Cross-Country Skiing Tours

Two itineraries available:

#702. Skiing trip to Nalacheva Valley (National park)

One of the most interesting places in Kamchatka is the upper reaches of the Nalacheva River, hidden behind the Avacha volcano chain. Volcanoes, covered with glaciers and snowcaps, surround it on nearly all sides, creating a spectacular setting. Volcanoes, with their scorching magma chambers, spawn both hot and cold mineral water springs. The strongest of them are located on the edge of a large glade called Medvezhya Tundra. These are true hot-water rivers, with temperatures exceeding 40C. Aag's narzan is located at the foothills of the extinct Aag Volcano (Narzan is a kind of mineral water). Here among volcanoes covered with a thin coating of mineral deposits small streams of cold water come out from under stones.


Day 1. Arrival in PK. Transfer to hotel. Meet your guides.
Day 2. City tour with stops at the local museum and historical monuments. Prepare for the trip. Flight by helicopter to Nalacheva Valley (30 min) with a chance to view the Avachinskaya group of volcanoes (Koryaksky, Avachinsky and Kozelsky volcanoes). Accommodations in camp. Rest and bathe in hot springs.
Day 3. Ski tour to Talovskye hot springs (12km). Accommodation in lodges. Bathing in springs (temp up to 50 C).
Day 4. Return to Nalacheva Valley.
Day 5. One-day skiing to Aag's narzan (12km). Return to Nalacheva Valley.
Day 6. Rest and bathe in Nalacheva springs.
Day 7. Return to PK by ski. Hotel.
Day 8. Departure.

Cost $1265 per person

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#701. The therapeutic hotsprings of central Kamchatka

This tour will plunge you into the natural beauty of Central Kamchatka, including its stunning volcanoes (Kizimen, Gamchen and Komarova) and therapeutic thermal springs. Snowmobiles and experienced guides will ease the journey, allowing you to more fully enjoy the unique nature of Kamchatka.


Day 1. Arrival in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2. City tour with visit to local museum, historical monuments and souvenir shop. Meet your guides and prepare for the trip.
Day 3. Drive by 6WD bus to Central Kamchatka area (306km). Our path will take us through the Central Valley of Kamchatkafrost,along a volcanic ridge. You will also visit the famed Malky mineral springs along the way. Accommodations in hotel or private house. Visit to historical museum.
Day 4. Drive to the ancient village of Tayozhny (60km). Travel by snowmobile to the carbonic Kypelye thermal hot springs (40km). The springs feed a warm lake 70mx30m in size. Accommodation in a two-story house. Bathing in springs (30-35 C). The springs are surrounded by spectacular mineral-encrusted domes
Day 5. Travel by snowmobile to the Tumroky hot springs (28km), equipped with baths. Accommodation in wooden lodges with Banya (Russian sauna). Bathing in springs.
Day 6. Rest at the springs (the springs are widely used for self-treatment!) and sunbathe.
Day 7. Travel by ski to Storozhevskye hot springs (20km). The valley of the Storozh river from different directions is surrounded with volcanoes. Accommodation in a wooden house. Bathing in springs.
Day 8. Rest at the springs.
Day 9. Returning by ski to Tumroky thermal springs.
Day 10. Returning by snowmobiles to Kypelye thermal springs.
Day 11. Reserve day in case of bad weather (or rest at hotsprings).
Day 12. Return by snowmobile to Taezhny settlement. Drive to Milkovo settlement. Accommodation in hotel or private apartments.
Day 13. Return to PK. Hotel.
Day 14. Free time. Departure.

Cost $1350 per person

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