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Shiveluch Volcano Special

- 8-days expedition to see the ongoing eruption of Shiveluch volcano 16-24 Mar 2019 -

Large eruption of Shiveluch in 2015 (image: Andrej Nikiforov)
Large eruption of Shiveluch in 2015 (image: Andrej Nikiforov)
Glowing avalanche from Shiveluch in 2013 (courtesy of Martin Rietze /
Glowing avalanche from Shiveluch in 2013 (courtesy of Martin Rietze /
If the eruption of Shiveluch continues, we plan an expedition for max 6 participants to observe it during 16-24 Mar 2019. Deadline to sign up is Sat, 24 Feb 2019.
The group will be accompanied by part of our team and is organized in cooperation with the local volcano observatory.
Note: There will be little to no physical difficulty, but you will need to be prepared for severe WINTER conditions (temperatures down to -20 deg C) - you will need proper winter clothing for arctic conditions.
  • Spectacular dome-building eruption
  • Chances of glowing avalanches
  • See one of the world's most active volcanoes
  • Expert team

Shiveluch Special 16-24 Mar 2019

The following is a very rough outline for the itinerary. Depending on circumstances, significant adaptations on location are possible.
Día 1: 16 Mar: Arrival in Petropavlovsk
Arrival and meeting in Petropavlovsk airport, transfer to hotel nearby. Final preparations and group dinner.
A.: hotel in Elizovo (L, D)
Día 2-8: Visiting Shiveluch
17 Mar: transfer to Kluchi
18-22 Mar: 5 days in Kluchi, observation of Shiveluch from different points, one day excursion to Kluchevskoi (if group likes)
23 Mar: return to Elizovo
A.: hotel in Elizovo, hut in Kliuchi, possibly camp (B, L, D)
Día 9: Departure
Transfer to airport and departure, end of service, or own extension.
A.: none (B)
Tour code:VSP_SHI
Tipo de viaje: Expedición volcán: active volcanoes - fotografía - adventure
Group size:3-6
Duración: 9 days / 8 nights


no scheduled dates at present

Precio (pp): 2750 €  ? 


  • All necessary documents for your visa (invitation letter to Russia, military zone permit etc)
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in Gelios hotel, 6 nights on the volcanological station in Kluchi village
  • Full board from lunch on D1 to breakfast on last day
  • All transfers by land (minibus until Kluchi village and back and 4wd jeep / ski mobiles for the 5 days on location)

Tour guide:

The tour will be guided by Andrej Nikiforov, mountain and expedition leader from Kamchatka. Andrew has spent many years organizing expeditions in his country for local and foreign groups and companies, and also has excellent connections with the scientists from Petropavlovsk's Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
A volcanologist from our team will also accompany the expedition.
Our expedition leader Andrew Nikiforov
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