|Trip #806 For experts in alpinism|
|(Departure June- middle of August)|
This tour offers the chance to be the first foreigner to make a triple ascent of Kamchatka's three highest peaks: Krestovsky, Kamen and Klyuchevskoi,the highest point on Kamchatka and the highest active volcano in Eurasia.
Day 1. Arrival in Petropavlovsk. Transfer to Petropavlovsk Hotel. Welcome dinner in 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 through the pass (3200m).
Day 9. Ascent and descent of active Kluchevskoy volcano(4750m), the highest point on Kamchatka and the highest active volcano in Eurasia.
Day 10. Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 11. Ascent and descent of Kamen Volcano (4585m).
Day 12. Trek down along Bogdanovich glacier to Ushkovsky Volcano.
Day 13-14. Trek down to Kopyto Mt. (12km per day).
Day 15. Return to Petropavlovsk. Hotel in Paratunka resort. Bathe in pool with thermal hot water.
Day 16. City tour. Shop for souvenirs (caviar, smoked salmon, king crab etc.) Depart Kamchatka.
Cost: $2000 per person (for a group of 8)
Full board; Double accommodation in hotels in city and Paratunka resort;
English-speaking rep at arrival and departure in PK airport;
Transfers by coach, helicopter MI-8 and 6WD bus;
City tour and museum fees;
Guide, interpreter and cook services;
Tents, ropes and camp equipment;
Visa invitation and visa registration;
All necessary permits