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(7 days /6 nights, season November-March)

Arrival dates for 2013-2014:
November, 05 – November, 11
December, 03– December, 09
December, 24 – December, 30
January, 07 – January, 13
February, 04 – February, 10
February, 25  – March, 03
March, 04  - March, 10


Day 1

Beginning and end of the program in Krasnoyarsk (Russia, Siberia, time zone +8). You can get to Krasnoyarsk by train or by plane from many cities in Russia and even by international flights from Beijing
From 09:00 check-in a budget center located hotel «Lights of Yenissey» 2*, rest
13:00 Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby, lunch in a café
Excursion in Krasnoyarsk Ethnographic Museum
Krasnoyarsk city tour, visiting such sights as a small Chapel with an observation point, historical gates to the city, old monuments.
 In free time you can walk around the city and buy souvenirs.
Evening time is free.
We recommend you to visit the Central city fir-tree – the highest one in Russia (46 m high, 35 ton heavy); you can slide down slides, have a ride in carriages, have a look at beautiful ice sculptures, join round dances, meet Siberian Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden
Return to the hotel. Dinner independent.
* Overnight hotel “Lights of Yenissey” 2* (budget rooms, WC, bathroom). Lunch.

Extra services:
Air or train tickets to Krasnoyarsk
Meeting at the railway station or airport
Breakfast, dinner
Overnight in a better room category or better hotel

Nature reserve “Stolby”

Day 2 Wednesday

Breakfast at hotel
09:00 Check-out (you can leave the luggage at the luggage room). Transfer to the reserve by bus. Hiking uphill (7 km, 500 m altitude)
Arrival to a forest hut of your guide-ranger, rest, hot lunch with herbs tea
After that hiking trip (3 km, 3 hours) with overlooking or even climbing well known rocks (First, Second, Fourth, Grandfather, Lion gates, Feathers etc.).
Fresh air, a warm atmosphere of informal communication, clean snow, beautiful sunsets/dawns over taiga and mountains are awaiting you.
Dinner and overnight in the hut
* overnight in hut (common room, stove and electrical heating, no facilities, bed linen are provided), breakfast, lunch, dinner

Extra services:

Day 3

Hiking trip to Wild area of rocks (12-20 km), not often visited by tourists, some snack during the trip.
Return to the hut, relaxing and hiking downhill (7 km), you will be met by a driver, transfer back to the hotel

* Overnight hotel “Lights of Yenissey” 2* (budget rooms, WC, bathroom). Breakfast, lunch.

Extra services:
Overnight in a better room category or better hotel

Bus to Sharypovo town


Breakfast at hotel, free morning in Krasnoyarsk
13:00 (time may change) transfer to Krasnoyarsk bus terminal
Departure by a public bus from Krasnoyarsk to a town Sharypovo, 5 hrs.
Upon arrival meeting with local horse riding instructors. Departure to the village Sartachul (35 km) where you will have an overnight in guest houses and dinner in family.

* Overnight in guest houses (no facilities, sleeping bags are provided), breakfast, dinner

Extra services:
Any excursions in Krasnoyarsk
Luggage fee in public bus

Horse riding in snow taiga


Breakfast in family.
Introduction lecture about horse riding, meeting with horses.
The horses are local, underbred, 3-10 years old, mares and geldings, accustomed to forest, calm, enduring. Everyday they walk 50km in the forest, of middle height, their colour is chestnut, dapple-grey, grey, cream, black
You will have two-day horse-riding through a birch and larch forest till lakes Prostokishino and Kozyavochnoye (a small, but very picturesque taiga lake), Rakitka valley, lake Sarbogol, a stop at the top of Nichkuryupskiy range, a trip to Nichkuryup river, a climb to Kamenka rock
Return to the village for dinner and overnight. Visit a banya.

* Overnight in guest houses (no facilities, sleeping bags are provided), breakfast, lunch, dinner



Breakfast and dinner in family. Lunch (cooked on fire).
Full-day horse-riding.

* Overnight in guest houses (no facilities, sleeping bags are provided), breakfast, lunch, dinner

Extra services:

Departure back to Krasnoyarsk


Breakfast  in family.
Transfer to Sharypovo town (35 km)
Departure by public bus back to Krasnoyarsk (bus stops at Krasnoyarsk airport and main bus terminal).
By night it’s possible to take a plane from Krasnoyarsk to Moscow or take a train to West or East direction.

* Breakfast

Extra services:
Hotel and transfers in Krasnoyarsk
Lunch and dinner
Air o train tickets from Krasnoyarsk

Recommendations “What bring and wear to a winter horse riding trip”

Thermal underwear, pants,  sweater, feather jacket, shortalls, warm jacket (preferably down jacket), 2 pairs of wool socks, free shoes with high tops, hat with earflaps, ski mask, warm gloves, cup, mug, spoon.
You should not dress in ski clothing, designed for active movement, because most of the time the horse steps and you only sit, in such clothes it will be cold for you.