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1600 EUR. 13 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 (4 850 m) - is situated there. Another active volcano - Bezymyanny (2 866 m) - is considered to be one of the most active volcanoes on the continent.

During this tour You will see bright-red volcanic cones, hardened volcanic bombs, odd-shape lava flows, scoria areas with a wild play of colours, burned-out forest, picturesque canyon. All this is surrounded by the magnificent and unpredictable volcanoes! Unusual landscape in the Tolbachik's area makes an impression of an extraterrestrial scenery which is compared indeed with the lunar one. There the fist testing of Soviet Lunar vehicles took place. Just due to the severe climate, remoteness from civilization and the complete absence of infrastructure, it impedes to make this park a natural site of the world –wide significance.

Day 1: Paratunka

Meeting at the airport of Elizovo. Transfer and accommodation at the recreation base of Paratunka.

Day 2: Paratunka - Kozyrevsk Settlement

Automobile transfer (500 km) to Kozyrevsk lasts about 8 hours. Accomodation - the hotel of the settlement.

Day 3: Kozyrevsk Settlement – Sopka "Kleshnya"

Transfer (about 5 hours) by a cross-country automobile to the foot of Tolbachik volcano. Tent camp setting (Camp 1) near the sopka "Kleshnya" or "dead forest". 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.

Day 4: Sopka «Kleshnya» – Plosky Tolbachik

The ascent (5-6 hours) to crater of Plosky Tolbachik. During the descent (3-4 hours) to Camp 1 observing excursion of the cones formed in the result of the eruption of 2012-13.

Day 5: Sopka "Kleshnya" – Base Tolud

Walking (3-4 hours) to the Tolud base. The path is not difficult and is 9 km but you need to cross the lava streams of 2012-13. Tent camp setting (Camp 2) near the base Tolud.

Day 6: Base Tolud– PravyTolbachik River

Walking (7-8 hours) to the river Pravy Tolbachik. The passage runs through the Tolud mountain pass (1330 m) 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).

Day 7: PravyTolbachik River – Crater Jupiter

Walking (3-4 hours) to the waterfall near the crater Jupiter, crossing the Tolbachinskiy mountain pass (1470 m) that is situated between the volcanoes Ploskiy Tolbachik ("Plain Tolbachik") (3085 m) 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)

Day 8: Crater Jupiter – Base Plotina

Radial walk to the volcanologists base Platina (1430 m) that is situated at the foot of Bezymyanny ("Nameless") volcano. The passage runs through low mountain passes Jupiter (1470 m) and Bezymyannyi (1480 m). Viewing Polennitsa ("Woodpile") mountain that is composed of separate basaltic posts. Returning to Camp 4.

Day 9: Crater Jupiter – Rivulet "Barany"

Walking (5-6 hours) to lava areas along the river "Studienaya". Tent camp (Camp 5) is situated near a picturesque canyon. Observing the Studyenaya river canyon and seeing an edelweiss meadow.

Day 10: Rivulet "Barany"

Rest day. May be used as a reserved day in case of bad weather. If possible radial walk to the Barany Rocks.

Day 11: Rivulet "Barany" – Kozyrevsk Settlement

Walking (about 3 hours) to the sopka Kopyto. Then transfer (3 hours) by a cross-country automobile to Kozyrevsk.

Day 12: Kozyrevsk Settlement - Paratunka

Automobile transfer (8 hours) and accommodation at the recreation base of Paratunka.

Day 11: Transfer to the airport

1 950 EUR – for one person for group of 4 people

1 600 EUR – for one person for group of 6 people

1 250 EUR – for one person for group of 8 people

The tour includes the following expenses:

  • accommodation at the recreation base of Paratunka, in the hotel of the settlement Kozyrevsk;
  • automobile transfer all over the route;
  • meal, except for days of staying on the recreation base Paratunka;
  • medical insurance for an accident;
  • accompanying and common tourist outfit service;
  • 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.

The route of this tour runs through highland, tundra vegetation prevails there.

All common outfit and food products are equally distributed among all participants of the tour including officers of the firm. Weight of common load per person does not exceed 10 kilograms per person. All participants of the tour take part in cooking and tent setting. The basis of meal is composed of special sublimate products.

There are no equipped toilets and shower room on the territory of the Klyuchevskoy natural park.

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 12)
Type of
movement
Distance
(km)
Travel time
(h)
Altitude (m)
min max
1 AirportParatunka  automobile 32 0,550 80
2 ParatunkaSettlement Kozyrevsk automobile 491 8÷10 40 450
3 KozyrevskSopka Kleshnya (Camp 1) automobile 64 4÷5 450 1400
Camp  1Dead forest auto/on foot 34 2÷3 720  1400
4 Camp 1Plosky Tolbachik  on foot 24 9÷10  1400  2850
5 Camp 1Base Tolud (Camp 2) on foot 9,6  3÷4  940  1530
6 Camp 2River Pr. Tolbachik (Camp 3) on foot 14,7  7÷9  940 1360
7 Camp 3Crater Jupiter (Camp 4) on foot 8,2  4÷5  1270 1470
8 Camp 4Base Plotina on foot 12,2  5÷6 1360 1490
9 Camp 4Rivuelt Barany (Camp 5) on foot 15,4 6÷7 1030 1360
10  Rest day  - - - 1030  1030
11 Camp 5Sopka Kopyto on foot 8 3 1030 1300
Sopka CopytoKozyrevsk  automobile 34 2÷3450  1050
12 KozyrevskParatunka automobile 491 8÷10 40 450
13 ParatunkaAirport automobile 32 0,5 20 80
Level of difficulty
Demanding
Demanding
Accommodation
Hotels
Hotels – 4 days
Huts
Huts – 0 days
Tents
Tents – 8 days
Number of participants
Tents
more 6 persons
Transportation
By vehicle
By vehicle
Ascent to volcanoes
Volcanoes ascension