“Miracles of Kamchatka” — a three-day walking tour of the Uzon-Geyser area.
For those who prefer to measure miles of earthly beauty with their own steps. Two of the Kronotsky Reserve’s main thermal fields — the Uzon Volcano caldera and the Valley of the Geysers — are connected by a thin path that runs along picturesque riverbanks. You can get acquainted with the tundra’s plants, many of which are listed as endangered and see butterflies fluttering over such incredible blooms as phyllodoce, loiseleuria, dryas, sanguisorba, and saxifraga. In addition, you will have the opportunity to see brown bears in their natural habitat and, perhaps, view falcons and sea eagles.
Length of excursion: 3 days.
Level of difficulty: the route is not rated for difficulty, but it does require some athletic training and basic hiking experience.
Important! Stops for the night are possible at the Glukhoy River (field station), the Sestrenka River (camp), and in the Valley of the Geysers (visitor center at the ranger station).
Additional services: Souvenirs and books about Kamchatka and the Kronotsky Reserve are available for purchase at Uzon and in the Valley of the Geysers.
Getting there: Tourist agencies throughout Kamchatka organize tours to the Reserve territory. For more information, call the Kronotsky Reserve’s Division of Ecological Education and Tourism at +7 (41531) 7 16 52.
The tour’s contribution to the development of protected areas: all proceeds will be used for the preservation of natural systems, research of the territories, and growth of environmental education.