General information

  • Time Zone

    GMT + 12 hours

  • Climate

    Kamchatka's climate is decidedly continental; cool winters, warm summers. Summer and autumn months are by far the most popular (June-October) when max temperatures range from 15C to 30C.

  • Languages Spoken

    Kamchatkan is a former dialect cluster spoken on the Kamchatka Peninsula. However, English speaking guides will be available during the entire course of your journey.

  • Electricity Plug Details

    The electric current in Russia is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. European type plugs with two round heads are required. It is advisable to bring adapters along. 

  • Food

    Russian food is quite varied in terms of options. Kamchatka, in particular, has abundant and fresh seafood options. You can also choose between exotic local arctic blueberries, brownberries, cowberries and honeysuckle berries. Although food in this region is a meat lover’s delight, pure vegetarian food can also be taken care of on prior information. If you are allergic to any food items, kindly inform at the time of the booking.

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Weather can change quite rapidly in Kamchatka. Hence, it’s important to be prepared with all season clothing and equipment. Please avoid bright and flashy clothing and strong perfumes/deodorant so that you don’t attract any unwanted wildlife.

    Here are some of our packing suggestions:

    • A well broken-in pair of hiking boots with good ankle support
    • Trainers or trekking sandals are useful around camps, in towns, while crossing rivers, or while travelling.
    • Waterproof jacket and poncho
    • Long warm pants/underpants
    • Warm hat and gloves, good socks and gaiters
    • A sturdy rucksack and sleeping bag
    • Walking poles
    • On warm days: shorts, lightweight trousers, long sleeved cotton shorts, sunhat are recommended
    • Personal hygiene items
    • Towel
    • Thermos Flask
    • Suntan Lotion
    • Camera (telephoto lens recommended)
    • Binoculars
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Insect Repellents
    • Fleece
    • Shell jacket and pants

  • How To Get There

    The most straightforward way to access Kamchatka is via Moscow. Aeroflot and Rossiya Airlines fly direct, non-stop daily from Moscow to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

  • Medication & First Aid

    Please carry some easy to access medicine on the trip, for headaches, diarrhea, constipation, and some re-hydration. powders like Electral etc.

  • Internet

    Internet may not be reliable at all times as breakdowns take time to fix as Kamchatka is extremely remote.

  • Money to Carry

    Bank machines are available in Petropavlovsk where you may withdraw money from your credit or debit cards. Most banks are unfamiliar with Travelers Cheques and therefore cashing them is not very straightforward. In any case you should have always have some cash on hand in US Dollars or EURO when you come to this part of the country.

  • Tipping

    Tipping is usually done at the end of a stay in a specific area or region, when all services are completed. In case you feel your guides/staff have done a decent job, it is always good to showcase your gratitude in person.