Address: Bokhnyaka St.10, office 15, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky,
Kamchatka Krai, Russia, 683031
Phone / Fax: (41522) 5-10-21, mobile.: 8-909-835-3530


The Land of bears and volcanoes

Duration: 15 days / 14 night
Type of travel: Combined tour
Tour operates: July 15 – September 10
From: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Cost  for 1 person.                                      FOR 2019 THERE ARE NO PLACES !


Day 1.

Meeting at the airport of Elizovo town. Arrival transfer to the holiday camp in Paratunka (40 km or 25 mi). Accommodation. Relaxation, bathing in a hot thermal water pool.

Day 2.

Departure on a truck to the west to the coast of Okhotsk Sea. Then, along the sand seaside to the south, with ferry crossing of the Bolshaya and the Opala rivers. Stop for overnight in the area of the Golygino stream on the coast of Okhotsk Sea. Accommodation in the tents (about 350 km or 218 mi).

Day 3.

Drive to Ozernovsky settlement (crossing the river Koshegochek on a ferry), and then drive to Pauzhetka settlement (150 km or 93 mi). Accommodation in the tent camp. Dinner. Banya, water pool.

Day 4.

Breakfast. Drive to the crossing over the Ozernaya river (10 km or 6.21 mi). Trekking to the KamchatNIRO research station on Kuril lake (about 10 km or 6.21 mi). Lunch. Walking near the lake guided by a gamekeeper. There is a high probability to watch wild animals in their natural environment. Dinner. Overnight in tents set on a special pads with electrical fence. Watching bears from special watching pads.

Being surrounded by volcanoes, with indented lakeside and islands both rocky and covered with bushes it is the most beautiful corner of Kamchatka. In addition, it is Kamchatka’s largest spawning ground of the valuable species of salmon such as red salmon. During the spawning ground, bears gather on the lakesides and in the valleys of rivers falling into the lake.

Day 5.

Watching bears from specially allotted sites. Lunch. Trekking to Kutkhiny Baty pumice outcrops (Kutch’s boats). Observing Kutkhiny Baty – amazing with their unique sculptural forms. Trekking to the Ozernaya river crossing and then drive on a truck to Pauzhetka settlement. Dinner. Banya, water pool. Overnight in the tents.

Day 6.

Breakfast. Excursion to Russia’s first geothermal power plant, fumarole field, hot waterfall. Lunch. For those who wish, a picnic near the crystal lake, a walk to Skalisty (Rocky) top, fishing on Pauzhetka river or bathing in the hot waterfall. Dinner. Overnight in the tents.

Day 7.

Breakfast. Trekking to cold mineral springs called Belye vodopady (White waterfalls) about 15 km (9.32 mi).

The springs are located on the exterior slope of the central crater of Koshelevsky volcano. Here at the small terrace from cracks under pressure multiple springs jet and form low fountains, flow into two streams and fall from a steep of 20 m (66 ft) and start a rather high-water right source of the Levaya Pauzhetka river. The western stream falls from the vertical steep, the eastern one rolls over the steep stepped channel. At the very seep from the soil, the transparent water gets white literally before your eyes and obtains a color of milk and water. The spring beds begin to cover with some white bloom that gets thicker and more solid down stream. Tens of small fountains and hundreds of jets are released on the steep to both sides of the waterfalls, get them more powerful and enlarging the width of the colored area. The splashes cover black rocks with bloom as white as snow.

Water temperature in the seeping area equals 4.2 C (39.56 F). It tastes a little bit astringent. The deposit consists of aluminum oxide for 60% and compounds of iron and other matters for 40%. In the depth, under high pressure, these compounds are in dissolved condition, but as they appear on the surface the pressure sharply drops to atmospheric one, solubility reduces and aluminum oxide deposits as white.

Lunch. Walking in near the waterfall. Dinner. Overnight in the tents.

Day 8.

Breakfast. Ascend to Koshelevsky volcano (1,812 m or 5,944 ft). It is a range-like massif of five closely connected and even overlapping one another volcanoes, which are hard to distinguish for non-experts. Snacks at the top. Observation of Verkhne-Koshelevskie springs. Their main seeps are located in the south-eastern part of the west crater of the volcano. Here there are steam jets released with hissing, and mud pots boiling. Yellow, red colors and their tints prevail. Return to the base camp. Dinner. Overnight in the tents.

Day 9.

Breakfast. Trekking to Pauzhetka settlement. Snacks on the way. Dinner in the settlement. Banya, water pool. Overnight in the tents.

Day 10

Departure to Paratunka. Accommodation on the holiday camp, bathing in hot springs.

Day 11

Drive on the truck to Mutnovsky volcano 2,323 m (7,621 ft), 112 km. Visiting Vilyuchinsky waterfall on the way. Tent camping. Overnight in the tents.

Day 12

Foot excursion to the crater of Mutnovsky volcano. The path to the crater goes over the Pemzovy (Pumice) ridge. Ascend to the ridge is not very steep and takes about 1 hour. From the ridge, moving on snow field to the volcano, with a little ascend, tourist get into the crevice of the Vulkannaya river which flows from the crater though a fracture. In the crevice the river is closed by the glacier. Passage to the crater is not complex. 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. Trekking to the crater 3 hours. Ascend 800 meters (2,625 feet). Observation of the crater 2 hours. Dry snacks. The distance of the way back 12 km (7,46 mi). It will take 7-8 hours. Return to the base camp at the same way. Observing of a waterfall in Opasny (dangerous) canyon on the way. Overnight in the tents.

Day 13

Ascend Gorely volcano 1,829 m (6,000 ft). Ascent on the volcano is not complex. Old lava flows, slag fields. Kekurniks – hardened lava remains of various shapes are very interesting. Ascend takes 2-3 hours. Level difference is about 900 meters (2,953 feet). Snacks on the top. Observation of main craters of the volcano. Ascend takes 6-7 hours. Return to the camp at the same way. Drive to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Accommodation in a holiday camp in Paratunka.

Day 14

Free day. If weather is good, for those who wish, heli excursion to the Valley of Geysers.

Day 15

Transfer to airport. Departure.


Transfer, accommodation, transportation, guide’s service, cook’s service, interpreter’s service, full pension meals, group equipment (tents, kitchen equipment, etc.), permits, Kronotsky Reserve fees and photography fees, visa invitation and visa registration.

Not Included:

Excursions in Day 14.

For the trip you will need:

  • a rucksack,
  • a sleeping bag,
  • a sleeping mat,
  • trekking boots,
  • raingear,
  • warm clothes (a sweater, a hat, trousers, socks, warm gloves),
  • wind block jacket,
  • spare shoes,
  • a cap,
  • sun glasses,
  • gloves,
  • personal articles,
  • mosquitoes remedy,
  • sunburns protecting remedy.
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