to the “Through” cave and the rock group “Labyrinth”. Exits to the observation deck. For those who wish, an excursion to the canyon of the Belaya River. The canyon displays amazing, unique, talented nature created works of stone art. Acquaintance with the area. See the pages of the site – Hadzhokh Mountain Resort. After dinner, an evening of acquaintances on a covered campfire site.

2 day. Tuesday. Breakfast. Hiking in the Meshoko Gorge. The gorge is located away from the found hiking trails, but has picturesque waterfalls, beautiful grottoes, caves. Around chestnut and beech wood. These are places of Neanderthal settlements, which are 120 – 130 thousand years old. A huge accumulation of burial mounds of the Zikh, Kasozh, Meotosarmatian and Scythian periods keep the secret of the peoples existing here. Lunch in the forest. Return to the camp site. Dinner. See the site page Near the Meshoko crevice.

3 day. Wednesday. Breakfast. Training horse riding. Horse trip to the ridge Una Koz. Visiting grottoes, exits to viewing platforms, from where a view of huge rocky bastions of the ridge opens, from the edge of a rocky abyss to the stormy Belaya River, piling up of stones adhering to the foot of rocky shores. And what a magnificent, breathtaking panorama. The silence of the mountains, the rocky kingdom of Hadzhokh, the mysterious, wild, little explored depth of the gorges – all this will be at your feet. Lunch in the woods around the fire. Return to the camp site. Dinner.

4 day. Thursday. Breakfast. Horse trekking in the Rufabgo gorge (the main natural monument of this region). On the route, you will see picturesque waterfalls, see the site page – Rufabgo Waterfalls, examine the grotto – a site of primitive man and the surrounding rocks covered with lush vegetation. Lunch in the gorge at the campfire. Return to the camp site through the observation deck. In the evening, gatherings on a campfire site.

5 day. Friday. Breakfast. Horse trip to St. Michael’s Monastery. Lunch in the woods around the campfire. Excursion to the monastery and caves created by monks, visiting the Holy Spring. Return to the camp site. Dinner. See: Mountain peaks, At the edge of mountains and waterfalls.

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