Esso is a village in Kamchatka's central region, 520km north of the capital. Established in 1932 in a picturesque confluence of river Bystraya and unfreezing river Uksichan.
In the language of the Even people "Esso" stands for larch-tree. If you are a warm-blooded animal, August and September are best months for you to visit. If you are used to cold weather and grew hair, than you may find sightseeings all around the year, especially in winter when the local geothermal sources are most enjoyable. The abundance of hot water has given rise to the local's nickname for the town - "Kamchatka Switzerland". Besides that, hot springs are used for house-heating.
From Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by automobile or public bus. The journey used to last 10 hours, but since the road has been paved all the way to Esso, the journey now takes approximately 6-8 hours including an hour-long stop for lunch in Milkovo.
Most of all by foot, less by half-track and helicopter. Dogs and horses are a must vehicle.
Annual dog-sledging races Beringia (Берингия) The race 1980km long is listed in Guiness Book.
Local souvenirs are abound
There are a several shops.
There are several hotels run by families or small enterprises.