Few days active tourTour to Klyuchevskaya Sopka with climbing up Bezymianny Volcano

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Duration8 days / 7 nights
Price54 000 RUB ?

Meals: full board: in cafes in settlements on the road, in the camp during the route

Difficulty: suitable for tourists of any physical training

Period: July – September


Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes is the largest one in Russia, it occupies the area of 6,5 thousand km2. It includes 14 volcanoes, among which 4 are active: Klyuchevskoy, Ploskiy (Flat) Tolbachik, Bezimianny (Nameless), and Ushkovsky. Climbing Klyuchevskaya Sopka is dangerous high-rated climb which requires experience, good physical training and endurance.

We offer an observational tour to have a look at Klyuchevskoy and Kamen (Stone) giant volcanoes from the slope of Bezimianny. Its altitude is just 2 882 m, the climbing is not hard and the most tourists can ascend it. The volcano has an unusual peak: a lava dome was formed inside a crater, which is still rising and already towering above the edge of the crater. The slopes of Bezimianny are covered with lava flows, fumarole activity shows on the top.

There are no hotels and crowds of tourists on this route, most of the time there is even no cellular network. This is a real adventure, which will leave bright impressions and a thousand of amusing stories to tell friends.

Tour program

Day 1

Transfer to Kozyrevsk settlement

We gather early in the morning, load our off-roader with equipment and set off to Kozyrevsk settlement situated 490 km to the north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The road takes 9–10 hours, on the way we’ll stop in Milkovo village for dinner. We’ll arrive in Kozyrevsk in the evening and stay in the hotel there.

Day 2

Transfer to Klyuchi settlement

Transfer to Kopito mountain

There are 80 km between Kozyrevsk and Klyuchi, but it takes 2–3 hours to get there. After dinner in Klyuchi we drive to the bottom of Kamen (Stone) volcano, to Kopito (Hoof) mountain. We make a camp at the altitude of 1000 m, place tents, cook supper. Enjoy the panorama of Kamen, Klyuchevskoy, Bezimianny, Ostriy (Sharp) Tolbachik under the sunset.

We go to bed early, because we should wake up early in the morning and trek to the Baraniy Creek.

Day 3

Trekking to the Baraniy Creek

After breakfast we strike camp and trek to the Baraniy Creek. The trail passes through mountain tundra, when the weather is fine a beautiful view of Klyuchevskaya Sopka and Kamen Volcano opens from there.

We make camp on the altitude of 1300 m not far from the Edelweiss Meadow in the upper reach of the Studyoniy (Icy Cold) Creek. This is the botanical monument of Kamchatka’s nature created to save the habitat of scanty population of rare arctic-alpine species of Leontopodium kamtschaticum.

Distance: 8 km.

Day 4

Trekking to the bottom of Bezimianny Volcano

Early in the morning we strike camp and have breakfast. Fording the Studyonaya river. It is dry at night, and in the daytime when glaciers are melting in the sunlight the river floods with impassable flow. We continue along the canyon of the river and pass an unusual sight, the Polennitsa (Stack of Wood) Mountains. Its top reminds of logs arranged into rows.

We overcome a small pass and go out to the house of volcanologists near Bezimianny, make camp, have dinner and prepare equipment for tomorrow’s climbing.

Day 5

Climbing Bezimianny Volcano (2 882 m)

We get up at dawn and undergo safety briefing after breakfast.

Trekking to the peak takes 5–6 hours and starts on the trail leading from the volcanologists’ house across a slug field. We will go upon sand, stones and snow, but the climbing itself is not hard.

When we reach the top, we’ll have hot tea with sandwiches and enjoy well-earned rest. We look at the panorama of the Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes: on one side — Oval Zimina, Tolbachik and Udina, on another — the giant Kamen and Klyuchevskaya towering above it.

Day 6

Trekking to the Edelweiss Meadow

We start our way back along the canyon of the Studyonaya river and stop at the familiar place on the Edelweiss Meadow.

Day 7

Trekking to Kopito Mountain

Transfer to Kozyrevsk

Early in the morning we have breakfast, strike camp and trek to the direction of Kopito Mountain. It takes about 7 hours before halt. There we load our backpacks and tents into the car and drive to Kozyrevsk for about 3 hours.

In the settlement we stay in the hotel, have supper and rest. We can heat a Russian bath to steam, relax and recreate after a long journey.

Day 8

Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

In the morning we tale a long way from Kozyrevsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky with a stop for dinner in Milkovo.

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