Kelimutu volcano is located on lost in the ocean island of Flores, which belongs to the Small Eastern Indonesian Sunda Islands. Since the island is far removed from the mainland, tourists visit it not so often, Yes, and, frankly, there is almost no infrastructure. The last time the volcano erupted in the last century, in 1968, and doesn’t give any signs of activity. But in the last eruption in the magma formed coldera, which were a kind of cups, which collect water from precipitation.
Today flying over the island can be clearly seen from the aircraft with three bright turquoise spots – this is the famous lake Kelimutu. What are they famous for?
The fact that lake Kelimutu is constantly changing colour. Turquoise lake over the year could turn into turquoise, then after a certain time become red or green. Due to this, however, the presence in water of various minerals. It is the chemical relationship of these components and leads to a dynamic change of color of the water. Well, for example, green lake suggests that, in reaction into hydrochloric and sulphuric acids, the red tint of the water indicates the interaction of hydrogen sulphide with iron.
The local aboriginal people, who belong to the tribe of Leo, there is a legend about Kelimutu. They say that the lakes are inhabited by the souls of the dead. Continue reading
Dangerous the lake is at the top of the volcano Small Semyachik. Namely, in the crater of the name of the Trinity. It attracts tourists with its amazing color — with height of bird’s flight in Sunny weather, overlooking the bright turquoise lake surrounded by black earth. This color give the lake the smallest particles of sulfur that are released into the water from the volcano. If you look at the lake from the surface of the earth, it is impossible to believe that it looks turquoise on top. From some angles the pond seems to be just muddy. The diameter of the lake is small — only 500-600 meters.
The Semyachik volcano is considered to be valid, some scientists believe that this lake was formed as a result of one of the eruptions. The water temperature here is around 30-40 degrees, but the lake gradually cools down. In some winters the surface is fully covered with ice and snow.
In the crater of the Trinity on the shore there is a small black beach, but swimming there is deadly: dissolved in water acid eat through even metal. Prolonged exposure near a lake without a mask can also harm the health. However, tourists are regularly organized not only helicopter tours over the volcano, but Hiking tours on the lake — and even with the descent into the crater to the shore.
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Type of route: Hiking
Duration: 8 days
Length: a car is 1220 km, walking part -92 km
Age: 18 years old, accompanied by adults – from 16 years
The tour price per person 10 350 thousand rubles.
The travel route lies in the area between Chewie and Arguta – the two largest tributaries of the Katun river. The left tributaries Arguta, including Chawla, originate from the North-Chuya range. This is one of the steep ridges of the Altai at the highest level m. Here are the most beautiful lake of Altai, framed by snowy peaks, is shavlinskie. The snowy peaks of the “fairy Tale”, “Beauty”, “Dream” reflected in the waters of the middle lake and Shalinskogo make an unforgettable impression. The length of the middle of the lake is 2 km, depth up to 30 m. the Nature of the North Chuya ridge has been preserved almost intact. Despite a considerable height, and rather long walks, Mountains lakes often rest, even families with children.
The tour program
Day 1. Barnaul – the settlement of Chibit. Travel along the famous Chuysk two beautiful Seminsky pass and Chike-Taman, which offers magnificent views of the Altai mountains. Troubles in the camp Continue reading