#806. Kamchatka mountaineering trip for the experts (for travel companies only)
SEASON: June 15th - August 20th
Open to outsiders for less than a decade, Kamchatka offers a wealth of spectacular climbs on active volcanic slopes. Our expert guides are world-class alpinists with multiple ascents across Russia and in the Himalayas. This tour offers the chance to be the first foreigner to make a ascent of Kamchatka's highest peaks: Krestovsky and Klyuchevskoy, the highest point on Kamchatka and the highest active volcano in Eurasia.
Day 1. Arrival in Petropavlovsk. Transfer to a hotel. Welcome dinner in a city restaurant. Meet your guides and prepare for your trip.
Day 2. Travel by 6WD bus to Avachinsky Volcano plateau. Make camp. Short day hikes. Overnight in tents.
Day 3. Make an acclimatization ascent/descent of active Avachinsky Volcano (2754 meters). Enjoy spectacular views of Koryaksky Volcano and the Pacific Ocean. Return to Petropavlovsk.
Day 4. Drive to the old Even settlement at Esso (the Evens are one of the native tribes of Kamchatka). Stops for food and to view the spectacular landscape. In Esso you will visit a museum of native culture. You will also have a chance to try the Banya (a traditional Russian sauna). Overnight in private apartments.
Day 5. Helicopter MI-8 flight to Bogdanovich Glacier which is located between Krestovsky, Ushkovsky, Kamen and Kluchevskoy Volcanoes. Altitude 2800 meters.
Day 6. Ascent and descent of Krestovsky Volcano (4108m). Return to base camp.
Day 7. Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 8. Trek up to the pass (3200m).
Day 9. Ascent and descent of active Kluchevskoy volcano(4750m), the highest point of Kamchatka and the highest active volcano in Eurasia.
Day 10. Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 11. Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 12. Trek down along Bogdanovich glacier to Ushkovsky Volcano.
Days 13-14. Trek down to Kopyto Mt. (12km per day).
Day 15. Return to Petropavlovsk. Hotel in Paratunka resort. Bath in a pool fed by thermal hot water.
Day 16. City tour. Shop for souvenirs (caviar, smoked salmon, king crab etc.). Depart Kamchatka.
Cost 00.00 per person.