Spirits of Kamchatka land

Spirits  of  Kamchatka land

Day 1. Meeting in the airport. Transfer to the coast of the Pacific ocean (Khalaktyrka beach). Picnic.

The   group accommodates in tents.

Khalaktyrka beach is famous for its black sand of volcanic origin and for the opportunity to enjoy an open view on the Pacific ocean.

Here are tourist visiting center, banners with information about flora and fauna of Kamchatka, café, sport sites.

Days 2-5. Excursion to Tolbachik. Esso.

Day 2. Departure to the Plosky Tolbachik.

Transfer by truck to Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes – 490 km.

Lunch - in the café of settlement Milkovo (200 – 300 rb)

Passing of the biggest river of the peninsula – Kamchatka.

Transfer to the river Studyenaya. Arrival to the foot of Tolbachik. Camping.

Excursion to the former eruption of volcano Tolbachik, which began in 2012.

Day 3. Plosky Tolbachik. Dead forest. Climbing of Plosky Tolbachik.

Instructions. Arrival by car to the cones.

In 1975 -1976 there was the strongest eruption of the 20th century! Excursions are organized on the territory of the Northern stream.

Snacks. Transfer to the Dead Forest, excursion to the lava caves (4-5 hours). The forest is called dead because it was destroyed by   fire lava. Transfer to the crater Zvezda. Excursion to the caves. Return to the camp. Stay for night in tents.

Instructions .Climbing of the volcano Plosky Tolbachik – 3085 m, 5-7 hours.

Snacks on the way. Return to the camp. Stay for night in tents.

Day 4. Reserved day   in case something was not done within previous days.

Day 5. Transfer to Esso.

Transfer to Esso (150 km). Breakfast, departure to Esso. Accommodation in small houses or tents near the river. Lunch and dinner in Esso.

Esso is a small national village. Here is like a paradise warmth because of hot springs which heat every house the   village. Here if fresh vegetables all year round which grown in the green houses.

Visiting of Bystrinsky ethnographic museum where you can sea unique items of shamanism and of every day life of local native people ( 2100 rb per group).

Bathing on the swimming pool with thermal water in the center of the village. Ethnic program. Accommodation in the small houses or in the tents near the river.

Day 6-7. Rafting on the Bystraya river.

Day 6. Transfer to Bystraya river.

Rafting. Fishing. Lunch on the bank of the river. Bathing in hot springs.

Continuation of rafting. Opportunity to see the bears.

Day 7. Continuation of rafting. Fishing. Lunch on the bank of the river. Transfer to the city. Accommodation in the hotel.

Day 8. Sea trip.

Departure for the harbor to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Excursion lasts for 6 hours.Then return to the city.

Avacha bay is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. This large bay (215 sq-meters) is 20km long. It maximum depth is 26 meters.

Its sinuous coasts, 129km long, include other bays such as Tikhaya and Malaya Lagernaya bays. At the North West of the bay are the mouths of Rivers Avacha and Paratunka. At the entrance of the bay rise the “Three Brothers” rocks, a major landmark.

This is the name given to the three rocks that protect the Avacha Bay from the Ocean’s waves.

According to the legend, at the time when the first colonies on the coast a terrible storm raged against the bay. The waves were so huge that the town was threatened to be taken away. That’s when three brothers decided to save their hometown. They walked into the sea and farther so the water was chest-high and there they formed an insurmountable obstacle for the waves. The storm did not stop for several days and night and the brothers became fossilized and turned into the three rocks that still now defend the bay and the city.

Starichkov Island is located in the Pacific Ocean. It is a small island: about 0.5 sq-meters. It rises North West 147.5 meters above sea level. Surrounded by steep cliffs, its top is covered by alder groves, and its slopes are covered with grass. Eleven sea bird species live on Starichkov Island in 44 colonies. The reefs around the island are the home of dotted seals as well as another rare seal species: Phoca vitulina stejnegeri. In the sea one can find killer whales and dolphins.

Starichkov island is declared to be natural monument to preserve colonies of birds and to create conditions for calm nesting and breeding of birds. Near the island - fishing and motor boating to the colony of birds nesting on the island. The tourists will also have an opportunity to see the rookery of seals. Killer whales and fur seals are met very often.

Tikhaya Bay is rather small (0.8km) and belongs to Avacha Bay. The surrounding area, made of cliffs, is very picturesque. Besides it enables to have an original view of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Tikhaya Bay is well-known for halibut and plaice fishing.

We offer a 6-hour boat-tour along the Avacha bay coast. The route passes by «Sopka Lyubvi», the Tihaya bay, Babushkin kamen island, the Stanitskiy cape, the natural monument «Tri brata», rocks near the Sredniy cape. The route goal is unique Starichkov Island that got its name due to nesting there «stariki» birds.

An experienced diver will get sea-urchins, sea stars and crabs from the ocean floor during the tour.

Day 9-11. Visiting of volcanoes Mutnosky and Gorely.

Day 9 Climbing of Mutnovsky volcano.

Breakfast. Early departure, arrival, snacks. Trekking to the crater of Mutnovsky volcano, to fumarole sites, mud boilers, crater lake and to “Active funnel”. Observation of 80-meter water-fall Opasny. Hot tea. Lunch. Return to the camping. Dinner . Night in tents.

Mutnovsky is a complex volcano made up of 4 stratovolcanoes. The highest one reaches 2,323m.

Its last explosive eruption with an ash column dates back to 1960/1961. However in 2000 and 2007 phreatic explosions took place.

Located in the eastern range, this volcano belongs to Mutnovsky-Gorely volcanic group, which is made up of three volcanoes. It is on the territory of South Kamchatka Nature Park. It is 45km north from Paratunka, 70km away from Petropavlsovsk-Kamchatksy and 70km away from Yelizovo.

At the foot of the Mutnovsky lies a geyser field, popularly known as the Lesser Valley of Geysers

Ascending this volcano allows visitors to appreciate its beauty: mud pools, explosive fumaroles, crater lakes, etc.

Day 10. Gorely volcano.

Breakfast. Transfer to the caves of Gorely volcano. Trekking to the volcano and caves. Lunch. Departure to the city.

Gorely volcano is a 1,829 meters high stratovolcano located in the center of a caldera. It is part of South Kamchatka Nature Park. It is among the most active volcanoes of South Kamchatka.

This volcano of the eastern range belongs to Mutnovsky-Gorely volcanic group which is made up of 3 volcanoes. It is 45km north from Paratunka, 70km to the north-east of Petropavlsovsk-Kamchatksy and 70km north from Yelizovo.

Gorely is a large, long-lived shield-type volcano that is currently in an eruptive phase. Prior eruptions occurred in 1980-81 and 1984-86.

Several complexes compose the overall volcanic structure:

- ancient Pra-Gorely volcano which measures 20–25 km in diameter;

- a 12 km diameter caldera;

- thick stratum of ignimbrites totaling a volume of 100 km3;

- post-caldera eruption cinder cones;

- modern edifice – “Young Gorely” composed of three large superimposed cones and 11 associated craters forming a NW-SE trending intra-caldera ridgeline;

- a complex of 40 modern subsidiary cones on the slopes of “Young Gorely”.

Day 11. Free day.

Day 12. Departure.


You can see

Mutnovsky volcano
Gorely volcano
Ploskiy Tolbachik
"Dead forest"
Esso Village
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