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BREATHTAKING KAMCHATKA: ASCENT AND RAFTING
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BREATHTAKING KAMCHATKA: ASCENT AND RAFTING

Contents

Day 1 Arrival to Kamchatka
Meeting at the airport Yelizovo. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation, rest, acclimatization. Meeting with a company representative, discussing the details of the tour. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 Sightseeing tour. Trip to the river Bystraya.
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of the city: Central square, promenade, viewpoint, historical center of the city. The Museum of volcanoes in Kamchatka "Vulcanian". A trip to the Pacific coast. Walk through the "black beach", a visit to the tourist visitor centre. The sand on the beaches of Kamchatka has a dark gray color because of its volcanic origin. In the evening transfer to the river Fast. Setting a camp, dinner, fishing from the shore. Overnight in tents.

Day 3 Rafting on the Bystraya river.
Breakfast. Start of rafting down one of the largest rivers of the Kamchatka with its picturesque shores, the passage of shiver and fishing for trout. On the way stop for a snack. At the evening fishing from the shore. Overnight in tents.

Day 4 Rafting, transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Breakfast. Continue rafting with fishing. At the end of the rafting lunch on the beach. Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Return in the evening. Accommodation at the hotel. Rest. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Boat trip. Trip to the Mutnovsky, Gorely.
Breakfast. Transfer to the seaport. Excursion by boat on Avacha Bay with access to the Pacific Ocean (5-6 hours). The route of the voyage passing by the Quiet Bay, the island Babushkin Kamen, Cape Stanitskogo, stones "Three brothers" and rocks at the Cape Average. The aim of the trip is a unique island Starichkov, which takes its name from the birds to the elderly. "Starichkov island" is declared a natural monument for the preservation of the rookeries and create good possibilities for nesting and breeding birds. Exciting sea fishing, fish soup, tasting of freshly caught seafood. Return to the port. Transfer to the Mutnovsky, Gorely (100 km). Setting up the camp. Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 6 Ascent of the Gorely volcano.
Breakfast. Instruction. Ascent of the Gorely volcano (1829 m, the ascent takes about 3-5 hours). Sightseeing of "collections" of craters, each of which has its own characteristics and they all create a unique ensemble. Return to the camp. Dinner. Rest. Overnight in tents.

Day 7 Ascent of the Mutnovsky volcano.
Breakfast. Instruction. Ascent of the crater of Mutnovsky volcano. Mutnovsky volcano is a natural monument, which is located partially on the territory of South-Kamchatka nature Park, made in 1996 in the UNESCO world natural and cultural heritage in the nomination "Volcanoes of Kamchatka". The volcano consists of 4 fused, successively formed cones of stratovolcanoes. The heart of the volcano, the so called Active Crater is the biggest crater of all volcanoes in the Kamchatka, where there is active fumarole activity. This place is called the second Valley of Geysers. Excursion to the fumarole fields, mud pots and "active funnel". Snack. Observation of the powerful 80-foot waterfall in a ravine Opasny. Transfer to Paratunka settlement. Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 Free day. Moving under the Avachinsky volcano.
Breakfast. Optional tours: Helicopter tour to the Kurilskoye lake (7 hours). Brown bear and spawning salmon watching. On the way back – landing in the Caldera of Ksudach volcano and the Khodutka hot springs (lunch, swimming). Helicopter excursion Valley Of Geysers and the Caldera of Uzon volcano (6-7 hours) with the current flyby Karymsky volcano crater and Maly Semyachik. Hiking to the geysers and mud pots. On the way back – landing in the Nalychevo valley – lunch and bathing in hot springs. Diving. Dives for certified divers to 40 metres, for beginners with an instructor – up to 4 meters. Given all required equipment is pre-briefing. Accommodation in the base camp. Dinner. Overnight in cabins (sleeping bags).

Day 9 Ascent to Avachinsky volcano. Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Breakfast. Instruction. Ascent (6 – 8 hours) to the crater of Avachinsky volcano (2751 m). Sightseeing tour around the crater to the fumarole fields and lava flow. Snack in the way. the Avachinsky volcano is one of the most active in Kamchatka. The life of a volcano doesn't stop for the day: constantly puffing fumaroles, yellow sulphur, clubs, gas and steam. Avachinsky volcano came into being several tens of thousands of years ago, and its the right cone was significantly higher Koryaksky volcano. But the giant catastrophic explosions blew its top and formed a Caldera with a diameter of almost 4 km. About 5 thousand years ago from the bottom of the Caldera began to rise a new cone. The absolute height of the modern cone is equal to 2751 m, the relative 400-1000 m. the Top is crowned with a crater. The crater is almost completely filled with lava because of the last eruption in 1991.  Return to base camp. Dinner. Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky p. Paratunka, or. Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 Departure.
Breakfast. Visiting fish market and souvenir stores. Transfer to the airport.

Overview

Itinerary: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky/Paratunka → rafting on the Bystraya river → boating → Gorely volcano → Mutnovsky volcano → Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy/Paratunka → Avachinsky volcano → Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy/Paratunka.

Number of days: 10 days / 9 nights

Group: min. 2 pers.

Level of difficulty: medium

Comfort level: medium

Accommodation: 5 nights in hotel / recreation camp, 4 nights in tents

Ascents: the Gorely Volcano (1829 m) – Yuzhno-Kamchatsky nature Park; the Mutnovsky Volcano (2323 m) – Yuzhno-Kamchatsky nature Park; Avachinsky Volcano (2741 m) – natural Park Nalychevo.

Rafting: the river Bysraya – 2 days, length of the raft is about 80 km.

Excursions: boat trip on Avacha Bay – 6 hours fishing, seafood. Sightseeing tour of the city. Black beach.

Accommodation: Standard accommodation in hotels of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and/or hotels of a resort zone Paratunka p. (50 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky).

Double rooms with private facilities, Breakfast in the hotel.

In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – hotel "Petropavlovsk", "Geyser", etc. In p. Paratunka – "Flamingo", "Belkamtur", "Merlin", "Antarius", etc. Certain location is determined by the tour operator, depending on the placement of the other tourists in the group and availability at the hotels.

TOURISTS can be given the location of his choice, subject to availability, with the recalculation of the tour price. Your wishes should be specified in the request at time of booking. If you choose a non-standard accommodation, the tour operator may charge a Supplement for individual transfer from/to the airport.

Single tourists booked with a single supplement at the hotel.

Attention! Some hotels may take a deposit for the room. The deposit left by the TOURIST. It is returned upon departure.

At arrival/departure earlier or later tour dates may incur a surcharge for private transfer from/to the airport.

The resort area "Paratunka" is located 50 km from the cities Petropavlovsk and Yelizovo. The regular bus service runs between these points throughout the day. All hotels in Paratunka have hot thermal pools under the open sky, with healing properties. Nearby there are grocery stores and cafes.

Placement under Avacha volcano in base camp. Heated cabins with 2-4-bed rooms, shelves and sleeping bags.

Accommodation on active part of the route – in a tent camp. There are 2 local tent Tramp Lair 2, Lair 3 (3-seater), floor mats-foam (mats). We recommend you to take your own sleeping bag as the personal items. Sleeping bags for hire: Alexika, Rock Empire, Campus.

The number of tourists to the national group: We ensure that the booked tour will be held, even if the group consist of one person.

Standard group of 10-12 people.

Boat trip on Avachinskaya Bay (marine boat) performed in the group of 12 to 20 people.

Helicopter (optional) tour – groups up to 24 people. 

Schedule

Dates in 2019: 01.08, 12.08, 23.08, 03.09

Fees

The cost of the tour per person in ½ DBL , USD:

With Russian speaking guide - 1`600

With English/Spanish interpreter:

Group of 2 people – 2`061

Group of 4 people - 1`831

Group of 6 people - 1`755 

*The cost of the tour may change before booking without prior notice.
*The tour operator reserves the right to substitute hotels for other relevant category. The order of the excursions can be changed.  
*Guide services and hotels are confirmed at time of booking.

Fees include

The price includes

- accommodation at the hotel of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and/or p. Paratunka (double occupancy, Breakfast);

- accommodation in the base camp under Avacha volcano;

- services of guides;

- cook service;

- services of guides;

- meals according to the the program;

- excursions according to the program;

- transfers according to the program;

- rent of group equipment and inventory;

- equipment (tents, mats, rubber boots, kitchen equipment, crockery, fishing tackle, etc.);

- medical transportation insurance (for active recreation);

- necessary permissions for visiting of especially protected natural territories.

Fees exclude

Additional payment

- tickets to Kamchatka and back;

- optional tours at free day;

- additional accommodation (before and after the trip);

- other additional services;

- personal expenses, alcoholic drinks.

Travel tips

Necessary personal equipment for this tour:

- backpack for climbing (30-45 liters);

- comfortable Hiking clothes;

- Hiking boots with solid tread and impregnation of the wet;

- trekking poles;

- sneakers;

- warm waterproof jacket with hood;

- warm waterproof trousers;

- warm sweater;

- wool socks;

- warm gloves;

- warm hat;

- bath and bathing accessories;

- individual first aid kit;

- sunglasses;

- sunscreen;

- cream against mosquitoes and gnats;

- photo and video camera;

- copies of all documents in a sealed package.

Clothing and equipment: Tourists should pay attention to the preparation of personal gear (clothes and shoes), as large parts of the routes climbing to the craters of volcanoes, mountain passes and volcanic plateau during summer can survive the snow and, in the case of prolonged inclement weather, air temperature at altitudes above 1000 m can be reduced.
Tourists carry and are responsible for personal equipment (backpack, sleeping bag) yourself.
Tourists help, to the best of their physical capabilities, staff with the installation and Assembly of the camp.
Tourists are not involved in cooking.

 

Map

Comments

Tourist Tatiana Skolotneva 

29.07.2016

Hello, Anastasia. We enjoyed the Park Nalychevo along the route, and with our guide Irina, who accompanied us on the Avachinsky volcano, we went the route very easy and psychologically comfortable. If I’m going to Kamchatka next time, I will do it with your company. I would like to pass on the trails of the Park Nalychevo, which include visiting the hot springs. Thank you for the organization of our trip, for your timely assistance and constant communication!   

Additional services

HELICOPTER TOUR TO KURIL LAKE

1.Transfer from the hotel to the airport
2.The flight to Kuril lake (1 hour 10 min.).
3.Tour of the Kurile lake, visiting the barrier of scientific station of Pacific research Institute of fisheries and Oceanography. Observation of spawning salmon and bears (1 hour 30 min.).
4.Flight to the Caldera of Ksudach volcano (20 min.). Excursion in the Caldera of Ksudach volcano, the surrounding area of the lake located in the Caldera of the volcano and its hot springs.
5.Lunch (1 hour).
6.The flight to the Khodutka hot springs (20 min.). Bathing in hot springs (30 min.).
7.Return to the airport (40 min.). Transfer to the hotel.

740 USD per person

HELICOPTER TOUR TO VALLEY OF GEYSERS

1.Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Departure from the airport, flying around active volcanoes Karymskiy an Maliy Semyachik (flight time – 1 hour 10 min.).
2.Excursion to the Valley of Geysers (1 hour 30 minutes). Observation of the eruption of geysers, mud caldrons and the pulsing springs of the Valley.
3.Flight to Uzon Caldera (10 minutes).
4.Excursion in the Caldera of Uzon volcano (1 hour). Observation of fumarole fields, acid and hot lakes, mud pots and volcanoes of the Eastern thermal field of the Caldera.
5.Flight to Nalychevo valley. Lunch. Bathing in the wild hot springs of Nalychevo valley (1 hour).
6.Return to the airport (20 min.).Transfer to the hotel.

760 USD per person

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