Vachkazhets is a mountain range and at the same time an ancient extinct volcano, it has the status of a natural monument and is a rather popular place for active recreation in Kamchatka. Vachkazhets gives a contrast to the tourist sites of Kamchatka, this is the complete opposite of lifeless areas of active volcanism. It does not look like a volcano, but rather resembles the Swiss Alps.
Vachkazhets has a very lush flora, its altitudinal zonality is distinctly traced: a stone-birch forest with high grass, rising along the slopes of Vachkazhets, is replaced by creeping alder and cedar and then blooming alpine meadows. By the way, Vachkazhets are especially rich of subalpine flowers, the tourists show the greatest interest to the Rhododendrons, which are unusually many.