Tour to Kamchatka «MUTNOVSKY VOLCANO – THE BYSTRAYA RIVER – AVACHINSKY VOLCANO TRIP»
MUTNOVSKY VOLCANO – THE BYSTRAYA RIVER – AVACHINSKY VOLCANO TRIP
Type: Combo (car-trekking-boat)
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Difficulty: No special physical training necessary
Dates of tour in 2015: 25.06, 02.07, 09.07, 23.07, 06.08, 20.08, 03.09.
Cost 766 Eur per person
Extra payment for single room accommodation: 102 Eur.
Day 1: Arrival to Kamchatka. Meeting at the airport. Transfer into Paratunka health resort zone (30-40 min). Accommodation in a recreation center. Rest. Bathing in the water pool filled with thermal water.
Day 2: Free day. For those who wish, heli excursion is offered into the Valley of Geysers and Uzon volcano caldera (6 hours total) with fly around active Karymsky volcano and Maly Semyachik. Hiking excursion in the Valley of Geysers (2 hours), fly to Uzon volcano caldera, hiking excursion in the caldera (1 hour). Lunch during excursion. Coming back, transfer into the recreation center. (Excursion is carried out depending on fine weather and is paid additionally).
Day 3: Drive to the area of Mutnovskaya GeoThermal Power Plant, 110 km, 3-4 hours. Excursions to Dachnie Hot springs, so called «the Mini Valley of Geysers». Lunch. Drive to Mutnovsky volcano. Setting up a tent camp. Overnight in tents.
Day 4: Foot excursion to the crater of Mutnovsky volcano. The deep crater is surrounded with cliffs. From the eastern side to the very bottom of the crater a glacier descends from the top. Mighty jets of steam and gas are released through glacier cracks. There is a lot of boiling mud pots, fumaroles, and beautiful deposits of burnstone on the crater bottom. Hiking to the crater (6 km, 3 hours). Level difference is about 800 meters. Observation of the crater. (2 hours). Snacks (packed lunch). Return to the camp at the same way. On the way observation of the waterfall in Opasny (Dangerous) Canyon. Duration 7-8 hours. Overnight in tents.
Day 5: Ascent of Gorely volcano (1829 m). Ascent of the volcano is not difficult. The path goes along old lava flows, slag fields. Kekurniks – hardened lava remains of various shapes are very interesting. Ascent takes 3 hours. Level difference is about 900 meters. Snacks on the top. Observation of main craters of the volcano. (1-1,5 hours). The whole trip takes 6-7 hours. Return to the camp at the same way. Dinner. Departure to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Accommodation in a hotel.
Day 6: Drive into Malki settlement (130 km, 2,5-3 hours). Visiting Malkinskie hot springs. Bathing in natural hot springs. Drive to the Bystraya river. Preparing rafts. Rafting the picturesque mountain river – Bystraya. Overnight in tents on the river bank.
Day 7: Continue rafting. Beautiful landscape, easy rapids, fishing char. Overnight in tents on the river bank.
Day 8: Finishing rafting. Departure to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (190 km). Accommodation in a hotel.
Day 9: Departure to the moorage. Sea trip in the Avacha bay with entering the Pacific Ocean (5-6 hours). Observing panorama of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the Avacha Bay. Entering the Pacific Ocean to Starichkov Island named after murrelet birds pronounced in Russian as «Starik», which nest there. Observing of bird colonies, mixed with guillemot, kittiwake and cormorant. Sea calf and antur island seal rookeries are located on the coastal reef surrounding the island. Short time sea fishing greenling, lenok, flat fish. Lunch on board. Return. Visiting souvenir shops.
16:00 drive to Avacha volcano in volcanic plateau area, between Avacha and Koryaksky volcanoes, located on 900 meters about sea level. Time driving 2,5-3 hours. Accommodation in a tourists’ shelter. Dinner. Overnight in a house (4-6 persons in a room, sleeping bags).
Day 10: Ascent of Avacha volcano (2751 m). Ascent of the western slope of the volcano and range like crest of the ancient strato volcano. The remains of the ancient volcano round the young cone as «a collar». Angle of the slope in pre-top part is up to 30°. A fine view opens from the top to Zhupanova group of volcanoes, Kozelsky volcano, spaciousness of the Pacific Ocean, Koryaksky volcano massive cone. Snacks on the top, observation of the crater. Return to the camp at the same way. Ascent distance – 8 km. Duration of ascent 6-8 hours; descent takes 3-4 hours. Dinner. Departure to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Accommodation in a hotel.
Day 11: Transfer into the airport. Departure.
- guide’s service,
- cook’s service,full pension meal on route,
- group equipment (tents, kitchen equipment, etc.).
— Excursions in Day 2 (the cost of the helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers and the caldera of volcano Uzon is about 500 Eur per persons).
— Meals in the city.