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Vilyuchinsky pass + waterfall (1 day)

Vilyuchinsky pass + waterfall (1 day)

Vilyuchinsky Pass is an automobile pass with a height of 825 meters, the road here is a mountain serpentine. The pass is located on the territory of the South Kamchatka Natural Park, which is today one of the most popular among tourists and visited on the peninsula. This area is ideal for a relaxing pastime, admiring the mountain views and alpine flora, combined with a short walk to the picturesque waterfall on one of the slopes of the volcano Vilyuchinskaya Sopka.
Travel season:
June - October
Duration:
8 - 9 hours
Group size:
from 6 persons
Tour price:
100 USD

The program of the trip to the Vilyuchinsky pass with a visit to the waterfall:

09:00 Departure from the Petropavlovsk hotel.

Departure towards the Vilyuchinsky pass (about 3-4 hours). The pass offers an amazing view of the valley of the Paratunka River and the volcanoes Vilyuchinsky, Gorely, and Mutnovsky. In good weather, almost the entire southern group of volcanoes can be viewed from the pass. The top of the Vilyuchinsky volcano (2175 m) is covered with snow and glaciers almost all summer, so some people poetically call it the "white pearl of Kamchatka". There was a gas eruption on the volcano in 1957.

On the pass, you can notice a huge number of flowers - representatives of the Alpine flora, the flowering period of which replaces each other, which makes it seem that eternal spring reigns on the pass.

Preparing for a walking trip to the waterfall.

A 30-meter waterfall falls with a roar from one of the slopes of the Vilyuchinsky volcano. It has a glacial origin and is especially beautiful and powerful in the middle of summer, during the period of active snow melting. Falling from a great height, a huge mass of water makes its way through the snow and flows down the stream further into the valley. The walk to the waterfall takes about 3-4 hours.

Return to the car, lunch.

Boarding the car, departure in the direction of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (g-ca "Petropavlovsk").

19:00 Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The Petropavlovsk Hotel.
The price includes:

  • Full board (all meals);
  • Transport services;
  • Guides services on the routes;
  • English-speaking interpreter services on the routes;
  • Cooks services on the route;
  • Use of group tourist equipment (tents, mats, sleeping bags and so on,)
  • Accident insurance.
The price DOES NOT include:
  • Alcoholic beverages;
  • Any additional tours above the program
Necessary equipment:
  • Backpack (60-80 litres);
  • Trekking shoes;
  • Water- and windproof clothes;
  • A set of warm clothes (sweater, warm trousers, socks, hat, gloves);
  • Head protection from the sun;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Accessories for personal hygiene;
  • Towel;
  • Insect repellent / spray;
  • Sunscreen;
  • Photo and video equipment.
Additional Information::
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.
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