#901. Hike in Kronotsky National Park

SEASON: July 15th - September 15th

2008 Departures: August 2, August 13, August 24

The trip will take you to the most unique places on Kamchatka. You will visit the magnificent Uzon Valley, with its rainbow-colored bubbling cauldrons; the Valley of Geysers, unknown to outsiders until the 1940's; as well as erupting volcanoes, brown bears, birds, deer and the spectacular blue crater lake of Maly Semyachik volcano


Valley of GeysersDay 1. Arrival in PK. Accommodation in hotel. City tour. Preparation for trip.
Day 2. Helicopter flight to Ostanets Hill (Kronotsky National Park). Prepare base camp on Sestrenka River bank. Overnight in tents.
Day 3. 3 km trek and excursion to Valley of Geysers. View geysers. Return to base camp.
Day 4. Trek to Uzon Valley (9 km). You will pass a picturesque plain where bears feed on wild berries. Make base camp.
Day 5. Continue trek to Uzon valley (2 km). Excursion in Uzon Valley, which is known for its spectacular crater-shaped-pits 25 - 150 meters in diameter and 25 - 40 meters deep, filled with hot and unusually colored thermal water. Return to base camp.
Days 6-7. Trek to Burlyaschiy Volcano (12 km per day). This part of the trip will lead you through richer vegetation with a large variety of birds and animals.
Day 8. Rest and excursions near Burlyaschy Volcano. The bottom of its crater is called 'The Steaming Valley' because of the multiple boiling puddles, small fountains and tiny mud volcanoes. Here you can see all the volcano types in miniature. This Valley is also musically toned with bubbling and splashing sounds. You will bathe in thermal hot springs.
Day 9 Trek down to Semyachik Hot Springs. (20 km) Karymsky volcano
Day 10. Continue trekking down to Maly Semyachik Volcano (6 km) and continue trek on Pacific Ocean coast (6 km).
Day 11. Continue trekking down to Maly Semyachik volcano (12 km). Visit Pikhtovaya Roscha - a dark green spot shining against the light green background of birchwood.
MalySemyachik Volcano craterDay 12. Trekking down and arrival at Maly Semyachik Volcano (16 km). Overnight in tents.
Day 13.Ascend Maly Semyachik Volcano and view its spectacular blue crater lake.
Day 14. Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 15.Return to PKC by helicopter MI-8. On the way, you will fly over and land near Karymsky Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes on Kamchatka. Overnight in Paratunka Resort.
Day 16. Departure.

Cost EUR 2300 per person

Price includes:Uzon Valley

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