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BREATHTAKING KAMCHATKA: ASCENT AND RAFTING

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The first thing that impresses the guest who has flown to Kamchatka is undoubtedly the "homemade" volcanoes, which, like formidable guards, surround the city and keep it calm. By choosing this tour, you will make incredibly interesting climbing three volcanoes: Avachinsky, Mutnovsky and Gorely.


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


Day 2 Transfer to the Bystraya river (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Departure to the Bystraya river to the place where the rafting begins. Preparing rafts, packing things. The beginning of rafting along one of the largest rivers of Kamchatka with its picturesque banks, the passage of a shiver, as well as fishing on char. On the way, stop for a snack. Continuation of the alloy. In the evening, setting up a campground on the banks of the river. Fishing from the shore. Overnight in tents.


Day 3 Rafting on the river Bystraya (breakfast, lunch)
Camp gathering.Continued rafting with fishing.Departure to the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Return in the evening.Hotel accommodation. Recreation. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 4 Sea walk. Moving to the volcanoes Mutnovsky, Gorely 
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Breakfast. Transfer to the sea pier. Boat trip on the Avacha Bay with access to the Pacific Ocean (5-6 hours). The sea voyage route runs past Tikhaya Bay, Grandmother’s Island, Stanytsky Cape, Three Brothers stones, rocks at Sredny Cape. The purpose of the route is the unique island "Old Men", which got its name from the old birds. "The Island of Old Men" has been declared a natural monument for the preservation of bird markets and the creation of conditions for peaceful nesting and breeding of birds. Fascinating sea fishing, fish soup, tasting freshly caught seafood. Return to the port. Transfer to the volcanoes Mutnovsky, Gorely (100 km). Camp setting. Dinner. Overnight in tents.


Day 5 Climbing Mutnovsky volcano (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast. Instructing. Climbing into the crater of Mutnovsky volcano. The Mutnovsky Volcano is a natural monument, which is located partly on the territory of the South Kamchatka Natural Park, which was included in the UNESCO list of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage of UNESCO in 1996 in the nomination "Volcanoes of Kamchatka". The volcano consists of 4 merged, sequentially formed cones of stratovolcanoes. The heart of the volcano - the so-called Active Funnel – is the largest crater of all active volcanoes in Kamchatka, where active fumarole activity is manifested. This place is called the second Valley of Geysers. Walking tour to the fumarole fields, mud pots and an “active funnel.” Perekus. Return to the foot, viewing the powerful 80-meter waterfall in the Opasny gulch. Transfer to the village Paratunka. Hotel accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 6 Climbing Gorely volcano (breakfast, dinner)
Breakfast. Instructing. Climbing Gorely volcano (1829 m, ascent takes 3-5 hours). Inspection of the "collection" of craters, each of which has its own characteristics, and they all create a unique ensemble. Return to the camp. Dinner. Relaxation. Overnight in tents.


Day 7 Free day. Moving under Avachinsky volcano
 (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Breakfast. Optional optional excursions (for extra charge):
Helicopter excursion to Kuril Lake (7 hours). Watching a brown bear and spawning salmon. On the way back – landing in the caldera of the Ksudach volcano and at the Khodutkinsky hot springs (lunch, swimming).
Helicopter excursion to the “Valley of Geysers” and the Uzon volcano caldera (6–7 hours) with a flight over the active crater of the Karymsky and Maly Semyachik volcano. Walking to the geysers and mud pots. On the way back – landing in the Nalychevo valley – lunch, swimming in hot springs.
Accommodation at the base camp. Dinner. Overnight in the houses (in sleeping bags).


Day 8 Climbing Avachinsky volcano. Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 
((breakfast, lunch, dinner))
Breakfast. Instructing. Ascent (6–8 hours) to the crater of the Avachinsky volcano (2751 m). Sightseeing tour around the crater to the fumarole fields and the lava flow. On the way snack. Avachinsky volcano arose several tens of thousands of years ago, and its regular cone was much higher than the Koryak volcano. But gigantic catastrophic explosions pulled down its upper part and formed a caldera almost 4 km in diameter. About 5 thousand years ago a new cone began to rise from the bottom of the caldera. The absolute height of the modern cone is 2751 m, relative 400–1000 m. The summit is crowned with a crater. During the last eruption in 1991, the crater crater was almost completely filled with lava. Return to base camp. Dinner. Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky or to Paratunka. Hotel accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 9 Departure 
(breakfast)
Breakfast. Check out from the hotel until 12 o’clock. Visiting the fish market, souvenir shops. Airport transfer.

Overview

Route: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky / Paratunka → Rafting on the river fast → Boat trip → Gorely volcano → Mutnovsky volcano → Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky / Paratunka → Avachinsky volcano → Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky / Paratunka.

Number of days: 10 days / 9 nights

Group: min. 2 people

Difficulty: medium

Comfort level: medium

Accommodation: 5 nights in a hotel / recreation center, 1 night in base camp, 3 nights in tents.

Climbing: Gorely Volcano (1829 m) – South Kamchatka Natural Park; Mutnovsky Volcano (2323 m) – South Kamchatka Natural Park; Avachinsky Volcano (2741 m) – Nalychevo Natural Park.

Rafting: By the river Bystraya - 2 days, the length of the rafting is about 80 km.

Excursions: Boat trip around Avacha Bay - 6 hours, fishing, seafood delicacies. City tour. "Black Beach"

Accommodation in hotels: standard, in hotels of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and / or in hotels of the resort zone of Paratunka (50 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky).
Double rooms with amenities, breakfast at the hotel.
In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - hotel «Петропавловск», «Гейзер», "Дольчевита" and etc.
In Paratunka – «Фламинго», «БелКамТур», «Кречет», «Антариус» and etc.
The specific location is determined by the TOUR OPERATOR, depending on the location of the rest of the tourists in the group and the availability of hotel rooms.
TOURIST can be given accommodation at his choice, subject to availability, with recalculation of the cost of the tour. Your wishes should be indicated in the application, when booking. In case of non-standard accommodation, a surcharge may be charged for an individual transfer from / to the airport.Single tourists are booked with a surcharge for single occupancy at the hotel.
Subclassing is possible with a pair. Surcharge for single occupancy in this case is not charged.
Attention! Some hotels may charge a deposit per room. Pledge leaves the TOURIST. When leaving he returns.
When arriving / departing earlier or later than the tour dates, a surcharge may be charged for individual transfer from / to the airport.
The resort area "Paratunka" is located 50 km from the cities of Petropavlovsk and Yelizovo. Between these points there are regular buses throughout the day. All hotels in Paratunka have hot outdoor thermal pools with healing properties. Nearby there are grocery stores and cafes.

Accommodation in p. Malki – at the recreation center. Single occupancy no!
Accommodation near the Avachinsky volcano – in the base camp. Heated houses with 2-4–bed rooms, shelves and sleeping bags.
Accommodation on the active part of the route is in a campground. 2-bed tents are provided: Tramp Lair 2, Lair 3 (3–seater), foam floor mats. A sleeping bag, as a subject of personal use, we recommend taking your own. Sleeping bags for hire: Alexika, Rock Empire, Campus.

Number of tourists in the team group: We guarantee that the booked tour will take place, even when recruiting one person!Standard group of 12-14 people.
Boat trips are performed as part of a team of up to 12 people.
Helicopter excursions – in the combined team of up to 24 people.

The sequence of the route may vary depending on the date of arrival.

The fire-breathing guard of the city – Avachinsky volcano is one of the most active in Kamchatka. The life of the volcano does not stop for a day: constantly puffing fumaroles, yellow sulfur, gas and steam. The view from the crater to the city, the Nalychevo valley and the neighboring volcanoes is amazing!
 The ascent of the Mutnovsky volcano is not similar to other ascents. The unusual route is that it runs along a rift inside the volcano itself! The trail leads to the crater, where an amazing picture opens up in front of you: fumarole fields, mud pots and the Active Funnel. This place is not inferior to the famous Valley of Geysers in its beauty and uniqueness!
Gorely volcano is located 75 km south-west of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and hardly attracts anyone’s attention, but it’s not for nothing that this “modest gentleman” is a natural monument. See for yourself!
In addition to the ascents, you are waited by river fishing on a 2-day rafting and sea fishing on a walk in the Pacific Ocean with a tasting of seafood. On a free day, you will have the opportunity to visit the world-famous Valley of Geysers or the spawning lake Kurilskoe with many brown bears.

 

Schedule

Dates of arrivals in 2019: sold

Dates of arrivals in 2020: in issue

Fees

The cost of the tour per person (without air tickets), USD:

½DBL – 1`300

SGL – 1`480

Payment schedule: 30% – for booking, 70% – 30 days befor to arrival.

You can pay:
- by bank transfer in dollars or euros
- by credit/debit card on-line on our website

Fees include

- hotel accommodation in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (double occupancy, breakfast);

- accommodation in the base camp under the Avachinsky volcano (double occupancy);

- Russian guides (English/Spanish – 90 USD PER DAY)

- services of the cook;

- food according to the program;

- tours of the program;- transfers according to the program;

- equipment and inventory (tents, rugs, rubber boots, kitchen equipment, dishes, fishing gear, etc.);

- medical transport insurance (for active recreation);

- necessary permits to visit specially protected natural areas.

Fees exclude

- air tickets to Kamchatka and back;

- English/Spanish guides – 90 USD per day.

- meals during the stay at the hotel (on the day of arrival, lunch at 2, 8 days, dinner at 4, 7 days);

- individual transfer (earlier or later than the dates of the tour);

- optional day trips;

- additional hotel accommodation (before and after the trip);

- other additional services;

- personal spending, alcoholic beverages.

Travel tips

You must take with you:

- backpack for climbing (30–45 liters);

- sleeping bag (at a temperature of comfort from –5 to –10); A sleeping bag can be rented: Alexika, Rock Empire, Campus.
The cost of renting a sleeping bag is 2 USD per day, the rental period is from the day of receipt to the day of return from the tent camp.
A sleeping bag, as a subject of personal use, we recommend taking your own. If you plan to rent, we recommend to bring your liner in a sleeping bag;

- comfortable hiking clothing;

- trekking boots with a solid grooved sole and impregnation from getting wet;

- trekking poles. Trekking poles are also available for rent and cost 8 USD on a day, therefore, during long tours, we recommend to buy them (cost about 23 USD). You can buy in Kamchatka, for example, on the day of arrival. On day trips it makes sense to rent trekking poles for rent;

- sneakers;

- warm waterproof jacket with a hood;

- warm waterproof pants;

- a warm sweater;

- wool socks;

- gloves, warm mittens;

- warm hat;

- bathing and bathing accessories;

- seat for sitting on stones and slag;

- head torch;

- individual first aid kit;

- sunglasses;

- cream from sunburn and after sunburn;

- cream against mosquitoes and midges;

- photo and video camera;

- copies of all documents in a sealed package.

Clothing and equipment. Tourists should pay attention to the preparation of personal equipment (clothing and footwear), since on large sections of the ascent route to the craters of volcanoes, passes and volcanic plateaus during the entire summer period, snowfields can persist and, in case of prolonged bad weather, the air temperature at altitudes above 1000 m can go down.
Tourists transfer (when loading / unloading the machine and setting up the camp) and are responsible for personal equipment (backpack, sleeping bag) on their own.
Tourists help, to the best of their physical abilities, staff in setting up and collecting camps.
Tourists do NOT participate in cooking.

Map

Additional services

HELICOPTER TOUR TO THE KURILSKIY LAKE

1.Transfer from hotel to airport
2. Flight to Kuril Lake (1 hour 10 min.).
3. Excursion around the Kurilskoye Lake, visiting the barrier building of the scientific station TINRO. Monitoring spawning of salmon and bears (1 hour 30 min.).
4. Hop to the caldera of the Ksudach volcano (20 min.). Excursion to the caldera of the Ksudach volcano, inspection of the surroundings of Klyuchevoye lake, the volcano located in the caldera and its hot springs
5. Lunch (depending on weather conditions can be carried out on Khodutkinsky hot springs) (1 hour).
6. Hop to Hodutkinsky hot springs (20 min.). Bathing in hot springs (30 min.).
7. Return to the airport (40 min.). Transfer to the hotel.

651 USD per person

HELICOPTER TOUR IN THE VALLEY OF GEYSERS

1.Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Departure from the airport, flight over active volcanoes Karymsky and Maly Semyachik (flight time - 1 h. 10 min.).
2. Excursion in the Valley of Geysers (1 h. 30 min.). Observation of the eruption of geysers, inspection of mud pots and pulsating sources of the Valley.
3. Hop to the caldera of the Uzon volcano (10 min.).
4. Excursion to the caldera of the Uzon volcano (1 hour). Inspection of fumarole fields, acid and hot lakes, mud pots and volcanics of the Eastern thermal field of the caldera.
5. Transfer to Nalychevo valley. Dinner. Bathing in the wild hot springs of the Nalychevo valley (1 hour).
6. Return to the airport (20 min.). Transfer to the hotel.

682 USD per person

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Elisovo

Paratunka