Questions and answers

Questions and answers

The market in Petropavlovsk1. What interesting can I find on Kamchatka?

Kamchatka is very interesting for it's volcanic activities. You have an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of untouched nature. You can also meet here rare species of animals and plants and enlarge your photo collection with new amusing pics. Furthermore you can climb on the top of the mountains and look inside craters of volcanoes. Kamchatka is also attractive for the possibility of fishing salmon, viewing the way of life of the inhabitants, bathing in hot open basins and just for a splendid active rest.

2. With what part of the world Kamchatka could be compared to?

Kamchatka is unique. And there is no any place to be compared to. Some regions are similar to the lands of Southern Siberia. The rivers could be equate to Sayan and the rivers of Ural (but in those there are no red fish). In Russia there are a lot of mountain ranges from Khibini mountains to the Caucasus, but it is very difficult to find separated volcanoes and this is an unforgettable sight. On Kamchatka you can find 160 volcanoes and 28 of them are active. There are only four places on the whole planet where geysers can be found and Kamchatka is one of them. Kamchatka is unique place and it must be seen.

caviar In various hills it is possible to find extinct volcanos, but you them not distinct from usual tops, and on Kamchatka you will find 160 volcanos, 28 of which working. Geysers meet only in four places of Globe, one of which Kamchatka. Kamchatka is unique, and she should be seen.

3. How can I get there?

Only by an airplane. There are daily flights from Moscow. From Saint-Petersburg there are twice-a-week flights. But it is also possible to transfer through Novosibirsk and Habarovsk.The ticket from Saint Petersburg and back costs $500-$ 900 depending on a season.

4. What time is it on Kamchatka when in Moscow is midnight?

The difference between time zones is 9 hours. At midday in Moscow there is 21:00 (9 p.m.) of the same day on Kamchatka.

Impassable places5. What climate is there?

The climate is sea monsoon, on the West is more inclement than on the East. In southern part - sea climate, in central and northern parts is temperate continental climate. The average temperature of February on the West is -15°C, on the East -11°C, in central part -16°C. In August the average temperature is 12-16°C accordingly. Yearly rainfall is 600-1000mm. There is an often changing of the weather and it's instability. The summer period is from the middle of June up to the middle of September. Winter is long and warming begins only from April. From April till May the best time for skiing.

6. What routes offer?

Basic "subjects" of routes: volcanos, fishing, hunting, hot sources, natural parks and reserves, ethnography. According to your desire we can offer routes from easy walking (excursion), up to sports which will have the certain physical and technical complexity.

The beginning of summer7. What can offer me in the winter?

Winter on Kamchatka multisnow. Downhill skiing is very popular, there are good lines. Recently are very popular descents with taking to the top by a helicopter. Rides on snowmobiles and running skis are widely spread. Bathing in hot wells among snow is very impressive.

8. Does this trip safe?

Traveling with a guide and checking for all his instructions you will make your stay on Kamchatka completely safe. Climbs on some volcanoes have some complexities but it is not danger then on other ascents.

9. Is it any international dissention on Kamchatka?

There are 176 nationalities on Kamchatka and ethical groups, but there is no any international strife. Russians contain 80% of the whole population there. Tourists are welcomed very friendly.

10. Is it possible to travel on Kamchatka with children?

Yes. Probably, but complexity of your route should correspond with the age and possibilities of your children.

The beginning of summer11. What requirements should I fulfil during a trip?

Any especial. Only observance of safety rules, environmental protections, and disciplines on a route.

12. What at me should be preparation?

On technical and physical preparation of restriction only on complex routes. Suitable transport, service and a level of loading can be picked up for any age.

13. What kind of equipment is needed?

FumarolaFor technical hard routes you need special equipment. For others you need tracking boots, rucksack, heat-insulating rug, sleeping bag, tent. The detailed list with our recommendations will be sent to everyone. Some part of equipment you can rent in Petropavlovsk.

14. What clothes I need?

In a simple route you need mackintosh, several warm pullovers and trousers, tracking boots. Good remedy for mosquitoes and mosquito net will be very useful in summer period.

15. What nourishment should I expect?

Nourishment will be satisfactory and manifold. For tracking and rafting a guide will draw up a special menu according to loads and desires of a group. It is also possible to hire a cooker and he will meet all your reasonable wishes.

16. Are there any problems with pure water?

No, Kamchatka is clear region in ecological question. Water in rivers is drinking water. In highlands water can contain dredge of fine-dyspersatedelemnts of scoria, but a guide always knows where to take drinking water.

Lake at volcano Ksudach 17. Where will I live?

During stay in city residing at hotels or on private apartments, at will. During the routes in tents or volcanologist's house.

18. What is included in your service?

Our service includes:
1. Making up a trip from all routes you want to go through, coordination of transport, guide and equipment.
2. Meeting and seeing-off in the airport.
3. Accommodation in two and two and three-seater rooms.
4. Transport to the start point, back and in the city.
6. Food on the route and in the city if group would like to include it in the price of the tour.
7. Supplying with equipment and kitchen-ware.
8. Guide and his assistant (if needed). We also can give a cooker and porter for extra money if you need.

Tackles for fishing19. What transport is used?

Only some roads are paved with asphalt. Most of roads are unpaved. That is why to get to the start point we use transport of high cross-country ability - for example, Jeeps. To reach some places is impossible, but by helicopter. In some cases small boats are used.

20. Whether it will be necessary for me to carry a backpack?

It depends on the chosen route and a level of service which you presume. On long foot routes the backpack can bear and the porter (if you will order it). At radial outputs the backpack remains in camp or in the machine.

Alloy on Fast21. What museums can be visited?

Museum of local lore, ethnographical museum and volcanological museum.

22. What fish catch on Kamchatka?

The Greatest interest represent fishing of salmon. King salmon, red salmon, Siberian salmon, silversides and hunchback salmon go here on spawn. The inhabitants of the local rivers are umber and silversides. Fishing of loach is very popular. Each species has it is own period of spawn that is why fishing hear is all the year round. Periods of spawn of some species of fish you can find on our site.

23. Whether traditions among aboriginals were kept?

Yes, they were kept. There are 3% of the whole population. The indigenes are Koryak, Chukchi, Even, Aleutian. Most of them live in compact groups. Deer-raising and handicraft industry of making souvenirs of leather, tree and bone are still the main trades. There are also national holidays. Some of natives have very interesting dancing ensembles.

Have caught!24. What animals can be met?

The animal world is not very reach on Kamchatka for it bears an insular specific. It is possible to meet: wolves, foxes, gluttons, sables, otters, hares, polar foxes, squirrels, musk-rats, dears and so on. In ocean you can see seals and sea-lions. But you will loose much if you don't see bear, marmot and gopher of Kamchatka.

25. What birds can be seen?

White sea-eagle, merlin, peregrine inhabit in the mountains. In the forest lands inhabit partridge, ptarmigan, wood grouse, owl, osprey, golden eagle and woodcock. Near water it is possible to meet ducks, spawns, gooses, cormorants and sea gulls. On the rocks they make noisy bird fairs.

26. What numerical structure of groups?

Optimum quantity of participants of group - 8-10 person. At the greater number it is difficult to coordinate разнонаправленные interests of members of a command, at smaller - cost of round grows by each participant. Groups on 2-4-6 person are most transportable, for them it is easier to change places stages of a route in case of need.

27. What to do to the lonely tourist?

If you do not have command, we can suggest to accept to the next group you in the collective. The decision - behind them.

28. How to order round if we live not in Saint Petersburg?

All conditions can be coordinated by e-mail or by phone. The majority of the groups generated by us were not from Saint Petersburg.

29. Whether it is possible to join participants of group in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka if they take off from different cities?

Yes, it is possible, and even at different stages of a route. About such variant it is written in one of stories of tourists on our site.

30. Whether it is possible to do without the guide?

We do not recommend to refuse services of the guide even to skilled tourists. Why? Esteem the story " For the first time on Kamchatka ".