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1850 EUR. 17 days
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The program of this tour is various and assumes not only active outdoor rest but also acquaints tourists with the peculiarities of way of life, customs and culture of indigenous population of Kamchatka. National Even settlement Esso is situated in the caldera of ancient extinct volcano at the juncture of one river with another. Its distinctiveness, picturesque surroundings, coniferous forest, healing hot springs and vivifying air attract tourists from all over the world.

It also includes ascent the four active volcanoes: Avachinsky (2750 m), Mutnovsky (2323 m) and Gorely (1829 m) and Plosky Tolbachik (3085 m). All they are very beautiful and dissimilar to each other.

The Avachinsky is a double-volcano of the type Somma-Vezuvy. It has a regular form cone surrounded by a semi annular swell resulting from an explosion and hulling of the ancient volcano. The volcano’s crater is filled with hardened lava and its edges are of wild-bright colours. From the top of the Avachinsky appears a wonderful view of the massive cone of the Кoryaksky volcano (3456 m), Pacific ocean, Nalychevo valley and the Avacha bay.

The Mutnovsky volcano has a complicated structure. Its slopes are surrounded by plumb rocks. From its top a glacier goes down and powerful steam flows burst out from its fissures on the surface. The volcano attracts with its intensive and diverse form of volcanic activity. Here You will see hissing fumaroles surrounded by bright yellow collars of sulfur crystals, boiling up mud caldrons filled with black water and impressive craters.

The Gorely volcano is situated in a spacious pictorial caldera. It is unique with the collection of various craters located on its top. The edges of some of the craters cross each other creating an odd and unique pattern. The main craters are surrounded by steep walls 150-200 m. high. They have a well-like structure and are filled with acid lakes.

Another sight of the tour is the volcano Plosky Tolbachik (3085 m). Its top is a mountain plateau covered with snow with a giant crater in diameter 1700-1800 m and 450-500 m. deep. Nearby there can be met bright red volcanic cones, lava flows of odd form, scoria field, areas covered with burned-out forest. You will see the consequences of grandiose eruption of 2012-13. Unusual landscape of this area makes an impression of supernatural scenery!

Day 1: Paratunka

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

Day 2: Paratunka -Spokoiny Rivulet

Automobile transfer (about 3 hours) to the rivulet Spokoinyi ("Calm") that is situated in 10 km from Gorely ("Burnt") volcano. Tent camp setting. Viewing vicinity. Overnight staying - tents.

Day 3: Spokoiny Rivulet - Mutnovsky Volcano

Automobile transfer (about 1,5 hours) to the foot of Mutnovsky volcano. The ascent of the volcano takes about 2 hours. Viewing fomarole grounds and volcano craters - 2 hours. The descent - 1-1,5 hours. Viewing the "Opasny" canyon. Returning to the camp near the Spokoiny rivulet. Overnight staying - tents.

Day 4: Spokoiny Rivulet - Gorely Volcano - Paratunka

Automobile transfer (about 1,5 hours) to the foot of Gorely volcano. The ascent of the volcano and viewing craters takes about 4 hours. The descent - 2 hours. Automobile transfer to Paratunka.

Day 5: Paratunka - Base near Avachinsky volcano

Automobile transfer (2-3 hours) to the area of the volcanic plateau between the volcanoes Avachinsky and Кoryaksky. Vicinity observing, acclimatization. Overnight staying - huts.

Day 6: Avachinsky Volcano

The ascent (about 5-6 hours) to Avachinsky volcano. The descent - 3-4 hours. Overnight staying - huts.

Day 7: Base near Avachinsky volcano - Kozyrevsk Settlement

Automobile transfer (480 km) to Kozyrevsk lasts about 8 hours. Accomodation – the hotel of the settlement.

Day 8: Kozyrevsk Settlement – Sopka "Kleshnya"

Transfer (about 3 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 9: 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 10: Sopka "Kleshnya" – Esso Settlement

Automobile transfer (164 km) to Esso lasts about 7 hours. Accomodation – the hotel of the settlement.

Day 11: Esso – Anavgay Settlement

Visiting the national ethnographic museum. Surroundings observing excursion. Automobile transfer to Anavgay, the tour to the "Manedeck" nomands camp. Returning to the hotel of the settlement Esso.

Day 12: Esso - River Bystraya

Automobile transfer (about 6 hours) to the Malki settlement. Tent camp setting on the river bank. Overnight staying - tents.

Day 13: Bystraya River

Rafting (about 5 hours) on the Bystraya («Fast») river, fishing. Tent camp setting on the river bank. Overnight staying - tents.

Day 14: Bystraya River - Mountain Vachkazhets

Rafting on the Bystraya («Fast») river to the bridge, then transfer on the automobile to mountain Vachkazhets. Tent camp setting near the lake.

Day 15: Mountain Vachkazhets - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Viewing vicinity, walk to the waterfall. Automobile transfer (about 3 hours) and accommodation at the hotel of city Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Day 16: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - Starichkov Island

Transfer to the pier of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky port. The boat tour (6 hours) to Starichkov island, the birds colonies observation, the tour around the island on the motor boat, fishing, lunch. Returning to the hotel of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Day 17: Transfer to the airport

2 580 EUR – for one person for group of 4 people

1 850 EUR – for one person for group of 7 people

1 450 EUR – for one person for group of 10 people

The tour includes the following expenses:

  • accommodation at the recreation base of Paratunka, hotels of settlement Esso and city Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky;
  • automobile transfer all over the route;
  • meal, except for days of staying on the recreation base Paratunka and hotel of city Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky;
  • accompanying and common tourist outfit service;
  • boat tour to Starichkov island;
  • 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 participants of this tour are to be ready for long automobile transfer along forestry and gravel road of bad quality.

Approaching the foot of Mutnovskiy volcano on the automobile is possible as a rule from the end of July. And before that the ascent is performed with the pedestrian passage to the foot of the volcano and back, it is 10 km one way.

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.

The boat tour group consists of 20-40 people.

Day Route
(Tour 34)
Type of
Travel time
Altitude (m)
min max
1 Airport→Paratunka automobile 32  0:30-0:45 20 80
2 Paratunka→Spokoiny Rivulet automobile 46 2:30-3:00 50 800
3Spokoiny Rivulet→The foot of Mutnovsky automobile 24 1:30 600 1150
The foot of Mutnovsky↔Mutnovskyon foot 12 5-7 1150 165
The foot of Mutnovsky→Spokoiny Rivuletautomobile24  1:30 600 1150
4 Spokoiny Rivulet→The foot of Gorely automobile 10 0:30  600 1000
The foot of Gorely↔Gorely on foot 12 5-7 1000 1830
The foot of Gorely→Paratunka automobile 56 3-4 50 1000
5 Paratunka→Base near Avachinsky volcano automobile 54 2-3  50 870
6 Base near Avachinsky↔Avachinsky volcano on foot 17   8-10 870 2740
7 Base near Avachinsky→Kozyrevsk Settlement automobile 480  8-10  450 870
8  KozyrevskSopka Kleshnya  automobile 64  4:30-5:30450  1400
 Sopka Kleshnya"Dead forest" automobile 34  2-3 700  1400
9  Sopka KleshnyaPlosky Tolbachik on foot 24  9-10 1400 2850
10 Sopka KleshnyaEsso  Settlement automobile 164  6-7  500  1400
11 EssoAnavgay Settlement   automobile 52  500  500
12 EssoBystraya River  automobile 384 6-8 230 500
13 Bystraya River raft 70 5-7 230 230
14 Bystraya River raft 50 3-4 110 230
Bystraya River→Mountain Vachkazhets automobile 118  3-4 110 480
15 Mountain Vachkazhets→P. Kamchatsky automobile 82 3-4 150 480
16 P. Kamchatsky↔Starichkov Island boat 64 6 0 150
17 P. Kamchatsky→Airport automobile 25 0:30-0:45 50 150
Level of difficulty
Hotels – 6 days
Huts – 2 days
Tents – 8 days
Number of participants
more 7 persons
By vehicle
By vehicle
Ascent to volcanoes
Volcanoes ascension
Date of holding
Date of holding
20.06.2015 - 06.07.2015
09.07.2015 - 25.07.2015