Into the Wild

Trekking tour with expedition character into the wild & untouched South of Kamchatka.

What to Expect

If you are into unknown, hardly visited by anyone and awaiting to be explored routes, then this adventure into the southern part of Kamchatka definately for you.

As you fly into the South of Kamchatka by helicopter, you get stunned by how green and blue colours prevail in this part of the Kamchatka peninsula. The emerald green of the forests and tundra is softly interrupted by cristal blue water of numerous rivers filled with wild salmon in summer. The South of Kamchatka carries proudly its name "the Kingdom of Bears" as the conditions here are perfect for them. 

We invite you to experience this region as not so many know it: rough, wild and untouched. There are only few people who know this area through and out, and we got them on board and designed this tour for those who are keen to experience real adventure. You go on a six - day long trekking around such volcanoes as Koshelewsky and Kambalny, moreover you get to climb those. The highlight of this tour is spending another two days on the shore of the famous Kurile lake, and moreover get to ascend the Iljinsky volcano, that dominates the area of the Kamchatka´s deepest lake.

We also introduce you Kamchatka´s most active volcanoes such as Gorely with its acid lakes in the magnifique  crater, and the Mutnowsky volcano where you can hike into its center - the active crater and see, feel, experience what an active volcano looks like from the inside.


€ 3200
per person
Group size
Tour code
August - Mid of September
on request

Tour highlights

  • Kamchatka by helicopter & truck
  • 6 - day long expedition trekking
  • five volcanoes
  • Brown bears at the Kurile lake
  • picturesque helicopter flight
  • wild & untouched South of Kamchatka
  • volcanoes Gorely & Mutnovsky

Tour Itinerary

Arrival at one & only airport in Kamchatka. Pick - up at the airport and transfer to hotel. Briefing with the guide & team in the evening.
Transfer to the heli port. Flight to the Ozernowsky settlement (approx. 1 h 15 minutes) along volcanoes, tundra, and western shore. After landing transfer by off - road vehicle to the Pauzshetka village, where you set the camp at your guide´s garden, which offers you pool with hot thermal water and Russian sauna. Overnight in tents.
You leave the Pauzshetka village for the next four days to explore the area which is more populated by brown bears than by humans. Therefore your guides are equipped with weapons for the protection of the group.
During these four days your major goal is to summit two volcanoes: Koshelewsky and Kambalny. In between you cross high tundra ans explore the wild nature of the South. At one of the days you camp at a place that offers you a natural hot spring bath. Pore joy!
The day you get back to the little paradise in Pauzshetka. Depending where you camp the previous night, you get back to Pauzshetka in the late or early afternoon, where heated sauna and swimming pool as well as cooled fresh drinks are awaiting for. You had quite an adventure!
It is a spare day for the case of bad weather or if your flight was postponed in the beginning. You can either relax in pool, or explore the settlement for example Russian first geo - thermal plant that is located in Pauzshetka is absolutely worth visiting.
You start another part of your trip by hiking 12 km to the shore of the famous Kurile lake. The Iljinsky volcano indicates your destination for camping and for an ascend the next day. Overnight in tents at the lake.
early morning bird and you get to the starting point by a zodiac boat. After a short ride you start descending the Iljinsky volcano, which take approx. 6 hours to get to the crater. After enjoying the magnetic view which not so many people ever had, you get back to the camp. Overnight in tents.
Time to say good - bye to the South of Kamchatka as you first hike 12 km back to Pauzshetka, which has already become your second home.
Our sturdy off - road vehicle Kamaz takes you back to Petropavlovsk - Kamchatsky. It is a long day, as you spend 12+ hours on the road, yet you explore the Okhotsk sea shore out of the window with short stop - overs to cross numerous rivers and creeks. Overnight in hotel.
Time for some sightseeing. The first part of the day you spent visiting Kamchatka´s capital Petropvlovsk - Kamchatsky, the volcanological museum and old city - center. In the early afternoon our Kamaz takes you to the mountainous plateau between Kamchatka´s two most active volcanoes Gorely & Mutnowsky. Set the tent camp.
Ascend the Gorely volcano. Not only is the landscape around fascinated you as you ascend the volcano, but a mind - blowing view awaits you once you get to the crater edge. This not so prominent from the outside volcano fascinates everyone with its colorful craters and its acid lakes. Back to the camp.
Hiking into the crater of the Mutnowsky volcano. One of the rare experiences where you see volcano from its inner side. Get back to the camp.
Drive back to Petropavlovsk - Kamchatsky. Overnight in hotel.
Extra reserve day. You can undertake optional activities such as flight to the valley of geysers or visit Pacific beach with black volcanic sand for surfing. Overnight in hotel.
The tour itinerary is the subject of change due to weather conditions, snow situation and objectives not dependent on us. Out Team & Guides do their best to fulfill the tour as mentioned here, yet changes are applicable due to certain circumstances.

Price includes

  • helicopter flight to Ozernowsky settlement
  • all transfers on land by off - road vehicle
  • zodiac transfers at the Kurile lake
  • local team: guides & cook
  • all permits for Kamchatka State Southern Preserve
  • camping equipment
  • high quality expedition dry - food when on trekking
  • invitation for Russian visa
  • three nights in hotel in Petropavlovsk - Kamchatksy
  • full board when en routé

Price does not include

  • flights to Kamchatka and back
  • visa for entering Russian Federation
  • services not mentioned in program
  • alcohol drinks