Travel period: July — September.
Tour type: climb/hike.
Hiking level: novice.
Duration: 1 day.
Group size: 10 — 20 people.
Avachinskiy Volcano, also known as Avachinskaya Sopka among Kamchatka inhabitants is an active volcano. It has a complex, cone-in-cone structure of Somma-Vesuvius type. Avachinskiy Volcano used to be a lot larger than it is now. But long time ago, a violent eruption reduced the volcano to almost half its original size, to what it is now. A new active cone with beautiful contours stood up from the depths of the Earth although the remains of the old mountain can still be found at the base of the new volcano.
Mount Camel is 28 kilometers away from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. It is a small (200 m), rocky massif with two sharp peaks, located on the pass between Avachinskiy and Koryakskiy volcanoes. Another name for this mount is Double-Humped Rock.
08:00 Departing from «Petropavlovsk» hotel.
10:00 Arriving at the base camp in the vicinity of the Avachinskiy Volcano. (altitude: 850 meters above the sea).
10:10 Hot tea.
10:30 Commencing the hike with panoramic viewing of volcanoes. Ascent to Mount Camel (500 meters of climb). Snack at the top of the mountain (sandwiches, fruits, nuts and tea).
14:00 Arriving back to the camp. Lunch. You can spend time watching and feeding wild but friendly ground squirrels, called «Yevrazhka»
16:00 Departing to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.
18:00 Arriving at the hotel.
Tour price includes:
- Transport (PK — Avachinskiy Volcano — PK);
- Mountain Guide services;
- Equipment rental;
- Accident insurance.
Tour price doesn’t include:
- english-speaking interpreter;
- alcoholic beverages;
- transfer to the «Petropavlovsk» hotel
Recommended personal equipment:
- Trekking footwear;
- Wind jacket, hat (e.g. beanie) or cap;
- Fleece jacket, warm gloves;
- Sunblock cream;
- Camera/video camera.
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