Kamchatka: where the Earth bares its soul

Bears and  Volcanoes

The "Fire Ring" route


This exciting program has been successfully running for 9 years and would be called "Wild Russia" classic. Practically it gives a chance to experience Kamchatka from all possible angles and by all possible adventure travel activities. We will see the magnificent Pacific from a top of volcano after our 4 hours climb. We will raft a remote Middle Avacha river watching brown bears fishing pink salmon. We will head to the sacred mt.Bakening our off-road vehicle through a lost valley, which would  remind Jurassic Park. We will enjoy a swim in the famous Timonovsky Hot Springs, which are in 3 days trek on a horse back from human settlements. And finally we will enjoy the panorama of the Avacha Bay from a sea boat, while catching sea fish for our lunch soup - "ukha".

11 days, 10 nights


Grade of difficultymoderate

Land cost:  $2780 per person in a group of 6 .

Cost of the heliflight to the valley of geysers is a subject to change without a previous notice and for the summer 2012 is expected to be $1550 per person.

The price includes:
all overland transfers, 2 nights in hotel "Petropavlovsk" (room share), 4 nights in tents, 2 nights in a resort "Helios", 2 night in a resort near Timonovskiye Hot Springs, service of local guides on the trek, kitchen crew, national park fee, restricted area permit, all the meals when not in the city and breakfasts in P.-K.,  camping stuff.

Domestic flight (if any) airfare, Russian visa, over luggage extra charge if any, personal expenses, tips and medical insurance and the heliflight in the valley of geysers are not included.


  • off-road drive through a "Jurassic Park",
  • the heliflight to the Valley of Geysers,
  • floating down a remote river with lots of brown bears around,
  • visit Timonovskiye Hot Springs near the sacred mountain Bakening,
  • a sea boat cruise around the Avacha Bay, experiencing sea fishing,
  • ascent to the Gorely volcano with its unusual crater's lakes.


Day 1. Arrive to Yelizovo airport of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (P.-K.). Transfer to hotel "Petropavlovsk". Meeting with the guides team. Sightseeing tour around the city.
Day 2. Prepare for the off road drive to Timonovskiye Springs at mt. Bakening up-north from P.-K. "URAL" off-road truck transfer across the Avacha river to the horse ranch at the Skhatzik brook. Overnight in tents.
Day 3-4. Continue on horseback to the base camp at the Timonovskiye Springs. The "URAL" off-road truck will follow us and can be used as alternative for members, who are not very fond of riding horses. One overnight on the way at the Sarytzin River Meteorology Post. Upon arrival to the Timonovskiye Springs evening natural hot bath session.
Day 5. Hiking up and exploring hot springs in the wilderness. Afternoon walk to the high waterfalls in the mountains. Overnight at the base camp.
Day 6. Drive back to the Middle Avacha River. Afternoon rafting exercises and floating down the river through the wilderness to the horse ranch at Skhatzik. Overnight in tents.
Day 7. Rafting through the Big Rapid and continue down till the river Avacha junction. Transfer by the “URAL” back to Petropavlovsk. Overnight in the "Helios" hot springs resort in Paratunka.
Day 8. Optional flight to the Valley of Geysers (3 hours heliflight program). Afternoon jeep transfer to the Gorely volcano Base Camp. Overnight in tents.
Day 9. Guided ascent on the Gorely volcano (1740 m). Return to the base camp. Transfer to Paratunka Hot Springs Resort. Overnight in the resort.
Day 10. Return to the city. Free time. Optional sea boat excursion around the Avacha Bay. Evening farewell dinner.
Day 11. Departure.
General information
Getting there
The Fire Ring
Bears and  Volcanoes
Trekking to the Nalychevo Valley
Rafting Bystraya River
Kamchatka Odyssey
Tour to Karymsky volcano
Komandorsky Islands Adventure


Crater of the Gorely volcano with the lake in it

Crater of the Gorely volcano with the lake in it

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