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Travelling on Kamchatka
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Travelling on Kamchatka
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In the heart of Kamchatka

Tour without backpacks
A tour to the very «heart» of Kamchatka - to its central part. You will see the highest volcanoes of Eurasia, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, make several ascents, visit the tourist town with hot springs and have rafting on a beautiful rapids river.
The volcanoes of the Klyuchevskaya group are concentrated in a relatively small area, they can be seen at once 7-8 volcanoes at the same time.. Volcano Tolbachik will impress with the scale of active volcanism, where the heat of red-hot magma is still preserved. Shiveluch is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Bystraya Essovskaya river is a beautiful rocky banks and interesting rapids. This trip will be complemented by a visit to the tourist town of Esso with swimming in hot springs.
The tour will be interesting, including to those tourists who were already in Kamchatka and looked at the popular places of the southern part of the peninsula, but would like to go again to this amazing land of volcanoes and geysers.
тур на север Камчатки
In the program:
  • the ascent to the volcano Plosky Tolbachik;
  • the area of the fissure eruption of Tolbachik (Dead Wood, the cones of the North breakthrough, cooling down lava flows, lava caves);
  • the ascent to the somma of the active volcano Shiveluch;
  • the area of the hill Kopyto, s Hoof, views of the volcanoes of the Klyuchevskaya group (the canyon of the river Studenaya, Barany rocks, Edelweiss glade);
  • one-day rafting on the river Bystraya Essovskaya;
  • tourist town Esso with hot springs;
  • helicopter excursion, sea trip is optional (additional days required).
Duration: 12 days
    Dates 2020:
    • 7 - 18 of July;
    • 21 of July – 1 of August;
    • 4 - 15 of August;
    • 18 - 29 of August;
    • by group request from June to September.
    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.
    • Сost: 100000 rubles.
    • For children up to 14 years old inclusive - discount 10%
    • Online payment by bank card is possible
    About the complexity:
    • 5 nights in tents;
    • special physical training is not required, but some degree of stamina and purposefulness will be required for climbing volcanoes.
      • transportation services under the program;
      • accommodation in a double room at the hotel (2 nights in Petropavlovsk), more about hotels;
      • accommodation in the village Kozyrevsk and Esso (for several people and, if possible, double)
      • accommodation in the village Esso - 2 nights (for several people and, if possible, double);
      • 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);
        • lunch in cafe of the village Milkovo (at the 2-nd and 11-th day);
        • 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;
            • the decision on the height of the ascent of the somma of Shiveluch volcano is made on the spot according to the situation, depending on the activity of the volcano.
              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. warm clothing (preferably fleece);
              8. light hat, gloves;
              9. small backpack for climbing;
              10. trekking poles (telescopic sticks are folded very compact and easy to bring along.);
              11. sunlight glasses;
              12. sunlight protecting cream;
              13. swimming suit;
              14. individual medicines;
              15. personal care items;
              16. mosquito repellent;
              17. flashlight (preferably headlamp).
              More on equipment and personal gear
              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
              Moving to the volcanoes of the Klyuchevskaya group
              Early in the morning we set off to the cordon Kopyto of the Natural Park Volcanoes of Kamchatka. The road will not be easy - about 500 km, the one third of which - on the asphalt and two thirds of which - on a gravel road. And at the end of the path along the impassable forest road we arrive at the mountain plateau of the Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes. Around in the middle of the road we have dinner in the café of the village Milkovo. We set up camp, overnight in tents.
              Day 3
              Day 3
              Trekking to the valley of the river Studenaya
              We leave for a day trip to the valley of the river Studenaya. In these places, with good weather, there are spectacular views of the highest volcanoes of Kamchatka - Ostry and Plosky Tolbachiks, Oval Zimina, Bezymjany, Ushkovsky, Krestovsky, Kamen and, of course, Klyuchevskaya Sopka. According to the famous traveler and mountaineer Alexander Bichenko, this route is one of the most beautiful in the world. During trekking, we will also see the canyon of the river Studenaya, the glade of Edelweiss (bloom in July), the Barany rocks. We return to the camp, overnight in tents.
              Day 4
              Day 4
              Walk to the observation deck, moving to Kozyrevsk
              In the morning we go to the observation deck, located on the edge of the gorge of the Barany stream and the Studenaya river.
              After lunch we collect the camp, get into the car and leave for the original village Kozyrevsk, where we stay in a private hotel, in the evening we are waiting for a bath.
              Day 5
              Day 5
              Moving to the volcano Shiveluch.
              We move (about 120 km) to the most northern volcano of Kamchatka and one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Here you will see the "freshest" volcanic landscapes and clusters of volcanic bombs. We set up camp on the border of forest and ash fields. The second half of the day can be used for trekking along the canyon Wings Gamulov and to the pumice rocks. Overnight in tents.
              Day 6
              Day 6
              Ascent to the somma of the volcano Shiveluch
              Climbing the active cone of the volcano can be dangerous, so we will climb the ridge of the old Shiveluch, where from the top of the Observation deck you can observe pyroclastic emissions from the crater of the young cone. Shiveluch erupts quite often, but there is no 100% guarantee of catching real emissions. A volcano may "be silent" all day, but it may "wake up" several times a day.
              In the evening we move to Kozyrevsk, overnight in a private hotel, a bath.
              Day 7
              Day 7
              Tolbachinsky Dole, excursions
              We go by special car to the foot of the volcano Plosky Tolbachik in the area of the fissure eruptions, along the way our car overcomes ford the river Studenaya. On this day, we have the excursions to all the major attractions of the Tolbachinsky Dole. We will see the tops of the once large trees of the Dead Wood, which was covered with a thick layer of volcanic ash and slag. We explore the lava caves of South breakthrough. We will climb on one of the cones of the North breakthrough, where there are still manifestations of active volcanism and you can light a dry twig, putting it among the hot rocks. In the evening - an excursion to the hot cracks and "ovens" of the eruption of 2012-13. There are still glowing red cracks in the lava flow, you can fry sausages or boil a kettle, and there are hot caves (every year the heat fades and it is difficult to predict what will happen in the summer of 2019). Overnight in tents.
              Day 8
              Day 8
              Ascent to the Plosky Tolbachik
              Climbing to the Plosky Tolbachik is not the easiest, it may take up to 7 hours. On the top a huge crater is waiting for us, diameter of which is 2 km and a depth of which is 500 m, with steep walls inward. When the weather is fine, panoramas of the volcanoes of Klyuchevskaya group and lifeless spaces of Tolbachinsky Dole with numerous cones and lava flows are opened. On the way to ascent we pass by epicenter of the fissure eruption of 2012-13. Return to the camp. Overnight in tents.
              Day 9
              Day 9
              Moving to Esso
              We move to the famous town of Esso, often called "Kamchatka Switzerland." On the way we stop at the river Kavavlya, where we take a walk to the beautiful waterfall. In Esso we will have a swim in the pool with hot spring water. Those who wish can visit the local history Museum. Overnight in the private hotel.
              Day 10
              Day 10
              Rafting on the river Bystraya Essovskaya
              Rafting on the river Bystra Essovskaya is distinguished by its rapid and turbulent course with many rifts, shiver and rapids. Rafting is very active and exciting, but it requires attention and precise execution of commands of the guide-instructor.
              The river flows in a beautiful valley with larches growing on the steep rocky banks. Return to private hotel in Esso.
              Day 11
              Day 11
              Moving to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
              Moving to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky will take a whole day. On the way we have lunch in the village Milkovo. In the evening we are accommodated in the hotel. Dinner on this day - independently.
              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 In the heart 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. Photos are attached to objects.
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