TRIP HELISKI KAMCHATKA
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!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 !
Rendez-vous 10,417 km east of Moscow, between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean. During these 8 days you’ll be amazed by the majesty of this volcanic archipelago, a land coveted by Japan for more than 70 years.
The Kuril Islands form a chain of volcanic islands stretching more than 1000 km, from the Kamchatka Peninsula to Hokkaido. An extraterrestrial landscape, the volcanoes are carved on a background of ocean and deserted beaches.
This is your opportunity to be a privileged explorer of these wild, virgin islands and immerse yourself in their unique atmosphere. Beautiful ski descents down volcanoes will be just some of the highlights of this unforgettable experience.
In the morning, you’ll arrive on Iturup Island, the largest of the Kuril Archipelago. Here the power of the elements has shaped the landscape. Due to storms off the Sea of Okhotsk, the rocks collapsed, eventually forming fantastic canyons.
A mixture of white pumice and black volcanic sand covers the island, offering a unique black and white landscape.
Once you’re settled on board, brunch will be served followed by a safety briefing and a presentation of the week’s programme by your guide.
In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy your first drop-offs on the volcanoes with beautiful descents of 1500 m of vertical drop.
We set course for the island of Urup during the night.
As you approach the island of Urup, the Steller sea lions, guardians of the island, will welcome you offshore.
Urup is one of the largest islands in the chain – 120 km long, but it’s nevertheless uninhabited which leaves plenty of room for wildlife (sea otters, seabird colonies and arctic foxes).
2 heliskiing drop-off points are planned today, including the summit of the extinct Broutona volcano.
At the end of this dynamic day, La Datcha will spend the night at Simushir.
We’ll fly over Simushir Island to enjoy the panorama of its 6 volcanoes (3 of which are active).
The dramatic outline of these volcanoes forms 4 mountain ranges, culminating at 1400 m. You’ll have the uncommon opportunity to ski these wild slopes.
Broughton Bay at the northeast end of the island was used as a secret submarine base by the Soviet Navy for 16 years before being closed in 1994. We’ll visit the abandoned village of Kraterny, which was the centre of this military base.
We’ll sail during the night from Simushir to Onekotan.
It’s said that the island of Onekotan has never known more than 5 sunny days in a year… But we’re not here for the sun. We’ll explore the jewel of this island, the volcano Krenitsyn.
This volcano’s almost perfectly circular crater stretches over 7 km and in the crater’s centre there’s another 1324 m high volcano which is completely surrounded by the sea.
Weather permitting, we’ll ski these magical volcanic slopes and continue our ski day on another active volcano in the north of Onekotan called Nemo.
We’ll then head to Paramushir.
Paramushir has 3 major volcanoes: Ebeko, Chikurachki and Alaid.
Ebeko is an active stratovolcano with several summit craters culminating at 1,156 m.
Chikurachki, the highest volcano of Paramushir, is also one of the highest of the Great Kuril Range with 1816 m altitude.
But the star is undoubtedly the Alaid volcano, which is constantly growing due to regular eruptions. Alaid, located on Atlasova island, is the highest and northernmost volcano of the Kuril Islands. This jewel proudly stands at an altitude of 2,339 m with its perfect slopes just calling out to be skied.
We won’t resist for long before taking on this lengthy, dazzling descent ending at the ocean’s edge.
Today, we bid farewell to the Kuril Islands, our mind full of the marvelous moments offered by this journey.
Sailing along the Pacific coast, we’ll reach Kamchatka’s shores and spend the next few days heliskiing its slopes, among fjords and volcanoes.
The Datcha will anchor at in Russkaya Bay for the night, in the south-eastern part of the peninsula.
This last day gives us yet another chance to savor the splendor of Kamchatka.
Today we’ll say goodbye to the Fire Peninsula’s incredible treasures: we’ll land on the Avachinsky volcano (2741 m) and ski its spectacular slopes.
Then we’ll cross the Avacha bay to enjoy skiing on the perfect cone of the Vilyuchinsky volcano with its 2,175 m altitude.
We’ll discover the fascinating spectacle of the sulfur fumaroles of Mutnovsky, observing the red and yellow lakes which are continually appearing, forming an incredible palette of colours.
We’ll conquer Koryaksky and its sensationally steep slopes of 35° inclination at the top and 15° to 20° near the bottom.
After this last dose of adrenaline, we’ll arrive at Avacha Bay, welcoming us for our last night in this unbelievably unique place.
The last morning we’ll enjoy brunch on board before disembarking from La Dacha for Petropavlovsk.
We’ll drive you to the airport for your return flight.
A waking dream comes to an end. You’ll be leaving with a multitude of memories you’d never have imagined.
|Dates of stay (8 days)|
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