All tours to the Avachinskiy volcano start from the “Kamchatintour” base camp which is situated at 890 m above sea level. The distance between PKC and the base camp is about 50 km. The 2-days programme with ascending the volcano includes the training ascent of the Camel mountain which is necessary for the guide to distinguish between the groups’ physical capabilities, to give you safety instructions and advise you on the choice of the clothes and footwear to mount the volcano.
The Avachinskiy volcano (2751 m) is one of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka often called “home volcano” among Kamchatka’s people. Its crater is filled with hardened lava above which you can see rising clouds of fumaroles. The ascent is quite difficult but doesn’t require special equipment. Any person can ascend it. The time for ascending and return to the base camp is 9 hours for “average” groups.