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Great expedition to Central and South Kamchatka

Table of tours categories of difficulty

Tours categories of difficulty

Detailed explanation of categories of difficulty

 

Comfort

Accommodation in comfortable rooms. Simple hiking routes across country, minimal outfit (backpack or without it).

 

I

Average level of physical training. Simple hiking routes across country, minimal outfit (backpack or without it).

 

II

Middle or high level of physical training. Hiking routes across country, outfit.

 

III

High level of physical training. Strenghth and speed endurance - high level, geographic area index, length of the route.

 

Great expedition to Central and South Kamchatka

Type of tour

Difficulty level

Duration

Period

car / water / hiking route

II-III

21 days / 20 nights

 

July-September

 

 

Day 1

Arrival to Kamchatka, you will meet a representative of the tour operator at the Elizovo airport. Transfer to the hotel in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. On the first day you will have free time that can be devoted to rest after your flight. Supper. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast. Transfer to village Lazo (450 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky). On the way a short stop in village Milkovo — Kamchadals, Russian and Itelmen cultural center, their traditions have had a mutual influence on one another. The village has three museums - (we will visit a kennel of sled dogs and ethno-cultural center "NYULTEN", an Even national house "Ochchen", a national structure for storing sour fish - "Udang", an Even yurt, as well as open-air cages sled dogs are situated on its territory). Dinner in cafe (extra charge 250-400 rub.). Transfer to v.Lazo. Accommodation in the local tourist Hostel. Supper. (you can order Russian wood-burning sauna in the evening).

Day 3

Breakfast. Transfer to the r.Nikolka. Start of the rafting tour on the r.Nikolka (length of the tour - 20 km). "River Nikolka" is a natural monument, it springs from the foot of the ancient volcano Nikolka out of 13 springs. This place is interesting as natural, geological, paleontological and historical place. You will get acquainted with the unique nature of the Kamchatka river, see, if possible, wild animals, birds, elk, bear, fox, sea-eagle. During rafting you`ll be able to fish for sockeye salmon, arctic char, grayling, rainbow trout, Kunzhi, as well as other species of fish, you will be provided with fishing rods and fishing tackle for sport or recreational fishing. Dinner. Supper. Overnight in tents.

Day 4

Breakfast. Continuation of the rafting tour on the river Kamchatka (20 km.). The Kamchatka river is the largest river in the region, the Kamchatka (its length is 758 km and its catchment area is 55.9 thousand sq. km.), unlike other rivers of Kamchatka it, on a large segment of its length, flows through the Central Plains of Kamchatka and has a mountainous character only in the upper part. We will pass some places where people still find remains of mammoths (tusks, teeth), and a skull of a woolly rhinoceros was found there (the only one found in Kamchatka), which is stored in the Museum of the District House of children's creativity in Milkovo. All these make rafting incredibly interesting. Dinner. Fishing.Finish point of the rafting tour. Transfer to v.Lazo. Accommodation in Hostel type of tourist. Accommodation in the local tourist Hostel. Supper. (you can order classic Russian wood-burning sauna in the evening).

Day 5

Breakfast. Transfer by an off-road vehicle to the natural park "Klyuchevskoy" to the active volcano Plosky Tolbachik (3085 m), where, in 1975-76 and in 2012-13 there were strong eruptions.

The eruption of this volcano is referred to the Hawaiian type, which is characterized by a large number of liquid and fluid spewing lava.

The consequences of these eruptions are dazzling: tens of millions of cubic meters of ash and lava covered with a multimeter layer large areas at the foot of the volcano — forests vanished, rivers and lakes evaporated. Setting up the base camp. Excursions to the North breakthrough climbing Tolbachik cones (volcanoes in miniature). Transfer to the South breakthrough, visiting cones. Walking to the "Dead wood", destroyed by scoria and ash eruptions in 1975. Return to the camp. Supper. Overnight in tents.

Day 6

Breakfast. Inspection of the New Tolbachik Fissure Eruption of 2013 (freakish heaps of lava, caves — lavovodys, stone sculptures). "Lunar" landscapes of volcanic cones, vast slag fields and frozen in bizarre forms lava masses are an unusual sight. In these places, the prototypes of the first national "lunar rovers" were tested . Transfer to v.Lazo. Accommodation in the local tourist Hostel. Supper. (you can order classic Russian wood-burning sauna in the evening).

Day 7

Breakfast. Transfer by a car to v.Esso (120 km.) -  administrative center of the Bystrinsky district - Kamchatka Switzerland, since it is located in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains with snowy peaks and rivers flowing through the village. Esso is a favorite vacation spot of Kamchatka visitors. The village has an interesting ethnographic museum. Hotel accommodation. At the hotel there is a swimming pool with hot thermal water, where you can swim. Supper. Night in the hotel.

Day 8

Breakfast. Transfer to v. Milkovo. Dinner in cafe (extra charge 250-400 rub.). Then by an off-road car we start to move to the west along a forest road and after 65 km., we stop at the base. Supper. Overnight in tents or in a hunter cabin.

Start of the walking route, which will last for 8 days (114 km.):

Day 9 - 16

The route passes along a mountain and forest trail through the scenic wilderness of Kamchatka, home for rare animals and birds (bighorn sheep, bear, marmot, wolverines, eagles).On the way we will have to go across rivers by wading for several times, since the path runs along the river Andrianovka. Along the route you will see a lot of unique places of Kamchatka, such as Andrianovskie waterfalls, the waterfall of the river Golden, Heyvan waterfall. On the way we will have to overcome two mountain passes: the Golden and the Kvahona. On the fifth day of the hiking tour we will have an excursion to volcano Khangar lake Kuzhgumk.

The active volcano Khangar, its height is 2000 m above the sea level, belongs to one of the most picturesque sights of Kamchatka. The cone of the volcano is located in the center of a basin with the diameter of 8 km, in the southern part of the Sredinny Range. Almost all its sides are surrounded by the Kolpakova river, and only one side of the volcano without decending is adjacent to the watershed ridge of the Sredinny Range.

The return trip will go through the pass of Bogdanovich, along the river Dobraya and the road of gold diggers to the Ogancha mines.

Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Hotel accommodation.

Day 17

Breakfast. Transfer to the sea port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Boat trip in Avacha bay with a trip to the Pacific Ocean - the world about which we know so little! During the voyage you will see monuments of Kamchatka nature: "Three Brothers", the island of Starichkov. Starichkov Island - is a water natural reserve, reach in puffins, loons, cormorants and other waterfowl. On this piece of land there are a few nesting places white-tailed eagles and seals rookery. You will have an opportunity to go fishing, and our diver will get from the sea a number of sea urchins - delicacies that you can enjoy right away for dinner. Dinner on board.

After the boat trip you will be offered a tour around c. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, at the end of which you will be transferred to the hotel. Supper. (In the evening you can enjoy Russian sauna - extra charge).

Day 18

Breakfast. Transfer by an off-road vehicle to the foot of Mutnovsky volcano. Stop on the Vilyuchinsky mountain pass (about 1,000 meters above the sea level), where you can explore the area. Moving along the caldera of the volcano Gorely to the foot of the Mutnovsky volcano. Climbing to the crater of Mutnovsky volcano: a small ascend of the hiking trail to the height of 1500-1600 meters - (a nice view of the caldera with the towering volcano Gorely. You will also see the huge stratovolcano Opala, and the extinct, highly diffused cone of the ancient volcano Asacha with four cones, interconnected by narrow sharp ridges). Excursion to the boiling mud pools, fumarole fields, giant glaciers. Observe safety rules when walking near the fumarole fields and thermal waters. Lunch - (sandwiches, chocolate, juice, water) and rest in the crater of the volcano. On the way back - excursion to the gorge «Ravine Dangerous».  Supper. Accommodation in the tourist Hostel or tents.

Day 19

Breakfast. Transfer by an off-road vehicle to the foot of Gorely volcano. The trail passes to the height of 900 meters - (2.5 - 4 hours and offers a good view for photographing). Lunch - (sandwiches, chocolate, juice, water). Excursion to the craters of the volcano, there are 11 craters, some of which are filled with acid lakes, and numerous fumaroles arise from the walls. Descent to the vehicles. Dinner. Transfer to the hotel in Paratunka  resort area, swimming pool with natural hot water. Hotel accommodation.

Day 20

Free day, our guests can take a helicopter tour - flight to the Valley of Geysers, or choose an optional excursion according to their own discretion. The rest will go to the city to visit the fish market and souvenir shops. Hotel accommodation.

Day 21

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for departure.

Price includes:

Transfer according to the tour program, 3-course meal during the tour (hotels provide only breakfast), guide services, chef services, permissions to visit nature parks.

Price does not include:

Flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, optional excursion (helicopter or other), alcohol and tobacco products. Sleeping bags, karemat (tourist mat) - available for rent.

Necessary personal equipment:

  • backpack (not less than 80 l.);

  • durable footwear (hiking boots, boots with ribbed soles);

  • camp shoes (sneakers or slates, slippers);

  • windbreaker or windcheater, warm jacket;

  • flashlight;

  • means of personal hygiene, bathing accessories;

  • clothes (sweater, sweatshirt, warm underwear (pants + shirt), simple warm socks, warm cap, gloves);

  • rain poncho or rain jacket;

  • sunglasses, sunblock;

  • bug repellent;

  • first-aid kit, gauze bandage for protection from fumarole gases;

  • alpenstocks desirable or trekking poles;

  • sleeping bag, karemat (tourist mat) — available for rent.

Attention:

  • Accommodation in a hostel of a tourist type (room for 4, 6, 8 persons, two-tiered single decks, sleeping bags, no shower).

  • Tourists during hiking tours carry their backpacks with their personal belongings all by themselves: personal items, tent for two or three persons (it is possible to divide into equal shares of 2 kg. each), sleeping bag, karemat (tourist mat), general equipment divided into equal shares — decision is taken by the guide.) The average weight of a backpack at the beginning of the hiking route is 15-18 kg, with each passing day the weight gradually decreases. On the hiking route 8 nights in tents, accomodation – 2 or 3 persons per tent.

  • Daily hiking along the route, which will last for 8 days (114 km.), average distance is about 15-20 km. per day:

  • Movement along the route can be adjusted, based on the weather conditions, group physical training and other circumstances. The decision is made by the guide.

  • Helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers and Uzon volcano caldera are held in case of favorable weather conditions and must be paid separately.

You will see the untouched natural world of Kamchatka, which seem to be created for active recreation, tourism, attendance and photographing!