Have you always dreamed of learning more about our planet? Did you want to see the origin of life on Earth, touch Mother Nature, see the sunrise on a clear horizon? Understand the relationships in nature and find out what they mean for humanity, for science?
Together we will measure the tracks of bears, study the paths of animals, traces of their vital activity, we will find out according to these parameters the age of animals, the structure of teeth, their diet, we will understand what is happening in the life of animals right now because some of them are raising offspring, who Someone is preparing for this period, someone is stocking up on fat before hibernation. We will measure the diameter of individual birches find out the age of the trees, and tell you about the meaning of all this information for science. On the way, during the transitions, we will memorize the names of Kamchatka plants in a playful way. On this tour, we will visit only the most interesting places on our peninsula!
You will be able to observe nature and its beautiful inhabitants. Forward to unforgettable travel!
9 August – Departure from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy to в сторону Курильского озера. Overnight in Pauzhetka.
10 August – Trekking to the Kuril Lake. Excursion program. Overnight stay in tents.
11 August – Excursion program. Overnight stay in tents.
12 August – Excursion program. Overnight in Pauzhetka.
13 August – Transfer to Petropavlovsk - Kamchatsky
9 AUGUST. DEPARTURE FROM PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY TO PAUZHETKA
Departure to the Kuril lake. On the way, you will need to make several ferry crossings: across the Bolshaya River and the Opala River. Other, smaller rivers are crossed by car.
On the way stop for lunch.
Arrival at Pauzhetka. Dinner and rest after the road.
Overnight at the guest house.
10 AUGUST. TRANSITION TO THE KURIL LAKE / EXCURSION ON THE LAKE
11 AUGUST. KURIL LAKE. EXCURSION PROGRAM
On this day, you will have the opportunity to look at the wildlife of Kuril Lake from a different angle and take a motorboat tour around the lake to the bear fishing grounds. During the tour, you will be able to take a closer look at the migration of the Far Eastern salmon and watch bird colonies.
Kurile Lake is located in the southern part of the peninsula on the territory of the South Kamchatka Reserve. The lake itself is a caldera, is of volcanic origin, and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
On the one hand, the majestic Ilyinsky volcano, which has an almost perfect shape, looks at the lake. During eruptions, its lava flows descended directly into the Kuril Lake, changing the landscape and creating picturesque coves and bays. In the center of the lake there is a rocky island Heart of Alaid, very similar in shape to the heart, and on the islands in the middle of the lake there is one of the largest colonies of the slaty-backed gull in freshwater.
After the tour return to the camp. Dinner and rest.
Overnight at the cordon "Ozernaya" of the Kronotsky Reserve.
12 AUGUST. KURIL LAKE. KUTKHINY BATY
Walking tour to Kutkhin Baty.
In the area of Kurilskoye Lake, there is a geological object, amazing in its structure and beauty - Kutkhiny Baty. These are monumental pumice formations that appeared at a time when, during frequent volcanic eruptions, acidic, saturated with gases, lava rose to the surface of the earth and cooled, forming a porous rock. Over time, the rocks, undermined by wind and water, acquired their current shape.
An interesting and unusual shape of the rocks is explained in the legend of the indigenous people of Kamchatka - the Itelmens. Once the wise raven Kutkh left his boats on the shore to dry and forgot about them. For the Itelmens, the raven Kutkh was the main god, and the word "bat" was used to refer to a long boat. Therefore, “Kutkhins Baty” can be translated as “Boats of the God Kutkha”.
After the tour, exit from the territory of the reserve and get into the car. Departure in the opposite direction.
Overnight at Pauzhetka, dinner.