Kazakhstan horse riding vacation

“A seventeen day trip, horse trekking in a small group through stunning Kazakh wilderness. Wild camping along the way, this is one fine and unique equestrian expedition. ”

Highlights

Eastern Kazakhstan horses | Katon Karagai National Park | Altai Mountains | Ust Kamenogorsk | No fixed itinerary on this riding vacation in Kazakhstan | Wilderness camping

Please feel free to contact the Help Desk team if you need any advice on your vacation plans. We're always happy to help!

Toll free 1-866-821-6866

Check dates, prices & availability

Date
Price
Basis
28 Jun 2019
NZ $ 4700
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 28 Jun 2019 departure
20 Aug 2019
NZ $ 4700
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 20 Aug 2019 departure
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Kazakhstan horse riding vacation

Environment

It's hard to avoid the fact that you are likely to arrive in Kazakhstan by plane, although we do encourage keen train travelers! Once you are here, however, we minimise further carbon emissions by traveling in the most sustainable way possible, as much as possible - by horse. Happily, riding is also the best way to experience the area.

Clean water is thankfully not a scarce resource where we ride, and we want to keep it that way. This is about maintaining the purity of rivers and streams that we camp near. We ensure that our toilet is dug a suitable distance from the water course each evening. Dishes and clothes are washed away from the waters edge. We do encourage guests to swim and wash in rivers, but soap-free is the way to go.

Pioneering a strict trash and low-impact policy is also an important part of forging the way for responsible travel in this delicate national park.

Community

Visiting Kazakhstan is new territory not only for most international travelers and locals but for travel companies such as us. In Mongolia, we have built up close relationships with our local staffs and their families over the years and focused on developing the kind of tourism and business that works for them. Our goal in Kazakhstan is to not only continue that philosophy and practice, but to lead the way in community-connected, responsible tourism. We recognise that the best way to really get to know any place is by drawing in close to the camp fire in the evening and getting to know the local people you are riding with.

Furthermore, the unique opportunity of riding in the Katon Karagai National Park affords us the ability to work directly with the park rangers and management. In doing so, we can not only listen to the needs of the local communities, bolster the park staff's connection with travelers and travel route development, but help support the eco-friendly, low-impact guidelines around which we've built our trip style.

Popular similar vacations

Catalan horse riding vacation in Spain

Catalan horse riding vacation in Spain

Horse riding in the beautiful Catalan countryside

From 700 - 1150 8 days excluding flights

Mongolia horse riding vacation, Altai Taster

Mongolia horse riding vacation, Altai Taster

Horse riding adventure in Mongolia's remote Altai Mountains

From NZ $4995 - NZ $5745 17 days including domestic flights only

Mongolia horse riding vacation, Zavkhan Classic

Mongolia horse riding vacation, Zavkhan Classic

Horse trekking in Mongolia's remote Zavkhan Province

From NZ $4290 17 days including domestic flights only

Horse riding vacation in Portugal

Horse riding vacation in Portugal

Portugal National Park horse riding vacation

From 1350 - 1450 8 days excluding flights

Convert currencies