EXCEPTIONAL
EXPEDITION YACHT
TcHukotka

TRIP HELISKI KAMCHATKA - THE DACHA TCHOUKOTKA

THE Datcha Tinkoff Collection

8 DAYS

A trip combining gatherings, tourism and sports, all with the unforgettable comfort of La Datcha 77 at night.

Ski & yacht

You embark on a 77-meter expedition yacht and enjoy 12 to 20 hours of skiing!

UP TO 12 PEOPLE

The spectacularly spacious Datcha 77 can accommodate up to 12 people with a crew of 25 members.

Immersion

Discover the people and customs of the Russian Far North!

Diversity

Enjoy a varied programme combining ski descents and cultural outings..

Exception

Access a rugged, wild region thanks to the performance of the superyacht La Datcha..

HELISKI RUSSIA : EXCLUSIVE ORGANIZER OF THE HELISKI ACTIVITY ON THE DACHA STAYS

The Datcha Tinkoff Collection offers a great and unique offer of stays, on which we are both happy and honored to collaborate. 

For many years, we have had the pleasure of guiding Oleg Tinkov, owner of the super yacht expedition La Datcha 77, on the slopes of Kamchatka. A Russian businessman and founder of Tinkoff Bank, Oleg Tinkov has a body-ridted adventure and a particular passion for heliskiing. 

So it was only natural that he dreamed and built the luxury icebreaker La Datcha 77, equipped with two B3 Squirrel helicopters ready to take off to explore the most beautiful slopes. 

Oleg Tinkov has chosen to trust us to organize and ensure the heliskiing part of the Datcha 77 stays. With his confidence, it is with excitement that we embark on this prestigious adventure!

La Datcha 77 : LUXURY ACCOMMODATION AND EXCITING EXPEDITIONS

Aboard the superyacht La Datcha, you’ll experience 8 exceptional days, a cocktail of luxury and adventure.

A packed but well-balanced programme, promising you magical moments of skiing along with exploration of the northern part of this phenomenal volcanic peninsula.

You’ll find Kamchatka just off the pacific coast of Russia. Even its name sounds like an adventure. We’ll meet you in Petropavlovsk before heading north to the Anapka Isthmus. 

You’ll explore wild and remote lands that few westerners have ever set foot on. 

What about skiing? The Squirrel B3 is ready to take you to the top of the steepest slopes!

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1

On the first day, you’ll arrive in Anadyr, the capital of Chukotka. After a 10 min. helicopter transfer, you’ll reach La Datcha, your comfortable base camp for the coming week. Once you’re settled, a delicious brunch will be served on board, followed by a security briefing and a presentation of the week’s program by your guide.

During the day, La Datcha will sail to the Arctic Ocean.

We’ll sail to Urup Island at night.

DAY 2

In the early morning, the ship will drop anchor in Kresta Bay, near the village of Egvekinot, one of the most beautiful places in Chukotka. The 100 km long bay is flanked by mountains. This place is unique because it’s the only point on earth where the eastern and western hemispheres meet the Arctic Circle.

While you’re enjoying heliskiing, LA DATCHA will continue its cruise north to Providence Bay.

DAY 3

Today, we’ll drop anchor in Providence Bay whose landscape is characterized by rugged fjords. This bay was discovered in 1660 during an expedition to Cape Chukotsky.

This area conceals spectacular slopes and magical landscapes.

After our ski day, we can visit the Beringia Heritage Museum, discovering the customs of the Chukchi, Evenk and Eskimo peoples and familiarising ourselves with the history of the Chukotke Peninsula.

DAY 4

In the morning, the ship will continue its northbound cruise, exploring the mountains along the Pacific coast.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit the famous Whale Alley on Yttygran Island.

Discovered by Soviet archaeologists in 1977, this site is extremely unique. You can imagine it as an ideal setting for a fantasy film. This strange spot is home to constructions made of skulls and whale bones as well as carefully and strategically placed stones. Archaeologists see this mysterious site as a place of worship of the Punuk culture (one of the civilizations of the Inuit) dating back to the 14th century.

In the afternoon, LA DATCHA will depart for the island of Arakamchechen, famous for its walrus colonies, with up to 50,000 marine mammals to see.

The crew will organize a good picnic followed by a soak in the Chaplinsky hot springs to end the day.

DAY 5

In the morning, we’ll reach the famous Cape Dezhnev, the easternmost point of Asia. This is where the Arctic waters meet the Pacific Ocean. Long ago, it was a narrow isthmus connecting Asia and North America, through which huge migrations of people and animals passed.

The mountains are not very high in this area, which makes it possible to spot polar bears. We’ll also visit the village of Uelen, the easternmost town in the Russian Far East, just below the Arctic Circle. This village is known for its bone carving skills.

DAY 6

Today, La Datcha will be turned towards the south. On the way to Providence Bay, we’ll drop anchor and go ashore to visit the village of Lorino, where the inhabitants live from fishing and hunting marine animals: seals, walruses and whales.

Although whale hunting is generally forbidden in the world, for the small ethnic groups that live here it is a necessary way of life and therefore exceptions are made. In Russia, the annual whaling quota allocated by the International Whaling Commission goes to Chukotka, with the major part going to Lorino.

DAY 7

We go back to Kresta bay, for some high-caliber heliskiing on the virgin slopes of the area. 

A unique cultural experience awaits you with the discovery of Chukchi reindeer breeding.

Here in these traditional mobile tents, “Yaranga” live a small group of 6 or 7 people. This “brigada”, as it’s called by the Russians, perpetuate a traditional way of life of reindeer husbandry and live surrounded by nearly a thousand animals. A unique and bewitching spectacle.

DAY 8

It’s already our last day in Chukotka. Before saying goodbye, in order to further engrave memories of this fantastic trip, the Chukchi-Eskimo Song and Dance Ensemble “Ergyron” will perform on board.

The Datcha 77 is a 77-meter long expedition yacht specially designed to withstand the harshest environments, reaching the most remote destinations safely.

The esteemed luxury yacht construction company Amels and Damen is the architect of this 6 deck icebreaker. This ship is as elegant as it is efficient. The Datcha has its own on-board refueling system, autonomous systems and a unique waste management system, providing the ship up to 40 days of autonomy at sea.

The yacht offers luxurious accommodation, hosting up to 12 guests with 25 crew members. The 6 cabins, including two master staterooms and VIP cabin, offer a comfortable, tasteful and refined environment. The timeless, soft-toned decoration creates a perfectly relaxing atmosphere.

The high windows of the bow’s observation lounge, offer a exceptional 270° view. Wellness is the key word: 2 jacuzzis – including 1 on the top deck, sauna, steam bath, massage room and even a gym with a sea view! More uniquely, the ship has a submersible for 3 people as well as a fully certified diving center.

But without a doubt, the most important distinction of La Datcha is that it’s been designed for heliskiing lovers. The yacht has 2 helicopters (Eurcopter Ecureuil B3) ready to take you to the top of the most stunning slopes, which are just waiting to be explored. The vessel is also equipped with a large storage space for skis, boots and safety equipment.

The helicopters will be single-turbine Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuils or Aérospatiale SA 315B Lamas, which are regularly used for winching, transport, rescue and special operations and, more recently, for heli-skiing. These helicopters can carry five people (including the guide), as well as the pilot. They were all built recently and meet all current safety standards. They are carefully serviced and maintained according to international procedures.

FLYING TIME

We prefer to base ourselves on the flight time actually flown – unlike traditional heliskiing agencies which charge flight time based on the vertical drop skied.

Not only is our method of calculation more transparent and more in line with the reality of the costs, but it also allows us complete freedom,  adapting to the conditions and giving you the opportunity to explore the best sites.

 

So, a good day offers us 7,000 to 10,000 metres of altitude drop for the cost of about 2 ½ hrs of flight time!

The trip options’ announced flight time is the average flight time during each trip. When the weather prevents us from using all these hours, we’ll refund the hours not flown.

Suitable skis (fat or freeride skis) that have been properly prepared (edges sharpened, freshly waxed, bindings correctly adjusted, etc.) will ensure you get the best from your trip. In addition to this obvious advice, we’ve drawn up a list of things you’ll need to pack.

 

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT 

  • Ski boots
  • Freeride skis suitable for powder
  • (with touring bindings and skins, if you wish)
  • Ski poles
  • Ski helmet (recommended)
  • All-weather ski goggles
  • Sunglasses, sun cream, lip salve

CLOTHING :

  • Hat
  • Gloves (2 pairs)
  • Mittens
  • Gore-Tex trousers and jacket
  • Light fleece and thicker fleece (or down jacket)
  • Technical base layers
  • Ski socks

And don’t forget your swimsuit for the hot springs!

The following details are for informational purposes only. The daily flight schedule with Aeroflot can be found in English at the link

You choose the company you want to fly with and organize your own flight(s). We remind you that your flight details must be communicated to us (for insurance purposes).

 

FROM GENEVA

OUTWARD

GENEVA (GVA) – MOSCOW (SVO)

Friday

Leave Geneva 1:10 pm –arrive in Moscow at 6:45 pm

MOSCOW (SVO) – PETROPAVLOVSK (PKC)

Saturday

Leave Moscow 5:00 pm –arrive in Petropavlovsk 10:45 am on Sunday

RETURN

PETROPAVLOVSK (PKC) – MOSCOW (SVO)

Sunday

Leave Petropavlovsk 1:25 pm – arrive in Moscow 1:30 pm

MOSCOW (SVO) – PARIS (CDG)

Sunday

Leave Moscow 4:15 pm – arrive in Paris 6:10 pm

FROM PARIS

PETROPAVLOVSK (PKC) – MOSCOW (SVO)

Sunday

Leave Petropavlovsk 1:25 pm – arrive in Moscow 1:30 pm

MOSCOW (SVO) – PARIS (CDG)

Sunday

Leave Moscow 4:15 pm – arrive in Paris 6:10 pm

 

NOTE : If you decide to do the entire journey on the Saturday, make sure you have enough time to make your connection (you may have to change terminal for the flight to Petropavlovsk, etc.).

It’s often easier to start the journey on Friday and spend the night in Moscow before heading to Petropavlovsk on Saturday.

Currently, Aeroflot don’t charge extra for ski bags, but you must register your skis at least 36 hours before you leave and confirm you will be taking skis 24 hours before your flight time.

FLYING TIME :

Geneva – Moscow: approx. 3.4 hrs

Moscow – Petropavlosk: approx. 9 hrs

Paris – Moscow: approx. 3.4 hrs

Foreigners wishing to visit Russsia must first obtain a visa.

In order to obtain a tourist visa for Russia, you must hold a valid passport that will be valid for at least six months after the end of your stay. The passport must have two adjacent empty pages to which the Russian visa will be affixed.

You must also have certification of your repatriation insurance. You can take out this policy directly with Heliski Russia. However, it should be noted that most credit cards already include repatriation insurance if you use the card to pay for your flight ticket and your trip.

You’ll also need a voucher (tourist invitation) which we’ll issue to you, as well as a passport photo of less than 3 months old provided by you.

For any further information concerning the administrative procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

As soon as your reservation is confirmed, we’ll send you a Travelers Booklet with all the information you’ll need to organise your trip.

RATE : On request

Dates on request
ON DEMAND

8 days and 7 nights aboard superyacht La Datcha

Access to all yacht amenities – jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, gym…

Meals on board: breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as picnics based on local specialties during our days in the mountains

Round trip transfers from/to the airport

12 to 20 hours of flight time depending on the chosen option

Supervision by qualified mountain guides  (1 or 2 guides, depending on the chosen option)

Safety equipment (backpack ABS Airbag, Avalanche Victim Detector, shovel, probe), Voucher/invitation (document required for obtaining your visa)

Return air travel from your home > Moscow and from Moscow > Petropavlovsk

Ski boots

Drinks

Lunches on days we do not fly

Insurance (contact us for details)

Tips for guides and staff

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