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#114 Challenge to Element (Klyuchevskoy volcano)“Only for tour companies and completed groups”
We are pleased to offer you a challenging trek in the area of Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes. The goal of this route is the active Klyuchevskoy volcano (4750 m), the highest point of Eurasia and Kamchatka, which attracts many alpinists all over the world by its well cone shape, elemental power and dangerous slopes. Except of Klyuchevskoy you will also have an exciting opportunity to climb two more volcanoes of over 4000 m high, Krestovsky (4100 m) and Ushkovsky (4110 m). The itinerary below is a guide only, and we leave the right to change it depending on local weather conditions and considering group’s shape.
Season: End June – Early September.
Departure: upon request
Day 1. Arrive in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Rest and unwind from travel. Accommodation in a hotel.
Day 2. We take place in a truck and start our travelling to the north of Kamchatka peninsula. This is a full day driving north to Esso village (540 km, 9 hrs). Along the way we pass an old Cossack village of Milkovo where we stop for lunch. Overnight in private flats or a small private hotel. Esso is the center of Even culture, one of the four indigenous people of Kamchatka.
Day 3. Drive to the helicopter site for a flight to plateau at 2700 m where we start our route from. Overnight in tents.
Day 4. Trekking to the Pass at 3200 m between Kamen and Klyuchevskoy volcanoes. Set up a tent camp.
Day 5. Acclimatization ascent at the altitude of 4000 m. Descent back to the pass. This is necessary to avoid any altitude problems while ascending to the very top of Klyuchevskoy. Overnight in tents.
Day 6. Ascend the active Klyuchevskoy volcano (4750 m, 8-9 hrs). Descent back to the Pass. Overnight in tents.
Day 7. A reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 8. Descend from the pass to the plateau at 2700 m. Overnight in tents. From this plateau we are able to ascent the 2 other 4000 meters high volcanoes if the weather favors us. Overnight in tents.
Day 9. Ascent of Ushkovsky vlc 4100 m. Overnight in tents.
Day 10. Reserve day in case of bad weather or /Ascent of Krestovsky vlc 4110 m. Overnight in tents..
Day 11. Descend along the glacier to Studenaya river (15 km). Overnight in tents.
Day 12. Trek to Kopyto mountain (17 km, 6-7 hrs). We trek on the high-altitude tundra and see the beautiful panorama of the highest Kamchatka volcanoes. Drive to the ferry (3 hrs by truck). We trek up the high-altitude tundra and see the beautiful panorama of the highest Kamchatka volcanoes, including glorious views of Tolbachik volcano. Overnight in tents.
Day 13. Drive back to PKC. A farewell dinner in a restaurant. Accommodation in a hotel.
Day 14. Drive to the airport for your departure home.
Note: special equipment (crampons, ice axes, ropes, helmets) and warm clothes will be needed for this route.
Group size max is 12 pax
The tour cost is 1862 Euro per person
Included: double accommodation, visa invitation and registration, bеd & breakfast in the city, full board en route, helicopter, all transfers and local transportation, guide, interpreter and cook services, visa invitation and visa registration, permits.