Few days active tourClimbing Klyuchevskaya Sopka from the northeast

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Duration12 days / 11 nights
Price92 000 RUB ?

Meals: cooking in the camp

Difficulty: high, required a good physical training and endurance

Period: July – September


Klyuchevskaya Sopka is the highest volcano not only in Kamchatka, but also in the entire Eurasia. Due to frequent eruptions, its height varies from 4750 m to 4850 m or more. The age of the volcano is about 7000 years.

We offer you a quicker option of climbing (compared to the climbing route from the south) with a preliminary acclimatization climb to one of the two domestic volcanoes — Koryaksky or Avachinsky.

The program is designed for 11 days with one additional reserve day, which is added in case of bad weather conditions. All nights on the route are in tents with the exception of nights in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and the village of Klyuchi. Hotel accommodation in Klyuchi is included into the price. Transfer to the first campground and back is carried out on off-road vehicles — a shift bus or a specially prepared car, depending on the group size.

Climbing Klyuchevskaya Sopka is a categorical climb, the participants are required to have climbing experience, good physical training and endurance. A pleasant addition to conquering the highest summit of the Far East is the climb to a domestic volcano with overnight stay on the slope. Believe us, you haven’t seen such a wonderful sunrise in your entire life!

Tour program

Day 1

Arrival in Kamchatka, check-in
Meeting with the guide

Having had some rest after the flight you will meet with a guide who will accompany you during the tour. The guide will tell all the details of the program and answer your questions.

Day 2

Climbing Koryaksky or Avachinsky Volcano

Early in the morning we set off for the Avachinsky Pass to the altitude of 900 m. The road takes 3–4 hours.

We offer two variants of the preliminary acclimatization program. Climbing Avachinsky Volcano (which is lighter) or Koryaksky Volcano. In both variants the group spends the night in tents at the altitude of 2000 m and continue climbing on the second day.

Day 3

Climbing Koryaksky or Avachinsky Volcano
Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

After breakfast we start ascending to the top of Volcano Koryaksky. Participants are required to have a good physical training, the ability to use an ice-axe and safety ropes, and to climb in crampons on complex snow and ice surface. Avachinsky is more accessible and is suitable for tourists of any level of physical training.

Our goal is acclimatization, not necessarily with reaching the summit. We can climb to the very top or start the descent earlier.

At the camp we have quick snacks, pack camping equipment and continue descending to the altitude of 900 meters where the off-roader is already waiting to get us to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Day 4

Spare time

We use a spare day to buy groceries for the following days and to adjust equipment for the climb to Klyuchevskaya Sopka.

Day 5

Transfer to Klyuchi Village

We meet early in the morning, load our belongings into a car and drive to the village of Klyuchi, which is 560 km north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The road will take 10–11 hours, on the way we will stop in Milkovo village for lunch. In Klyuchi we stay at a hotel.

Day 6

Transfer to the campground Podkova or Tsirkovaya

After breakfast we drive to the Podkova (Horseshoe) cordon to the altitude of 900 m or to the Tsirkovaya (Circus) cordon to the altitude of 1400 m.

There we set our camp, have dinner and rest before the beginning of the climb to Klyuchevskaya Sopka.

Day 7

Trekking to the camp at 2500 m

During the first trekking day we are going to reach the altitude of 2500 m and set a base camp there.

Day 8

Acclimatization climb

As a part of the acclimatization program we will climb up to 3800 m. The climbing is technically simple, but it’s complicated by stones that thaw out from glaciers and snowfields and actively fall during the climb.

Later we descend back to the base camp to the altitude of 2500 m, have dinner and recover before the crucial day — a climb to the top of Klyuchevskaya Sopka.

Day 9

Climb to the summit of Klyuchevskaya Sopka

After an early breakfast we start ascending to the summit of Klyuchevskaya Sopka. Because of constant eruptions its height varies from 4750 m to 4850 m and more above sea level. Nowadays its height is considered 4850 m.

The duration of ascent and descent is 10–14 hours. After successful climbing and taking pictures we return to the camp to the altitude of 2500 m.

Day 10

Reserve day

Kamchatka weather is unpredictable, especially in the mountains, so there are two reserve days in the program in case of the bad weather.

If the weather is fine and there is no need in reserve days, then the group will return back to the city one day earlier, and total duration of the tour will be 11 days.

Day 11

Return to Klyuchi Village

After breakfast we pack up the camp and equipment and begin the return trip. First we descend to the cordon Tsirkovaya to the altitude of 1400 m, where we load our belongings into the car and set off for Klyuchi where we check into a hotel.

Day 12

Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

After breakfast we set off for Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It is going to be a long road with a stop for lunch.

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