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1900 EUR. 9 days
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We would like to offer You a automobile tour to the extraordinary by its beauty Kuril lake, where You are likely to watch Kamchatka brown bear and spawning salmon. It is the Kuril Lake that is inhabited by the largest population of brown bear in the world and where from 3 to 10 millions of red salmons (kind of salmon) spawn every year.

The Kuril Lake is located in southern part of the Kamchatka peninsula on the territory of the South-Kamchatka reserve which has the volcanic origin. It is included into the list of UNESCO World-wide heritage. Within its limits You can find all Kamchatka is famous for: various volcanoes, lava areas, places of high geothermal activity, curative mineral springs and powerful pumice deposits.

Day 1: Elizovo - Apachinskie springs

Meeting at the airport of Elizovo. Transfer (about 2 hours) and accommodation at the recreation base of Apachinskie springs.

Day 2: Apachinskie springs - Pauzhetka Settlement

Ferry crossing of rivers Bolshaya, Opala and Koshegochek, then automobile transfer through Ozernovskiy settlement to Pauzhetka settlement. Accommodation in tents (Camp 1). Recreation on the hot springs.

Day 3: Pauzhetka - Kuril Lake

Automobile transfer to Ozernaya river. Walking (12 km) to the Оzerny cordon on the Kuril lake. Accommodation in a specially equipped tent camp (Camp 2) that is protected by electric fence.

Day 4: Kuril Lake

Viewing bears. A walk along the bank and excursion (about 30 minutes) in the boats over the lake. Returning to the Camp 2.

Day 5: Kuril Lake - Pauzhetka

Walking (12 km) to the Ozernaya river, viewing the Kutkh's Boats rock and then transfer to Pauzhetka settlement. Accommodation in tents (Camp 1). Recreation on the hot springs.

Day 6: Pauzhetka - White Waterfalls Springs

Pedestrian walk (about 8 hours) to the "White waterfalls" springs situated at the foot of the Koshelevskiy volcano. Returning to Camp 1. Overnight staying - tents.

Day 7: Pauzhetka - Apachinskie springs

Automobile transfer from Pauzhetka to Apachinskie springs. Ferry crossing of rivers Koshegochek, Opala and Bolshaya. Accommodation at the recreation base of Apachinskie springs.

Day 8: River Opala - Paratunka

Automobile transfer and accommodation at the recreation base of Paratunka.

Day 11: Transfer to the airport

2 000 EUR – for one person for group of 8 people

The tour price includes the following expenses:

  • accommodation at the recreation base of Paratunka and in the hotel of the settlement Pauzhetka;
  • automobile transfer all over the route;
  • dues for visiting the state South-Kamchatka reserve;
  • meal, except for days of staying on the recreation base Paratunka;
  • accident medical insurance;
  • accompanying service and the common camping outfit;
  • transfer from the airport and to the airport.

Additional costs relating to transportation, food and accommodation arising from the unforeseen consequence are not included in the cost.

As the tour’s participants are going to walk through the especially preserved territory they must follow the behavior rules on the reserved territory and safety instructions which will be given to them by the preserve’s keepers and a guide.

We kindly ask You to take a closer look at the section Important information which describes the peculiarities of travelling through Kamchatka, tour categories and necessary personal equipment.

In addition we inform You that route’s schedule may be modified because of the weather and/or unforeseen consequence. In this case the guide makes modification.

Day Route
(Tour 06)
Type of
movement
Distance
(km)
Travel time
(h)
Altitude (m)
min max
1 AirportApachinskie springs automobile 130 2÷3 0 50
2 Apachinskie springsPauzhetka Settlement automobile 280 6÷8  0 50
3 Pauzhetka SettlementOzernaya river automobile 13 0,5÷1 50 50
Ozernaya riverKuril Lake on foot 12 3÷4 50 100
4 Excursion on the Kuril Lake - - - 100 100
5 Kuril LakeOzernaya river on foot 12 3÷4 100 50
Ozernaya riverPauzhetka Settlement automobile 13 0,5÷1  50 50
6 Pauzhetka SettlementWhite waterfalls on foot 24  7÷8 50 600
7 Pauzhetka SettlementApachinskie springs automobile 280   6÷8
0 50
8 Apachinskie springsParatunka automobile 145 3÷5  0 50
9 ParatunkaAirport
automobile 32 0,5 20 80
Level of difficulty
Moderate
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotels
Hotels – 2 days
Huts
Huts – 0 days
Tents
Tents – 6 days
Number of participants
Tents
more 8 persons
Transportation
By vehicle
By vehicle
Ascent to volcanoes
Volcanoes ascension
no