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950 EUR. 4 days
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This is the only opportunity during only 4 days to see the tremendous impact of the famous fissure eruptions of Tolbachik volcano!

During such eruptions cracks open in the crust through which the output goes out in the form of fiery red lava fountains and lava liquid such as water flows for many kilometers.

Large cracks of volcanic eruptions, where the volume of lava, ash and slag is more than 1 km3 – is a rare natural phenomenon. In historical time such eruptions were observed seven times. Two of these eruptions occurred in Mexico in 1759-74 and 1943. Two eruptions were in Iceland in 930 and 1783-84. The fifth eruption occurred in 1730-36 on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary archipelago. The sixth and seventh eruption occurred in Kamchatka in 1975-76 and 2012-13 in the area of Tolbachik valley.

Day 1: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Sopka "Kleshnya"

Transfer (about 12) by a cross-country automobile to the foot of Tolbachik volcano. Tent camp setting (Camp 1) near the sopka "Kleshnya" or dead forest. Overnight staying - tents.

Day 2: Sopka "Kleshnya" – Cones 1975-76

Viewing the cones of the "North Break" and "dead forest", destroyed by burning hot ashes outburst resulting from the powerful eruption of 1975-76. Returning to the Camp 1. Overnight staying - tents.

Day 3: Sopka "Kleshnya" – Cones 2012-13

Observing excursion (about 4-5 hours) of the cones formed in the result of the eruption of 2012-13. Returning to the Camp 1. Overnight staying - tents.
Depending on the group desires, may be ascent to the crater of Plosky Tolbachik. The ascent to the crater takes about 6 hours. The descent to the Camp 1 – 4-5 hours.

Day 4: Sopka "Kleshnya" – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

950 EUR – for one person for group of 4 people

The tour includes the following expenses:

  • automobile transfer all over the route;
  • meal
  • accompanying and common tourist outfit service

The participants of this tour are to be ready for long automobile transfer along forestry and gravel road of bad quality.

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.

Day Route
(Tour 13)
Type of
movement
Distance
(km)
Travel time
(h)
Altitude (m)
min max
1
Petropavlovsk-KamchatskySopka Kleshnya
automobile 56412÷14
450 1400
2 Sopka KleshnyaCones 1975-76/dead forest automobile 34 2÷3
700 1400
3 Sopka KleshnyaCones 2012-13 on foot 93÷4 1400 1780
4
Sopka KleshnyaPetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky automobile 564
12÷14
450 1400
Level of difficulty
Moderate
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotels
Hotels – 0 days
Huts
Huts – 0 days
Tents
Tents – 3 days
Number of participants
Tents
more 4 persons
Transportation
By vehicle
By vehicle
Ascent to volcanoes
Volcanoes ascension