One day tourBarkhatnaya Hill and Lake Topolovoe

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Duration8–9 hours
Price9 000 RUB ?

Meals: lunch or light snack

Difficulty: suitable for tourists of any physical training

Period: June – October

Meeting of participants: at our office 20 minutes before departure

Trasnfer: for an additional fee we can arrange transfer from the hotel, ask for details when booking the tour

80 km south of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky there is a complex of volcanic peaks which form almost a perfect ring. The youngest of them is an extinct volcano Barkhatnaya (Velvet) Hill with a height of 870 m. This name was given for its appearance: the slopes of Barkhatnaya Hill are covered with slag — volcanic red-coloured rock which seem to be covered with a velvet blanket from a distance.

Close to Barkhatnaya Hill in a picturesque hollow Lake Topolove lies — a monument of nature, a breathtaking and pleasant place. Its western shore is formed from ancient lava flow.

Tour program


Meeting of participants

We meet at the appointed place with the rest of the group, check the gear and take the journey. For an additional fee we can arrange transfer from the hotel, ask for details when booking the tour.

Moving to the South from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky you drive through Paratunka village — a resort area with many recreation centers and thermal pools.


Move to Barkhatnaya Hill

Get off the main road to the side of the Vilyuchinsky Volcano. Barkhatnaya Hill is located just 7 km away.


Climb up Barkhatnaya Hill

We camp at the foot of Barkhatnaya Hill and start climbing. The altitude is just 870 m, the ascent is well within any tourist’s powers.

On top of Barkhatnaya Hill we eat sandwiches and fragrant tea admiring a breathtaking panorama.


Move to Lake Topolovoe
Stroll along the shore

The road goes past Barkhatnaya Hill through Karymshinskaya tundra.

The lake is located in the upper flow of the Left Topolovaya river, which is linked with a neighboring lake in a hundred-meter channel. This place is a unique natural object, a natural monument.


Departure to the city

Return trip takes about 2 hours.

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