Kamchatka travel holding "Krai-Purga"

E.03. The Valley of Geysers – fishing on the Zhupanova River

Period: the second half of June – the end of September
Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Transport: Flights are made by helicopters Mi 8T
Number of people in a group: min 18 – max 20
Staff: guide, cook



    Visit one of Russia's natural miracles - the Valley of geysers, which is sheltering spectaculous and unique works of nature - more than 200 thermal springs, about 40 geysers and dwarf geysers, mud pots, fumaroles, etc. There are only four places in the world with similar geothermal activity - the USA, New Zealand, Iceland and Kamchatka. And Kamchatka geysers are the youngest among them. The tourist camp "Dzendzur" is situated on the famous Zhupanova river. In 242 km the river flows into one of the Pacific Ocean's firths. The salmon populations is a key link of the river's ecosysten. All kinds of salmon populations common for East Kamchatka rivers can be found here as well as unique rainbow trout.




  • Take off from the airport to the Valley of Geysers (flying around Karymsky and Maly Semyachik volcanoes) – flight time 1 hour 15 min.
  • Landing in the Valley of Geysers. Observation of the landslide from the first look-out point. 2-hour walking excursion along the wooden path in center of the Valley of Geysers with a guide. From the first observation point tourists will see the consequences of the landslide: the overflow of the river Geysernaya, the submerged griffon of the Geyser Maly(Small geyser), the Geysernoye Lake. Tourists are guaranteed to see the eruption of the Bolshoy geyser (the Big geyser). From the next observation point tourists will see pulsating springs Malakhitovy Grot (Malachite grotto), Avery; eruptions of geysers: Shchel (Crack), Novy Fontan (New Fountain), Fontan (Fountain), Nepostoyanny (Unsteady), Dvoinoy (Double), Shchel (Slot). The luckiest can witness the eruption of the geysers Velikan (Giant), Zhemchuzhny (Pearly), Jubilee Grotto. The cycle of these geysers is rather long: Giant (once in 4-10 hours), Pearly (once in 4-5 hours); as to Geyser Grot (Grotto), it erupts once in several years.
  • Flight to the river Zhupanova (flight time 40 minutes). Fishing at the Zhupanova River on the principle “catch & set free”. Zhupanova is the wild virginal taiga river. It is a place of spawning for 5 kinds of Pacific salmon: red salmon, Chinook salmon, pink (humpback) salmon, chum salmon, Coho salmon. Besides in this river one can find such constant habitants as char, rainbow trout, white-spotted char. Rainbow trout is the main object of fishermen’s interest. Population of rainbow trout is considered to be one of the most unique in the world. The weight of some species reaches 8 kilos, its length can be 80 cm.
  • Dinner with Ukha (Russian fish-soup) in the tourist centre.
  • Flight to Yelizovo. (flight time 35 minutes).

Changes in programme are possible because of bad weather conditions.


Cost per one person (in the group of 18 - 20) – 34 000 roubles .
Fishing tackle is not included in the price.


  • Meals: Standard lunch (hot meal)
  • Insurance
  • Items recommended to have: windproof clothes , casual boots, camera, video camera, personal hygienic items and first aid kit, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, sunscreen cream.

All other items - just up to you.