On the top of Kluchevskaya.Walking Grades and Fitness
Grading is a somewhat difficult topic as much depends on the individuals own perception of his or her abilities. The following is intended as a general guide to our grading system. The levels of difficulty are divided into categories B/C/D. Although the trekking is not at great altitude, it occasionally traverses rough terrain and involves some long days and steep climbs.

Grade B walks (Moderate): are for those of any fitness level who are able to traverse moderately hilly terrain. Walking is limited to day excursions from a central location to which you will be transported. These day hikes are normally no more than 6 hours in duration and all walking may be done with no backpack or with a light day pack.

Grade C walks (Strenuous): are for the more serious hill walker and a higher level of physical fitness is required. However, no special physical preparations should be needed. Walking days are normally 6-8 hrs and may involve up to 900m of ascent and descent. You should be prepared for several consecutive days of walking, sometimes at higher altitudes, so stamina is important. However, occasionally rest days in the course of the trek will be included.

Grade D walks (Tough): require that you are very fit and previous trekking experience is strongly recommended. Grade D includes long walks with steep uphill and downhill gradients. There will be some hiking at high altitudes (up to 4000m) and corresponding cold weather conditions. These treks will also involve several long days (up to 8-9 hours) of trekking continuously without a rest day.

#806. Kamchatka mountaineering trip for the experts (for travel companies only)
Kamen (front) and Kluchevskoy Volcanoes

SEASON: June 15th - August 20th
Departure 2023: upon request
Group size - up to 10 pax.

Open to outsiders for less than a decade, Kamchatka offers a wealth of spectacular climbs on active volcanic slopes. Our expert guides are world-class alpinists with multiple ascents across Russia and in the Himalayas. This tour offers the chance to be the first foreigner to make a ascent of Kamchatka's highest peaks: Krestovsky and Klyuchevskoy, the highest point on Kamchatka and the highest active volcano in Eurasia.




Day 1. Arrival in Petropavlovsk. Transfer to a hotel. Welcome dinner in a city restaurant. Meet your guides and prepare for your trip.
Day 2. Travel by 6WD bus to Avachinsky Volcano plateau. Make camp. Short day hikes. Overnight in tents.
Day 3. Make an acclimatization ascent/descent of active Avachinsky Volcano (2754 meters). Enjoy spectacular views of Koryaksky Volcano and the Pacific Ocean. Return to Petropavlovsk.
Day 4. Drive to the old Even settlement at Esso (the Evens are one of the native tribes of Kamchatka). Stops for food and to view the spectacular landscape. In Esso you will visit a museum of native culture. You will also have a chance to try the Banya (a traditional Russian sauna). Overnight in private apartments.
Day 5. Helicopter MI-8 flight to Bogdanovich Glacier which is located between Krestovsky, Ushkovsky, Kamen and Kluchevskoy Volcanoes. Altitude 2800 meters.
Day 6. Ascent and descent of Krestovsky Volcano (4108m). Return to base camp.
Day 7. Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 8. Trek up to the pass (3200m).
Day 9. Ascent and descent of active Kluchevskoy volcano(4750m), the highest point of Kamchatka and the highest active volcano in Eurasia.
Day 10. Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 11. Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 12. Trek down along Bogdanovich glacier to Ushkovsky Volcano.
Days 13-14. Trek down to Kopyto Mt. (12km per day).
Day 15. Return to Petropavlovsk. Hotel in Paratunka resort. Bath in a pool fed by thermal hot water.
Day 16. City tour. Shop for souvenirs (caviar, smoked salmon, king crab etc.). Depart Kamchatka.

Cost 00.00 per person.

Price includes:

  • Full board
  • Double accommodation in hotels in city and Paratunka resort
  • English-speaking rep at arrival and departure in PKC airport
  • Transfers by coach, helicopter MI-8 and 6WD bus
  • City tour and museum fees;
  • Guide, interpreter and cook services;
  • Tents, ropes and camp equipment;
  • Visa invitation and visa registration;
  • All necessary permits

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