The best time for tours is a period from July till the middle of September.
This route includes ascending the active Avacha volcano (2751 m=9 025,59 ft), after that rafting on Bystraya river, later ascending Gorely and Mutnovsky volcanoes, Avacha bay trip, excursion about Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski and driving to the coast of the Pacific ocean and at last helicopter trip to the Valley of geysers. The duration of this tour is 12 days.
The program of the tour:
1 st day. Accommodation at the hotel of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski.
2 nd day. Driving up to the base camp at the foot of Avacha volcano. Which is situated 900 m above sea-level between Koryak and Avacha volcanoes. Acclimatization walks along spurs of the volcanoes and alpine lawns.
3 rd day. Ascending Avacha volcano (2751 m=9 025, 59 ft ). It takes usually 7-8 hours. A splendid view opens from the top: Pacific Ocean at the East, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski at the South, Koryak volcano ( 3456 m =11 338,58 ft ) at the West and Zhupanovsky volcano at The North. At the top of the volcano there is a lava dome the consequence of the eruption of 1991. Descending, dinner. Driving to the recreation base, bathing in the hot thermal pools.
4 th day. Rafting on Bystraya River. An the members of a group,for the time of rafting tour will be provided with life-jackets,rubber-boots and hydrobags for the safety of personal articles.Although the company itself can supply those who want to try fishing with tackles for the time of the raftingtour. Those who are keen fisherman are to prepare fishing tackles beforehand. Putting up for the night at the tents.
5 th day. Rafting to be continued. Passing two weirs of the 1 st category of difficulty. This time of a year bears usually come for fishing. If we are lucky, there is a chance to watch it. Also we may watch salmon, directing to the spawning grounds. You are sure to taste fish soup-"Uha" and another fish dishes.
6 th day. The latest day of rafting. Passing one weir of the 1 st category of difficulty. Go boating up to so called "Japanese" bridge. Driving 200 km (124, 27 miles ) to the recreation base, accommodation in double-bad rooms. Bathing.
7 th day. A five-hour helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers . Out of the window you will see Avacha volcano, Zhupanovsky volcano. Flying above Karymski volcano, you may see ash out throws, passing above Maly Semyachik volcano you will see the acid lake in the crater. A two-hours Excursion in The Valley of Geysers. You will see more than 20 big geysers: Giant, Zhemchuzhny, Saharny, Troinoy, Konus, Fountain – these are just several names. Clouds of steam, fountains of boiling water, incredible colors of the slopes nearby with numerous hot streams together with luxuriant vegetation and trees create unforgettable impression. In case of bad weather the excursion is transferred to another date. Instead of it, you will have an excursion about the town, to the museum of the local lore and to the coast of the Pacific Ocean .
8 th day. Driving up to Mutnovski volcano. A picnic and bathing in the wild hot thermal springs in the way. Passing Viluchinsky pass, setting a tent-camp on the plateau, not far from Mutnovsky volcano. Acclimatization walks.
9 th day. Ascending to the crater of Mutnovsky volcano (2322 m=7 618, 11 ft ). The route lies along snow area that is why it is important to put on rubber boots, or to have one more pair of tracking boots in the camp. The way up and down the volcano takes 8-9 hours. Examination of the fumarol fields, boiling pots, sulphur deposits, active crater and volcanic glacier. Everything mentioned above you will see in the crater of Mutnovsky volcano. On the way back it is possible to see a waterfall (90 m=295,28 ft ) in the canyon of the Opasniy brook.
10 th day. Ascending Gorely volcano (1829 m=6 000,66 ft). It takes about 8 hours. There is a sulphur lake in one of the crater. It is of somewhat reddish-greenish-bluish color. There are numerous fumaroles at the sides of the lake. From the top of the volcano a perfect view of Mutnovsky, Opala, Asacha and Viluchinski volcanoes opens. There are several craters on Gorely volcano.
11 th day. A sea trip along Avacha bay. Going out to the Pacific Ocean to Starichkov Island . It is famous for its colonies of sea birds. Excursion to the colony of birds on "Babushkin kamen".
12 th day. The day of departure. Visiting of the fish market and souvenir shop. Seeing off to the airport.
The total cost of the tour includes: Meal three times a day while the whole route, service of a guide, a cook, basic gear, transport service, hotel and tourist resort rooms, excursions, visa support, registration.
Of. 103, 5/1 Tchubarova St., Petropavlovsk - Kamchatskiy, 686006, Russia