How do we climb volcano Gorely in Kamchatka
The features of the volcano
The highest point is 1829 meters. It located 80 kilometers away from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski city. Besides, the volcano has another name – Gorely mountain range. Earlier Gorely volcano was a shield volcano, and it had the foot with diameter of 30 kilometers, but its central part was lowed and from where a caldera with a diameter of 9x4 emerged. When the volcanic eruption occurred lava looked for a way out of the craters line on the bottom of the caldera. The years, centuries passed and now we may see prolonged mountain range which you cannot confound any other ones.
If anyone tells you that there is a higher volcanoes and Gorely volcano isn’t impressive at all– don’t believe them! It’s a really stunning volcano and you can cognize its “inner world” when visiting its craters located at the summit.
8 a.m. – A group gathering in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski city. We head on to the volcanic plateau where Gorely and Mutnovsky volcanoes are situated. There are stunning views along the way. You have three hours to get ready for climbing.
While you are in an agony of suspense you may spot Paratunskaya area through the window of our vehicle where a lot of resort zones with hot springs are located. There are also stunning views on our goal – Gorely volcano – from the height of Viluchinsky pass. We arrive at our destination closer to 11 a.m. it depends on road conditions. After having a snack and tea we start!
If you compare scale of difficulty in climbing Avachinsky volcano you notice that this climbing is much easier. We go along the terrain where lava flowed before and it created a comfortable path. You may spot some stacks – thicken remains of lava flows with different shapes. We cope with the 900 meters height difference for three hours and we will be on the summit.
Trekking tour along the summit of Gorely volcano
The interesting part lies ahead. We are to explore some craters of the volcano with our experienced guide.
The crater “Active” is still full of energy. It has a hole with right shape which has a diameter of about 250 meters and a depth of 200 meters! There is also a crater acid lake. A lot of shows of gas-steam, fumaroles, emitting acrid steam into the air are situated on the crater walls and its bottom.
We don’t miss the crater “Blue Lake”. No one crater is compared to the beauty and size of it. It’s situated closer to the eastern part of the volcano and it has a hole with an irregular shape which is surrounded by forbidding steep walls. These crater walls guard the gentle blue lake decorated with ice floes.
That’s not all the craters! Trekking tour to Gorely volcano gives an opportunity for you to watch most of them and you save it in your heart and memory. We have a snack on the summit of the volcano. After having a rest and enjoying views (if weather condition is good) we start to descend. Climbing takes about 6-7 hours including descent, it depends on group’s pace. We are tired but we are happy! We return to our vehicle closer to 7 p.m. and head back to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski.
Trekking tour to Gorely volcano for children and adults
It’s wonderful that this tour is universal since climbing is available even for children. Parents may take their children to show them how our world is large and beautiful. It’s possible that this path to the volcano become one of the steps for further exploring beauties of our Earth planet.
If age of your children is less than 12 years it’s better to go on a private tour or join a group with children so as not to slacken the pace of group with experienced tourists.
Our team is waiting for you! Let’s go on our trekking tour to Gorely volcano!
We offer you to choose this tour which has stable demand every year. This tour present an incredible day to you and the most interesting thing is that you’ll want to repeat this day again and again! Do you have any questions? We will be glad to hold consultation for each tourist since we work for you and have an idea to show you our Kamchatka that we love and value!