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2300 EUR. 5 days
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The famous Valley of Geysers is a canyon which has one of the biggest geyser area in the world. It is hidden in a hard access gorge of the Kronotsky Reserve. It is unrivalled in beauty, landscape grandeur and number of springs throwing out fountains of hot water and steam. Gushing geysers, raging mud cauldrons, a turquoise lake, hot water and steam jets flowing down the slopes together with the lush greenery of grass and trees create a really fantastic sight.

Not far from the Valley of Geysers there is one more unique and impressive place – Uzon caldera.It is a giant cavity with the dimensions 9×12 km, resulting from destruction of the ancient volcano, having an intensive hydrothermal activity on the bottom. There are a lot of boiling and raging craters, numerous mud cauldrons and small volcanoes, yellow fumaroles areas, steamy grounds where the steam and hot water come out from the earth. The peculiarity of this place is the crater-like holes 25-40 m deep and in diameter 25-150 m, in which hot lakes of odd colours are situated.

One more unusual natural site of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve is the Valley of Death. The place where dead animals can be found quite often – the reason of this phenomenon is deadly concentration of poisonous gases which come out and accumulate in its low areas. The Valley of Death lies at the upper reaches of the river Geysernaya, at the bottom of the volcano Kikhpinych and occupies almost 2 kilometres long and of 100-300 meters wide. There is practically no vegetation on its bottom.

Day 1: Elizovo – Rivulet Glukhoy

Helicopter transfer in the direction of the Valley of Geysers. Transfer duration (1hr.10 min.), seeing the volcanoes Karymsky which is almost constantly in eruption state, and Maly Semyachik - its spacious crater is filled with the green-blue acid lake. Landing at the base near the rivulet Glukhoy ("Deaf"). The ecological educational lecture, explaining the behaviour rules on the territory of the preserve. Overnight staying – huts.

Day 2: Glukhoy Rivulet – Uzon Caldera – Dalynee Lake

Radial walk (one-way walk about 9 km) to Uzon caldera and Dalnee lake. Observing geothermal activity of Uzon caldera. Dalynee lake from all sides is surrounded by high walls covered with thick cedar bushes. Evening time – returning to the base near the rivulet Glukhoy. Overnight staying – huts.

Day 3: Glukhoy Rivulet – The Valley of Geysers

Walking (about 10 km) to the Valley of Geysers. Examination and observing the Valley’s geysers. Overnight staying – house of Kordon “Valley of Geysers”.

Day 4: Valley of Geysers – Valley of Death

Radial walk (one-way walk about 7,5 km) to the Valley of Death lasts about 4 hours and runs through picturesque scenery. Viewing the Valley of Death and its surroundings. Returning to the Valley of Geysers. Overnight staying - house of cordon the Valley of Geysers.

Day 5: The Valley of Geysers – Elizovo

Helicopter transfer to Elizovo

2 300 EUR – for one person for group of 4 people

The tour price includes the following expenses:

  • helicopter transfer to the Kronotsky preserve and back;
  • the Kronotsky preserve dues for the rendered services (visiting, accompanying, information ensuring, a guide, accommodation);
  • meal;
  • accident medical insurance;
  • accompanying service and the common camping outfit.

Additional costs relating to transportation, food and accommodation arising from the unforeseen consequence are not included in the cost.

Please note that delivery to the Kronotsky Nature Reserve and back 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 recommend you to provide several reserve days for the case of non-flying weather or to plan your participation in this tour in the beginning of your journey over Kamchatka.

During the passage from the Valley of geysers to the base near the Glukhoy stream the participants of the tour carry not only personal belongings but also food products. The weight of common load does not exceed 5 kilograms per person.

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.

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 Route
(Tour 02)
Type of
Travel time
Altitude (m)
min max
Elizovo→Rivulet Glukhoy
190 1:10 50 1500
Rivulet GlukhoyUzon on foot 5,4 1:30 660 680
UzonLake Dalynee on foot 6,6 2÷3 670 720
UzonRivulet Glukhoy on foot 5,4  1:30 660 680
Rivulet GlukhoyValley of Geysers on foot 9,6 3÷4 500
Valley of GeysersValley of Death on foot 15 6÷8 500 930
Valley of GeysersElizovo helicopter 190 1:10 50
Level of difficulty
Hotels – 0 days
Huts – 4 days
Tents – 0 days
Number of participants
more 4 persons
Ascent to volcanoes
Volcanoes ascension