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3500 EUR 15 days
Trekking to volcanoes Semyachik, Karymsky and Nalychevo valley Trekking to volcanoes Semyachik, Karymsky and Nalychevo valley Trekking to volcanoes Semyachik, Karymsky and Nalychevo valley Trekking to volcanoes Semyachik, Karymsky and Nalychevo valley Trekking to volcanoes Semyachik, Karymsky and Nalychevo valley Trekking to volcanoes Semyachik, Karymsky and Nalychevo valley Trekking to volcanoes Semyachik, Karymsky and Nalychevo valley Trekking to volcanoes Semyachik, Karymsky and Nalychevo valley Trekking to volcanoes Semyachik, Karymsky and Nalychevo valley Trekking to volcanoes Semyachik, Karymsky and Nalychevo valley Trekking to volcanoes Semyachik, Karymsky and Nalychevo valley

In the first part of trekking you will be able to see two eminent volcanoes. One of them is a very active volcano of Kamchatka – the Karymsky (1486 m). It is a regular cone situated in a caldera in diameter about 5 km, walls from 50 up to 300 m heigh. The other volcano – Maly Semyachik (1560 m) is a short volcanic range which consists of three cones poured together. In one of them there is a magnificent crater filled with a bright turquoise lake and its steep walls are composed of multicolored rocks.

One more sight of the tour is a crater lake Karymskoye located in the caldera of the volcano of the Academy of Sciences. Surrounded by high slopes the lake has a picturesque scenery. From the south there arises the smoking Karymsky volcano. From the opposite side the crest of the volcano of the Academy of Sciences can be seen.

The second part of the route on the territory of the natural park Nalychevo, which was included into the list of UNESCO World-wide heritage in 1996. The park’s pearl is the Nalychevo valley, famous for its magnificent landscapes and curative springs. On the territory of the valley there are 10 volcanoes, 4 of which are active. About 200 thermal and mineral springs are concentrated here, the water is unique by the mixture and medical properties.

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

DAY 1: Paratunka / Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

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 – Maly Semyachik volcano

Helicopter transfer (about 45 min) from Paratunka to the foot of the volcano Maly Semyachik. Tent camp setting (Camp 1). The ascent of the volcano Maly Semyachik takes about 2 hours. Viewing craters - about 3 hours. The descent - 1,5 hours. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

DAY 3: Maly Semyachik volcano – Karymsky volcano

Walking (about 7-9 hours) to the volcanologist’s base situated at the foot of the Karymsky volcano, which is one of the most active one in Kamchatka. The first part of the way is through the beds of dry rivers, where the alder elfin bushes make passing difficult. After steep descending from the caldera "wall" of the volcano Karymsky the way is through the lava fields and sharp bends of the volcano’s spurs. Tent camp setting near the volcanologists' house (Camp 2). Within 700m from the camp there is a pool of hot springs fit for wash. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

DAY 4: Volcano Dvor

Radial walk (one way 9 km) to the volcano Dvor. When the weather is good, a magnificent panorama with the view of volcanoes Karymsky, Maly Semyachik, Zhupanovsky (2958 m) and Karymskoye lake. Returning to Camp 2. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

DAY 5: Karymsky volcano

Reserved day in case of bad weather. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

DAY 6: KARYMSKY VOLCANO - KARYMSKOYE LAKE

Walking (about 1,5 hours) to the Medvezhi hot springs. The hot springs are located at the bank of the Karymskoye lake. There are no permanent baths because they are swept by the breaking wave, but it’s not difficult to dig a hole in the warm sand. But the water is too hot, and one has to mix it with the cold water from the lake. 70°C water discharge is observed along the coastline for 150 m. Tent camp setting (Camp 3) and viewing the vicinity. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

DAY 7: Academy of Sciences hot springs

Radial walk (one way 8 km) to the to the Academy of Sciences hot springs, which are at the remote bank of the lake. Returning to Camp 3. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 8: Karymskoye lake – Base Nalychevo

Helicopter transfer (about 20 min) to the Nalychevo valley. Recreation on the Goryacherechenskye hot springs. Viewing the vicinity. Accommodation at the Base Nalychevo. Overnight staying – huts. B/L/D

Day 9: Base Nalychevo – River Shumnaya

Walking to the right tributary of the Shumnaya river takes about 3-4 hours. The way runs through the Aagskye mineral springs. Tent camp (Camp 4) setting. Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 10: River Shumnaya – River Pravaya Sedlovinskaya

Walking to the Pravaya Sedlovinskaya river takes about 4-5 hours. The way runs through Koryakskie mineral springs. Tent camp setting (Camp 5). Overnight staying – tents. B/L/D

Day 11: River Pravaya Sedlovinskaya – Avachinsky volcano

Walking to the area of the volcanic plateau between the volcanoes Avachinsky and Кoryaksky (3456 m) runs through the Avachinskiy pass and takes about 6-7 hours. Accommodation at the Base Three Volcanoes. Overnight staying – huts. B/L/D

DAY 12: 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 13: AVACHINSKY VOLCANO – Paratunka

Transfer (1,5 hours) by a cross-country automobile 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 14: Paratunka – Mutnovsky volcano

Transfer (4-5 hours) by a cross-country automobile 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. Evening returning to the hotel of Paratunka. Overnight staying – hotel. B/L/-

Day 15: Transfer to the airport

3 500 EUR – for one person for group of 6 people

2 700 EUR – for one person for group of 9 people

The tour price includes the following expenses:

  • accommodation in hotels und huts
  • automobile movement along the entire route
  • helicopter transfers Paratunka – Maly Semyachik and Karymskoye lake – Base Nalychevo
  • meal: Breakfast (B) / Lunch (L) / Dinner (D)
  • providing of all camping gear (tents, kitchen equipment, etc)
  • group support services on the route (english-speaking guide, guide assistant and cook)
  • 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 0:30 - -
2 ParatunkaCamp 1 (780 m) helicopter 160 0,75 - -
Camp 1Craters of Maly Semyachik (1360 m) on foot 8 4÷5
630 630
3 Camp 1Camp 2 (600 m) on foot 21 8÷9
360 580
4 Camp 2 Volcano Dvor (1100 m) on foot 20 7÷9
660 660
5 Reserved day - - - - -
6 Camp 2Karymskoye lake (630 m) - Camp 3 on foot 4 1,5 110 70
7 Camp 3Academy of Sciences hot springs on foot 16 7÷8 20 20
8 Camp 3Base Nalychevo (400 m) helicopter 70 0,3 - -
9 Base NalychevoShumnaya river (660 m) – Camp 4 on foot 11 3÷4 310 80
10 Camp 4 Sedlovinskaya river (810 m) – Camp 5 on foot 11 4÷5 470 380
11 Camp 5Base near vol. Avacha (880 m) on foot 15 6÷7 520 420
12 Base near vol. AvachaCrater of Avacha (2740 m) on foot 16 9÷11 1920 1920
13 Base near vol. AvachaParatunka by vehicle 60 1,5 - 840
14 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
15 ParatunkaAirport by vehicle 35 0,5 - -
Total on foot 130 - 5420 5180
by vehicle 278 - 1860 2700
Level of difficulty
Demanding
Demanding
Accommodation
Hotels
Hotels – 3 nights
Huts
Huts – 3 nights
Tents
Tents – 8 nights
Number of participants
Tents
more 6 persons
Transportation
Helicopter
Helicopter
Ascent to volcanoes
Volcanoes ascension