Kamchatka Sail & Skitouring, Russia

Date: 2nd – 10th of May 2020

The unique peninsula of Kamchatka offers an infinite rich territory for a perfect ski touring & sailing adventure. An original holiday with a combination of sailing trough the fjords and skiing some of the majestic volcanoes. We climb beautiful summits, soak in hot springs, watch the sea wildlife and geysers and who likes can add some heliskiing.

Kamchtka is situated at the extreme east of Siberia. Between the Bering Straits to the east and the Okhotsk Sea to the west. Placed on the ring of fire, Kamchatka has a very rich and varied coastline. Fjords, beautiful bays, volcanos, glaciers and whales, seals and sea lions.

Why do so little people know about this long guarded secret spot? It used to be a forbidden military zone, not marked on any maps. Since 1996 Kamchatka is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s home to 10% of the planet’s volcanoes.

Join this Kamchatka sail & skitouring adventure to discover this exceptional territory on skis, boat, kayak and helicopter.

Itinerary Kamchatka sail & skitouring

sail & skitouring adventure Kamchatka
Photo J. Skorjanc
Day 1: Arrival at Petropavlovsk – boarding the boat

We will welcome you at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport. Our boat will be ready for us to take us to Vilyuchinsky bay to start our Kamchatka skitouring & sailing adventure. The boat will be our base camp and home for 4 nights.

Night at the boat

Day 2: Skiing from the boat

We ski in Vilyuchinskiy, Bay and depart sailing to Paradise bay in the afternoon.

Night at the boat

Day 3: Skiing from the boat

Today we explore the fjords of Paradise bay on skis and sail towards Russian Bay in the lathe afternoon.

Night at the boat

Day 4: Skiing from the boat

After skiing in Russian bay we will sail to Vilyuchinsky Bay where we can go fishing and will be able to observe the sea life such as seals, sea lions, humpback whales and maybe a stellar sea eagle.

Night at the boat

Day 5: Heliskiing or Skiing from the boat

If the weather allows it and you like, this is your option to board a Heli from Vilyuchinsky Bay and go heliskiing for 2.5 hrs for an additional cost. After the skiing you will be brought to Karymshina Base in the Paratunka valley where some hot springs are waiting for you.

In case of bad weather or if you prefer, we can ski in Vilyuchinsky Bay and sail back to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. A transfer will bring us to Karymshina base and to the hot springs.

Night at Hotel at Karymshina base

hot springs in Kamchatka
Photo J. Skorjanc
Day 6: Skiing on Goryachaya

From our base we skin up Goryachaya hill and enjoy some nice turns.

Night at Karymshina base

Day 7: Skiing Vilyuchinsky volcano 2173m

We ski the impressive Vilyuchinsky volcano today and can soak in the hot springs again in the afternoon.

Nigh at Karymshina base

Day 8: Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

We will drive back to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and enjoy the town.
The city is located on the bank of a bay which is considered to be one the most beautiful of the world. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy is the first historical city in the Far East because of its great number of architectural and historical attractions. In the evening we all meet for a nice farewell dinner.

Night at Hotel in Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky.

Day 9: Fish market Elisovo, departure back home

Before your flight back home we will stop at a traditional fish market for some fish and caviar shopping and tasting.

Flight back home

Endless mountains to explore in Kamchatka
Prices for Kamchatka sail & skitouring adventure:

4 skiers: 6075.00€ per skier

6 skiers: 5252.00€ per skier

8 skiers: 4947.00€ per skier

Included in the price:

Organisation, 1 Patagoniatiptop IFMGA-mountain guide, 1 local Russian mountain guide, transfers to and from the airport in Kamchatka, all accommodations during the program (4 nights in a double cabin aboard the boat, 4 nights at hotels in double rooms, breakfast and dinners, light lunches during the skitours, all taxes in the Russian Federation

Not included in the price:

Personal insurances, personal equipment, flights, additional lunches in the city, helicopter on Heliski day, Visa procedures

Additional cost for Heliskiing: The price will vary from 1500 – 2000 Euro for 2.5 hours for 1 Helicopter wit room for 6 skiers.

Where we meet:

We will meet at Elizovo Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky airport (PKC).

map of Kamchatka airport in Russia
How to get to Petropavlovsk:

The only possibility to get to Kamchatka or leave it is by plain. The airport is located 20 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in Elyzovo. There are daily flights from/to Moscow, several flights a week to Siberia, Saint Petersburg and Alaska.

Who is this for?

This is a skitouring adventure for active skitourers. We ski on 6 continuous days, 4 of them from the boat. Each day we skin up between 800m and 1000m and you should be able to ski all kind of snow conditions. Day 7 is the biggest day with a 1800m climb up to the volcano.

Kamchatka sail and skitouring trip with patagoniatiptop

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