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1480 EUR. 14 days
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There are several objects at the territory of nature park "Klyuchevskoy" which are considered natural monuments. Thus, within this tour, you have an opportunity to ascent to the enormous crater of Plosky Tolbachik and see the unique natural objects - the Barany’ Rocks, edelweiss meadow and Studyenaya river canyon, dead forest, bright red volcanic cones and lava fields, resulting from grandiose eruption of 2012-13.

150 km from the Tolbachik volcano, on the right bank of the river Kamchatka and 6 km southward of the river-bed there lies the Azhabachye lake. It is the largest red salmon spawning-ground, where You are likely to meet a brown bear. By the area it takes the fourth place among the lakes of Kamchatka. A salmon analysis scientific base is situated there. Because of remoteness from the main tourist routes, the lake is seldom visited by tourists. But if You have a chance to be in the Kluchevskoy park zone, that wonderful place will become a deserving delicacy of your tour. After all, You will see not only the most imposing volcanoes of Kamchatka land, but get real pleasures of fishing and also be able to watch red salmon spawning process.

Day 1: Paratunka

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

Day 2: Paratunka - Kozyrevsk Settlement

Automobile transfer (500 km) to Kozyrevsk lasts about 8 hours. Accomodation - the hotel of the settlement.

Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: Sopka "Kleshnya" – Kozyrevsk Settlement

Transfer to Kozyrevsk and accomodation in the hotel of the settlement.

Day 6: Kozyrevsk Settlement -Barany Rivulet

Transfer (about 3 hours) by a cross-country automobile to sopka Kopyto ("Horseshoe" hill) . Then the passage (about 3 hours) to the rivulet Barany. Tent camp setting (Camp 2). Viewing edelweiss meadow. Overnight staying - tents.

Day 7: Rivulet Barany - Studyenaya river canyon

Walk to the Studyenaya river canyon and back. When the weather is good, a magnificent panorama with the view of volcanoes Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Kamen, Bezymyanny, Ushkovsky, Ovalnaya Zimina , Tolbachik. Returning to the Camp 2. Overnight staying - tents.

Day 8: Rivulet Barany - Barany’ Rocks

Walk to the Barany’ Rocks (Sheep rocks) that is composed of separate basaltic posts. Returning to the Camp 2. Overnight staying - tents.

Day 9: Barany Rivulet - Kamchatka River

Walking (about 3 hours) to the hill Kopyto, automobile transfer (about 8 hours) to Ust-Kamchatsk settlement. Then boat transfer (40 min) to the Kamchatka river. Tent camp setting (Camp 3) on the Kamchatka river bank. Overnight staying – huts.

Day 10: River Kamchatka - Azhabachye Lake

The boat tour to the Azhabachye lake, red salmon (sockeye) spawning and Steller's sea eagle observation. Returning to the Camp 3.

Day 11: Kamchatka River

Rest day. Fishing.

Day 12: Kamchatka River - Esso Settlement

Automobile transfer (310 km) to Esso lasts about 7 hours. Accomodation - the hotel of the settlement.

Day 13: Esso Settlement

Visiting the national ethnographic museum. Surroundings observing excursion. Recreation on the hot springs. Accomodation - the hotel of the settlement.

Day 14: Esso Settlement - Paratunka

Automobile transfer (about 8 hours) and accommodation at the recreation base of Paratunka.

Day 15: Transfer to the airport

2 150 EUR – for one person for group of 4 people

1 480 EUR – for one person for group of 7 people

1 290 EUR – for one person for group of 10 people

The tour includes the following expenses:

  • accommodation at the recreation base of Paratunka and hotel of settlement Esso;
  • automobile transfer all over the route;
  • meal, except for days of staying on the recreation base Paratunka;
  • accompanying and common tourist outfit service;
  • boat tour to Azhabachye Lake;
  • 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.

The common outfit and food products are equally distributed among all the participants of the tour during the passage from sopka Kopyto to the Barany rivulet. Weight of common load per person does not exceed 7 kilograms per person. All participants of the tour take part in cooking and tent setting. The basis of meal is composed of special sublimate products.

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 33)
Type of
movement
Distance
(km)
Travel time
(h:m)
Altitude (m)
min max
1 Airport→Paratunka automobile 32 0:30-0:45 20 80
2 Paratunka→Kozyrevsk Settlement automobile 491 8-10 40 450
3 KozyrevskSopka Kleshnya (Camp 1) automobile 64 4-5 450 1400
Camp 1Dead forest automobile 34 2-3 7201400
4 Camp 1Plosky Tolbachik  on foot 24 9-10  1400  2850
5 Camp 1Kozyrevsk   automobile 9,6  3-4  940  1530
6KozyrevskSopka Kopyto   automobile 322:30-3:3040 1030
Sopka KopytoRevuelt Barany (Camp 2) on foot 8,1 3-4 1030 1320
7 Camp 2River Studenaya  on foot 10 4-5 980  1140
8 Camp  2Barany Rocks  on foot 2-3 900  1100
9 Camp 2Sopka Kopyto  automobile 8,1  3-4  10301320
Sopka KopytoUst-Kamchatsk automobile 290 7-8 40 1030
Ust-KamchatskRiver Kamchatka (Camp 3)boat 14 0:40  0 40
10 Camp 3Azabachie lake boat 48 3-4 0 0
11 Rest day. Fishing - - - 0 0
12 Camp 3Ust-Kamchatsk  boat 14 0:40 40
Ust-KamchatskEsso automobile 310 7–8 0 500
13 Esso on foot 4-7 2-3 500 500
14 EssoParatunkaautomobile 540 8-10  50 500
15 ParatunkaAirport   automobile 32 0:30-0:45 20 80
Level of difficulty
Moderate
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotels
Hotels – 6 days
Huts
Huts – 3 days
Tents
Tents – 5 days
Number of participants
Tents
more 7 persons
Transportation
By vehicle
By vehicle
Ascent to volcanoes
Volcanoes ascension