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Trekking volcanoes of Kamchatka

From US $3,760

©photo by Denis Budkov

Millions of years of volcanic activity have carved Kamchatka into a place of strangely prehistoric, undulating landscapes. Seen from the air, stark lava fields, gaping craters and mountainous tundra contrast with lush forests and shimmering lakes and rivers and the endless blue depths of the Pacific Ocean.

Trekking Volcanoes in Kamchatka tour will get you closer than you ever imagined to the active volcanoes, diverse wildlife and nomad people. Hike up some of Kamchatka’s active volcanoes for thrilling shots of steaming vents, acid lakes and smoking craters, and breathtaking panoramas of snow-capped mountain peaks. Explore impressive ice caves, stunningly desolate lava fields and the ghosts of forests swallowed up by raging storms of ash.

This tour will suit the active and adventurous traveller. We’ll climb several volcanoes during the trip, although all are easy to moderately strenuous hikes, with no special climbing gear involved. The tour involves a mix of hotel stays, camping, off-road driving and trekking, with an average height of 1,200m above sea level. 

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Welcome to Kamchatka

Day 1: Welcome to Kamchatka

Meet and greet at the Petropavlovsk airport. Transfer to the hotel in Paratunka. Accommodation at the hotel and rest before the great adventure ahead!

Transfer to Kozyrevsk village

Day 2: Transfer to Kozyrevsk village

Today we embark on a full day drive to Kluchevsky Nature Park. In the evening we will reach Kozyrevsk settlement, here we stay for a night in a very simple but cozy wooden cabins.

Lava fields

Day 3: Lava fields

We arrive at Kluchevsky Nature Park, after we set up our base camp at the foot of Tolbachik volcano, we stroll above its solid lava flows of 2012-2013 eruptions, lava formed various beautiful shapes, many slag cones around, moon-like sceneries.

Dead Forest

Day 4: Dead Forest

Today, we arrive in the "Dead Forest" - area was destroyed by ash clouds in 1975.

Ascending Tolbachik volcano

Day 5: Ascending Tolbachik volcano

Today is dedicated to ascending Plosky Tolbachik volcano. At the top you will be amazed with panorama of Tolbachik Dale and also 50 slag cones, where the famous Holocene eruptions of Tolbachik took place.

Reserve day

Day 6: Reserve day

Reserve day is always a great idea, in case of bad weather. Alternatively visit Alaid and Pinzer craters.

En route to the village of Esso

Day 7: En route to the village of Esso

Transfer to the settlement of Esso, home to the Evens, one of the 4 indigenous peoples of Kamchatka.

The Evens

Day 8: The Evens

Visit the local museum to immerse in local culture. Welcome dinner with Even folk concert.

Transfer to Paratunka

Day 9: Transfer to Paratunka

The route to the hotel in Paratunka.

Russkaya bay discovery cruise

Day 10: Russkaya bay discovery cruise

We leave Petropavlovsk sea port early in the morning to embark on a marine adventure in Russkaya Bay.

Gorely Volcano

Day 11: Gorely Volcano

Today, we travel to another volcano - Gorely. Here we set up tents camp and ascend Gorely volcano (1829 meters).

Mutnovsky Volcano

Day 12: Mutnovsky Volcano

Trekking to the active crater of Mutnovsky volcano. On the way back to the base camp, we will enjoy a wonderful 80-meters waterfall in Opasny canyon and majestic ice caves.

Journey back to Paratunka

Day 13: Journey back to Paratunka

Morning transfer back to the hotel in Paratunka.

Departure day

Day 14: Departure day

It's time to say goodbye to Kamchatka! Transfer to the airport for your departure back home. For those who craving more adventures, we suggest to prolong you tour for one more day and embark on an optional helicopter tour to Kuril Lake for brown bear watching.

  • What's included

  • Group airport transfers
  • Transportation according to the program; comfortable mini-vans in town, 6-wheeled vehicles for the off-road
  • Mixed accommodation: hotel in Paratunkain and base camps (tents)
  • All meals during trekking and camping, breakfasts in hotels
  • All excursions specified in the itinerary with profession local guides
  • English speaking leader
  • Chef services
  • Camping equipment, except sleeping bags and mats
  • All permits and nature park fees
  • Russian Visa support letter
  • Not included

  • Optional excursions
  • Individual transfers
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup. 
8 Aug - 21 Aug 2017
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Limited spaces US $3,760 US $550 Reserve

Bel-Kam-Tour hotel Kamchatka

Bel-Kam-Tour Hotel Kamchatka is located in the village of Paratunka (a 40 minute drive from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky), renowned for its healing hot springs and clean mountain air. The hotel offers a choice of rooms that provide everything needed for a comfortable stay. Rooms are equipped with all the amenities you'd expect from a modern hotel.

Camping

Camping with 56th Parallel means a good night’s rest with warm, comfortable accommodation, high quality gear, and the chance to sleep under the stars in some of the most picturesque wilderness areas. You’ll be provided with tents, bedding and accessories. Campers are accompanied by a guide and a personal cook who’ll prepare tasty meals and snacks made with local produce.

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Trip Details

  • Trip Name: Trekking volcanoes of Kamchatka
  • Trip Code: KMC003
  • Trip Style: Group tours
  • Type: Scheduled ?
  • Duration: 14 days/13 nights
  • Arrival city: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Departure city: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Places visited: Kamchatka Peninsula
  • Group size: 6-10 people
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