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Traveling along the South Ring

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Avacha bayThis tour is vide popular between people who likes hiking. During trip you'll trek the unique places of Kamchatka: the crater of Mutnovsky volcano,  Gorely volcano, which has 11 craters of different form and size; the picturesque Zhirovaya bay on the coast of Pacific Ocean. You'll visit   the Mutnovsky Geothermal Station, the biggest in Kamchatka. Dachniye natural springs that often are called "mini Valley of Geysers". The group of tourists is self-contained during this tour. They have all necessary equipment, tents, sleeping bags and provision. They transfer all equipment by themselves or use services of a carrier for extra pay.  Accommodation on the route for 2-, 3-, 4- persons of the tents

Type of the trip: hiking
Days: 12days/ 11nights
Time: August 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.

Day 2. Early in the morning we drive to the foot of Gorely volcano (1829m). Set up a tented camp. Start the ascending of one of the active craters with bright acid lake inside it. In the east part of this massive the most beautiful and the biggest crater  "Golyboe ozero" (Blue Lake) is located. Its depth is 150-200m and 500m in diameter.  The crater  "Golyboe ozero" is  full of water. At present the volcano has 11 superimposed craters at the summit dating back between 6000 and 8000 years ago when the volcano was formed by many eruptions. If the weather permits we will walk around some craters. Its hills are acclivous with scoria, giant boulders and solidified lava. The ascent is along north-east hill to the crater Chasha, it takes about 2-3 hrs. The descent usually takes less time. Overnight in tents.

Mutnovsky volcanoDay 3. 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 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 4. Trek to Voinovskie thermal springs through the pass between Skalistoy and Dvugorboy hills. On their way they'll see  Mutnovsky Geothermal Station, the pass goes to the valley of the river Mutnovskay to the Voinovskie thermal springs. Day trek is 14km. Overnight in tents in the base camp.

Day 5. Trek to Zhirovskiye hot springs. Its located on right bank  of the river Zhirovaya. It's a group of thermal springs with the temperature from 30 till 80 ?C. Day trek is 12km. Overnight in tents in the base camp.

Day 6. Day of rest on the hot springs.

Day 7. Visiting Zhirovaya bay. The path goes along old geological road and leads to the beach   of Zhirovaya bay. A small fish breeding plant is not far from here. Day trek is 12km. Overnight in tents in the base camp on Zhirovskiye hot springs.

Day 8. Trek to the valley of the river Vilyuchi.  The path goes through the Tenueva Pass. The ascent is pretty steep among the giant grasses and alder bushes in some parts, we should cross a narrow but a bit deep river several times. Fishing is possible here: char, silver salmon. Overnight in tents.

Day 9. Trek to Vilyuchinskie hot springs. Rest and bathe in the springs. They are located in the upper part of the valley of the river Vilyuchi not far from the foot of the Vilyuchinsky volcano. Springs look like natural pools directly in the ground. Overnight in tents in the base camp.

Day 10.  In the place  of Spokoiny (Calm) creek we make a stop.  The car will take us and reach to the recreation base.

Day 11.  Excursion along Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, places of interests, Museum of Regional Studies, fishing market. Free time.

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, 3 hrs marine excursion along Avacha Bay

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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