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TRIP HELISKI KAMCHATKA
The Datcha Tinkoff Collection offers an offer of grandiose and unique 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 expedition super yacht La Datcha 77, on the slopes of Kamchatka. Russian businessman and founder of the Tinkoff Bank, Oleg Tinkov has deep-rooted adventure and a special passion for heliskiing. So it was only natural that he dreamed of having the luxury icebreaker La Datcha 77 built, equipping it with two Écureuil B3 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 stays at Datcha 77. With his confidence, it is with excitement that we embark on this prestigious adventure!
Kamchatka is a phenomenal peninsula, beyond your wildest imagination. With its 1200 km from north to south, it’s the size of the UK, Portugal, Belgium and Luxembourg combined…and yet, only 300,000 people live there.
The superyacht La Datcha 77 welcomes you on board for 8 unique days. You’ll meander through the snowy fjords of this magical peninsula and explore this land of ice and fire. From the sea, of course, but also from the sky. Thanks to our powerful Squirrel B3, you’ll enjoy its breathtaking landscapes, discover its rich and varied wildlife and take on the challenge to ski the slopes of some of its most beautiful volcanoes.
We’ll meet in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the peninsula’s capital, where a private transfer to the yacht will collect you.
You’ll fall under the spell of the Kozelsky, Avachinksy and Koryaksky volcanoes that surround the city.
The crew of the Datcha will welcome you. Once you’re settled in, your guide will introduce the week’s programme, followed by a briefing on safety procedures. If the weather permits, a flight to a nearby mountain will be organized so that you can enjoy your first ski tour. The day will end with a delicious dinner and you’ll spend your first night at anchor.
After breakfast, La Datcha will sail along the fjords south of the city. These magnificent fjords are home to unique natural monuments and have the advantage of offering protected navigation from wind and storms.
We‘ll enjoy a fantastic, first heliskiing session on the slopes of the Vilyuchinsky volcano, which has a vertical drop of 2100 m and slopes with a 35° incline. From the top of this volcano, you’ll have a fantastic view of several beautiful bays. We’ll spend the evening and night at anchor in one of them, Vilyuchinskaya.
In the morning, La Datcha will continue its cruise southwards. You’ll fly over the wettest area of Kamchatka, a huge caldera which unites 2 active volcanoes: Mutnovsky and Goreliy.
In winter these volcanoes accumulate 20 m of snow. You’ll have an absolutely unforgettable experience skiing in the crater of an active volcano, inside of which a glacier is hidden. At the end of the day, we’ll meet some Steller sea lions and sea otters. We’ll spend the night at anchor in Russkaya Bay.
Cape Shipunsky and Bechevinskaya Bay Today we’ll change direction and sail to the northern part of Kamchatka. Several helicopter drop offs are planned on the summits of the Koryaksy, Avachinsky and Kozelsky volcanoes. Our final destination for this fourth day is Shipunsky Point and the nearby Bechevinka Bay, a former secret base of diesel submarines during the time of the USSR, which then became a ghost town. The Datcha will anchor here for the evening.
We’ll sail to the heart of Kamchatka, along the Pacific coast. Another incredible place awaits us: the Valley of Geysers. It’s one of the most astonishing and unique geyser fields in the world, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Datcha will drop anchor on the side of Zhupanovsky and Maly Semyachik for a new heliskiing session. We’ll also enjoy a breathtaking view of the Karymsky volcano, the most active in Kamchatka and one of the most active in the world. For those who wish, a guided tour (trekking or hiking) of the geyser valley can be organized. The Datcha will spend the entire night and in the morning you’ll wake up with a view of some of the most impressive volcanoes of Kamchatka.
Kluchevskaya Sopka consists of 14 volcanoes and more than 400 small volcanic formations and other cones. Today, you’ll ski the slopes of these gorgeous giants. Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the highest active volcano in Europe and Asia, is 7000 years old and 4750 m high. Its neighbor Tolbachik is in reality composed of two volcanoes: one is a flat volcano and the other a steep stratovolcano. In the evening, La Datcha will sail south for five hours to Morzovaya Bay, where we’ll spend the night.
For our last full day on board, we’ll combine heliskiing and an XXL, natural spa. We’ll take off to ski Zhupanovsky, a volcano composed of four overlapping stratovolcanoes, considered to be one of the best volcanoes to ski in the whole of Kamchatka.
After a full ski day, we’ll get back in the helicopter to visit the Nalychevo nature park and enjoy a swim in the wild natural springs.
The programme: a hot thermal bath and champagne with a breathtaking view of the snowy peaks. Once you’re relaxed and rejuvenated, we’ll return to Avachinsky Bay for the last dinner on board.
It’s already the end of your exploratory journey of this unparalleled peninsula. The last morning’s brunch will be served on board before disembarking and heading to the airport for your return.
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