Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Meeting at the Yelizovo Airport, located in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city. Transfer and accommodation at the recreation base of Paratunka or at a Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky hotel.
Car transfer (500 km) from Paratunka to Kozyrevsk settlement, 8-9 hours trip. Accommodation at the guesthouse of the settlement or in huts. Breakfast (B)/Lunch (L)/Dinner (D).
Car transfer (about 5 hours) by a cross-country vehicle to the foot of Tolbachik volcano where we can see bright red volcanic cones, lava flows of odd form, scoria field and areas covered with burned-out forest. The rare landscape of this area makes an impression of supernatural scenery.
Watching about 2 of the cones of the “North Break”, destroyed by burning hot ashes outburst, resulting from the powerful eruption of 1975-76. Then walking (about 2-3 hours) to the “Dead Forest” and tent camp setting (Camp 1). Overnight staying. B/L/D
Car transfer (about 40 min) to Sopka “Kleshnya” and ascent (about 6 hours) to the volcano Plosky Tolbachik. The ascent to crater of Plosky Tolbachik takes about 6 hours. We will see craters – 0,5 hours and descend (4-5 hours). Return to Camp 1. Overnight staying in tents. B/L/D
Automobile transfer (about 40 min) to Sopka “Kleshnya”. Hiking tour of about 2-3 hours, watching of the cones, lava flows and caves formed as a result of the grandiose eruption of 2012-13. Then walking (3-4 hours) to the Tolud base. The path is not difficult and it is 9 km-long, but you need to cross the lava streams of 2012-13. Tent camp setting (Camp 2) near the Tolud base (940 m). B/L/D
Hiking (7-8 hours) to the Pravy Tolbachik river. The trail runs through the Tolud mountain pass (1330 m) that is situated between the Ploskiy Tolbachik volcano (3085 m) and Bolshaya Udina (2943 m). Today we will be walking about 15 km over tough terrain. Tent camp setting (Camp 3). B/L/D
Hiking (3-4 hours) to the waterfall near the Jupiter crater, crossing the Tolbachinskiy mountain pass (1470 m) that is situated between the Ploskiy Tolbachik (“Plain Tolbachik”) (3085 m) and Ovalnaya Zimina (3081 m) volcanoes. When the weather is good, a magnificent panorama with the view of almost all (10 of 14) volcanoes of the Klyuchevskaya group opens up from the mountain pass. Tent camp setting (Camp 4).
Radial walk to the Platina volcanologists base (1430 m) that is situated at the foot of Bezymyanny (“Nameless”) volcano. The passage runs through low mountain passes: Jupiter (1470 m) and Bezymyanny (1480 m). Viewing of Polennitsa (“Woodpile”) mountain that is composed of separate basaltic posts. Returning to Camp 4. B/L/D
Walking (5-6 hours) to lava areas along the Studienaya river. Tent camp (Camp 5) is situated near a picturesque canyon. Observing the Studyenaya river canyon and enjoying the view of an edelweiss meadow. B/L/D
Hiking (about 3 hours) to the Kopyto hill and when drive (about 5 hours) to the Esso village, situated in the caldera of an ancient extinct volcano at the juncture of two rivers. Its distinctiveness, picturesque surroundings, coniferous forest, healing hot springs and vivifying air attract tourists from all over the world. Accommodation at the guesthouse of the settlement. Huts
Visiting the National Ethnographic Museum and private house of countrymen in Esso. Surroundings observing excursion.
Depending on the group desires, we can go rafting (about 5-6 hours) on the Bystraya river. Huts. B/L/D
Car transfer (about 8 hours) and accommodation at the recreation base of Paratunka or at the hotel of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Hotel. B/L/–
Sightseen tour around Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, souvenir shopping and visting fish market. In the evening, return to the hotel.
This day may be used for:
Helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers and Uzon Caldera; Helicopter excursion to the to the Kurile Lake;
Ascent to Avacha Volcano;
Ascent to Gorely Volcano.
Excursion to the coast of Pacific Ocean. Hotel. B/-/-
Transfer to the airport. B/-/-
Yelizovo Airport (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city)
3 nights in a Hotel; 3 nights in Huts; 7 nights in tents, Camp sites
I'm an IFMGA-certified guide and have been guiding for the past 15 years.
I got the chance to do beautiful ascents like the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Mont Cook, McKinley, 7000m Peaks in ex-USSR, technical climbing In the Caucasus, new climbing routes in the USA, ski-touring in Alps, Russia etc.
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