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What to Bring for Altai Mountains Ride in Siberia


Large blue saddlebags are provided and must hold all your belongings (including your sleeping bag).

1. Rubber Boots that you use for working in the garden  – not riding rubber boots ….
2. Duffle Bags are provided locally – they are not watertight – therefore you should bring Watertight bags that you can buy at any Outdoor Store – and some smaller regular plastic bags for personal stuff like dirty underwear etc. 
3. Ground mats are provided – but not high quality ones – get a good quality one and bring your own for added comfort … not everyone is used to sleeping on the ground ….

Weather can be a real factor and since you are in a very remote area  you want to come prepared for rain !!!  There is nothing worse than being on a trip and getting wet !!

Useful items
Small binoculars, travel alarm clock, earplugs, journal and pen, pocket knife (put in checked luggage, not allowed as carry‑on), lightweight snacks like granola bars, fruit bark, jerky, trail mix, nuts, tea bags that you can't start the day without, vitamins, water purification tablets, Russian phrasebook.
Please, bring some small amount of money in the local currency. 

This list is only a guideline for you


Travel documents and Voucher

Flight tickets


Visa (check with your consulate)



Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!)

Riding boots (well broken in) or ankle-high riding shoes meant for endurance rides or ‘ride & ties’. These work especially well when worn with a pair of ‘half chaps’ (knee-high leather gaitors). They have a riding heel, but are comfortable enough to be used for your city and village footwear too.  (1.)

Rubber overboots, especially if your riding boots have leather soles.

Riding gloves

Hat (with chin strip) for sun protection

Good rain gear: parka and rain pants or “duster” (no ponchos)



Pile jacket or down vest

Wool sweater or wool shirt

Warm gloves

wool cap or other warm hat

Comfortable T-Shirts/Shirts



Underwear and socks

Long underwear for cold nights (polypropelene or capilene)

Women: Jogbra or other suitable sporty support


Bag for dirty clothes

Comfortable footwear for city and village walking (sturdy walking shoes or tennis shoes or lightweight hiking boots well broken in)


Bandana or scarf


For Camping trips:

Sturdy large duffel bag – can be provided

Sleeping bag (four‑season)

Thermorest pad (inflatable comfort and insulation for sleeping) – offered locally (3.)



Personal Toiletries

Insect protection

Personal medications

Sore cream (for the emergency)

small towel

Camera and enough extra films and batteries

Belt pack

Sun glasses with strap

Sun tan lotion and lip balm 

Biodegradable campsuds

Minimum 1 liter water bottle (leather bota bags work great for riding)

Flashlight with change of batteries

Toilet paper

Extra baggage tags ("collecting" tags is popular with baggage handlers in Asia)

5 large trash bags to line duffel and sleeping bag stuff sack (2.)

6 small & medium zip loc bags for trash disposal

Luggage padlocks

25 feet of nylon parachute cord (useful for tying raingear and saddle bags behind saddle)


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Altai Mountains Ride in Siberia
Tour Code: PG-TP15
15 days / 14 nights ~$1,965.00
Dates : June to Sept

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
B 2020 06/12 - 06/26 15d / 14n 15 day trip, AP (low) 2 /8 Expired
A 2020 06/26 - 07/10 15d / 14n 15 day trip, AP (high) 2 /8 Expired
A 2020 07/10 - 07/24 15d / 14n 15 day trip, AP (high) 2 /8 Expired
A 2020 07/24 - 08/07 15d / 14n 15 day trip, AP (high) 2 /8 Expired
A 2020 08/07 - 08/21 15d / 14n 15 day trip, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
B 2020 08/21 - 09/04 15d / 14n 15 day trip, AP (low) 2 /8 Reserve
Day to Day Itinerary
Rates | Dates
Tack: Native Russian saddles
Horses: Altai breed
Pace: Due to the "trackless" landscape and t...
Airport: Gorno-Altaysk
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