In the wake of the eruption. Tolbachik volcano and Bystraya River

The tour program is entirely devoted to a grandiose and incredibly enchanting event that began in November 2012 – a new fissure eruption on Tolbachinsky Valley. 

You will see lava caves, a Dead forest, soak up the Malkin hot springs and go on a 2-day rafting trip along the Bystraya River.

Location

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 28 Jul – 1 Aug
    • 1 – 5 Aug
    • 5 – 9 Aug
    • 9 – 13 Aug
    • 13 – 17 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
  • Tent
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Rafting on the Bystraya River
We will pass a mountain river with three rapids
Hot springs
Take a dip in the thermal water pool
With light steam
We'll go to the sauna after a long road

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Moving to the area of the Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes

    Meeting with the group:

    • at 7:00 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky;
    • at 8:00 in the village of Paratunka;
    • at 8:30 in Yelizovo.

    The exact time and place of departure will be announced by the tour leader of the group on the eve of departure. 

    Departure by a car equipped for tourists ("vakhtovka") to the area of the Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes (about 500 km).

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

    To get to these unique places, we have to drive through half of Kamchatka, we will spend today on the road, but believe me, it's worth it.

    Lunch at the cafe in the village of Milkovo (at your own expense).

    Crossing the bridge over the largest river of the peninsula – Kamchatka.

    18:00 arrival in Kozyrevsk.

    Accommodation in guest houses. 

    The last civilization remained 500 km away from us, wildlife is ahead and this is the first transit point of the route, from here tomorrow morning our journey through the Klyuchevsky Nature Park will begin. 

    Supper.  

    Bathhouse.

    Meals: lunch – at your own expense, in a cafe; dinner – included, camp kitchen.

    Overnight stay: guest house (Kozyrevsk village).

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  • Day 2 - Northern breakthrough of the 1975 eruption, Zvezda crater, lava caves
  • Day 3 - Plosky Tolbachik volcano (elevation up to 2000 m) – New fractured eruption in 2012 – "Dead Forest"
  • Day 4 - Transfer to Malki village
  • Day 5 - Rafting on the Bystraya River. End of the program
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The program is within the power of any physically active tourist. Hiking with a backpack is not provided according to the program, climbing is carried out light. 

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
  • Tent
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour provides accommodation: 2 nights in a guest house, 2 nights in tents.

Camp site in Kozyrevsk 1 night

Accommodation in Kozyrevsk village – in guest houses. 

Accommodation in guest houses for 2-4 people, single occupancy is not provided – the last civilization remained 500 km away from us, wildlife is ahead and this is the first transit point of the route, from here tomorrow morning our journey through the Klyuchevsky Nature Park will begin. 

The hospitable hosts will prepare a sauna for us to relax after the trip. 

Tent 2 nights
Camp site of P. Malki 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Included in price

  • accommodation in a guest house in Kozyrevsk village, at a recreation center in Malki village (2.4-bed accommodation);
  • guide services;
  • cook's services;
  • meals specified in the program;
  • guided tours according to the program;
  • transportation according to the program;
  • equipment and inventory (tents, mats, rubber boots, kitchen equipment, dishes, fishing gear, etc.);
  • necessary permits to visit specially protected natural areas.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • airport-hotel-airport transfers;
  • transfers to the starting point and after the end of the tour;
  • hotel accommodation (before and after the trip);
  • other additional services;
  • personal expenses, alcoholic beverages.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • climbing backpack (for 20-35 liters);
  • sleeping bag (for comfort temperature from -5 to -10) or can be rented for an additional fee; 
  • the liner in the sleeping bag;
  • comfortable hiking clothes;
  • trekking boots with a hard fluted sole and impregnated from getting wet;
  • sneakers;
  • a warm windproof, waterproof jacket with a hood;
  • warm windproof, waterproof pants;
  • warm sweater (fleece);
  • warm socks;
  • warm gloves / mittens;
  • a warm hat;
  • lightweight headdress;
  • bath and bathing accessories;
  • trekking poles or can be rented for an additional fee; 
  • a seat for sitting on stones and slag;
  • headlamp;
  • a raincoat;
  • an individual first aid kit;
  • sunglasses;
  • sunscreen products;
  • mosquito and midge repellents (mosquito repellent);
  • documents and their copies in an airtight package.

Tourists should pay attention to the preparation of personal equipment (clothing and shoes), as snowfields may persist on large sections of climbing routes to volcanic craters, passes and volcanic plateaus throughout the summer period and, in case of prolonged bad weather, the air temperature at altitudes above 1000 m may decrease. 

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 955
    28 Jul – 1 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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    1 – 5 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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    5 – 9 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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    9 – 13 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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    13 – 17 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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