Kamchatka: The Tolbachin ring. Hike to the sleeping volcano

There is a discount for the tour: the cost of the tour is 69,900 rubles for the first 7 bookings.

Do you dream of visiting Mars? Or at least on the moon to begin with? Then you will go hiking in Tolbachik. 

We are going to the very heart of Kamchatka: to the most powerful, highest active and extinct volcanoes of the peninsula — the volcanoes of the Klyuchevskaya group.

Let's look into the huge crater of the Flat Tolbachik, visit the Dead Forest, see with our own eyes the consequences of the 2012 eruption, climb into the lava caves. 

The hike will begin with a trip to the Pacific Ocean, where we will watch the sea lions sticking out of the water, take a dip and recharge our batteries for the upcoming hike. And at the end of the trip, we will make rafting on the Bystrica River, go fishing and eat fish soup from freshly caught fish.

Location

Kamchatka Territory, Yelizovsky district, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport (Yelizovo) named after Vitus Bering
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Duration
12 Days
11 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 21 Jul – 1 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Guest House
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
  • Tent
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 11 people
Minimum age
14 years old
Group meet at
Kamchatka Territory, Yelizovsky district, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport (Yelizovo) named after Vitus Bering
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The Dead Forest
Let's walk through the forest, the trees in which experienced a volcanic eruption in 1975
Climbing a volcano
A dizzying picture opens up to us: a huge crater with walls breaking inwards
Moonscapes
Let's evaluate the unusual territories in the area of the Tolbachik volcano, resembling the Lunar surface
An exciting alloy
We will go along the Bystrica River to picturesque places where we will go fishing, have lunch and take many beautiful pictures
The endless Pacific Ocean
We will walk along the volcanic sand of the Khalaktyrsky beach and, if desired, plunge into the salty waves of the ocean
Camping romance
Let's enjoy our time away from civilization: we will spend the main part of the route in tents under the starry sky of Kamchatka

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The meeting of the group. Transfer to Halaktyrsky beach

    We meet at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport and move to Halaktyrsky beach. 

    We will hear the roar of the waves of the Pacific Ocean. We will see endless expanses of black sand…

    You can dive into the salty waves of the ocean. Running and screaming loudly. Paradise.

    Let's cook a dinner of fish soup, have lunch and return to the city. 

    We spend the night in a hostel near the bus station.

    Dinner at the cafe is not included in the price.

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  • Day 2 - Transfer to Esso
  • Day 3 - Transfer to the parking Table, transfer to the "Edelweiss Glade"
  • Day 4 - Transfer to the parking lot of the Field of Mars
  • Day 5 - Through the Tolbachinsky pass to the Ovalny Zimina volcano
  • Day 6 - Moving to the Tolud database
  • Day 7 - Transfer to the parking lot of the Claw
  • Day 8 - Climbing the Plosky Tolbachik volcano
  • Day 9 - Northern breakthrough of BTTI, Dead forest, moving to Esso village
  • Day 10 - Rafting on the Bystraya river
  • Day 11 - Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 12 - Farewell to Kamchatka and hiking friends
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

This route is not the most difficult in terms of physical exertion and any physically healthy person can go through it, however, a lot depends on your physical and psychological preparation: whether you look into the shoes of the person in front and count the time until the next halt, or enjoy the surrounding beauty and enjoy the hike.

We recommend running, swimming, skiing, as well as contrast treatments to prepare for a hike.

Also, if you have never been hiking with backpacks, we recommend that you go at least on a weekend hike: check your strength and equipment.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
  • Tent
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

Accommodation in a hostel, cabins on the route, as well as in tents.

Hostel in Yelizovo 2 nights
Campsite in Esso 2 nights
Tent camp 7 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 11 tourists
Minimum age
14 years old
Duration
12 days 11 nights
Group meets at
Kamchatka Territory, Yelizovsky district, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport (Yelizovo) named after Vitus Bering

Included in price

  • three meals a day on the route;
  • snacks on the route;
  • passage from the village. Esso to the starting point of the route;
  • travel from the end of the route to the village of Esso;
  • tickets for the regular bus on the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Esso — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky route;
  • accommodation in cabins on the route;
  • rafting on the Bystraya River;
  • group equipment rental (tents, campfire equipment, saws, axes, cooking utensils, gas, group first aid kit);
  • flares and other means of repelling wild animals;
  • environmental contributions for the use of recreational resources;
  • instructor services;
  • accident insurance.

Paid extra

  • flights to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and back;
  • meals on the road Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Esso and Esso — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky;
  • rental of personal equipment: backpack, sleeping bag, foam;
  • any personal expenses (souvenirs, caviar, fish).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

It is very important to choose the appropriate equipment for hiking in Kamchatka. The climate of Kamchatka is characterized by extreme diversity and instability of the weather, due to its geographical location, the influence of the surrounding seas and the Pacific Ocean, the movement of air masses, and relief. 

Personal equipment should weigh no more than 9-13 kg and take up about 65% of the backpack volume. Do not forget that you still have to carry some of the public equipment and modules with food. The average volume of the public module is a full large bag of supermarket groceries, it should easily fit into your backpack.

Equipment:

  • assault backpack (20-35 liters);
  • backpack for a long hike (90 l for men, 70 l for women) with a belt;
  • a cape on a backpack;
  • foam (travel mat, polyurethane foam mat, karemat);
  • spring-autumn sleeping bag (comfort temperature -5 * C);
  • hoba (tourist seat);
  • headlamp LED flashlight;
  • trekking poles;
  • tent.

Clothes:

  • sleep clothes;
  • lingerie;
  • swimming suit (swimsuit, swimming trunks);
  • thermal underwear;
  • upper running trousers (windproof and waterproof);
  • warm pants for the evening (fleece);
  • socks or thermal socks;
  • wool socks;
  • flashlights (gaiters, shoe covers);
  • T-shirt;
  • long sleeve shirt;
  • warm fleece jacket with a neck (thick wool sweater);
  • the jacket is windproof and waterproof (membrane);
  • down jacket (warm jacket);
  • work gloves;
  • gloves;
  • the cap is light;
  • headdress (panama hat, bandana, cap, hat);
  • trekking boots;
  • flip-flops/crocs/sandals;
  • sneakers.

Personal items:

  • polyethylene or other waterproof bags;
  • passport;
  • money;
  • a set of dishes (KLMN);
  • toilet paper;
  • individual first aid kit;
  • sunscreen and lipstick;
  • personal hygiene items;
  • a light towel;
  • medical policy;
  • sunglasses;
  • mosquito repellent.

We recommend adding:

  • thermos flask (1 l);
  • wristwatches;
  • photo camera;
  • dress;
  • the mosquito net;
  • The whistle.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 830
    21 Jul – 1 Aug 12 days 11 nights
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