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KAMCHATKA: EDGE OF WILD BEARS

KAMCHATKA: EDGE OF WILD BEARS

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During this unique route, you can watch the progress of salmon to spawn, as well as fishing, bears and Steller's sea eagles, and all this - one of the most beautiful lakes of Kamchatka - Kuril Lake. In addition, you will visit the picturesque waterfalls and White Upper Koshelevsky sources, take an excursion to the crater of the active volcano Mutnovsky and Burnt volcanic craters. In my spare time, under favorable weather conditions you can do to explore one of the wonders of the Far East - the famous Valley of Geysers.

Day 1 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Arrival to Kamchatka, meeting at the airport and transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (30-40 minutes). Hotel accommodation.

Day 2 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - Sea of ​​Okhotsk (the whole way takes about approximately 350 km)

Check the shift to a car in a westerly direction along the coast of the Okhotsk Sea. Next, on the sandy beach in the south, a ferry ride across the river Big and Opala. Stop for the night near the mouth of the river Golygino on the shores of the Okhotsk Sea. Accommodation is in tents.

Day 3 Coast of the Okhotsk Sea - Village Pauzhetka

Transfer to the village. Ozernovsky (a ferry ride across the river Koshegochek), and then to the village. Pauzhetka (150 km.). Accommodation in a camp. Trip to Russia's first geothermal power plant. Dinner. Swimming in the pool with thermal water.

Day 4 Village Pauzhetka - Kuril lake (bear watching)

Departure to cross the river Ozernaya (15 km.). Hike to the research station KamchatNIRO on the Kuril Lake (about 11 km.). Dinner. Walk around the neighborhood of the lake with the huntsman. Very good chance to observe wild animals in their natural habitat. Dinner. Overnight in tents, mounted on a special platform, fenced Electrofences.Watching bears from special viewing platforms. Surrounded by volcanoes, with rugged coastline, scattered around the lake is rocky, the overgrown shrubs islands - this is one of the most beautiful corners of Kamchatka. In addition, it is the largest in Kamchatka salmon spawning of valuable species - redfish. It was here, during the salmon spawning on the shores of the lake and in the valleys, flowing rivers, bears gather.

Day 5 Lake Kuril

Watching bears in specially designated areas.

Day 6 Kuril lake - Village Pauzhetka

Hike to the pumice outcrops "Kuthiny baht." Inspection "Kuthinyh baht", amazing for its variety of sculptural forms. Go to the crossing of the river Ozernaya and then transfer by car to the village. Pauzhetka. Dinner. Swimming in the pool with thermal water. Overnight in tents.

Day 7 Pauzhetka village - "White waterfalls"

The transition to the cold mineral springs "White waterfalls" (about 15 km.). Sources are located on the outer slope of the central crater of the volcano Koshelevo. Here, on a small terrace, from cracking under the pressure, knocked many keys, which form a low fountains, merge into two streams and falling from 20-meter cliff, giving rise to the right source of relatively high water district. Left Pauzhetka. West creek falls from the steep cliff, east - rolled down the steep stepped channel. At the door of the ground water is clear before our eyes is white, kind of getting severely diluted milk. The beds of the streams begin to be covered with white bloom, which is downstream becomes thicker and denser. Tens of hundreds of fountains and streams running out on the cliff on both sides of the falls, increasing their power and increasing the width of the painted area. Spray fly around, covering the black rocks as white as snow bloom. The water temperature in places of output is 4.2 degrees. its taste is slightly astringent. The precipitate consists of 60% alumina, 40% of iron compounds and other substances. At a depth, under high pressure, these compounds are in a dissolved state, but penetrate the surface pressure drops abruptly to the atmospheric pressure, the solubility decreases, and alumina precipitates as a white solid. Dinner. Walk around the neighborhood waterfalls. Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 8 "white waterfall" - Koshelevo volcano - settlement Pauzhetka

Climbing the Koshelevsky Volcano (1.812 m.), Which is a ridged array of five closely merged, or even overlap each other, hardly visible to the eyes of a layman, individual volcanoes. Snack on top. Visit Upper Koshelevsky sources, the main outputs of which are located in the south-eastern part of the western crater of the volcano. Here everywhere break out with a hiss of steam, mud pots are boiling. Dominated by yellow, red colors and their shades. Return to Pauzhetka. Swimming in the pool with thermal water. Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 9 Pauzhetka village - Sea of ​​Okhotsk

Drive along the coast of the Okhotsk Sea to the mouth of the Opala river crossing on the ferry across the river Opala. Overnight in tents.

Day 10 Coast of the Okhotsk Sea - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Returning to the car in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Hotel accommodation.

Day 11 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - Volcano Mutnovsky

Who can make a helicopter, a walking tour of the Valley of the Geysers and the caldera Uzon or boat trip on Avacha bay. After excursions leaving in a car under Mutnovsky Volcano (2.323 m.), 112 km (4 hours). Installing the camp. Overnight in tents. 

Day 12 Volcano Mutnovsky

Walking tour to the crater of the volcano Mutnovsky. The path to the crater lies through Uval pumice. Ascent to Uval nekrutoy and takes about an hour. On the ridge offers spectacular views of the caldera, with towering in her, a volcano Burnt and volcanoes Opala and Asacha. On the ridge, moving on to the snowfields of the volcano, with a small climb, tourists come to the gorge Vulkannaya river flowing through the fault of the crater. The river in the gorge is closed by a glacier. The entrance to the crater presents no difficulty. Deep crater surrounded by steep cliffs. The eastern side of the glacier down to the bottom of the crater from the summit of the volcano. Through cracks in the ice surface are pulled out powerful jets of steam and gas. At the bottom of the crater can be seen numerous bubbling mud pots, fumaroles and beautiful native sulfur deposits. Go to the crater (3 hours). Set 800 meters high. Inspection of the crater (2 hours). Snack (dry rations). Output length 12 km. Duration 7-8 hours. Return to base camp the same way. Overnight in tents. 

Day 13 Mutnovsky volcano - a volcano Burnt - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Climbing the volcano Burnt (1.829 m.). Climbing the Volcano simple passes on the old lava flows, slag fields. Of interest are "kekurniki" - frozen lava outcrops of different shapes. Ascent takes 2-3 hours. The difference in height of about 900 m. At the top nosh. Inspection of the main crater of the volcano. The ascent takes 6-7 hours. Return to the camp in the same way. Access to the car (8 km.). Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 14 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Transfer to airport for flight.

Overview

Route: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - Sea of ​​Okhotsk - Pauzhetka village - Kuril lake - "White waterfalls" - Koshelevo volcano - Mutnovsky Volcano - Volcano Burnt - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Number of Days: 14 days / 13 nights

Group: min. 2 people.

Type of the trip: bear watching, hiking, climbing volcanoes

Difficulty: tour is designed for people with normal physical training

Terms of the program: accommodation in a recreation center in a 2-bed rooms, en route to 2-3 tents. Meals on the route three times a day.

Important: the route or schedule for the program of motion can be adjusted, based on weather conditions, group fitness and other circumstances. The solution takes a guide-wire.

Equipment which is necessary to bring: a backpack, a sleeping bag, a polyurethane pad (karemat), sturdy shoes with corrugated soles, removable shoes, a windbreaker or cheater, a set of warm clothes (sweater, pants, socks, hat, gloves), rain cover , light headwear, hair accessories, personal care products, sunglasses, protection against blood-sucking insects, protection against sunburn, individual first aid kit.

Fees

Tour price per person, USD

1/2 DBL - 1`500.00

* Tour price can change without prior notice.

* The operator reserves the right to substitute hotels in the program to other relevant category. The order of the excursions can also be changed.

* The guide-wire, services and hotels are confirmed at time of booking.

Fees include

Price included:

- All transfers according to the program;

- Hotel accommodation in double rooms;

- Transport services, services of a guide, a cook;

- Group equipment (tents, kitchen equipment, etc.);

- medical insurance;

- Services Kronotsky reserve

Fees exclude

Additional charges:

- Air tickets (value specified at time of booking);

- The helicopter-walking tour of "The Valley of Geysers - Uzon volcano", 6:00 (.. Cost per person - 41.000 rubles, subject to change);

- Boat trip on Avacha Bay with access to the Pacific Ocean - 4000 rubles. for 1 person .;

- Meals not included in the programу