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3500 EUR 17 days
Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik Kurile Lake. Volcanoes Gorely, Mutnovsky, Avacha and Tolbachik

We would like to offer you 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 million of red salmons (kind of salmon) spawn every year.

Another sight of the tour is the volcano Plosky Tolbachik (3085 m). Its top is a mountain plateau covered with snow with a giant crater in diameter 1700-1800 m and 450-500 m. deep. Nearby there can be met bright red volcanic cones, lava flows of odd form, scoria field, areas covered with Dead Forest. You will see the consequences of grandiose eruptions of 1975-76 and 2012-13. Unusual landscape of this area makes an impression of supernatural scenery.

This tour also includes excursion to the volcanoes Avachinsky volcano (2740 m), Кoryaksky volcano (3456 m) and ascent the two active volcanoes Mutnovsky (2323 m) and Gorely (1829 m).

Day 1: Elizovo – Apachinskie springs

Meeting at the airport of Elizovo. Transfer (about 2 hours) by a cross-country automobile and accommodation at the hotel of Apachinskie springs. Overnight staying – hotel. Meal: -/-/D

Day 2: Apachinskie springs – Pauzhetka

Transfer (about 6-8 hours) to Pauzhetka settlement. On the way, ferry crossing of rivers Bolshaya, Opala and Koshegochek. Tent camp setting (Camp 1). Recreation on the hot springs.
Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 3: Pauzhetka – Kuril Lake

Transfer (about 30 min) to the Ozernaya river, then walking (12 km) to the Kuril lake. On the way, viewing Кutkh's Boats. Accommodation in a specially tent camp (Camp 2) that is protected by electric fence. Viewing bears and spawning salmon. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 4: Kurile Lake

Viewing bears and spawning salmon. A walk along the bank and excursion (about 30 minutes) in the boats over the lake. Returning to the Camp 2. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 5: Kurile Lake – Paratunka

Viewing bears and spawning salmon, then helicopter transfer to Paratunka. On the way, excursion* in the caldera of the Ksudach volcano and bathing in the Khodutkinskie hot springs. Accommodation at the hotel of Paratunka. Overnight staying – hotel. B/L/-

*Landing on the Ksudach volcano and Khodutkinskie hot springs is made only in case of good weather conditions

DAY 6: Paratunka – Gorely volcano

Тransfer (3 hours) by a cross-country automobile to the caldera of Gorely volcano. Tent camp setting (Camp 3). The ascent of the Gorely volcano takes about 2 hours. Viewing craters – 2 hours. The descent to the Camp 3 – 1,5 hours. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

DAY 7: Mutnovsky volcano

Transfer (1,5 hours) to the foot of Mutnovsky volcano. The ascent to craters of the volcano takes about 2 hours. Viewing fumarole grounds and craters – 2 hours. The descent – 1 hour. Viewing the Opasny canyon, into which 80-meter’s waterfall falls down. Returning to the Сamp 3 by vehicle.
Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

DAY 8: Gorely volcano – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Transfer (3,5 hours) and accommodation at the hotel of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Overnight staying – hotel. B/-/-

Day 9: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – AVACHINSKY VOLCANO

This day may be used for helicopter excursion the to the Valley of Geysers. Evening transfer (1,5 hours) by a cross-country automobile to the area of the volcanic plateau between the volcanoes Avachinsky and Кoryaksky. Accommodation at the Base Three Volcanoes. Overnight staying – huts. B/-/D

DAY 10: Verblyud mountain

Radial walk* (3-4 hours) to the Verblyud mountain. Returning to the base Three Volcanoes.
Overnight staying – huts. B/L/D

*Depending on the group desires, this day may be used for climbing Avachinsky volcano. The ascent to volcano – 5-6 hours. Viewing the crater – 1 hour. The descent – 3-4 hours.

Day 11: AVACHINSKY VOLCANO – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Transfer (1,5 hours) and accommodation at the hotel of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Sightseeing tour around Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, souvenir shop and fish market. This day may be used for boot tour to the Starichkov Island. Overnight staying – hotel. B/-/-

Day 12: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Kozyrevsk Settlement

Transfer (8-10 hours) by a cross-country automobile to Kozyrevsk. Accommodation at the guesthouse of the settlement. Overnight staying – huts. B/L/D

Day 13: Kozyrevsk – North Break – Dead forest

Transfer (5 hours) to the southern part of the foot of the Tolbachik volcano. Viewing the cones of the North Break and Dead Forest, destroyed by burning hot ashes outburst resulting from the powerful eruption of 1975-76. Accommodation at our base in Dead Forest. Overnight staying – huts. B/L/D

Day 14: eruption of 2012-13

Transfer about 40 min to the Sopka Kleshnya. Excursion* about 4-5 hours of the cones, lava flows and caves formed in the result of the grandiose eruption of 2012-13. Returning to the base in Dead Forest by vehicle. Overnight staying – huts. B/L/D

*Depending on the group desires, this day may be used for ascent to the crater of Plosky Tolbachik. The ascent takes about 6 hours. The descent to Sopka Kleshnya – 4-5 hours.

Day 15: Dead forest – Kozyrevsk Settlement

Transfer and accommodation at the guesthouse of the settlement. Overnight staying – huts. B/L/D

Day 16: Kozyrevsk – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Transfer and accommodation at the hotel of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Overnight staying – hotel. B/L/-

Day 17: Transfer to the airport

4 100 EUR – for one person for group of 6 people

3 500 EUR – for one person for group of 9 people

The tour includes the following expenses:

  • accommodation in hotels und huts
  • automobile movement along the entire route
  • helicopter transfer from the Kurile Lake to Paratunka
  • all dues of the South-Kamchatka National Reserve
  • meal: Breakfast (B) / Lunch (L) / Dinner (D)
  • group support services on the route (english-speaking guide, guide assistant and cook)
  • providing of all camping gear (tents, kitchen equipment, etc)
  • visa support

The tour price does not include helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers and boot tour to the Starichkov Island

Please note that delivery from the Kuril lake is performed by a helicopter and directly depends upon weather conditions. Flight may be delayed for several hours or even several days. That’s why we inform you that route’s schedule may be modified because of the weather. In this case the guide makes modification in the Itinerary.

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.

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 Itinerary
Typ of
movement
Distance
(km)
Time
(h)
Climb
(m)
Descent
(m)
1 AirportApachinskie hot springs (180 m) by vehicle 140 2÷3 210 40
2 Apachinskie springsPauzhetka (100 m) - Camp 1 by vehicle 246 6÷8 110 200
3 PauzhetkaOzernaya river by vehicle 18 0,5 - -
Ozernaya riverKurile lake (100 m) - Camp 2 on foot 12 3÷4 20 20
4 Excursion on the Kurile lake - - - - -
5 Kuril lakeParatunka helicopter 190 1 - -
6 ParatunkaCamp 3 (1000 m) by vehicle 60 3 1260 260
Camp 3Craters of Gorely volcano (1830 m) on foot 10 5÷6 830 830
7 Camp 3The foot of Mutnovsky (1250 m) by vehicle 13 1,5 280 60
Foot of MutnovskyCraters of Mutnovsky (1640m) on foot 8 5÷6 420 420
The foot of MutnovskyCamp 3 by vehicle 13 1,5 60 280
8 Camp 3Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by vehicle 110 3,5 260 1260
9 P.KamchatskyBase near vol. Avacha (880 m) by vehicle 55 1,5 840 -
10 Base near vol. AvachaVerblyud mountain (1200 m) on foot 7 3÷4 320 320
11 Base near vol. AvachaPetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by vehicle 55 1,5 0 840
12 Petropavlovsk-KamchatskyKozyrevsk by vehicle 490 8÷10 450 450
13 KozyrevskNorth Break (990 m) by vehicle 56 4,5 1080 80
North BreakCone 2 (1220 m) on foot 3 1,5 230 230
North BreakBase in Dead Forest (700 m) by vehicle 8 0,25 - 280
14 Base in Dead ForestSopka Kleshnya (1400 m) by vehicle 17 0,75 700 -
Sopka KleshnyaNew Cones (1680 m) on foot 8 4÷5 280 280
Sopka KleshnyaBase in Dead Forest by vehicle 17 0,75 - 700
15 Base in Dead ForestKozyrevsk by vehicle 64
5 360 1080
16 KozyrevskPetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by vehicle 490 8÷10 450 450
17 Petropavlovsk-KamchatskyAirport by vehicle 35 0,5 - -
Total on foot 48 - 2100 2100
by vehicle 1387 - 5610 5530
Level of difficulty
Moderate
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotels
Hotels – 5 nights
Huts
Huts – 6 nights
Tents
Tents – 5 nights
Number of participants
Tents
more 9 persons
Transportation
Helicopter
Helicopter
By vehicle
By vehicle
Ascent to volcanoes
Volcanoes ascension