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Kamchatka Kayaking & Hiking Adventure

A 100-Mile Expedition Through the Siberian Taiga to the Bering Sea – A Nat Hab Exclusive
Departure Return Notes
06/03/2015 06/03/2015 06/17/2013  
06/18/2015 06/18/2015 07/02/2015  
2015 Fees
Prices are per person based on double occupancy
$8,995 (5-12 trip participants)
$9,995 (1- 4 trip participants)
Single Suppl.: $290
Deposit: $500 (non-refundable)

Please note: You will be charged at the highest rate listed above, for either double or single occupancy, upon booking. We will adjust your price based on the number of travelers booked on the trip at approximately 45 days prior to departure. You will be refunded any applicable amount at this time.

Prices are given in US Dollars.
Location of Adventure
Kamchatka Peninsula, Eastern Russia
Group Size Limit
Maximum 12 travelers. A very important feature of our Kamchatka expedition is the limited group size, as wilderness hiking and kayaking are best experienced and most safely conducted with a small group.
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Included
Accommodations, meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 15, safe drinking water, most gratuities, services of a Natural Habitat Expeditions professional Expedition Leader, support crew, sea kayaking and safety equipment, commissary equipment and tents, support raft local transfers and helicopter flights within Kamchatka.
Not Included
Travel to and from Petropavlovsk, sleeping bags and pads, some gratuities, alcohol, personal phone calls, laundry, travel insurance, and other equipment items of a personal nature.

Mandatory Insurance
Medical Evacuation Insurance is mandatory for all Natural Habitat Expeditions trips. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage provided by Natural Habitat, note that the cost of a medical evacuation policy will be added to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage, including your insurance company’s name and contact number, and your insurance policy number.
Physical Requirements
This trip is rated Extreme Adventure

Our Kamchatka trip is an expeditionary hiking and river kayaking adventure with a flexible itinerary, thus the number of miles traveled each day will depend upon local weather and river conditions. All participants must have multi-day paddling experience in rivers and oceans. Participants should expect to paddle no more than 5-6 hours each day, but if we have to struggle against the wind and current in order to reach a safe and optimal campsite for the night, we may have to paddle for longer periods. The river paddling section of the trip includes portions of Class II whitewater kayaking, with long stretches of strong currents as well as easy whitewater. Rapids are rarely difficult to navigate, though all will be carefully scouted, and if deemed too difficult, we will portage around them.

Generally, our paddling philosophy is not to “cover miles” for the sake of covering miles, but to follow an interesting route and explore as we go along, while still keeping the end point of our journey in mind. This trip begins in the upper tributaries of the East Zhupanova River and ends at the river's mouth on the remote shores of the Bering Sea (Pacific Ocean).

The hiking segment from the Karimsky Volcano to the put-in on the river covers about 25-30 miles and takes 2-3 days depending on the strength of the group and hiking conditions. Each participant is expected to carry approximately 35 pounds of personal gear and shared group equipment for this multi-day hike.

If you have any questions about your suitability for an expedition of this nature, please call our office at 1-800-543-8917 to discuss it further.
Important Information About This Trip
There is no better way to experience Kamchatka’s untamed volcanic landscapes and wild rivers than on foot and by kayak. Our highly trained Expedition Leaders and support staff are on hand to help bring it all alive in a personalized and safe manner. Our paddling route is a classic “A-to-B" journey and takes us from the seismically active peaks of central Kamchatka to the North Pacific shores. We first hike cross-country from our helicopter drop-off point through the taiga forest, following the shores of narrow river canyons to our put-in on the East Fork of the upper Zhupanova River. We then build our folding kayaks and take to the river. Our paddling begins with easy whitewater and ultimately reaches a flat section of the broad estuarine river, ending up at the river's mouth. On land, we hike across trailless wilderness, over boulder fields, scree and snowfields. Our campsites are in the birch forest, on sandy beaches, or on grassy flats along the river.

This expeditionary trip is for those who want to experience the little-known wilderness of Eastern Russia at its purest. We will travel as a small band of hardy adventurers, each committed to making the trip a success for all. Particpants are expected to pitch in with setting up their own tents, carrying some common gear on the cross-country hike,  and helping to portage kayaks past rapids when necessary. We have a full support kitchen crew and cook.

Please note: The itinerary provided is meant as a guideline and is subject to change without notice. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to deviate from our regular itinerary for reasons beyond our control. In these instances we will provide the best available alternative.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrive in Petropavlovsk, Russia anytime on Day 1 before 5 PM, and depart anytime on Day 15.

We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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