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2700 EUR. 19 days
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The real advantage of this trekking route is the awesome view at the volcanoes of Klyuchevskoy group! You will reach the very foothills of volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka (4750 m) and you will ascend one of the most active volcanoes of Kamchatka – Bezymyanny (2882 m) and you will reach a huge crater of another active volcano – Plosky Tolbachik (3085 m). You will enjoy the picturesque canyon of river Sukhaya Khapitsa and Stone Ambon which is a huge lump split from volcano Kamen (4575 m) more than thousand years ago during dramatic collapse of its eastern slope. You will visit the dead forest, the bright red volcanic cones and frozen lava streams, created as a result of epic eruptions of the Plosky Tolbachik volcano in 1975-76 and 2012-13.

It also includes ascent the three active volcanoes: Avachinsky (2740 m), Mutnovsky (2323 m) and Gorely (1829 m). All they are very beautiful and dissimilar to each other.

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 – Tolud pass

Transfer to the Sopka Kleshnya. Viewing the new cones and caves formed in the result of the eruption of 2012-13. Walking (5-6 hours) to the Tolud pass. One should walk about 14 km over tough terrain on this day. Tent camp setting (Camp 2). Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 7: Tolud pass – Tolbachinskiy pass

Walking (5-6-hours) to the Tolbachinskiy pass. 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 13 km over tough terrain on this day. Tent camp setting (Camp 3). 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 Tolbachinskiy mountain pass. Tent camp setting (Camp 3). Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 8: Tolbachinskiy pass – Base Plotina

Walking (3-4 hours) to the base Plotina that is situated at the foot of Bezymyanny volcano. On the way viewing the Polennitsa mountain that is composed of separate basaltic posts. Tent camp setting (Camp 4). Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 9: Bezymyanny volcano

The ascent* to the edge of the Bezymyanny volcano takes about 3-4 hours. The descent to the Camp 4 – 2 hours. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D
*If the volcano has high level of activity the ascent is not possible. The guide takes the decision on-site.

Day 10: Base Plotina – River Suhaya Hapitsa

Walking (4-5 hours) to the river Suhaya Hapitsa that forms the picturesque canyon. Tent camp setting (Camp 5). Viewing the Stone Ambon. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 11: River Suhaya Hapitsa – Base Apahonchich

Walking (4-5 hours) to the base of volcanologists Apahonchich. When the weather is good, a magnificent panorama with the view of volcanoes Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Kamen volcano and Bezymyanny. Tent camp setting (Camp 6). Viewing the vicinity. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 12: Base Apahonchich – Kozyrevsk Settlement

Transfer (6-7 hours) by a cross-country to Kozyrevsk and accommodation at the guesthouse of the settlement. Overnight staying – huts. B/L/D

Day 13: Kozyrevsk – Paratunka

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

DAY 14: Paratunka – Gorely volcano

Тransfer (3 hours) by a cross-country automobile to the caldera of Gorely volcano. Tent camp setting (Camp 7). The ascent of the Gorely volcano takes about 2 hours. Viewing craters – 2 hours. The descent to the Camp 7 – 1,5 hours. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

DAY 15: 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 7 by vehicle.
Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

DAY 16: Gorely volcano – Avachinsky volcano

Transfer (4 hours) to the area of the volcanic plateau between the volcanoes Avachinsky and Кoryaksky (3456 m). Accommodation at the Base Three Volcanoes. Overnight staying – huts. B/L/D

DAY 17: 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 18: 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 helicopter excursion the to the Kuril lake or Valley of Geysers. Overnight staying – hotel. B/-/-

DAY 19: Transfer to the airport

2 700 EUR – for one person for group of 6 people

2 200 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 KozyrevskDead 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 KleshnyaPass Tolud (1250 m) - Camp 2 on foot 14 5÷6 420 560
7 Camp 2Pass Tolbachinsky (1250 m) - Camp 3 on foot 13
5÷6 340 80
8 Camp 3Base Plotina (1430 m) - Camp 4 on foot 8
3; 160 220
9 Camp 4Bezymyanny volcano (2620 m) on foot 10 5÷6 1200 1200
10 Camp 4 River Suhaya Hapitsa (940 м) - Camp 5 on foot 12 4÷5 80 540
11 Camp 5Base Apahonchich (790 м) - Camp 6 on foot 11 4÷5 190 360
12 Camp 6Kozyrevsk by vehicle 160 6÷7 60 770
13 KozyrevskParatunka by vehicle 490 8÷10 450 450
14 ParatunkaCamp 7 (1000 m) by vehicle 60 3 1260 260
Camp 7Craters of Gorely volcano (1830 m) on foot 10 5÷6 830 830
15 Camp 7The 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 7 by vehicle 13 1,5 60 280
16 Camp 7Base near vol. Avacha (880 m) by vehicle 112 3÷4 1100 1260
17 Base near vol. AvachaCrater of Avacha (2740 m) on foot 16 9÷11 1920 1920
18 Base near vol. AvachaPetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by vehicle 55 1,5 - 840
19 Petropavlovsk-KamchatskyAirport by vehicle 30 0,5 - -
Total on foot 127 - 7250 7820
by vehicle 1578 - 6140 5430
Level of difficulty
Demanding
Demanding
Accommodation
Hotels
Hotels – 3 days
Huts
Huts – 4 days
Tents
Tents – 11 days
Number of participants
Tents
more 6 persons
Transportation
By vehicle
By vehicle
Ascent to volcanoes
Volcanoes ascension