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Travelling on Kamchatka
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Travelling on Kamchatka
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Contrasts of Kamchatka

Tour without backpacks
It is very rich route, covering the most popular tourist sites of Kamchatka without tiring long journeys. We propose to make the ascent to the craters of active volcanoes Avachinsky, Mutnovsky and Gorely, walk along the mountain circus of ancient extinct volcano Vachkazhets, rafting on the river Bystraya, visit the Coast of Pacific Ocean and make a sea voyage on a boat.
You will see beautiful landscapes of the areas of active volcanism, crater acid lakes, " fuming " fumarole field, boiling water and mud pots, alpine meadows with flowers and berries, mountain lakes and waterfalls, seas of peninsula, bathe in the healing waters of the hot springs and make a fascinating rafting , enjoy fishing and have three simple rapids. You do not have to carry the heaviest backpacks - ascents to the craters of volcanoes are made radially.
тур Контрасты Камчатки
In the program:
  • the ascent to the volcano Mutnovsky;
  • the ascent to the volcano Gorely;
  • the ascent to the volcano Avachinsky;
  • the mountain massif Vachkazhets;
  • Malkinsky hot springs;
  • rafting on the river Bystraya (Malkinskaya) with fishing;
  • thermal swimming pool in Paratunka;
  • sea trip on the boat;
  • сoast of the Pacific Ocean;
  • helicopter excursion - is optional
Duration: 12 days
Arrivals in July 2020:
  • 6 - 17 of July;
  • 14 - 25 of July;
  • 20 - 31 of July;
  • 22 of July - 2 of August
  • 28 of July - 8 of August.
Arrivals in August 2020:
  • 3 - 14 of August;
  • 5 - 16 of August;
  • 11 - 22 of August;
  • 17 - 28 of August;
  • 19 - 30 of August.
Tour will be conducted on all announced dates, it is guaranteed!
The active part of the tour - this means that the tour will begin on the morning of the second day of the program, and will end on the evening of the penultimate day of the program. That is, the first and last days and related services are excluded: transfer to / from the airport (a), hotel accommodation for the first and last days.
For a helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers or to the Kuril Lake you need to plan an additional day. That is, you need to arrive earlier and/or depart later.
Paratunka is a zone of thermal springs where recreation centers are located. Here, each hotel has its own swimming pool with hot spring.
  • Сost: 95000 rubles.
  • For children up to 14 years old inclusive - discount 10%
  • Online payment by bank card is possible
About the complexity:
  • 3 nights in tents;
  • special physical training is not required, but some degree of stamina and purposefulness will be required for climbing volcanoes.
The cost includes:
  • transport services according to the program (on the volcanoes - buses of high cross-country type KAMAZ, Ural, ZIL, GAZ-66);
  • accommodation in a double room at the hotel (2 nights in Petropavlovsk and 2 nights in Paratunka), more about hotels;
  • accommodation in a multi-bedded houses under the Avachinsky volcano (2 nights);
  • multi-bed accommodation in a mountain tourist camp in the area of Gorely and Mutnovsky volcanoes (2 nights);
  • sea trip to the island Starichkov;
  • food, more about food;
  • services of guides and cooks;
  • english speaking guide;
  • group equipment (tents, sleeping mats, kitchen equipment, etc.).
    The cost doesn't include:
    • dinners in the city (during two nights - at the beginning and at the end of the tour);
    • travel insurance, you can buy here;
    • alcohol;
    • airline tickets.
    Transfer from and to the airport:
    • if you arrive 1-2 days earlier, the meeting is also carried out;
    • if you leave 1-2 days later, the transfer will also take place, but the place of departure will be indicated by the tour operator (one of the hotels from which tourists of the other group will depart).
      Program change is possible:
      • the ascent to the volcano may not take place due to the weather, in this case other excursions in the area of the volcano will be organized;
      • in the absence of a road access to the Mutnovsky volcano (this sometimes happens, usually in July), the program of the three-day segment of the tour "Mutnovsky-Gorely-Dachnye" will be built as follows:
      - Day 1. Climbing the volcano Gorely.
      - Day 2. Small Valley of Geysers (Dachnye Hot Springs)
      - Day 3. Mini-ascent to the Vilyuchinsky waterfall (40 meters high), located on the slopes of the volcano Vilyuchinsky

      The program of this segment of the tour can be built differently, based on weather and road conditions. And also on these 3 days it is possible to visit the waterfall Braids of Veronica and lava caves under favorable weather, road and other conditions.
      Required personal equipment:
      1. sleeping bag (you can rent from us, but be sure to agree in advance, the cost of 2000 rubles);
      2. trekking boots (necessarily waterproof);
      3. change of footwear (sneakers, shale);
      4. sandals or slippers;
      5. storm jacket (membrane and with a hood);
      6. cloak or suit "raincoat" (not polyethylene, as this will tear quickly);
      7. rubber boots for rafting (optional - we give out rubber shoe covers, but it's better for fishermen to have their own boots);
      8. hermetic packaging for rafting (optional - we give out large waterproof bags);
      9. spinning (optional - we give out some spinning in the group);
      10. warm clothing (preferably fleece);
      11. light hat, gloves;
      12. small backpack for climbing;
      13. trekking poles (telescopic sticks are folded very compact and easy to bring along.);
      14. sunlight glasses;
      15. sunlight protecting cream;
      16. swimming suit;
      17. individual medicines;
      18. personal care items;
      19. mosquito repellent;
      20. flashlight (preferably headlamp).
      More on equipment and personal gear

      Attention! Do not come with suitcases, as a suitcase on wheels will not fit into the hermetic bag on rafting. It is convenient with large backpacks or sports bags.
      Day 1
      Day 1
      Airport - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
      Meeting at the airport, transfer and accommodation at a hotel. On this day you can see the historical center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, stroll along the embankment, walk along the Nikolskaya Hill, visit Maksutov's battery and other objects of the city's history.
      At 19:00 - meeting with the guide at the hotel, discussion of the program. Lunch and dinner on this day - independently.
      Day 2
      Day 2
      Vachkazhets - Malkу
      In the morning we go to the area of the beginning of rafting, but along the way get acquainted with the unique place of Kamchatka nature -Vachkazhets, which is the highest peak of South Bystrinsky ridge. Vachkazhets - a mountain massif and at the same time an ancient extinct volcano, the height of its main peak is 1576 m. Hiking trails here are not to the heights, but are to the waterfalls and mountain circuses. Routes are pretty easy and does not take a long time, make it possible to fully enjoy the beautiful views of the mountain lake and towering sharp peaks. Landscape of Vachkazhets is markedly different from the areas of active volcanism, it looks more like the Swiss Alps. On its slopes you can observe a lot of alpine flowers. Vachkazhets - this is one of the most beautiful places of Kamchatka's pristine nature and a paradise for people fonded of botany.
      In the evening, moving to the popular in Kamchatka Malkinskу hot springs, where to stay for the night. Bathing in the springs, overnight in tents.
      Day 3
      Day 3
      Beginning the rafting on the river Bystraya
      In the morning we have a moving on the river Bystraya (Malkinskaya) to the starting point of the rafting, prepar rafts, equipment and start rafting. The river is enough calm, rafting is not a sports and available for everyone, including children, and a few easy rapids add adrenaline and impressions. Overnight in tents on the riverbank.
      Day 4
      Day 4
      Continuation of the rafting
      In the morning go down on water again and continue to raft, enjoying spectacular views of swimming by hills covered with cedar and alder elfin wood. Passing the first rapid. Overnight in tents on the riverbank.
      Day 5
      Day 5
      Finish of the rafting - Paratunka
      We pass the remaining rapids, and before lunch we come to the place the end of the rafting, where car meet us. Collect equipment and move to the resort area - Paratunka, swimming in the pool with thermal water.
      Day 6
      Day 6
      Departure to the mountain tourist shelter - Small Valley of Geysers
      In the morning we go to the area "Mutnovka". The road is very interesting: we will pass at the foot of the volcano Vilyuchinsky, after follow to the pass Vilyuchinsky by a steep serpentine, from where impressive views open. Having descended from the pass to the mountain plateau, we settle оn our camp site located near the lake in a picturesque place (several people in the room, sleeping in sleeping bags on bunk beds).
      After lunch, we go to Mutnovskaya geothermal power station, next to which is the Small Valley of Geysers (Dachnye Hot Springs). Here along the mountain stream, many hot springs and fumaroles come out from under the ground. If you wish, you can take a bath in a bathtub with blue clay.
      We return to the tourist shelter. Dinner, bonfire, guitar.
      Day 7
      Day 7
      Climb to the crater of Mutnovsky volcano
      We leave to the volcano Mutnovsky on a difficult road.
      Crater itself is quite deep, with high walls, but has a rift from the north-west, where the river Vulkannaya flows. The river is hidden by a glacier on which there is a the path. We will see a lot of fumaroles, fuming from the crevices and small cones of brimstone, bubbling mud pot, boiling and gushing geysers. On the eastern walls of the crater to the bottom the glacier descends, bringing pressure on the fumarole field - there is a struggle of the elements of ice and fire. On the way back we will see another spectacle: river Vulkannaya falls from a height of 80 meters into the canyon Opasny by powerful waterfall. In the evening we return to the mountain tourist shelter for the night.
      If it is impossible to drive to the Mutnovsky volcano (this sometimes happens, usually in July), then the program will be changed (for more details, see the "conditions" section).
      Day 8
      Day 8
      Climb the volcano Gorely - transfer to Paratunka
      After breakfast, we leave for the volcano Gorely. Usually climbing takes no more than 2,5-3 hours, the height of the volcano 1829 m. above sea level. Gorely has several craters, the most impressive of which are craters a Blue lake and Active. Both craters are funnels with steep walls. The first crater is the largest and corresponds to its name – bright blue lake is located at its bottom. There is an acid lake of turquoise color with a greenish tinge in the crater Active, on the banks of which powerful fumaroles "smoke". After seeing the craters we go down to the car and go to the camp site for lunch, after which we move to a hotel in the resort area of Paratunka, swimming in the pool with thermal water.
      Day 9
      Day 9
      Sea trip - volcano Avachinsky
      Early in the morning we go on a sea voyage on a comfortable boat to the island Starichkov where you can see Kamchatka from the sea, to meet marine animals, fish and taste seafood. After the sea excursion we move to the foot of the Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes. In the evening we will make warm-up climbing on the mountain hill "Camel". Overnight in multi-bed houses under the volcano (6-10 people in the house, sleeping in sleeping bags on bunk beds).
      Day 10
      Day 10
      Ascent to the volcano Avachinsky
      A rise comes on the trodden path and takes 5-7 hours. The height of the volcano - 2741 m above sea level. In good weather, on the edge of the crater (at top) wide views to the city Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Yelizovo, Avacha Bay, volcanoes Vilyuchinsky, Mutnovsky, Gorely, to Nalychevo Valley and volcanoes Dzenzur and Zhupanovsky are opened. Eastern neighbor of the volcano "Avacha" - Kozelskiy volcano (2190 m above sea level.) are visible clearly. And throughout the whole ascent the formidable cone of the western neighbor and older brother of "Avacha" - Koryaksky volcano (3456 m above sea level.) watches us strictly. In the crater we observe fumaroles (outputs of hot volcanic gas and steam), bask in the warm ground and go down to the camp. Overnight in multi-bed houses under the volcano.
      Day 11
      Day 11
      Coast of Pacific Ocean - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
      On this day, we leave the tourist base under the Avachinsky volcano and go to Khalaktyrsky beach, where a huge waves of open Pacific Ocean, black sand endless long beach are waiting for us, where there is feeling that you are on the edge of the earth, where Russia begins. The water in the ocean is not warm, but you can get your feet wet always, well, the bravest can swim. By evening, moving to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, where accommodation at a hotel. Dinner on this day - independently.
      Also, this day can be used as a spare for ascent to Avachinsky volcano - in this case, a visit to Khalaktyrsky beach will be in the evening.
      Day 12
      Day 12
      Transfer to the airport
      Day of flight home. Visiting the fish market, gift shop and departure to the airport. See you in Kamchatka again!
      Interactive map of the route Contrasts of Kamchatka
      The route "Contrasts of Kamchatka" and the main objects of the route are marked on the map. Movement by car is indicated by yellow lines, hiking trails are marked by red lines. Approaching the map, you can see, for example, "smoking" fumaroles on the Avachinsky or Gorel volcanoes. Photos are attached to objects.
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