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1100 EUR. 8 days
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The program of this tour is various and assumes not only to see the tremendous impact of the famous fissure eruptions of Tolbachik volcano, but also acquaints tourists with the peculiarities of way of life, customs and culture of indigenous popultaion of Kamchatka in visiting of national Even settlement Esso.

The top of volcano Plosky Tolbachik (3085 m) 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!

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.

Day 1: Paratunka

Meeting at the airport of Elizovo. Transfer and accommodation at the recreation base of Paratunka (pool with hot springs water in every hotel) or at the hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Day 2: Paratunka - Kozyrevsk Settlement

Automobile transfer (500 km) from Paratunka to settlement Kozyrevsk lasts about 7-8 hours. Accommodation - the private huts of the settlement

Day 3: Kozyrevsk Settlement – Eruption of 1975-76 – Dead forest

Transfer (about 5 hours) by a cross-country automobile to the foot of Tolbachik volcano, which famouse with it's bright red volcanic cones, lava flows of odd form, scoria field, areas covered with burned-out 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. Tent camp setting in the "dead forest". Overnight staying – tents of base "Dead forest".

Day 4: Dead forest – Eruption of 2012-13

Automobile transfer (about 40 min) to Sopka " Kleshnya". Observing excursion (about 4-5 hours) of the cones, lava flows and caves formed in the result of the grandiose eruption of 2012-13. Returning to the camp in the "Dead forest". Overnight staying - tents.

Depending on the group's desire it's possible to ascent to the crater of Plosky Tolbachik. The ascent to the crater takes about 6 hours. The descent to the camp 4 – 5 hours.

Day 5: Dead forest – Esso

Automobile transfer (about 7 hours) to Esso settlement. Accommodation in the hotel or home stay of settlement. Rest in the pool with hot springs water.

Day 6: Esso

Observing excursion in Esso settlement, visiting of national village and ethnic museum. Possible to take part in rafting with fishing on river Bystraya (doesn’t included in the price).

Day 7: Esso – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Transfer (about 8 hours) from Esso to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Accommodation in the hotel.

Day 8: Transfer to the airport

1 100 EUR – for one person at group from 4 people

The tour includes the following expenses:

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

In case of bad weather conditions, the program of the tour can be changed. If the weather was bad, but becomes better and there is a chance to observe an area of Tolbachinsky volcano, group can stay one day longer there and lose a day in Esso. In case, if the weather becomes worth, the group can drive from Tolbachik to Esso settlement earlier or drive to Esso before Tolbachik. All these decisions will make a guide before or during the tour in accordance with interests of the participants.

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 32)
Type of
movement
Distance
(km)
Travel time
(h)
Altitude (m)
min max
1 AirportParatunka automobile 32  0,5 20 80
2 ParatunkaKozyrevsk automobile 490 8-9 40 450
3 KozyrevskCones 1975-76 automobile 68 5-6 450 1000
Viewing the Cones 1975-76
on foot 3 1,5-2 970 1290
Cones 1975-76Dead forest
on foot 2-3 680 1290
4 Dead forestSopka Kleshnya automobile 15 0,5-1 680 1400
Sopka KleshnyaCones 2012-13
on foot 9 4-5 1400 1720
Sopka KleshnyaDead forest automobile 15 0,5 680 1400
5 Dead forestEsso automobile 164 7-8 500 1400
6 Excursion of Esso
on foot 3-4 4-5 500 500
7 EssoP. Kamchatsky automobile 530 8-9 80 500
8 P. KamchatskyAirport automobile 25 0,5 50 150
Level of difficulty
Moderate
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotels
Hotels – 4 days
Huts
Huts – 1 day
Tents
Tents – 2 days
Number of participants
Tents
more 4 persons
Transportation
By vehicle
By vehicle
Ascent to volcanoes
Volcanoes ascension
Date of holding
Date of holding
21-28 June 2019
16-23 July 2019
30 July - 06 August 2019
07-14 September 2019