Glance to the Earth


1 day

Arrival to Moscow. Meeting and transfer. Accommodation is in the hotels "Cosmos", **** or "Izmailovo", ***, DBL, BB. Free time in Moscow or optional excursions.

2 day

Breakfast in the hotel. Sightseeing excursion around Moscow during transfer to Domodedovo a/p or SVO-1. Flight to PK

3 day

Arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (PK) from Moscow. Meeting with local guide and transport and transfer to Paratunka village. Accommodation is at the econom rest base (with thermal water pool), DBL. Rest. Dinner at rest base.

4 day

Breakfast at the rest base. Leaving for Kozirevsk settlement by "vakhtovka" at 09.00 (600km. 10 hours). Lunch on the way there. Crossing the Kamchatka river by ferry. Tent camp setting in Kozirevsk settlement or near it. Dinner at the camp. Overnight in tents.

5 day

Breakfast at the camp. Leaving for the southern slopes of the Plosky Tolbachik volcano (70km. of the forest roads, 6 hours). Lunch during the way there. Setting the tent camp near the Vodopadny spring (altitude 900m.). Dinner at the camp. Overnight in tents.

6 day

Early breakfast at the camp. The hardest day during the program. Ascent of the Plosky Tolbachik volcano (3085m) at 7.00. Light lunch during the ascent. Investigatoin of the huge crater 1,8 km in diameter and 500 m depth. Return to the camp at 21.00. Dinner at the camp. Overnight in tents.

7 day

Breakfast at the camp. Visiting the Northern and Southern volcanic cones, result of Great Tolbachik Eruption 1975-76. Driving along forest roads. Sightseeing the cones of the volcanoes, "Goryely les" (forest burned by lava). Lunch. Returning to the camp at 20.00. Dinner at the camp. Overnight in tents.

8 day

Breakfast at the camp. Leaving for Esso settlement (220km, 9 hours) passing by Kozirevsk settlement. Crossing the river Kamchatka by ferry. Lunch on the way. In Esso accommodation in the home-style private hotel. Rooms for 2-4 pax. Dinner in Esso..

9 day

Breakfast in private hotel. Excursion to the Ethnography museum in Esso.  Leaving for Malky settlement (400km, 6 hours). Lunch during the way. Fixing the tent camp on the bank of Bystraya river. Dinner at the camp. Bathing in mineral-thermal springs (who wish).

10 day

Breakfast at the camp. Start rafting along the river Malkinskaya Bistraya (4-4,5 hours. Appr 25 km). Lunch on the route. Tent camp setting. Dinner at the camp. Overnight in tents.


Continue the rafting, Breakfast at the camp, lunch during rafting. Fishing. If lucky we can see Kamchatka bear, one of the biggest in the world. Fixing the camp. Dinner at the camp. Overnight in tents.

12 day

Breakfast at the camp. Finishing rafting at «Karymaisky bridge». Lunch. Transfer to the village Paratunka (200 km, 3,5 hour), accommodation is in the tour base with thermal-mineral water pool, DBL rooms

13 day

After breakfast, transfer to heliport. Helicopter excursion to the Valley of GEYSERS with the flight around some volcanoes. Walk about the Valley of GEYSERS, lunch there, returning to heliport Izluchina. Transportation to the PK, accommodation in the hotel. In case of bad weather this excursion can not be provided.

14 day

After breakfast early morning transport to the PK seaport. Sea walk by motorboat around Avachinskaya bay (with visits to the entrance of this bay, birds bazaars, fishing, picnic with ukha etc.). Overnight in the hotel.

15 day

Breakfast and transfer to airport via PK. Seeing off in a\p.Fligt by SU 826 at 18.45 (1,2,4,6) OR E3 152 at 14.10 (3) or UN 118 at 19.00 (1,5). Arrival to Moscow at 18.50 by SU OR at 14.20 by E3 or 19.30 by UN. Transfer to the hotel (“Cosmos”).

16 day

Transfer to airport and seeing off.



Prices are given in EUR/RUB per pax. One tourleader is free of charge.

Group of





SGL supplement

Package price, EUR

2 218

1 930

1 793

1 643


Package price, RUB

173 004

150 540

139 854

128 154

37 440

Package price includes:

  1. Two nights and four transfers with guide in Moscow in DBLs.
  2. Accommodation in the hotel in PKC and/or Paratunka in DBLs.
  3. Breakfasts in the cities in the hotels and FB during the trek and rafting program.
  4. Mountain-trek for trek and climbing and raft guide for rafting, helpers during trek part, group equipment (tents, cooking), cooker.
  5. Transport according to the program.
  6. Ecological, road fees and necessary permission.

Package price does not include:

  1. Flight Moscow-PKC-Moscow. Must be checked every time for requested date and number of tourists – starting from 520 EUR (40 560 RUB) per pax.
  2. Valley of Geyser excursion is not included in the package price. If weather conditions will allow to realize this excursion, payment must be done on spot in cash. Cost of the helicopter excursion to Valley of Geysers is 500 EUR (39 000 RUB) per pax for the present time.
  3. Lunches and dinner in the cities.
  4. Tips (guides, porters, drivers, so on).

Short description of the Tolbachik Volcano and surroundings.

The Tolbachik volcano

The Tolbachik volcano area is famous for its landscapes and its formation. The scientists remember so-called The Tolbachik eruption of the Century.

The Tolbachik eruption of the century is called the Big Cleft Tolbachinsky eruption and it is considered one of the largest basalt eruptions ever known in the volcano belt of the Kuril islands and Kamchatka. It lasted for one and a half years (July, 1975 - December, 1976) and was included in the list of six the most powerful cleft eruptions ever happened on the Earth.

The events were evolving in the mid of a wood 18 km to the south from the Plosky volcano (=the Flat volcano). The eruption was accurately forecasted and studied by the scientists of the Institute of Volcanology (P.I. Tokarev). The flaming "candle" reached 2,5 km in height, and the ash cloud was 12 km long. In sequence, new clefts evolved one after another, and as a result four new cones of the Tolbachinsky volcanoes were formed (from 100 to 300 m high). The enormous territory around them turned into a burnt desert, the forest captured by the ash fall dried off to the root. Lakes and rivers disappeared. Those animals that had survived left the area for the best.

The tourists are captivated and mesmerized by the lunar landscapes of the Tolbachik volcano. No wonder, in this area the Sovjet lunar vehicles were tested several years ago. Usually the acquaintance with the Tolbachik volcano starts with the Northern cones.

From the top of the Northern cones there is a magnificent view of the Klyuchevskaja group of volcanoes: the Ostry (=Sharp) Tolbachik, the Plosky (=Flat) Tolbachik, the Klyuchevskoj volcano, the Malaja and the Bolshaja Udina, the Bezymyanny (=Nameless) volcano. The Klyuchevskoj volcano (4850 m) is considered to be the highest volcano in Eurasia.

The way to the Southern cones is also picturesque, the landscape is different and diverse: first you pass by the fantastic dead forest, go through molten lava and coniferous forest where the master the brown bear is. It is a full day itinerary to the Southern cones.If the group is physically able, it can undertake an ascend onto the Plosky (=Flat) Tolbachik - a full day ascend.

On the way back it is possible to get into the Milkovo settlement or the Esso village. In Esso you can stay at a very comfortable private hotel, take thermal bath in a swimming-pool and see a folklore indigenous performance.


Along 53rd Parallel

Dossier of the tour "Along 53rd Parallel"

Glance to the Earth

Heli-Ski in Kamchatka

Klyuchevskaya Sopka Climbing