Kamchatka travel holding "Krai-Purga"

Т.04. Ascending Avacha volcano

Available: July - September
Duration of programme: 2 days
Altitude drops during ascending is about 1900м.
General time of ascending: about 7 hours
Quantity of days with active travel (on foot): 1


    The Avachinsky volcano is located in the zone of modern young volcanism - the Eastern range, the length of which is 850 km. The Avachinsky is considered to be one the most active. Its height is 2751 m. The volcano is situated in 30 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, that's why residents often call it "our home vocano". It got its name in the 18th century because of its close position to the Avacha River. But the volcano has as well an ancient name - Burnt Hill, which, possibly, is connected with the fact that the jets of gases - fumaroles constantly arise above the volcano’s peak, i.e. as if the volcano emits smoke. Avacha is constantly at work; its last eruption was in the year 1991. The climb of Avachinsky is quite popular among tourists; it’s possible to reach the peak under the guidance of an experienced instructor for 6-8 hours. Ascending doesn't require any special equipment or preliminary training. Annualy 2-3 thousands tourists conquer the volcano. The flora of the territory is awe-inspiring and deserves seeing.


  • Day 1: Transfer to Avachinsky volcano.
    Departure from Petropavlovsk. Accommodation. Acclimatizing walks. Dinner by the fire.
  • Day 2: Ascending Avachinsky volcano (2741м).
    Early breakfast. Ascending volcano. Snacks. Ascending. Excursion along the crater. Descending. Approximately time of returning to the camp – 6 p.m. Dinner. Departure to Petropavlovsk – 8 p.m.


Cost: 6 000 roubles.

Total price includes: transfer, meals during the rout, staff (guides, cook), equipment for ascending, accommodation.

Total price doesn’t include: individual equipment, insurance


  • Transport during the tour: truck 6 WD, 15 seats
  • Accommodation: tents
  • Items recommended to have: a backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, runners, , boots (or rubber boots with firm soles) , windproof clothes , training suit, sweater, pants, coat with a hood, raincoat , spare socks, hat or cap, gloves, personal hygienic items and first aid kit, flashlight, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, sunscreen cream, extra little backpack or a bag (up to 30 liters capacity).
    All other items - just up to you.

For visitors who are not ready for ascending, we offer pleasant walks to the foot of two volcanoes, covered wonderful alpine flowers. The route for ascending is easy for everybody. There is no need any special equipment and training to ascend in summer time. In good weather, every person can ascend Avacha volcano without difficulties. It is very popular among Russians and foreign visitors.