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Traveling to volcano Ksudach Caldera and Khodutkinskiye hot springs

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatky - volcano Ksudach - Khodutkinskiye hot springs- Mutnovsky volcano - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Khodutkinskiye hot springsVolcano Ksudach Caldera is located in the South in 160km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatky. Removing  this place far from the roads and people  keeps it in protected view. Health-given Khodutkinskiye hot springs and Caldera Ksudach like the Valley of Geysers are real attracted for every guest of Kamchatka. Fantastic landscape of Crater lakes of Caldera Ksudach makes an unreal impression and full of enthusiasm. Khodutkinskiye hot springs are special thermal springs. The water running from the numerous griffons flows into one stream. The springs gush out from all the sides of the glade, changing the stream into the river. Easy ascending to the  crater of active Mutnovsky volcano. It shows a strong fumarole activity inside. Even in the calm period the volcano excretes large amount of energy in the form of gases, sulfur outcrops and numerous powerful thermal springs, boiling water and mud pots. Be ready for numerous river crossings, trekking through the thick cedar and alder bushes, and swamps. This pass is known like a 'bear path' among the tourists, so make sure to keep your eye open to see the bears that are abundant here.

Type of the trip: hiking and helicopter
Days: 12 days/ 11 nights
Time: July 20th - August 30th
Price – negotiated price

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. 

Helicopter travelDay 2. Flight to Ksudach volcano (1hrs 20min one way). Along the way we land and set up a camp on the beach of Shtyubelya lake. After dinner an excursion to the waterfall.  You'll see fumaroles and hydrothermal activity. Steam gushes of different power are seen from Goryachiy Utes and Paryashiy Greben.  Overnight in tents.

Day 3. An excursion around the big crater lake - Klyuchevoye (1000 m).

Day 4. Trek 18km till the East Khodutka river. This pass and others are known like a 'bear path'.  Meeting with Kamchatka brown bear is possible.

Day 5. Trek to the foot of Khodutka volcano (18 km).

Day 6. Trek to Khodutkinskiye hot springs (17 km). The hot springs are located on the north-west foot of  two extinct volcanoes Priyomish and Khodutka.   Its width is up 30m and the depth is 1,5m. The temperature of the water in the griffon outlet can be 80 ?C, the place with more preferable temperature can be found here.

Day 7. Rest day in Khodutkinskiye hot springs.

Day 8. Flight to Mutnovsky volcano.

Day 9. Walking excursion to the crater of active Mutnovsky volcano (2323m). Start walking up inside the crater. The volcano is famous for its colossal crater in the form of an ellipse that permits us to go inside easily without ascending to the top of Mutnovsky. It shows a strong fumarole activity inside. Even in the calm period the volcano excretes large amount of energy in the form of gases, sulfur outcrops and numerous powerful thermal springs, boiling water and mud pots. On the northwestern slopes of the volcano geothermal electric station of 150 MW is under construction at present. In the crater we observe fumarole fields, acid lake and active funnel. On the back way excursion to the Opasny Canyon - a huge ravine with 80 m waterfall inside (day trek is  22km). Overnight in tents in the base camp.

Day 10-11. Reserve days in case of bad weather.

Day 12. 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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General director – Alexsey  Gavrilov
Vice director – Victor Lisienko