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Volcanoes-architectures and the life of indigenous people of Kamchatka


Volcanoes-architectures and the life of indigenous people of KamchatkaThe Central part of Kamchatka is the place where the great volcanoes of Eurasia are situated.  The scenery is very spectacular with the superb view of Klyuchevskoy volcanoes group, with highest active Kluchevkaya Sopka ( 4750m). Walking along traces of eruption of Plosky Tolbachik volcano - North breach of Tolbachik and Fairy forest.  Enigmatic village Esso. A place of indigenous people of Kamchatka. Rafting  and fishing on the Bystraya river which flows through untouched wild places, watching sea gulls, ducks. On the south of Kamchatka you will amaze by the picturesque places of the biggest crater  “Golyboe ozero” (Blue Lake) of Gorely volcano and a strong fumarole activity of crater of Mutnovsky volcano.  The boat trip around the Avachinskaya Bay, which is considered to be one of the biggest and the most beautiful bays in the world.
Type of the trip: combine – car and hiking
Days: 14days/13 nights
Time: July 15th - September 10th
Dates 2010: July 18th - July 31st; August 7th – August 20th.
Price – negotiated price

Day 1. Meeting at the airport Elizovo. Transfer to the hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Day 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. Overnight in tents.

Day 3. In the morning we  take a truck  to Tolbachik volcano (80km). 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. 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. It’s worth to see! Overnight in tents.

Day 5. Drive to 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. Stay over in private hotel.  Pure clean air in the village, a bath in the swimming pool in the central part of Esso.

Day 6. 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 hotel.

7 day: this day it is necessary an raft on Esso to the river Bysrtaya. Spending the night in hotel.

8 day: Crossing in a Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka and accommodation in hotel (or on the basis of rest in Paratunka).

Day 9. A trip to the foot of Vilyuchinsky volcano. The ascent by serpentine road to the pass.  Set up a temporary base camp  near the Spokoyny Creek. 30-40 min for the descent by foot.    Occur surroundings, bathing, rest and dinner. On the lower group of springs there are natural hot basins with thermal water with a temperature of 40-52°С on the surface. A car trip stops at the beginning of the descending (near the waterfall).
An excursion to the  20-m waterfall in the canyon of the river Vilyuchi. Overnight in tents.

Day 10. Walking excursion to the crater of active Mutnovsky volcano here one  can see the biggest fumarolic fields,  the outcrop of native sulphur and mud cauldrons. The Mutnovsky volcano is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Kamchatka. Mutnovsky volcano represents extended plateau from four merged cones.  From the western party the Active crater  is located which is the basic place of modern activity of a volcano.  On the sizes the merged crater Mutnovsky volcano is one of the greatest among active operating craters of peninsula. On the back way we have a walking excursion to the Opasny Canyon – a huge ravine with 80m waterfall inside (totally  4-6 hours). Duration of excursion till 7-8 o'clock - depending on a condition of an access road. Overnight in tents.

Day 11. After the breakfast we drive by car to the beginning of our route - the Gorely volcano (1829 m). It has absolutely unique collection of craters. 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 craters. 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 3-5 hrs.  The descent usually takes less time. Dinner. Back way to the hotel.

Day 12. Transfer to the boat terminal and sailing for Avacha Bay. Accommodation in a hotel.

Day 13. Free day. You can reserve helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers in a case of good weather.

Day 14. 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

The following is not included:
Alcoholic beverages. Cigarette, post’s services, avia tickets, insurance, your food in the hotels, post services (fax, telephone’s talks).
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 have rucksack, 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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