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Fiery Peaks of Kamchatka

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This tour is for those who love outdoor activities and are ready for adventures. We are going to have three ascents to fiery Kamchatka mountains, two-day rafting and fishing, exciting excursions, sea trips, cosy chats sitting around a fire and, most likely, face-to-face meetings with brown bears.

Excursions:

  • walking excursion in the Avachinskaya Bay, including 6-hour walking excursion, fishing and seafood delicacies;
  • New Tolbachik fissure eruption which took place in 2012 – we will enjoy lava flows, lava caves, new cones, ash-covered fields, and “Dead Forest”;
  • excursion to the Mutnovsky Volcano crater.
2 570 €
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Duration
13 days
12 nights
Dates
  • group dates
    • 12 Jul – 24 Jul
    • 20 Jul – 1 Aug
    • 27 Jul – 8 Aug
    • 4 Aug – 16 Aug
    • 11 Aug – 23 Aug
    • 19 Aug – 31 Aug
    • 26 Aug – 7 Sep
Complexity
Need a good shape
Accommodation
    Comfort
    Basic
    Group
    Up to 16 people
    Group meet at
    Elizovo Airport (Kamchatka)
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    Main impressions

    Hot springs in Malki

    Have a good rest and recover our strength swimming in hot springs

    Russian fishing

    Fish plenty of fishes during a two-day rafting and taste all known seafood delicacies

    The Klyuchevskaya Volcano Cluster

    Spend 3 days among Volcanos where just a short time ago lava was boiling

    The fault of Mutnovsky volcano

    Walk along a path to the very heart of volcano`s activity

    Sea trip

    Have a sea trip and learn some stuff about the Pacific Ocean

    Valley of Geysers

    Go to the world-famous Valley of Geysers or visit brown bears on the banks of Lake Kurilsk

    Route

    • Day 1 — Arrival to Kamchatka

      We will meet you at Elizovo airport.

      Checking-in at the hotel, rest and time for acclimation.

      We will discuss details of the coming tour with a company representative.

    • Day 2 — Ascent to Mutnovsky Volcano

      Breakfast. Transfer to the place from which we will start to ascend the volcano.

      Safety training after which we will start climbing the Mutnovsky Volcano crater (the volcano is 2323 m high – we will climb to 1650 m which we will overcome in 1.5-2 hours).

      Mutnovsky Volcano is a natural monument partially located in South-Kamchatka Nature Park. In 1996 the volcano entered the list of the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage List in the “Kamchatka Volcanoes” category. The volcano consists of 4 merging sequentially formed cones of stratovolcanoes. 

      The heart of the volcano – the so-called “Active Crater” in which fumaroles activity takes place – is the largest crater of all active volcanoes in Kamchatka.

      The route is unique since it goes across a fault inside the volcano. The path will take us to the crater commanding astounding views. The beauty and uniqueness of this place matches those of the famous Valley of Geysers.

      Walking excursion across stream vents and mud pots to the “active crater”. 

      Returning to the foot of the volcano – there we will visit a powerful 80-meter waterfall in the Opasny Ravine.

      Returning to the camp. Supper. Bedtime.

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    • Day 3 — Dachnye springs, the waterfall

      Breakfast.

      9:00 – Loading into the car (KAMAZ) and departure to the area of ​​the Mutnovsko-Gorely group of volcanoes.

      Stop at the observation deck on the Vilyuchinsky Pass on the way.

      Walk with small ascents and descents to Dachnye springs (about 1.5 km one way).

      There are more than 100 thermal manifestations at Dachnye springs - boiling boilers, hot springs, large and small steam-gas jets.

      Dachnye springs are sometimes called the Small Valley of Geysers, but this name is erroneous because there are no real geysers here –  it is not boiling water that comes out of the ground, but hot gas that heats the water on the surface, imitating a geyser.

      Lunch –  snack, hot tea.

      Transfer to the parking place, setting up a camp.

      Walk to the 16-meter waterfall on the Spokoyny stream.

      Return to the camp.

      Dinner.

    • Day 4 — Ascent to Gorely Volcano

      Breakfast. After breakfast our bus will take us to the place from which our excursion will start.

      Safety training. We will climb Gorely Volcano (1829 m within 3-5 hours).

      Gorely Volcano is 75 km to the south-west of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and would hardly attract anyone’s attention. However, this “modest master” is a natural monument for a good reason. 

      It includes an unmatched ensemble of craters, each of which has its own unique features. Once upon a time this volcano was huge – it was 20-25 km wide. 

      But most powerful eruption destroyed the ancient volcano and it went down forming a caldera about 12 km from which the contemporary Gorely Volcano rose.

      Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky of Paratunka village. Checking-in. Bedtime.

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    • Day 5 — Free day or extra helicopter excursions

      Breakfast.

      Free day or ptional excursions (for extra fee):

      1. helicopter excursion to Lake Kurilskoe (7 hours). We will watch brown bears and salmon spawning grounds. On our way back we will land in the Ksudach Volcano caldera and Khodutka hot springs (we will have lunch and go swimming there);
      2. helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers and the Uzon Volcano caldera (6-7 hours) – we will also fly over active Karymsky and Maly Semyachik volcano craters. We will walk to geysers and mud pots. On our way back we will land on the Zhupanov River – we will have lunch and go swimming in hot springs.
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    • Day 6 — Sea Trip and Transfer to Mutnovsky and Gorely Volcanoes

      Breakfast. Transfer to the sea quay.

      We will have a boat trip over the Avachinskaya Bay entering the Pacific Ocean (5-6 hours). We will go by the Tikhaya Bay, Babushkin Kamen Island, Cape Stanitsky, “Three Brothers” rocks, and rocks by Cape Sredny. 

      A unique “Ancient” island named after ancient murrelet birds will be our destination. Ancient Island (“Ostrov Starikov”) has been declared a wildlife sanctuary to preserve the colonies and create conditions for normal nesting and breeding of the birds.   

      A thrilling sea fishing, fish soup and freshly fished seafood delicacies are waiting for us! 

      After the excursion we will return to the sea port.

      Transfer to Mutnovsky and Gorely Volcanoes (100 km). We will arrange a tent camp and have supper.

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    • Day 7 — Transfer to the region of the Klyuchevskaya volcano cluster

      Breakfast. Departure to the Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes by specially equipped 4x4 vehicle (590 km).

      The Klyuchevskaya group consists of 14 active and extinct volcanoes, including the famous Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Shiveluch, Bezymyanny, Tolbachik. This is the largest group of volcanoes in Russia.

      On the way there's lunch in a cafe in the village of Milkovo.

      Crossing the bridge across the largest river of the peninsula, the Kamchatka.

      Accommodation in the guest house in Kozyrevsk. Dinner.

      Overnight at the guest house.

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    • Day 8 — Northern Eruption of 1975, “Dead Forest” and Lava Caves

      Breakfast. Transfer to the foot of Plosky Tolbachik Volcano (about 4-hour drive in forest);

      Safety training. Excursion to cones of the Northern Eruption (2-hour walk).

      Tolbachik is a truly strong place by its energy. The greatest eruption of the 20th century – the Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption ‒ took place here in 1975-1976. The unrivalled power was raging during one year and a half. Million tons of ash and slag erupted from fissures and covered everything alive within dozens of kilometres.

      We will climb one of the cones of the Northern Eruption – Gorshkov Cone (about 300 m high – the ascent will take 30-40 minutes) overlooking the astounding Tolbachinsky Dale. There we will have lunch and hot tea.

      Transfer to the “Dead Forest”. The eruption of 1970s destroyed once richly green pastures and all vegetation within some kilometres. Today there are only tops of dead trees protruding from the 7-meter ash layer.

      We will stop at a helicopter crash site. A fragment of the crashed helicopter is still there making the place more dramatic.

      Excursion to lava caves in Zvezda crater (1 to 1.5 hours). You will have an opportunity to descend to a solidified lava channel where a fiery river of glowing lava once flowed.

      We will arrange a tent camp near the “Dead Forest”, have supper and go to bed.

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    • Day 9 — New Fissure Eruption of 2012 and Ascent to Plosky Tolbachik Volcano

      Breakfast. Our bus will bring us to Kleshnya Sopka where the path leading through recent lava flows which erupted in 2012-2013 starts;

      Safety training. We will climb Plosky Tolbachik Volcano (the volcano is 3140 m high – we will climb to 2850 m for 5-7 hours). There we will have a light snack and hot tea.   

      Great lava flows are characteristic of fissure eruptions, which are also known as “tourist” eruptions since they are relatively safe and truly picturesque flowing lava rivers. 

      That’s how it was back in 2012 – enormous amounts of lava flowed across the valley and covered two scientific and tourist stations, drinking water springs, roads and the nearby forest.

      We will return to the camp, have supper and go to bed.

    • Day 10 — Transfer to Malki village

      Breakfast. We will pack our tents and move on.

      Transfer to Malki village (430 km). We will have lunch in a café in Milkovo village.

      Checking-in at a holiday camp, swim in a hot spring swimming pool and have supper.

    • Day 11 — Rafting on the Bystraya River

      Breakfast. Transfer to the Bystraya River to the place from which rafting will start.

      We will prepare rafts and pack our bags. Then we will start rafting on one of the greatest rivers in Kamchatka with picturesque banks, cross riffles and go char fishing. In a while we will stop to have a light snack.

      We will arrange a tent camp on the river bank, have supper, and go back fishing.

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    • Day 12 — Another Rafting Day

      Breakfast. After breakfast we will pack our bags and continue rafting and fishing. When the rafting is over, we will have lunch on the river bank.

      Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky or Paratunka village.

      Checking-in and bedtime.

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    • Day 13 — Departure

      Breakfast.

      We will go to a fish market and souvenir shops.

      Transfer to the airport.

    Accommodation

    Comfort
    Basic

    In this tour we normally accommodate our tourists in hotels in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and/or recreation area in Paratunka village (50 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky).

    We offer fully equipped double rooms. Breakfasts at hotels are included to the tour cost.

    • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: “Petropavlovsk” Hotel, “Geyzer” Hotel  and others;
    • Paratunka: “Flamingo”, “BelKamTour”, “Krechet”, “Antarius” and others.

    Paratunka Recreation Area is 50 km from Petropavlovsk and Elizovo. There are regular buses going to these cities. All hotels in Paratunka have open-air hot spring swimming pools, which have healing effects. Shops and cafés are within walking distance.

    The exact hotel will be determined depending on the place of accommodation of other tourists and availability of free room numbers.

    A tourist can order accommodation at his/her own option (if possible) with respective re-calculation of the tour cost. If you would like to be accommodated in a specific hotel, please, detail this in the booking form. In case of non-standard accommodation, an extra fee can be charged for individual transfer from/to the airport. 

    Tourists travelling alone book the tour with an extra fee is charged for single occupancy. Sharing is possible, if a couple can be matched. No extra fee for single occupancy is charged in case of sharing.

    Some hotels take deposits for room numbers. Such deposits are paid by tourists. All deposits are refunded upon checking-out. If you arrive/depart earlier/later than the tour dates, an extra fee can be charged for individual transfer from/to the airport. 

    • Accommodation in Kozyrevsk settlement: Guest houses (double occupancy);
    • Accommodation in Malki village: Holiday camp (double occupancy);
    • Accommodation on the route: tent camp – we provide TrampLair 2-person tents, Lair 3 (3-person) tents, and camping foam mats (sleeping pads).
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    Important to know

    • Personal equipment you need for the tour
    • Is it possible to order transfer if I arrive/depart earlier/later?
    • How many tourists are there in a combined group?
    • Are there any possible changes in the tour program?
    • Are plane tickets included in the tour price?

    Fiery Peaks of Kamchatka

    Duration
    13 days
    12 nights
    Group
    Up to people
    Complexity
    Need a good shape
    Group meet at
    Elizovo Airport (Kamchatka)

    Included in price

    1. accommodation in the hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and / or Paratunka (double room accommodation, breakfast);
    2. accommodation at the recreation center in the village of Esso (double room);
    3. accommodation in the guest house in the settlement of Kozyrevsk (double room);
    4. guide service;
    5. cook service;
    6. meals according to the program;
    7. excursions according to the program;
    8. transfers according to the program;
    9. equipment and inventory (tents, mats, rubber boots, kitchen equipment, dishes, fishing tackles etc.);
    10. medical and transport insurance (for active kind of rest);
    11. the necessary permits for visiting specially protected natural areas.

    Paid extra

    1. air tickets to Kamchatka and back;
    2. meals during your stay at the hotel (on the day of arrival, dinner on days 8, 11, lunch on days 12, 13).
    3. individual transfer (sooner or later than the dates of the tour);
    4. optional free day excursions (a helicopter excursion to Kurilskoye Lake or to the "Valley of Geysers").
    2 570 €
    What’s included in the price? Submit request
    Duration
    13 days
    12 nights
    Dates
    • group dates
      • 12 Jul – 24 Jul
      • 20 Jul – 1 Aug
      • 27 Jul – 8 Aug
      • 4 Aug – 16 Aug
      • 11 Aug – 23 Aug
      • 19 Aug – 31 Aug
      • 26 Aug – 7 Sep
    Complexity
    Need a good shape
    Accommodation
      Comfort
      Basic
      Group
      Up to 16 people
      Group meet at
      Elizovo Airport (Kamchatka)
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      2 570 €
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      Duration
      13 days
      12 nights
      Dates
      • group dates
        • 12 Jul – 24 Jul
        • 20 Jul – 1 Aug
        • 27 Jul – 8 Aug
        • 4 Aug – 16 Aug
        • 11 Aug – 23 Aug
        • 19 Aug – 31 Aug
        • 26 Aug – 7 Sep
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