Kamchatka: where the Earth bares its soul

The Fire Ring

Avachinsky, Mutnovsky and Gorely volcanoes

The "Fire Ring" route

This short adventure program offers to climb three different volcanoes around Petropavlovsk. The climb to Gorely is rather a rambling walk for 3 hours, which gives a spectacular view to the two crater's acid lakes. The next visit inside the Mutnovskiy crater is an experience of a life being because of its geysers. And at last the ascent to the just about perfect conical Avacha is a chance to see the Pacific coast and the other countless volcanic ranges of Kamchatka.


7 days, 6 nights

Grade of difficultymoderate

Land cost: 
$1880 per person in a group of 6.

The price includes:
all overland transports, accommodations, English speaking guides services, kitchen crew, all the meals, sightseeing tour in the city.

Domestic flight (if any) airfare, Russian visa, over luggage if any, personal expenses, tips and medical insurance are not included.


  • breathtaking panorama of volcanoes from the tops of Kamchatka volcanoes,
  • three volcano ascents just in one week,
  • wildlife in proximity of the Kamchatka's capital,
  • wild hot springs bathing,
  • geysers of Mutnovskiy volcano,
  • crater's lakes of Gorely volcano,
  • brown bears and salmon abundance.


Day 1. Arrive to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Transfer to hotel "Petropavlovsk". Check-in. After lunch coach sightseeing tour around the city and the harbour (3 hours). Visit of the local fish market. Welcome dinner. Overnight in hotel "Petropavlovsk".
Day 2. Off-road drive to Mutnovsky base camp - 5 hours. Accommodation in tents. Packed lunch on the way and dinner at the BC.
Day 3. Excursion to the crater of the Mutnovsky volcano (2323 m - 8 hours. Experiencing dramatic sights in the crater - colored geysers, fumaroles, sulphuric sediments. Overnight in tents at the BC.
Day 4. Off-road vehicle departure to the Gorely volcano - 2 hours. Ascent to the Gorely volcano (1828 m) - 6 hours hiking. Two unique crater's lakes with cold and hot acid waters. Lunch on the top of the crater's rim. Transfer to the hot springs resort “Helios” in Paratunka. Overnight in the resort.
Day 5. Excursion to a salmon hatchery (3 hours).  Transfer to the Avacha volcano (3 hours). Overnight in tents at the Avacha BC (850 m).
Day 6. Climbing to the Avacha volcano (2741 m) - 9 hours. The ascent is strenuous, but it probably gives the best view of the Pacific coast and the nearest volcanoes. On return to the BC transfer to Paratunka, accommodation in the "Helios" resort.
Day 7. Transfer to the airport and the following 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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