Few days active tourBakening Volcano

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Duration4 days / 3 nights
Price32 000 RUB ?

Meals: cooking in the camp

Difficulty: average, required an average level of physical training

Period: August – September

The Bakening is an extinct volcano in the eastern part of the peninsula. The Itelmens thought that Kutkh kept his treasures inside this volcano. It was considered so because the main rivers of the peninsula, the Avacha, the Bystraya and the Kamchatka, rise from the volcano’s foot, and the aborigines was catching the most of their salmon in these exact rivers. About eight thousand years ago the water flow up the rivers was blocked by rocks collapsed from the slopes, so six large lakes were formed.

We invite you to the journey along one of the most picturesque routes of Kamchatka — to volcano Bakening with ascent and further trekking to Lake Bezymyannoye (Medvezhye). Participants are required medium level of physical training and the ability to carry on a backpack of 15–20 kg weight. Please, note that the route may be changed due to weather conditions.

Tour program

Day 1

Trekking to the bottom of the Bakening

We meet in the morning at the appointed place with the rest of the group, load our gear and backpacks into the car and set off on route Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Milkovo. In 220 km we take a forest road available only for prepared off-road vehicles. However, even they can't drive much further here — the road ends with a meadow, behind which a forest path starts.

The trek is about 10 km to the base camp by the bottom of volcano Bakening.

Day 2

Climbing up the Bakening

After having breakfast, checking gear and undergoing safety instructions we are going to climb up the Bakening. Its height is 2276 m, the ascent takes about eight hours.

In clear weather the top of the volcano offers a panorama of the Avachinskaya group of volcanoes, and volcanoes Zhupanovsky and Kronotskiy. Three rivers rise from the volcano’s bottom, and the volcano itself is surrounded with six large and a few smaller lakes.

At the top there is a dilapidated crater, where during the last eruption a vertical rock was squeezed out from subsoil and was stoned on the surface.

Day 3

Trekking to Lake Bezymyannoye

In the morning we set off to the Bezymyannoe (Nameless) Lake, which is also called Medvezhye (Bear’s). The path goes down through the pass, which allows tourists to admire the views from above. Further down the path there is a mirror surface of the lake, this is exactly where we are going.

We set our camp by the lake, explore the surroundings and have rest. The lake is one of the favourite places of Kamchatka’s and visiting photographers, this is the perfect spot for taking pictures.

Day 4

Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

This is the last day of our journey. After breakfast we pack up and say goodbye to this wonderful place.

After trekking to the car park we set off to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

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