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3100 EUR. 8 days
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As well as the Valley of Geysers, Verhne-Semyachikskie refer to the unique objects of Kronotskiy Conservation Park and until recently they were closed to public. The springs are situated in the region of two volcanoes - Burlyashchiy and Centralnyi Semyachik («Central Semyachik») and present vast thermal fields. Here one can see numerous jets of overheated steam, boiling water and mud pools, hot and boiling lakes, warmed-up huge grounds with colorful clays of yellow solids. It is interesting to watch Black lake with size of 20х60 meters, on the bottom of which strong jets of steam are blown out. Blowing out water on the height of 1,5 meters, they create an illusion of vigorous boiling. The water is black because of suspended compounds of iron sulphide (pyrites).

The main sight of Kamchatka - the 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 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. In the eastern part of the caldera there is one of the biggest in Kamchatka crater formed after a volcanic explosion - in diameter 1, 65 km, filled with the picturesque Dalynee lake.

One more unique natural site of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve is the Valley of Death. The place where dead animals are found quite often - the reason of this phenomenon is a deadly concentration of poisonous gases coming out and accumulating in its low areas. The Valley of Death is situated at the upper reaches of the river Geyzernaya, at the bottom of the volcano Kikhpinych. It is almost 2 kilometers long and 100-300 meters wide.

Day 1: Elizovo - Verhne-Semyachikskie Springs

Helicopter transfer from Elizovo to the Verhne-Semyachikskie. Transfer duration (1hr.20 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. Tent camp setting (Camp 1) near the Verhne-Semyachikskie springs. Viewing thermal grounds (Steaming valley and Upper thermal field) of Burlyashchiy («Boiling») volcano. Returning to the Camp 1. Overnight staying - tents.

Day 2: Verhne-Semyachikskie Springs

Radial walk to the thermal grounds of Centralnyi Semyachik («Central Semyachik») volcano. Returning to Camp 1 in the evening. Overnight staying - tents.

Day 3: Verhne-Semyachikskie Springs - Camp 2

Walking (about 14 km) in the direction of Uzon caldera. Tent camp setting (Camp 2). Overnight staying - tents.

Day 4: Camp 2 - Glukhoy Rivulet

Walking (about 9 km) to the base near the rivulet Glukhoy («Deaf»). Overnight staying - huts.

Day 5: Glukhoy Rivulet - Uzon caldera -Dalynee Lake

Radial walk to Uzon Caldera and Dalnee lake. One-way walk lasts about 1hr.30 min. Observing geothermal activity of Uzon caldera. Lake Dalynee 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 6: Glukhoy Rivulet - Valley of Geysers

Walking (about 11 km) to the Valley of Geysers. Examination and observing the Valley’s geysers. Overnight staying - house of Kordon «Valley of Geysers».

Day 7: Valley of Geysers - Valley of Death

Radial walk to the Valley of Death. One-way walk (7,5 km) takes 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 Kordon «Valley of Geysers»

Day 8: The Valley of Geysers - Elizovo

Helicopter transfer to Elizovo.

3 100 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 Verhne-Semyachikskie springs to the base near the Glukhoy rivulet and then to the Valley of Geysers 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 03)
Type of
movement
Distance
(km)
Travel time
(h)
Altitude (m)
min max
1 ElizovoVerhne-Semyachikskie springs. Camp 1    helicopter 170 1 50 850
Camp 1Burlyaschiy Volcano on foot 6 3÷4 850 1100
2 Camp 1Centralny Semyachik Volcano on foot 13 6÷8 900 1000
3 Camp 1Camp 2 on foot 14 5÷7 700 900
4 Camp 2Rivulet Glukhoy on foot 10 4÷6 660 800
5 Rivulet GlukhoyUzon on foot 5,4 1÷1,5 660 680
UzonLake Dalynee on foot 6,6 2÷3 670 720
UzonRivulet Glukhoy on foot 5,4 1÷1,5 660 680
6 Rivulet GlukhoyValley of Geysers on foot 10,2 4÷5 430 820
7 Valley of GeysersValley of Death    on foot 15 7÷8 430 1040
8 Valley of GeysersElizovo   helicopter 190 1 50 430
Level of difficulty
Moderate
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotels
Hotels – 0 days
Huts
Huts – 4 days
Tents
Tents – 3 days
Number of participants
Tents
more 4 persons
Transportation
Helicopter
Helicopter
Ascent to volcanoes
Volcanoes ascension
no
Date of holding
Date of holding
19.07.2015 - 22.07.2015
09.08.2015 - 12.08.2015