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2500 EUR 17 days
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The route of this tour runs through the territory of natural park Klyuchevskoy that is included into the World Heritage list of UNESCO. The uniqueness of the park is in the fact that there is an incredibly great number of volcanoes on the comparatively small area. The highest active volcano of Eurasia - Klyuchevskaya Sopka (4850 m) – is situated there. Another active volcano - Bezymyanny (2882 m) – is considered to be one of the most active volcanoes on the continent.

This tour also includes ascent the two active volcanoes Avachinsky (2740 m) and Mutnovsky (2323 m).

Day 1: Paratunka

Meeting at the airport of Elizovo. Transfer and accommodation at the recreation base of Paratunka or hotel of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Overnight staying – hotel. Meal: -/-/-

Day 2: Paratunka - 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 3: Kozyrevsk – Dead forest

Transfer (5 hours) to the foot of Tolbachik volcano. Setting up the tents in our base camp (Camp 1) in Dead Forest. Viewing the vicinity. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 4: Plosky Tolbachik volcano

Transfer about 40 min to the Sopka Kleshnya. The ascent to the crater of Plosky Tolbachik takes about 6 hours. The descent to Sopka Kleshnya – 4-5 hours. Along the way viewing the lava flows of 2012-13. Returning to the camp by vehicle. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 5: North Break

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. B/L/D

Day 6: Dead forest – Base Tolud

Transfer to the Sopka Kleshnya. Viewing the new cones and caves formed in the result of the eruption of 2012-13. Walking (3-4 hours) to the Tolud base. Tent camp setting (Camp 2) near the base Tolud. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 7: Base Tolud – Pravy Tolbachik River

Walking (7-8 hours) to the river Pravy Tolbachik. The passage runs through the Tolud mountain pass that is situated between the volcanoes Ploskiy Tolbachik and Bolshaya Udina (2943 m). One should walk about 15 km over tough terrain on this day. Tent camp setting (Camp 3).
Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 8: Pravy Tolbachik River – Crater Mars

Walking (3-4 hours) to the waterfall near the crater Mars, crossing the Tolbachinskiy mountain pass that is situated between the volcanoes Ploskiy Tolbachik and Ovalnaya Zimina (3081 m). When the weather is good, a magnificent panorama with the view of almost all (10 of 14) volcanoes of the Klyuchevskaya group opens up from the mountain pass. Tent camp setting (Camp 4).
Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 9: Base Plotina

Radial walk (one way 7 km) to the volcanologists base Plotina that is situated at the foot of Bezymyanny volcano. Viewing Polennitsa mountain that is composed of separate basaltic posts. Returning to Camp 4.
Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 10: Crater Mars – Rivulet Barany

Walking (5-6 hours) to lava areas along the river Studienaya. Tent camp (Camp 5) is situated near the Barany rivulet. Observing the Studyenaya river canyon and seeing an edelweiss meadow.
Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 11: Rivulet Barany – Kozyrevsk Settlement

Walking (3 hours) to the Sopka Kopyto, then transfer (3 hours) by a cross-country automobile to Kozyrevsk and accommodation at the guesthouse of the settlement. Overnight staying – huts. B/L/D

Day 12: Kozyrevsk – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Transfer (8 hours) and accommodation at the hotel of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Overnight staying – hotel. B/L/-

Day 13: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – AVACHINSKY VOLCANO

Sightseeing tour around Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, souvenir shop and fish market. Evening transfer (about 1,5 hours) by a cross-country automobile to the area of the volcanic plateau between the volcanoes Avachinsky (2740 m) and Кoryaksky (3456 m). Accommodation at the Base Three Volcanoes.
Overnight staying – huts. B/L/D

DAY 14: Avachinsky volcano

The ascent to Avachinsky volcano – 5-6 hours. Viewing the crater – 1 hour. The descent – 3-4 hours.
Overnight staying – huts. B/L/D

Day 15: AVACHINSKY VOLCANO – Paratunka

Transfer (1,5 hours) and accommodation at the hotel of Paratunka. This day may be used for helicopter excursion the to the Kuril lake or Valley of Geysers. Overnight staying – hotel. B/-/-

Day 16: Paratunka – Mutnovsky volcano

Transfer (4-5 hours) by a cross-country automobile to the foot of Mutnovsky volcano (2323 m). The ascent crater of the volcano takes about 2 hours. Viewing fumarole grounds and volcano craters – 2 hours. The descent – 1 hour. Viewing the Opasny canyon, into which 80-meter’s waterfall falls down. Evening returning to the hotel of Paratunka. Overnight staying – hotel. B/L/-

Day 17: Transfer to the airport

2 500 EUR – for one person for group of 6 people

2 100 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
  • 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 Kuril lake.

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 Itinerary
Typ of
movement
Distance
(km)
Time
(h)
Climb
(m)
Descent
(m)
1 AirportParatunka / Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by vehicle 35 0,5 - -
2 Paratunka / Petropavlovsk-KamchatskyKozyrevsk by vehicle 490 8÷10 450 450
3 KozyrevskBase in Dead Forest (700 m) - Camp 1 by vehicle 64 5 1080 360
4 Camp 1Sopka Kleshnya (1400 m) by vehicle 17 0,75 700 -
Sopka KleshnyaCrater of Tolbachik (2820 m) on foot 22 10÷12 1460 1460
Sopka KleshnyaCamp 1 by vehicle 17 0,75 - 700
5 Camp 1North Break (990 m) by vehicle 8 0,25 280 -
North BreakCone 2 (1220 m) on foot 3 1,5 230 230
North BreakCamp 1 by vehicle 8 0,25 - 280
6 Camp 1Sopka Kleshnya by vehicle 17 0,75 700 -
Sopka KleshnyaBase Tolud (980 m) - Camp 2 on foot 10 3÷4 220 590
7 Camp 2Pravy Tolbachik river (1250 m) - Camp 3 on foot 15
7÷8 380 190
8 Camp 3Crater Mars (1430 m) - Camp 4 on foot 8
3÷4  280 90
9 Camp 4Base Plotina on foot 13 5÷6 180 180
10 Camp 4Rivulet Barany (1100 m) - Camp 5 on foot 16 5÷6 60 340
11 Camp 5Sopka Kopyto (1030 m) on foot 8 3 240 260
Sopka KopytoKozyrevsk by vehicle 32 3 60 1100
12 KozyrevskPetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by vehicle 490 8÷10 450 450
13 P.KamchatskyBase near vol. Avacha (880 m) by vehicle 55 1,5 840 -
14 Base near vol. AvachaCrater of Avacha (2740 m) on foot 16 9÷11 1920 1920
15 Base near vol. AvachaParatunka by vehicle 60 1,5 - 840
16 ParatunkaThe foot of Mutnovsky (1250 m) by vehicle 74 4÷5 1540 320
Foot of MutnovskyCraters of Mutnovsky (1640m) on foot 8 5÷6 420 420
The foot of MutnovskyParatunka by vehicle 74 4÷5 320 1540
17 ParatunkaAirport by vehicle 35 0,5 - -
Total on foot 119 - 5390 5680
by vehicle 1460 - 6140 5760
Level of difficulty
Demanding
Demanding
Accommodation
Hotels
Hotels – 4 nights
Huts
Huts – 4 nights
Tents
Tents – 8 nights
Number of participants
Tents
more 6 persons
Transportation
By vehicle
By vehicle
Ascent to volcanoes
Volcanoes ascension