SUV expedition: volcanoes, bears, fishing, rafting, climbings

KAMCHATKA

July 7 to 19, 2018. Kamchatka peninsula, Russia

tour to Kamchatka SUV expedition volcanoes bears helicopter to Kamchatka

Journey over nine time zones to the most amazing region of Russia – volcanic activity creation – Kamchatka peninsula. Ascents to volcanos of any complexity, speed river rafting, helicopter and sea excursions, fishing in the wilds, surrealistic landscapes and wild Far-Eastern nature –
all these is absolutely different world which you will discover on Kamchatka.

Trip over nine time zones to the most amazing region of the country - volcanic activity creation - Kamchatka peninsula. All kinds of ascents to any types of volcanos, speed river rafting, helicopter and sea excursions, fishing in the wilds, surrealistic landscapes and wild Far-Eastern nature - all these is absolutely different world which you will discover in Kamchatka.

SCHEDULE AND COST:

Dates
: July 7 to 19, 2018

Duration: 12 days/ 11 nights

Cost per person: 135700 – 142000 Russian rubles subject to 8-12 participants based on twin/double accomodation.
All inslusive, except for flight to Kamchatka and travel medical insurance.
Estimated cost of flight Moscow - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky roundtrip: 22000 - 45000 rubles. To be bought on your own.

Cost of one day helicopter excursion to Valley of Geysers or to Kuril lake: 38000 rubles.

Cost of one-day rent of motor boat for deep water fishing: 52000 rubles per boat for three, four or more persons, or 40000 per boat for one-two persons.

Additional payment for single accommodation: 18000 rubles.




TRAVEL PROGRAM:

Day 0. July 7. Flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
* The most comfortable flight from Moscow is on July 7 at 16:45 with arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky at 10 a.m. (or with arrival at 12:30 ) on July 8 or Rossiya airlines with arrival at 11.45.


Day 1. July 8. Acquaintance with Kamchatka

In the morning meeting with the group at the airport of Elizovo town. Visiting fish market. Transfer to Malki tourist base. On the way we stop at Sokoch village and eat legendary patty-cakes. Accommodation at tourist base with thermal swimming pool or small private hotel in case of small group up to 8 persons. In the evening swimming in natural thermal spring and jumping into ice cold river.
Meals: lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: guest house.



Day 2. July 9. Run on the river and river fishing

Morning char fishing from a boat on Poperechka and Klyuchevka river in Malki village. In the afternoon set out for Tolbachik volcano. Transfer to Kozyrevsk (370km, way time 5-6 hours).
Russian banya (steam bath). Overnight in a guesthouse in Kozyrevsk.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: guesthouse.



Day 3. July 10. Tolbachik volcano and Dead forest

Morning transfer to the foot of Plosky Tolbachik volcano (way time - 3 hours), where there are red volcanic cones, solidified volcanic bombs, endless lava flows of bizzare forms, ash fields of various colors and enormous areas covered with burned forest. Unordinary landscape in the area of Plosky Tolbachik volcano seems to be a nonearthly view and compared to moon.
Walk along north entries of Big Tolbachik fissure eruption of 1975-1976.
Camping in Dead forest. Lunch.
Transfer to lava streams formed after fissure eruption 2012-2013. Walk around lava streams and cones, visiting new lava way caves.
Option of visiting glowing lava rents in the dark.
Returning to the camp. Overnight in tents.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: camping.



Day 4. July 11. Ascent to Plosky Tolbachik

Ascent to Plosky Tolbachik volcano col (approx 3000m). Ascension takes about 6-7 hours. Elevation changes is 1600 meters. About 1-2 hours walk along the edge of enormous crater of caldera type, with diameter 1.8 km, which was formed during eruption in 1975-1976. Descent takes about 3-4 hours. Returning to the camp. Overnight in tents.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: camping.



Day 5. July 12. Evens in Mendek

After breakfast we remove tents and set out for Esso village (way time about 6-7 hours). On the way we visit ethnographic Menedek village of Evens. Lunch and ethnic program about three hours. In the evening accommodation at tourist base with thermal swimming pool.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: apartments.




Day 6. July 13. Rafting in Esso

In the morning drive (about one hour) to the rafting start point on Bystraya river in Esso. Total duration of the activity with lunch is about 7 hours. Transfer to Milkovo village (about 3 hours). Accommodation in a hotel.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: hotel, dbl.



Day 7. July 14. Sea trip in Avachinskaya bay, sea fishing

Transfer (about 5-6 hours) to harbor of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Sea trip (about 6 hours) along the shore of Avachinskaya bay by "Three brothers" rocks with going to open ocean to Starichkov island. Watching colonies of birds, motor boat excursion around the island, sea fishing, lunch.
Transfer to Paratunka, accommodation in a hotel with thermal swimming pool.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: hotel, DBL.


Day 8. July 15. Reserve day. (Helicopter or deep water fishing)

Reserve day. Optional helicopter excursion to Valley of Geysers or to Kuril lake, or go to deep water fishing, or rest in Paratunka - resort town where thermal water used even in central heating, and there is a very interesting waterpark.
Meals: breakfast.
Accommodation: hotel, DBL.


Day 9. July 16. Trekking on Mutnovsky volcano

Transfer (about 4-5 hours) to the foot of Mutnovsky volcano (2322 m), which is considered one of the most beautiful and interesting on Kamchatka. It has a complex and unusual structure. Its sides are surrounded by sheer cliffs. An ice stream goes from its summit and powerful steam jets go through its cracks. The volcano shows intensive and various activity. Here you can see fumaroles, surrounded acid-yellow rounds of sulphur crystals, mud boilers with black water and amazing craters.
Our way goes to the heart of volcano. Ascent to fumarole desk takes about 1.5-2 hours. Observation of sulphuric boilers and volcano craters with visit of "active swirl" - about 4 hours. Descent - 1.5-2 hours. 30 minutes watching Opasny (Dangerous) canyon, into which a 80-meters waterfall falls on. Setting camp. After dinner optional visiting ice caves and mains
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: camping



Day 10. July 17. Ascent to Gorely volcano

Transfer (about 1 hour) to caldera of Gorely volcano (1829 m). Ascension to Gorely volcano takes about 2-2.5 hours. Watching craters - 2 hours. Descent to the camping - about 1.5 hours.
Gorely volcano is situated in picturesque caldera of 13 km diameter. It has 11 different craters at its top. Edges of some craters cross each other and form a fantastical pattern. Main craters are surrounded by sheer walls 150-200 m high, have well-like form and filled with acid lakes. Transfer (about 5 hours) to the root of Avachinsky (2741 m) and Koryaksky (3456 m) volcanos. Setting camping. Optionally Russian banya (steam bath) (3500 per hour).
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: camping



Day 11. July 18. Avachinsky volcano and Camel mountain

Morning on Avacha. Avachinsky volcano is one of the most visited volcanoes of Kamchatka.
A light walk to Camel mountain (1300 m) and meeting local habitants - beringisky sousliks. Kamchatka people call them evrazhka. These small animal are very friendly and will be glad to take meals from you.
Optionally yearly ascension to Avachinsky volcano (2741 m) and meet sunrise on the mountain.
Ascension takes about 6 hours. 1 hour for a walk on the edge of the crater about 400 m in diameter. The crater is filled with lava of 1991 and has numerous fumaroles. Descent takes about 4 hours. Elevation changes are 1990 m. Returning to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (way time 1.5-2 hours).
Night in a hotel. Crab party!
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: apartment.



Day 12. July 19. Returning home

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. On the way visiting of fish market.
Meals: breakfast.


*Operator reserves the right to change the order of the route due to weather conditions.
To take with:

• Wear sets fitting weather conditions, including summer wear (shorts, T-shirts) and warm wear (fleece, trousers, windstop jacket), long sleeve shirts.
• thermofission
• hats for all types of weather: baseball cap/hat/suncap and wind stop mountain hat for ascension
• buff
• swimsuits
• raincoat
• trekking closed shoes for ascension and comfortable light shoes (snickers) for walking
• slipping bag for 0/+5 degree
• personal hygiene items
• personal medical kit
• sunblock set (cream, sunglasses, cap) and wind stop
• facial antimoskito net (up to you)
• repellents: sprays, creams
• big backpack for stuff
• small backpack for short walks (25-30liters)
• trekking sticks
• forehead torch
• photo and video camera, spare accumes
• dry bag (up to you)
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