Kamchatka travel holding "Krai-Purga"

Р.01. Fishing on the Zhupanova river (accommodation in a tourist camp)

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Period: April, 20 – May, 15, July, 15 – October, 15.
Fishing objects: rainbow trout, loach, East Siberian char, king salmon, dog salmon, silver salmon.
Transport: minibus, helicopters Mi-8, Mi-2, motor boats.
Fishing method: sport fishing (fly fishing), spin fishing, catch and release technique.
Accommodation: tourist camp on the Zhupanova river, tourist base “Purga”, Elizovo town.
Group number: 10-12


    People who love nature realize that a few hour picnic on the grass and passing the night in the forest are two diametrically opposed things. When you live in wild nature for a longer period of time, you have got completely different feelings and emotions. City fuss and daily cares disappear in the pure giddy air. You start breathing better, tastier and paying attention to every detail you haven't noticed before. Isn't it wonderful to wake up in the morning and see countours of volcanoes, dim in the haze of approaching dawn, hear gentle murmur of water and birds' singing, sense the fragrance of fresh foliage? And it' possible here, In Kamchatka.

    We won't be surprised if you enjoy your residence in a comfortable tourist camp so much you won't like to leave. In the evening you can try the fish you've caught few hours before. Qualified cooks will prepare different savoury fish and meat dishes as well as fresh caviar. There are all facilities available for you - hot shower, bath-house, hot thermal springs, billiards. satellite TV.

    The Zhupanova river runs in the eastern part of Kamchatka peninsula (its lenght 242 km). It's the largest river that flows into the kronotskiy creek of the Pacific ocean. Due to its remoteness from built-up areas, it' s beyond poacher's reach. One can get here only by helicopter. Experienced fishermen believe it's the best river for salmon fishing. The main fishing object is the biggest rainbow trout - mikizha - that can weigh up to 8 kg and be 80 cm long.

    Our company cares about theecology of this place and see to rational resources use. Thanks to it, Kamchatka's guests can admire beautiful virgin wild nature. To preserve unique rainbow trout species, tourists follow catch and release technique. The Zhupanova river is a motherland for loach and East siberian char; Pacific salmon comes here for spawning - pink salmon, king salmon, dog salmon, silver salmon. On the river banks you'll see the master of kamchatka - big brown bear that can compete with you in fishing skills as well as other representatives of Kamchatka fauna.


  • Day 1. Arrival to Kamchatka. Meeting at Elizovo airport. Transfer to the heliport (20 min). Flight to the tourist camp "Krai-Purga" on the Zhupanova river by Mi-8, Mi-2 helicopters (40-50 min).  Accommodation. Dinner. Fishing.
  • Day 2-6. Fishing time. Breakfast. Going along the river on motor boats. Fishing. Lunch. Fishing. Dinner. Overnight rest in the tourist camp.
  • Day 7. Return to Elizovo. Breakfast. Packing up. Fishing. Lunch. Flight to the town. Accommodation in Elizovo. Dinner. For extra pay bathing in thermal swimmimg pools are possible as well as city tour, visiting fish market and souvenirs shop are possible.
  • Day 8. Departure from Kamchatka. Breakfast. Transfer to Elizovo airport.



Cost per one person : 240 000 roubles.

Total price includes:  tranfer, helicopter flights, fishing license, insurance, accommodation in the tourist camp on the zhupanova river as well as in Elizovo town, hot meals three times a day, motor boats rent (1 boat and 1 guide for 2-3 people), stuff serviice (fishing guide, cooks, chambermaids).

Total price doesn't include: fishing tackles, personal equipment, beverages, cigarettes.


  • Fishing tour usually starts on Saturdays.
  • Changes in the programme are possible due to meteorological conditions. In this case tourists are accommodated on the tourist base "Purga", Elizovo town. Flight to the fishing area is carried out when the weather is fine at the first opportunity.
  • There are no cellular communications on the Zhupanova river.
  • Tourists must have their own fishing tackles and special clothing items.
  • Items recommended to have: warm clothes (water- and windproof jacket with a hood, trousers, sweater, gloves, hat, layered clothing, high boots, waders, personal hygienic items and first aid kit, matches or lighter, flashlight, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, sunscreen cream, camera, binoculars.