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To Timonovsky Hot Springs

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This route successfully combines walking tour, ascending Bakening volcano (2.276 m=7 467,19 ft), passing the passes, visiting and bathing in the curable Timonovsky hot springs , you will see mountain lake from which Avacha river springs from. The route finishes by rafting on Srednaya Avacha river.

The best time for this route is from July till the middle of September. The tour is for average-trained tourists, residence in the tents.

The program of the tour:

1 st day. Accommodation at the hotel of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski.

2 nd day. Driving on the off-road automobile (200 km=124,27 miles)till Pravaya Kamchatka river. Meal and setting off to the walking part of the route (8 km=4,97 miles) to the upper reaches of Pravaya Kamchatka river. Setting a tent-camp by the northern slope of Bakening volcano.

3 rd day. It is possible to ascend Bakening volcano this day. The way up and down takes 7 hours. Ascending takes place along the northern slope of the volcano, from the top of which a picturesque panorama opens. Kronotsky volcano at the North, Zhupanovsky volcano and Avacha group of volcanoes at the South. That is the place from where the biggest rivers of Kamchatka: Bystraya, Kamchatka and Avacha rivers spring from.

4 th day. Passing Maisky pass ( 1.261 m ), which is located between Bakening and New Bakening. Then we come to Bear's lake, pass 5 km along the lake and the river and reach Verhneavachinskoe lake. Stay for a night at the southern part of it. It is worth to take fishing tackles, as mountain salmon can be found in the lake. A day way is 13 km .

5 th day. The further way lies through a pass ( 1.400 m ) to Timonovsky hot springs , which are located in the valley of Timonovka river. The route lies across the mountain plateau, further along the path past a waterfall ( 20 m ) to Timonovsky hot springs . Setting a tent-camp.

6 th day. Day at Timonovsky hot springs , rest, bathing, walking around the area, visiting the waterfall (20m).

7 th day. Tracking to Srednaya Avacha river. It is not tiresome to go along the river valley. If the weather is fine you may admire sharp peaks of Ganalsky ridge. The day way is 28 km .

8 th day. It is necessary to cover 20 km till Zaimka Diakova. The way still lies along Srednaya Avacha river. Crossing Pravaya Avacha by a made bridge, we come to the road. Driving to the tourist resort (3-4 hours).

9 th day. 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". Sea fishing.

10 th day. Departure day. Visiting fish-market, 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.

Personal gear and food the tourists carry by themselves. Also there is possibility to apply a porter. Everyone is be provided with: backpack (not less than 70 liters ),sleeping bag, sleeping pad, reliable tracking bots, articles of personal necessity, bathing accessories, repellent, sun-glasses, personal first aid kit, headlamp.  

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