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Climbing Avachinsky volcano

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



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



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



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


Climbing Avachinsky volcano

Type of tour

Difficulty level



car / hiking route


1 day


Avachinsky volcano is an active volcano in the southern part of the East Ridge, to the north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Relatetively young rock structure. Avachinsky volcano is a stratovolcano and refers to the type of soma — Vesuvius. Its absolute height — 2751m. At the top of it there is a crater with the diameter of 350 m and depth of 220m. The lower slopes of the volcano are covered with forests of cedar, alder thickets and stone birch. You have an amazing opportunity to observe marmots and ground-squirrels. The trail passes through the slag fields, cross a deep crevasse of the Suhaya river and enters the volcanic ridge. Climbing takes place on the western slope of the volcano. At the top of Avacha volcano you will pass around the crater to fumarole fields. You will have a beautiful view of Kamchatka landscape. In the north -  Zhupanovsky, Dzenzur volcanoes and the valley of the river Nalychevo; in the east - volcano Kozelsky, the Pacific Ocean; in the west - rises the massive cone of Koryaksky volcano; in the south - the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Avacha bay, volcanoes Vilyuchinsky, Gorely, Mutnovsky, and in good weather you can see the snow-white cone of Opala volcano.

Tour program:

  1. Meeting of the group. Departure by off-road vehicle to the foot of volcano Avachinsky.(from 2 to 3 hours, depending on the road condition, the route runs along the bed of a dry river).
  2. Arriving to the foot of Koryaksky and Avachinsky volcanoes (taking photoes).
  3. Climbing Avachinsky volcano:
  • Ascent along the hiking path, which runs along the western slope of the volcano, slag area (6 - 8 hours);
  • At the altitude of 2000 m we arrange lunch — (sandwiches, chocolate, juice, water);
  • Climbing the young cone of the volcano to the top. The steepness of the slope in the apical part is up to 30°;
  • At the top of Avachinsky volcano we will go around the crater to the fumarole fields (taking photoes).
  1. Return to the vehicles (3 - 4 hours).
  2. Departure to the city.

The price includes:

  • Drinking water, hot tea, transfers, guide services, permission to visit the natural park.

The price does not include:

  • Alcohol and tobacco.

Necessary personal equipment:

  • small backpack for personal belongings;
  • durable footwear (hiking boots, boots with ribbed soles);
  • camp shoes (sneakers or slates);
  • windbreaker or windcheater;
  • flashlight;
  • means of personal hygiene;
  • clothes (sweater, sweatshirt, leggings, socks, hat, gloves);
  • rain poncho or rain jacket;
  • sunglasses, sunblock;
  • bug repellent;
  • first-aid kit, gauze bandage for protection from fumarole gases.


  • Tourists while climbing carry their backpacks by themselves, taking with them only drinking water, snack, spare clothes, their backpack total weight is about 5 kg.
  • 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.