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Volcanoes of Central part of Kamchatka

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatky - Plosky Tolbachik - North breach of Tolbachik Big Split eruption - village Esso - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatky

Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoesWe trek in the area of Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes. The scenery is very spectacular with the superb view of Klyuchevskoy volcano, the highest active in Europe and Asia (4750 m) and with the variety of lunar landscapes, high passes, canyons, craters and volcanoes encountered on the route. We ascend the most south volcano Plosky Tolbachik.  The great crater of Plosky Tolbachik volcano is the biggest in Kamchatka. Walking along traces of eruption of Plosky Tolbachik volcano - North breach of Tolbachik. Keep your eyes open for some of the rare species of wildlife, including brown bear, fox, ground squirrels, and plants that can grow on lifeless volcanic stones and ash. Enigmatic village Esso. A place of indigenous people of Kamchatka.

Type of the trip: combine - car and hiking
Days: 10 days/9 nights
Time: July 15th - September 10th


Day 1. Meeting at the airport Elizovo. Transfer to the recreation base, lodging in the rooms for 2 persons of the double block with common toilet room.  Accommodation, resting and swimming in the pool with hot thermal water.  Paratunka is the recreation zone which is located in 30 km  from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatky. Its territory is about 30km lies along the Paratunka River and its tributaries. It is crossed by the motor-way. Many rest homes, recreation bases, sanatoriums and Children's Camp are here. It is famous for a great number of hot thermal springs. Each sanatorium, rest home, recreation base has its own swimming pool.

Volcanoes of Central part of KamchatkaDay 2. Long drive (500km) through the Eastern ridge to the Central part of Kamchatka. This climate is rather different from typical. Milkovskaya valley is closed from all sides by the ridges. The summer temperature is +35 ? C and winter - 40 ? C. Climate is continental. You can see here not only birch tree but and Larch, Fir and Pine forests grow here. We cross the Kamchatka river by ferry and then set up tents on the river bank.

Day 3. In the morning we  take a truck for 80km to Tolbachik volcano. Set up a camp near the volcanology station. Active Tolbachik volcano (3085m) is one of the biggest volcano in the south-west part of Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes (3 active and 9 extinct volcanoes).  In 1975-76, Tolbachik volcano was the site of Kamchatka's largest basaltic eruption in historic time. The event of such greatness happens once in a century. In zone of slag cones which reminds the moon scenery view one can travel comfortably by car. 

Day 4. Ascend the Plosky Tolbachik volcano isn't  difficult but long. The great crater of Plosky Tolbachik volcano is the biggest in Kamchatka. It's appeared after North breach of Tolbachik Big Split eruption, its diameter is 1800m, depth 500m. Overnight in tents.

Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoesDay 5. 2hrs excursion to the volcanoes of North breach. These are new rather small volcanoes which appeared after eruption, a territory of "dead forest". Larch forests covered by layer of ash. Our way is along the river that goes between the ancient lava flows and we keep going slightly up on the area. Overnight in tents.

Day 6. Drive to village Esso. A place of living of indigenous people of Kamchatka. It is a unique chance to contact with indigenous culture of the Even people, their ancient history, and their traditional way of nomadic life, breeding reindeer herds, staying away from any signs of civilization and close to the exquisite nature. We drive up to Esso, spend some time there, explore the museum and watch a dance performance by natives, then take a bath in the swimming pool in the central part of Esso. Stay over in private flats or in a hotel.

Day 7. Day in Esso. Visit the museum and learn about the history and culture of the Evens. Walk next store to the art gallery with handicrafts. . Bathe in a geothermal pool located in center of town. Stay over in private flats or in a hotel.

Day 8. Drive back to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky  (all day). Accommodation in a hotel.

Day 9.  Excursion along Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, places of interests, Museum of Regional Studies, fishing market. Free time. Accommodation in a hotel.

Day 10. Drive to the airport for your departure home.

The following is included:

  • all transportation
  • services of the attending personal (a guide, a cook, an interpreter)
  • accommodation in the recreation base and hotel, reservation of the room
  • registration, payment of license, any fees
  • camping gear except sleeping bag and mat
  • full board en route
  • 2 hrs excursion along Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, tickets to the Museum of Regional Studies,

The following is not included:

  • Alcoholic beverages. Cigarette, post's services, avia tickets, insurance

Accommodation on the route for 2-, 3-, 4- persons of the tents, at the route you are offered fresh prepared  dishes. We provide all camping gear except sleeping bag and mat.

Note: This itinerary is a guide only. Any day's schedule can be changed at the group's request or according to the weather conditions.
Additional information:

Each tourist is necessary  to haverucksack, sleeping bag and sleeping mat; a spoon, a cup;  walking boots must be well broken-in, of correct fit and comfortable to give the ankle support, proofing wax, waterproofs (jacket and trousers), socks, thick sweater/fleece jacket, wool or polarfleece hat and sunhat/visor, gloves,  sunglasses/sun protection/sunblock,  insect repellent and a Mosquito Net, your personal belongings.

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