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KAMCHATKA
(July - August 2009, 13 days/12 nights )

Dates of depature\arrival (Moscow-Moscow) for standard itinerary:

27.07-09.08.2009
10.08-23.08.2009

In case you need another dates of depature from Moscow we can discuss it.

   The Kamchatka Peninsula is one of the most active volcanic regions along the Pacific Ring of Fire. At least a dozen or more of all volcanoes there have currently active vents.
A majority of the volcanoes are composite stratocones, and the youngest are located along the eastern half of the peninsula. Kliuchevskoi, one of the most active and renown volcanoes in the world, dominates Kamchatka's main cluster of volcanoes: the Kliuchi Group.
Two major volcanic ranges lie in a north, north-eastern line, the older, less active range occupies the central and western half of Kamchatka. The younger, more active belt begins at the southern-most point of the peninsula and continues upward along the Pacific coastline. Kamchatka's immense volcanoes, calderas, lava flows and ash deposits are testament to this region's volcanic nature.
Kamchatka is the most spectacular region in Russia where wildlife nature was preserved.
The land of fire and ice where a brilliant mountains, glaciers, hot mineral springs, active volcanoes and the mighty Pacific Ocean are found in a harmonious combination.

The Kamchatka volcanoes (13 days)

Day 1. Arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, transfer to the hotel. City tour.

Days 2. Early in the morning transfer to Tolbachik volcano (about 550 km to the North) by 6WD car. On the way youll cross the Kamchatka river by local open deck ferry . The last part of this way (about 60 km) passes over mountains off road. Overnight in the camping or refuge (the former base of volcanists). Volcano surrounded by lava filds, and these lunar-lake, pocked cinder landscapes served as the testing grounds for Russias moon vehicles.

Day 3 - 5. Ascending Plosky Tolbachik volcano (3080 m). Ascent foolproof and takes 6-7 hours, descent 3-3,5 hours. In volcano caldera there is a lake yellow colour, in which one there is an allocation of sulfur. At bottom of rocky walls of caldera place high-power fumarols. Inspection of northern group of new craters. Northern tapers - special group of volcanic formations, representing volcanoes in a miniature, their altitude is 100-200 meters. It is a result of the last exploration of Tolbachik volcano in 1975-76. Inspection of Dead forest. Youll be impressed by the view of standing star stocks (as a result of the last exploration of Tolbachik volcano in 1975-76) and the young forest breaking through volcanic ash beds and scobs on the luner (scape)background

Day 6. Transfer to Puschinsky hot and mineral (spa) water springs in the foothills of a range. Relax day for walking around, bath in springs (which have a high bromine content), drinking mineral water narzan.

Day 8. Transfer to Mutnovsky (2322 m) and Gorely (1829 m) volcanos (about 120 km). Overnight in the Camp placed in the nice green valley near the Spokoiny stream.

Day 9. Short riding and walking along Vulkannaya river valley to the crater of volcano Mutnovsky (2323m). Inspection of active fumarols, mud craters, mountain lake. Crater of volcano Mutnovsky - is one of the most wonderful volcanic phenomenon of Kamchatka. River Vulkannaya flows down from the crater of volcano forms 80 meters-high waterfall and deep canyon Opasny. All this specific features make Mutnovski volcano unique and allow to put it in a line with the most Outstanding thermal fields of the world.

Day 10. Ascending Gorely volcano , visiting several nice craters, some of them with lakes of different colors .

Day 11. Walking to the waterfall and hot springs. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in hotel.

Day 12. Free time for sightseeing on extra price: helicopter trip to the Geyser Valley + Uzon , boat trip on Avachinskaya bay, jorney to the ocean beach ,ascent to Avacha volcano - Helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers, flight around Karymski (1486m) and Maly Semyachik (1560m) volcanoes, walk excursion at the Valley. This valley cannot compare with any others unique objects in the world; valley has more than 20 big geysers. Few of them are Velican, Zhemchuzhny, Saharny, Troinoi, Conus, Fontan, Maly, Bolshoi, Shel'. Some of them are fountain every 10-12 min, but some are one time in 4-5 hours. - Ascent at Avachinski volcano (2749m). Walk at young cone of volcano. Very nice view to the South - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Elizovo, valley of Avacha river and Avacha Bay; Vilyuchinski, Mutnovski and Gorely volcanoes;and to the North: valley of Nalychevo river, and Zhupanovski & Dzenzur volcanoes. - Sea-trip at Avacha Bay. Inspection of sea bird's nests of islands "Babushkin Kamen'" and "Tree Brata". Short trip at Pacific Ocean to island "Starichkov". Overnight in hotel.

Day 13. Transfer to the airport.

Price:

EUR 1150,- p.p.

Included:

  • accommodation in DBL in the hotel (3 nights) and tents
  • full board
  • all transfers
  • city tour
  • guide (English or German speaking)
  • equipment (tents and cooking equipment)
  • Visum support
  • Permit

Options:

- Geyzers Valley (by helicopter,total 5-6 hours)- about EUR 460,- p.p. (lunch incl.)
- Geysers Valley + Uzon caldera (by helicopter,total 7-8 hours)-
about EUR 510,- p.p.(lunch incl.)
- Boat trip around Avachinskaya Bay + Ocean :EUR 60,- per hour \per boat
(for 2-4 persons)
- Ascending the Avachinsky volcano (2741 m ,one day trip) - about EUR 60,- p.p.
(for 3 persons and more)
- Two days rafting - about EUR 130,- p.p. (full board)
- Three days rafting - about EUR 170,- p.p.(full board)
For rafting you need 2 or 3 travel days more.

Additional:

It is nice to include for your itinerary two or three days rafting. Good fishing is guaranteed! It is possible to see bear near the river - you have a real chance to make interesting picture...
Personal equipment:
For climbing volcanos participants need water/windproof leisure wear and trekking boots, for overnights in the tent- sleeping mat* and sleeping bag*.
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*It is possible to rent

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