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Mutnovsky volcano, waterfall in Opasny (Dangerous) Canyon

Ascent and observation of Mutnovsky volcano craters

12 hours

«Gloomy cliffs, a build up of black boulders, toxic air and gray dead lake recall a memory of what Dante once predicted a limbo would look like. The only missing thing is Kharon, the ferryman of the souls of the dead, who would carry us further to the unknown… «Beyond»… From the memoirs of tourists (1953).

To this day a visit to the Mutnovsky volcano crater evokes tremor and the feeling of unpredictability. And rightly so. For it is one of the most active and unsteady volcanos of Kamchatka. The ascention along the snowbound path amid the breathtaking landscapes, boiling mud pools, sulfur steam bursting from under earth. All of this reminds greatly of the sceneries of hell so many times described in dozens of books. The perception of reality leaves you and you start to doubt if you came of your own free will or you were led here as an atonement for your sins.

The ever-changing wind wafts the thick sulfur fog from one side to another and uncovers new secrets of the «fire Dragon». But take into account that the volcano keeps an eye on you as well. If you are respectful and trustworthy, you’ll have an opportunity to visit another spectacular place — «Active Crater».

Tour program

5:00 a.m.

5:00 a.m. — picking up the tourists from their location

5:45 a.m. — departure by the off-road vehicle to the foot of the volcano

9:45 a.m. — safety briefing, preparation to ascention

10:15 a.m. — start of ascention

12:00 p.m. — extensive rest halt, tea

12:45 p.m. — exploration of craters

3:30 p.m. — rest, lunch

4:00 p.m. — start of descent

6:00 p.m. — relocation to the waterfall in the Opasny canyon, dinner

7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. — departure to Petropavlovsk

Places and attractions

  • Serebrany (Zaykin) creek
  • river Paratunka
  • Viluchinsky volcano
  • Viluchinsky waterfall
  • Viluchinsky pass
  • Caldera  of Gorely volcano
  • Waterfall in Canyon Opany (Dangerous)
  • Crater of Mutnovsky volcano (Nothern and Southern fumarole fields, crater "Aktivnaya Voronka")

Difficulty level

Medium

Training required.

Attractions type

Meal service

tea, hot lunch

Price

10 000 

For one person.

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What is included

  • Transport
  • Guide, guide’s assistant
  • Driver
  • Meals
  • Insurance
  • Recreational fees

Necessary equipment

  • Waterproof and windproof insulated sports suit
  • Warm jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Gaiters
  • Hiking boots (high boots on hard ribbed soles)
  • Additional footwear (Light sneakers)
  • Synthetic socks
  • Sun block cream
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