Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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Altitude 4750m, Grade 2C

The remote peninsula of Kamchatka boasts some of the most beautiful and dramatic volcanic landscapes on the planet.

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Kamchatka is without exaggeration one of the most spectacular regions in the world. A land of volcanoes, fire and ice, active boiling springs, geysers, waterfalls and volcanic sculptures displaying a multitude of colours that took millions of years to create. There are over 400 glaciers and 189 volcanoes in this region, 29 of which are still active. The region is such a geological phenomenon it has created its own unique flora and fauna. The beauty of Kamchatka will capture you forever. A number of the regions we visit are on the UNESCO World Heritage List

So where is Kamchatka? Its shores are on the Pacific and it’s in one of the remotest places in the world! You will find it at the far Eastern tip of Russia beyond Siberia. Still interested? Look for a small peninsular jutting down towards Japan. The peninsula has two active volcanic mountain ranges extending from northwest to southeast divided by a wide flat area of tundra. The area is remote with practically no infrastructure. We will aim to climb four of the most interesting volcanic summits in Kamchatka: Avachinski (2741m), Ushkovsky (3903m), Krestovsky (4057m) and the highest Kluchevskoy (4750m) a perfect cone. Please note the final peaks attempted may vary according to conditions.

Trip dossier

Trip dossier

  • Estimated International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Internal Air travel
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 15% discount off the RRP on clothing and equipment from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • International flights unless you have selected this option
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.
Days 1 – 3 Fly to Petropavlovsk
Day 4 Drive to the foot of Koryaksky and establish high camp
Day 5 Summit Koryaksky and return to hotel
Day 6 Drive to Kozyrevsk
Day 7 Helicopter flight to plateau between Klyuchevskoy and Kamen
Day 8 – 12 Climbing days for Ushkovsky, Krestovsky and Klyuchevskoy
Day 13 Trek to Glacier Bogdanovicha
Day 14 Walk to canyon of river Studienaya
Day 15 Walk to Hill Kopyto and drive back to Petropavlovsk
Day 16 Time in the city and return international flight
Day 17 Arrive back in UK or home country

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1 review for Kamchatka

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Been back for 2 months now but the memories are still strong. After the initial disappointment of not even being able to get close to our mountaineering obectives due to the weather conditions our spirits were raised by an unexpected change of itinerary. By relocating to the Tolbachik area we were given the unique opportunity to witness the birth of new land at the very edge of a continent.
    Arriving in the middle of the night in a lunar landscape we were tempted by an erie orange glow in the sky. Through the next day we were treated to a text book of volcanic activity culminating in a night walk to the crater rim. The excitement of burning rocks hurling over our heads was surpassed as we stared, mesmerised, into the cauldron of molten rock and fire.
    A truly remote and beautiful area with adventure and unique experiences guaranteed. Dave and the Russian guides had a number of challenges but rose to these and gave us a fantastic holiday. The mountains looked great and I am sure that the climbing is superb!

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Kamchatka Expedition -

We've just had a team return from Kamchatka, a new and very exciting destination which boasts some of the most beautiful and dramatic volcanic landscapes on the planet. One of our clients just left some very positive feedback which we thought you might like to read:

"Well I'm back from Kamchatka a little lighter and a bit hairier.What can I say,it was a fantastic experience. I signed up for a remote experience with the unexpected thrown in and boy did it deliver"

Kamchatka Expedition 2nd August 2013 -

Report received from Leader, Dave:

13th Aug - Dave rang today from Petropavlovsk.  In the last 2 days they climbed Tolbachik volcano, which was erupting whilst they were there and Dave described as stunning. They have had some tough days - one day they walked 27kg including 1800 metres of ascent. Tomorrow they will head out again, this time to trek up Gorely volcano and the day after they plan to trek up Mytnovsky which will end their climbing sessions. Then it's back to Moscow for a night and then home.

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The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£400 per Person

Land Only Availability Days Price Book
17th Sep 2022 - 2nd Oct 2022
With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
15th Sep 2022 - 3rd Oct 2022