Very replete and informative tour of the most interesting areas of Kamchatka modern active volcanic.
During the trip you’ll visit such unique places of Kamchatka as active volcanoes Mutnovsky & Avachinsky, which are considered to be the most beautiful volcanoes of Kamchatka; the unique and wonderful Valley of Geysers – the World miracle.
You will cross Kamchatka from the South to the North and moving from one climate zone to another, you will go to the central Kamchatka, to the location of the largest volcanoes in Eurasia.
You will cross Kamchatka from south to north and going from one climatic zone to another you will get to Central Kamchatka where the largest volcanoes of Europe and Asia are located.
The Kamchatka Peninsula the Russian far East wich connects with the Pacific "Ring of Fire," a volcanic chain stretching from Japan to the Kuril Islands up to the Peninsula, and over to the Aleutians and Alaska. Indeed Kamchatka is 8 time zones away from Moscow and the place where the day begins in Russia. This fish-shaped territory is 1200 kilometers long (750 miles) and 450 km wide (470 miles) at its widest point.
Overall, Kamchatka has 159 volcanoes, most of them extinct. This land is still being formed and with 10% of the world's active volcanoes located here, there is almost always one erupting. Besides skylines ruffled by mountains and volcanoes, there are over 400 glaciers, more than 14,000 rivers, creeks, and many lakes. Among over 200 mineral water springs, about 150 are hot springs and Kamchatkans love to visit and bathe in the more accessible ones.
Kamchatka lies between the Bering and Okhotsk Seas means that an unstable climate there but the varied terrain on the Peninsula itself makes for many microclimates with some areas dryer, warmer, or colder than others.
Kamchatka's isolation for many years helped protect a healthy and stable wildlife population with 37 species of mammals. The symbol of Kamchatka is the brown bear (Ursos arctos). Kamchatka has the highest concentration of bears in Russia. Imagine a peninsula with 14,000 rivers and streams most of which support six species of salmon spawning and it is clear that Kamchatka's salmon provide the needed food base for this abundance of bears. Added to this abundance is the unusually long spawning season of some of the salmon for example sockeye, which spawn from July to March.
Some of the other mammals on Kamchatka include: sable, mink, wolf, red fox, reindeer, moose, lynx, river otter, marmot, ground squirrel, tree squirrels, ermine, and wolverine.