Mutnovsko-Gorelaya group of volcanoes

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Duration2 days / 1 night
Pricefrom 54 000 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: November – May

The Mutnovsko-Gorelaya group of volcanoes is located 80 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The group combines three large volcanoes: Mutnovsky, Gorely and Zhirovsky.

We are going to visit two of the most interesting ones, Mutnovsky and Gorely, in two days.

The Mutnovsky (2322 m) is one of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka. The volcano consists of four craters with diameters up to 2 m, which are created by ancient explosions. Even in winter one can visit the crater of Mutnovsky Volcano approached it by snowmobile and watch the volcanic activity at a fumarolic field. There are vapor columns breaking out of the snow blanket to the height up to 1000 meters and mud pots are boiling all the time.

The Gorely (1829 m) is famous for its numerous craters, there are about 30 of them. Some are filled with acid, some — with fresh water. In winter the craters are covered with snow but their exposed slopes continue to steam. Many years ago there was an ancient volcano with 25 km diameter of the bottom. Later its central part descended and created a circle of craters which were erupting and imposing one over another.

Tour program

Day 1

Excursion into the crater of the Mutnovsky
Overnight stay at Snow Valley

We meet at the appointed place, get acquainted with the group, check the gear and take the journey to Termalny (Thermal) settlement. There we switch to snowmobiles, undergo safety briefing and set off to the Mutnovsko-Gorelaya group of the volcanoes.

We drive by a snowy forest, mountain rivers, make a stop by the spring called Serebryanniy Klyuch (Silver Spring) and at the Vilyuchinsky Pass, a natural observation point..

From the bottom of the Mutnovsky we get to the edge of the crater by snowmobiles and then walk to the fumarolic field. After the excursion we transfer to the recreation center Snow Valley, where we place in lodges, bathe in hot pools and rest.

Day 2

Excursion to the crater of the Gorely
Return to the city

After breakfast we pack up our belongings and drive to the foot of the Gorely by snowmobiles. After a short excursion we get to the crater as close as we can by snowmobiles, go on foot part of the route if needed. A walk along the edge of the crater, taking pictures. Gorely Volcano in winter is a severe view. Its crater is puffing slowly, producing portions of gas, slopes are covered with fritted ice, and there is a giant snow-covered acid lake in the bottom.

After lunch we return to Termalniy settlement by snowmobiles. There we switch to cars and return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

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