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The Unique and Mysterious Land of Kamchatka

Kamchatka placed in the Russian Far East is sandwiched between the Sea of Okhotsk to the west and Pacific Ocean to the east and was discovered three hundred years ago by Russian Cossacks. The entire area remains secluded from the rest of the world with most of the people having hardly heard about this mysteriously beautiful place. Volcanoes of Kamchatka are listed amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Site with the entire area surrounding the famous Kamchatka River being flanked by large volcanic belts featuring close to 160 volcanoes off which 29 of them are considered to be active. The overall weather conditions remains variable throughout the year with summers being moderately cool and winters being quiet violent with the occurrence of lightening.

There are lots of volcano tours being organized on a regular basis. Through these tours, explorers and visitors get a chance to trek and explore its topography and mysteries. The best place to visit is Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes featuring spectacular scenery and is regarded as the highest active volcanoes in entire Asia and Europe. Hiking is another popular activity amongst visitors as this place boasts of varied variety of lunar landscapes, craters, high passes and canyons. En route you might even encounter some rare and almost extinct species of wildlife such as ground squirrels, brown bear and fox.