Active volcanoes of the Kamchatka Peninsula
| 19 days
Supported by 4WD vehicle or 6WD truck, you will ride up, over, and around Kamchatka’s highest and most active volcanoes. This new tour passes through the peninsula’s most active volcanic zone and along a 1,000 metre high mountain plateau, surrounded by nine of Kamchatka’s highest volcanoes. Some of this outstanding scenery was formed only 20 years ago and you will have the chance to walk through the ash-cinder plain from the Northern Vent eruption. See the active volcanoes Mutnovsky, Gorely, Avachinsky, Kluchevskoy (Eurasia’s largest at 4,850m) and Tolbachik, on whose slopes you will camp. In the tundra you should see marmots, ground squirrels, foxes, a great variety of bird life and, of course, bears.
Dates: 8-26 July, 25 July – 12 August 2019
Price: £3,995 per person
Leader: Local English speaking Russian leader
Key info: Group size: maximum 16
Fiona’s travel tipsTop fact: If you’ve sledged in Russia in winter you’re in an elite club!
Temperature: we should warn that winter dog sledging expeditions are for the hardy as it can be extremely cold!
Take with you: Dried fruit, nuts and chocolate to vary your diet.
Best time to go: June to September for summer adventures, January to March for winter activities.
“Everything was fantastic. So many bears, loads of volcanoes and spectacular views. Great company, good food, cannot fault a thing apart from a dodgy zip on the tent!”Paula Slater, Kamchatka
Sue Hynard, Arcturus Kamchatka group
“Wonderful, beyond expectations, well organised and always a Plan B if Plan A didn’t work out. Lorraine was a superb leader. Pre-departure information was thorough and clear.”
“Our local guide, Irina, was great – nothing seemed to be any trouble for her and she always seemed to have ideas about what we could do every day. We really enjoyed her company and felt that our days had good pace and rhythm about them. Irina was knowledgeable about the area and had obviously spent time developing good relationships with local people who took us about on boats and in trucks – we definitely benefited from this. We are keen birdwatchers and saw plenty including sea and great eagles, osprey and divers.”
Mr and Mrs James Nangle, Solovetskis and the White Sea
“It was truly unforgettable and, if anything, exceeded expectations. Thank you for a wonderful trip!
Chris Robb and Karen Murphy, Dog sledging with the reindeer herders and native people