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Nalychevo & South Kamchatka Nature Park
Backpacking Adventure

Nalychevo & South Kamchatka Nature Park Backpacking Adventure

Trips available: 

Total Days: 14 
Group size: 2-8
Activity level 1 2 3 4 5
Activities:  Hot springs, Backpacking, Volcano ascent

Imagine 14 days when you’ll experience ascending the summit of a snow-capped steaming volcano, descend to a geothermal valley with luscious hot springs, verdant green birches, flower-filled tundra, winding rivers and streams, and surrounded by the peaks of other volcanoes.  This trip is for physically fit people and prior experience in backpacking is preferred. Participants must be able to carry their own gear, water, and a portion of the food.


Day 1  Arrival in Kamchatka, transfer 15 minutes drive to guest house for a gear check and prepare to drive 1.5 hours to the pass at Avachinsky Volcano.  Explore area of the pass. L, D.

Day 2 730 begin ascent of Avachinsky Volcano-2741 m.  Active volcano last erupting in 1991.  Steep, non-technical climb.  Usually takes about 6 hours round trip to the top and back to camp.  B, L, D.

Day 3 Hike with guide over the north side of the volcano toward Nalychevo River valley.  Rugged hiking down scree slopes with several streams to cross.  Hike about 20 km.  Camp. 

Day 4 Reach the park center.  Check in with the inspector and then find a camp spot at the camping area.  Walk to hot springs if you like.  B, L, D

Day 5 Hike 12 km to Talovsky Hot Springs.  Camp.  Enjoy hot springs. B, L, D

Day 6 Hike 12 km to Dzendzur Volcano, return to camp. B, L, D.

Day 7 Hike on trails back to the  park center.  Camp. B, L, D.

Day 8 Hike in park center, enjoy hot springs. Camp. B, L, D.

Day 9 Depart the park center and hike 22 km over Pinachevo Pass 1400 m to Semyonovsky.  Camp. B, L, D.

Day 10 Hike 22 km to Pinachevo village and the border of the park.  Transfer 30 minutes to guest house in Yelizovo.  Dinner on own at local restaurant. B, L.

Day 11 Drive by jeep 2.5 hrs to Mutnovsky Volcano area. Camp, hike in area. B, L, D.

Day 12 Ascend Mutnovsky Volcano, return to base camp.  B, L, D.

Day 13 Break down camp, drive to Goryely Volcano. Ascend volcano. Return to guest house.  B, L, D.

Day 14  Depart Kamchatka. (For those flying to Alaska on Yakutia Airlines flight, enjoy a city tour to Yelizovo and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky prior to the evening departure.)

Note:  Weather and other unforeseen circumstances can necessitate changes in the schedule and we make every effort to adhere to this program.  Everyone must be prepared to carry their own personal camping gear, clothes, and a portion of the food and their own water.  Prior to your trip a food drop of staples will be taken to the park for you to pick up when you reach the park center. B= breakfast, L= lunch, D=dinner

Price includes:  Professional guiding, meals as noted; accommodations; all permits, excursions, fees, documents for visa support and registrations, and emergency insurance. 

Not included:  Transportation to Kamchatka; trip insurance; some meals; snacks or energy foods; alcoholic beverages; guide gratuities and personal items.

This trip is rated moderately strenuous or 4th category, for people in reasonable physical condition who can carry 15-20 kg on rough terrain.  Upon booking we will send you a suggested clothing and equipment list.

Food & hydration
Bring your own quick snacks to be eaten throughout the day.  Be sure to bring a water bottle.

Daytime temperatures in Yelizovo can range between 9 to 20 Celsius at this time of year


Explore Kamchatka
41 Bolshakova Street
Yelizovo, Kamchatka, Russia 684007
Box 2378, Homer, Alaska 99603
Alaska Business License Number 284949
From within Russia
Mobile 8 984 163 9868
Mobile +7 984 163 9868 from abroad
Email: explorekam@gmail.com

Thanks to Igor Shpilenok Nature Photography for photos on this site