Along 53rd Parallel

"Along 53rd Parallel"
Program:  PKC - Mutnovskiy and Gorely Volcanos - Bystraya River rafting - Valley of Geysers - PKC
11 days 10 nights

This tour includes visits to the three  most magnificent volcanoes in the southern part of Kamchatka - Avachinsky, Mutnovsky, Gorely - and rafting down the river Bystraya. This route is for the active individuals in good health condition, enjoying backpacking and rafting. The members should have the personal sleeping bags, sunglasses, repellent, waterproof shoes, raincoats, warm clothes.

Dossier of this tour here

Day Day's program Overnight Meals included
1 Day

Arrival in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport
Meet our guide
Transfer to the hotel in the city. Check in and rest after long way to Kamchatka.
Evening briefing with guide, talking about program, what and why questions.
Overnight in the hotel

Hotel in PKC
2 Day

Breakfast in the hotel
      Boat tour of the Avacha Bay. Transfer to the Mutnovsky and Gorely volcanoes.
Transfer to the seaport. 5-hour boat trip along the Avacha Bay, with a visit to the island of Starichkov.
The boat goes along the Avacha Bay to the rocks "Three brothers". Panorama of the Avacha range of volcanoes. Panorama of Petropavlovsk. Then sail to the island of Starichkov. The rookery, rookery of seals. Coastal landscapes and bays. Lunch on the boat. Return to the port by 15.00. 

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Departure to the volcanoes. Moving through the Vilyuchinsky pass to the Quiet stream. Setting up a tent camp on the mountain tundra, at an altitude of about 800 m. Walk to the waterfall on the Quiet stream. Supper. Overnight in tents.

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Tent camp BLD
3 Day

Early breakfast in the camp.
The ascent of The Mutnovsky volcano (2323m)
Move by transport to the foot of the Mutnovsky volcano(20 km, 1.5 hours). Ascent to volcano is without ruckzaks. Trekking to r the volcano (3 hours-12 km). Ascent. The height difference during the ascent is about 800 m. Inspection of the fumarole site. Visiting an active funnel. A volcanic glacier. Multicolored outcrops of volcanic rocks (stained glass). Mutnovsky volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka. In 2000, the volcano intensified its activity. There were several short-lived eruptions with the release of ash and volcanic rock. Light lunch on the way. 

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Return to the base camp by 20.00. Dinner in the camp. Overnight in tents.

Tent camp BLD
4 Day

Early breakfast in the camp.
The ascent of The Gorely volcano (1828m)
Transfer by car to Gorely volcano (1 hour-10 km). Ascent to the volcano (6 hours) without backpacks. The height difference during the ascent is about 900 m. Gorely volcano is one of the most active in the southern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula. The last eruption occurred in 2010. Visiting and observations of the craters of the volcano. One of the craters is filled with a green-blue volcanic lake. From the top of the volcano, you can see the Mutnovsky, Opala, Asacha volcanoes, and the Gorely Caldera. Descent from the volcano by 16.00. 

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Transfer to a hotel in Paratunka. Accommodation by 20.00. Thermal pool. Rest

Hotel in Paratunka BL
5 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.

Helicopter tour to the Valley of Geysers.
Transfer to the heliport. 5-hour excursion to Valley of Geysers: flight to Valley of Geysers - 1h 15 min. On the way fly around the Karymsky and Maly Semyachik volcanoes with an acid lake in the crater. Landing in the Valley of Geysers, 2-hour walking tour. Lunch. Return to the heliport.
In case of bad weather, the tour to the Valley of Geysers is postponed to one of the following days. 

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Transfer under the Avachinsky volcano (2 hours-50 km), to the Avacha shelter. The Avacha shelter is located under the Avachinsky pass at an altitude of 850m. between Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes in the zone of Alpine meadows. Accommodation in a shelter. Acclimatization walks. Dinner in the Shelter. Overnight in cabins for 6-8 people.

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Shelter at Avachinsky Volcano BLD
6 Day

Early breakfast in the shelter.

Ascent to Avachinsky volcano (2741m).
Exit for the ascent at 8.00. Ascent to the crater of the Avacha volcano (9-10 hours). The height difference during the ascent is 1900m. During the ascent - a light lunch-snack. From the top of the volcano you can see the Pacific ocean, the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, located 25 km from the foot of the volcano and numerous volcanoes around. At the top of the volcano, you will see the frozen floating lava field of the 1991 eruption. 

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Descent to the shelter at 19.00. Dinner. Rest.

Shelter at Avachinsky Volcano
7 Day

Early breakfast in the shelter.

Visit to Malkinskiy hot springs. Start rafting along Bystraya river 
Transfer to Yelizovo (1.5 hours-30 km). Short stop in Yelizovo. A visit to the market. Moving to the village Malky area (2.5 hours-120 km). Visit and swim in the Malkinskiy thermal springs. 

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Lunch. Start of rafting on the Bystraya river (1.5-2 hours, 14-16 km.). 

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Setting up a tent camp. Dinner. Overnight in tents. 

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8 Day

Early breakfast in the camp.
Rafting on the Malkinskaya Bystraya river.
Rafting (6-8 hours). Passing simple river rapids. If you are lucky, you will see a brown bear. Kamchatka brown bear is the largest in the world. During the rafting - lunch. Traditional Kamchatka fish cuisine. Fish soup. 

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Setting up a tent camp. Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Tent camp BLD
9 Day

Early breakfast in the camp.
End of the rafting. Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.  
Carrying out the final part of the rafting (2-3 hours - 15 km). The end of the rafting at the Japanese bridge. Lunch. Transfer to Petropavlovsk (3.5 hours-200 km). Check-in at the hotel by 21.00. Rest.

Hotel in PKC BL-
10 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.
Spare day for possible bad weather in previous days.
Sightseeing tour of Petropavlovsk, visiting the historical center of the city and the observation deck, visiting the fish market and buying Souvenirs. You can take part in other additional excursions.
Lunch and dinner - by own arrangements and payment

Hotel in PKC B
11 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.
Tranfser to airport and flight home




Included in the price:
transfer, meals in hotels (breakfasts) and on the route (three times a day), guides, cook, equipment and equipment for organizing a field camp, equipment for rafting, tents, sleeping bag, mat, accommodation in hotels in Petropavlovsk and Paratunka, in tents along the route, insurance (local).

The price does not include: individual equipment, helicopter tour to the Valley of Geysers is paid additionally on the spot.


on the active part: main guide, cook;

on the rafting: skipper for each Raft, cook;


3 times a day for the entire length of the tour;

transportation during the tour

meeting and seeing off at the airport-for a group bus 12-20 seats

on the route to the volcanoes-for a group all-terrain vehicle 6 WD 15 seats

excursions within city roads - for a group minibus 8-12 seats


in Petropavlovsk

hotel of 2-3*, DBL, BB.

in Paratunka

hotel of rest base, DBL, BB., thermal pool.

on the route

2-3 persons local tents

You must have: a backpack or a roomy travel bag, light sports shoes, hiking boots, fleece jacket, shirt, t-shirts, trekking pants, thermal underwear, a hooded jacket, rain raincoat, spare pants, spare socks, sports cap or baseball cap, gloves, personal hygiene items, bathing accessories, a flashlight, a personal first aid kit, sunglasses, repellent, sunscreen, an additional small backpack or bag with a volume of up to 30 liters.

Prices do not include domestic flight Mos-PK-Mos, or other domestic flights, as well as international flights to Russia

At the moment flight is 600-700 EUR (60 000-80 000 RUB) per pax two way.

Package price does NOT include the cost of the helicopter excursion to Valley of Geysers.

In case the weather allows to realize this excursion, payment must be done on spot in cash.

Price of Helicopter excursion is 650 EUR (60 000 RUB) per pax at the present moment.

NB: parts of program can be rearranged depending on weather conditions on spot.


Along 53rd Parallel

Dossier of the tour "Along 53rd Parallel"

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