Kamchatka

HIGHLIGHTS

What is Kamchatka? There are a lot of legends about the uniqueness and exceptionality of this land. Kamchatka is a marvelous fairy tale with giant volcanos instead of dragons that spout fire and with magical waters of healing springs which are able to recover strength and restore health. Kamchatka has a great abundance of amenities: clean and limpid rivers full of valuable fish species; fantastic Martian landscapes; Earth breaks up and glowing lava; smoking fumaroles and acid lakes; obstinate geysers gushing out with a violent force; a rave of color and unique diversity of flora and fauna. Where else on our planet you can look inside the Earth and feel its pulse or feel as if you were an astronaut-discoverer? By the way, it was Kamchatka where the Soviet scientists tested the first lunar rovers.

Is not it a miracle to see all four seasons at a time – snow-covered peaks of volcanoes, snow patches on slopes of the mountains slightly touched with the sun, green meadows and boundless reaches of tundra of all colors of autumn?

For a long time Kamchatka has been a forbidden fruit and a pipe dream for tourists. In the Soviet era, the peninsula was closed for tourists for national security reasons and partly in order to preserve natural beauty. Severe snow-capped peaks, pure high altitude lakes, rivers full of salmons and thermal springs – all these charms of nature used to be accessible only to the inhabitants of Kamchatka. The rest could only admire them through the prism of televisions screens.

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The unique relief gave the Kamchatka region the right to enter the UNESCO World Heritage List, and opened doors for tourists to the world of extreme sports. Volcanoes in Kamchatka form an unforgettable landscape, give a chance to make an exciting ascent and open up endless possibilities for winter sports enthusiasts.

One of the world famous attractions is the Valley of Geysers located in the Kronotsky Reserve. You can only get here by helicopter, but the tour is cost the time and money spent. You can also see geysers in the Mutnovsky volcano area – here they are smaller, but you can get there by road.

In Kamchatka, you can see a variety of animals in their natural habitat. One of the strongest impressions is watching how bear is fishing. But not only bears you can see in Kamchatka. On sea cruises you can meet sea lion and killer whales, and on hikes – ground squirrel and foxes.

Indigenous culture of Kamchatka has more than 12 thousand years. Koryaks, Itelmens, Chukchi, Evens and Aleuts did not forget the language of their ancestors, although sometimes they speak Russian better than their native. You can get acquainted with the history, traditions, way of life of the most ancient inhabitants of the peninsula today by visiting museums, ethnocultural centers and campsites.

Many popular sights of Kamchatka – for example, in the Valley of Geysers or on the Kuril Lake – possible to reach only by air. Helicopter excursions provide an opportunity not only to get to the most remote and protected places, but also to view local landscapes from a height. The bizarre silhouettes of mountains and winding streams on the slopes and plateaus, the smooth surface of lakes in volcanic craters, colorful swamps and clouds of steam from hot springs – all this makes even the most experienced tourists for a long time to freeze near the window.

Kamchatka is a paradise for those who are ready not to spare their stomach, and a nightmare for those who are on a diet. It is simply impossible to restrain your appetite. Markets and restaurants are full of the exquisite delicious seafood. Ocean generously shared its edible treasures with the inhabitants of the peninsula. Try it and you!

There is always a wave on the east coast – an object of desire of people with boards. In the comfort season, from July to September, when the water warms up to 15 ° C, wave conquerors come here from all over the world. But even in winter, the Halaktyrsky beach, which stretches for almost 30 km, does not become empty: extreme people wear warm wetsuits (the water temperature ranges from -3 to +4 ° C) and prolong the surfer season to infinity.

From the air – right into the crater of the volcano or on the Pacific coast! No one extreme sport will give tourists such breathtaking impressions as heli-skiing. The helicopter delivers freeride lovers to the remote top, and skiing or snowboarding, they rush down the wild slopes.