Trekking in Nalychevo nature park

Tour program

DAY 1

Arrival in PKC.  Meeting with English-speaking guide. Short city-tour. Transfer to hotel. Check in. Rest & unwind of travel.

DAY 2

Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to the State Kamchatka Joined museum or interactive museum “Volcanarium”. Excursion with lecture in museum. Sightseeing tour: Lenin Square, St.Peter & St.Paul monument, Nikolskaya hill, V.Bering monument. Lunch in city café (independent). Souvenir shopping and fish market. Transfer to coast of Pacific Ocean. Walking excursion along the black sand shore. Admiring the waves. Visit the first surf camp in Far East of Russia. Drive back to hotel. Briefing with a mountain guide and check an equipment.

Optional program*: helicopter excursion (weather permitting) to the Kuril lake – the Kingdom of brown bear or to the Valley of Geysers.

DAY 3

Breakfast in hotel. Transfer by ATV 4/6 WD to the foot of the volcano Avachinsky (50 km., 2-2.5 hrs.). Half an hour – asphalt road, 2 hours – dry river bed. Accommodation in the tourist base on the altitude of 950 m. Lunch. Acclimatization walk on the slopes of Koryakskiy volcano (3456 m) and to the top of Camel Mountain (1150m). The mountain appeared after the eruption of Avacha volcano, during which hot lava was flowing out of the giant crack in the earth-crust and formed the mountain. Take photos of natural landscapes and flowers golden rhododendron, Kamchatka rhododendron, Nelson saxifrage, Siberian anemone, wild rye (Elymus). Enjoy view of the Zhupanovsky, Vilyuchinsky, Dzenzur and an imposing Koryaksky volcano from top of Camel Mtn. Here you will also see a lot of marmots (locals usually call them “tarbagans”), which often asks some nuts from tourist. Return to the camp. Dinner.

DAY 4

Breakfast. Ascend to the top of active volcano Avachinskiy (2751 m). Since 1737 it has erupted 16 times. The last eruption was recorded in 1992 when the lava flows reached nearly the foothill of volcano. The ascent will take 6-8 hours (it depends upon your fitness). From the top of the volcano opens a beautiful panorama of Nalychevo Valley, Zhupanovskaya group of volcanoes, the coast of Pacific ocean and massive cone of Koryakskiy volcano. Lunch on top, observation of the crater. The length of the ascent is 8 km. The descent takes 3 hours. Return to the camp. Dinner. Banya.

DAY 5

Breakfast. Trek through Avachinsky pass (1268 m) towards Koryakskiye Narzany mineral springs to the valley of the river Right Sedlovinskaya. Set up a camp. Dinner at the campfire. Overnight in tents.

Distance is 18 km.

DAY 6

Trek to the valley of Shumnaya (Noisy) River. The route goes down from the high pass (1200 m) to the valley of Left Nalycheva river and then to the inflow of the Shumnaya river. Set a camp. Visit to the waterfall and cold mineral spring.

Distance: 18 km.

DAY 7

Hike to the Nalychevskie thermal springs. The route goes through Aagskie cold mineral springs located in the surroundings of Nalychevo valley. Accommodation in wooden cabins, rest and unwind with bathing in hot springs.

Distance: 14 km.

DAY 8

This is a day of rest in the Nalychevo valley. Here you can visit the local museum where you’ll be invited to listen about the flora and fauna of the Nalychevo nature park. Relax in hot springs with thermal water. Option: radial walk to Talovskiye hot springs or Vershinskoye Lake.  Overnight in a wooden lodge.

DAY 9

Trek across Pinachevsky Pass (1160 m) to Semenovskiy guard post. A beautiful panorama of Koryaksky, Arik and Aag volcanoes opens from the pass. The route goes down to the valley of Pinacheva river and then joins with the path from Bezymyanny Pass. Overnight stop at the Semyonovskiy cordon.

Distance: 18 km.  

DAY 10

Trek to Pinachevo Village (21 km, 5 hours), where the truck will pick up the group and transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy city. Accommodation in the hotel.

DAY 11

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to boat terminal for chartered 6-hours excursion with sailing to the “Three Brothers” rocks and to the Starichkov Island (without coming ashore). In summer time the picturesque shores of the Starichkov Island attract a lot of tourists and divers.  If you’re lucky, besides the bird colonies, you will be able to see some sea mammals, including sea otters, seals, and even whales. In the sea, not far from the shore of the island there are Karaulny and Chasovoy kekurs (sea rocks which were formed by marine sediments). A pair of sea eagles, registered in the “Red Book of Russian Federation” (the book of rare species) lives on the Karaulny kekur. On board you will be offered a lunch with Russian fish soup “Ukha”.  Return to the city. Transfer to ethnic center with kennel of sled dogs and deer. Program with folklore show and farewell dinner. Drive back to the hotel.

DAY 12

Breakfast. Transfer to airport. Departure.

*The cost of optional excursions is not included in the price of the tour

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