Hut close to hot springs in Nalycheva Valley.#201. Dog sledding to Nalycheva Valley

SEASON: February 1st - April 30th
Departure 2018: upon request
Group size: minimum - 3 pax, maximum - 8 pax.

Come and 'mush' your way around Kamchatka like the aboriginals still do, which to this day is one of the most exciting and practical ways to cover the untamed snow-covered terrain. Now you can not only travel by the same method, but also learn to drive a dog sled yourself. You will visit one of the most popular and beautiful natural parks in Kamchatka - Nalycheva Valley, and bathe in its thermal hot springs.

10 DAY ITINERARY

Day 1. Arrival in Petropavlovsk. Transfer by bus from the airport to the hotel. City tour with a visit to a local museum.
Day 2.
Start a dog-drawn sled drive from Pinachevo settlement to Semenova tourist hut (18km). Stay overnight in hut.
Day 3. Drive by a dog-drawn sled to Nalycheva Valley (22km). Picnic lunch. Accommodation in cabins. Bathe in the Nalycheva thermal hot springs.
Day 4.
Day radial trip on a dog sleds to Aagsky springs (22km). Picnic on the way.
Day 5. Drive by a dog sled to the Talovskiye thermal hot springs (12km).  After lunch rest or go for a bathe  in the geothermal pools. Accommodation in lodge.
Day 6. Return to Nalycheva Valley (12km). Accommodation in the same cabins.
Day 7.
Rest day and bathe in the Nalycheva thermal hot springs. Or reserve day in case of bad weather.
Days 8-9. Dog-sledding back to Petropavlovsk with an overnight in a hut on Semenova tourist base. Transfer to a hotel and evening visit on Day 9 to the Paratunka resort for another chance to bathe in thermal springs. Dinner in the restaurant.
Dog-sledgeDay 10. Shopping. Transfer to airport. Departure.

Cost EUR 3650 per person.

Price includes:

  • Full board
  • Double accommodation in cabins, city hotels and Paratunka resort
  • English-speaking rep at the arrival and departure in the PKC airport
  • Transfers by coach
  • City tour and museum fees
  • 1 dog-drawn sledge per each guest
  • Snowmobiles (to carry guests' luggage and Russian staff)
  • Guide, interpreter and cook services
  • Visa invitation and visa registration
  • Permits

 

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Reindeer Herders#202. Dog sledding and visit to Reindeer Herders

SEASON: December 15th - April 10th
Departures 2018: February 12th and February 26th
Group size: minimum - 4 pax, maximum - 8 pax.

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Our route takes us over the pristine snow-covered mountain passes, high plateaus and valleys close to the volcano, Ichinskiy in central Kamchatka. This area is the traditional home of some of the native peoples and we shall stay at an Even reindeer herder's winter camp and the wilderness home of a family of Koryak fishermen. Nights are spent in huts or yurts (large, heated tents).
In the village of Esso we shall visit the museum, bathe in a hot pool, meet the local people, learn about their culture and enjoy their songs and dances. We shall enjoy local food based on the produce of the area - Reindeer and Salmon. The dates of our visit may coincide with the Beringia Dog Sledge Race and we may be able to watch some of it and meet the competitors.

14 DAY ITINERARY

Day 1. Arrival in Petropavlovsk. Transfer from airport to hotel. Meet your guide. Optional city tour included.
Day 2. Leave Petropavlovsk in the early morning and drive north by 4WD vehicle (306 km) to the old Cossack settlement of Milkovo where we will have lunch in a local restaurant. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 3. Drive to Shanuch settlement (nickel mine) and start dog-sledding tour to Ulagovchan River (here's the three Even fishermen native families, we'll stay in one of them), 13km.
Day 4. Dog-sledding 50km to Cabana River (stay on Even fishermen place in winter huts), try a kamchadal banya (sauna).
Day 5. Dog-sledge 30 km to the camp of the Eveni Reindeer herders and stay in their yurt enjoying their hospitality and learning about their way of life.
Day 6. Visit the Reindeer herd which roams on higher ground and search for the semi-wild horses that forage along the frozen rivers.
Day 7. Dog-sledding 40 km to the Kekuk River, where native hunter hut is located. Stay overnight in a hut.
Day 8. Reserve day in case of bad weather or dog-sledding 20 km to other native hunter hut. Stay overnight in a hut.
Day 9. Dog-sledding 45km to Belogolovaya River (other native hunter's hut).
Day 10. Dog-sledding 40km to the cabins of a family of Koryak fishermen. Eat supper around a fire in a traditional "shalash". Stay in winter huts. Kamchadal banya (sauna).
Day 11. Dog-sledge through magnificent scenery to Esso. Stay in a hotel. Welcome dinner with private Even folk concert.
Day 12. Visit one of Kamchatka's most interesting the local Ethnographic museum and walk around the settlement. After lunch bathing in thermal springs.
Day 13. Returning by a bus to Petropavlovsk. Accommodation in hotel.
Day 14. Departure.

BalaganCost EUR 4650 per person.

Price includes:

  • Full board
  • Double accommodation in cabins and city hotels
  • English-speaking rep at the arrival and departure in the PKC airport
  • Accommodation in cabins while dog sledding
  • Transfers by coach
  • City tour and museum entrances
  • 1 dog-drawn sledge per each guest
  • Snowmobiles (to carry guests' luggage and Russian staff)
  • Guide, interpreter and cook services
  • Visa invitation and visa registration

 

What to wear?

Questions? Interested in booking a trip? See here for answers to frequently asked questions and here for more Kamchatka pictures, click here for booking details or ask your questions here.


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