Avachinskiy (or Avacha) Volcano, also known as Avachinskaya Sopka or "Avacha" among Kamchatka residents, is an active volcano. It has a complex, cone-in-cone structure of the Somma-Vesuvius type. It is 2741 meters above the sea and belongs to the group of so-called "domestic" volcanoes because of its close location to the city. Avachinskiy Volcano is a spectacular landmark that can be clearly seen from Petropavlovsk on a clear sunny day.
The volcano used to be a lot larger than it is now. But a 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. About 20 years ago the main crater of the volcano had a perfect funnel shape which was completely filled with lava and covered by a distinctive "cork" following the significant eruption in 1991.
At present time there are numerous active fumaroles on top of the volcano and therefore its surface is always warm. Once you are at the top of Avachinskiy Volcano you can encounter astonishing panoramic views: the Pacific Ocean coast, the city, and Vilyuchinskiy and Mutnovskiy Volcanoes. On the west side there is a majestic Koryakskiy Volcano and on the north side – breathtaking Nalychevo River Valley in front of Zhupanovskiy and Dzenzur volcanoes.
07:15 Departing the Petropavlovsk Hotel towards the volcano by our off-road vehicle.
09:00 Route access.
The ascend takes 6 – 8 hours. Snack on the top of the volcano (sandwiches, fruits, nuts, and tea).
19:00 Dinner at the base camp (lunch-boxes, sandwiches and tea).
Packing equipment. Departing back towards Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.
21:00 Arriving at the Petropavlovsk Hotel.
The price includes:
Full board (all meals);
Guides services on the routes;
Cooks services on the route;
Use of group tourist equipment (tents, mats, sleeping bags, and so on)
The price DOES NOT include:
Any additional tours above the program
Backpack (60-80 liters);
Water- and windproof clothes;
A set of warm clothes (sweater, warm trousers, socks, hat, gloves);
Head protection from the sun;
Accessories for personal hygiene;
Insect repellent / spray;
Photo and video equipment.
The route or the route schedule may be changed according to the weather conditions, the training level of the group, other external factors. The guide may decide to change the route on the place.