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Kamchatka, Russia Heli Tour

Spend a week with us, heli-skiing volcano’s in Kamchatka, Russia

Kamchatka is about a nine-hour flight east of Moscow, somewhat northeast of Japan and just across the Bering Strait from Alaska. It is a vast and untamed wilderness full of hot springs and volcanoes, some extinct, some dormant and many still active.

On this week-long tour, you’ll get to ride the volcanic slopes of Viluchinskiy (1273m), Avachinskiy (2741m), Aag (2310m), Arik (2300m), Mutnovskiy (2323m), Zhupanovskiy (2932m). Our tour includes 8 helicopter hours which works out to about 4 to 5 full days of heli-skiing. We’ll ride through hot spring valleys, to the shores of the Pacific Ocean and into active volcano craters. For any weather days, our heli-ski operation is backed up by cat and snowmobile access to limit down-time. We have limited availability on this departure, so get in touch today for more details.

Tour dates & Price

February 3 – 10, 2019
AUD $5690 per person

Tour inclusions

  • 8 helicopter hours (about 4-5 full days of heli-skiing approx. 25 000 vertical meters)
  • Minimum two professional guides for each group; minimum 1 guide per 6 heli-skiers
  • All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Crab banquet 1 evening (instead of 1 dinner)
  • Accommodation in a twin share room, Snow Valley Mountain Lodge
  • ABS backpack, Avalanche transceivers, shovel and probe
  • Group transfer airport-hotel-airport
  • Tour leader to accompany group
  • Cameraman on-hand, post trip movie provided at end of tour
  • Mint Tours tour manager on hand throughout trip

Itinerary

3 February, 2019 – Arrival
Arrival at Elizovo Airport. Meet your guides at the airport and we’ll make the 30 kilometre journey to our accommodation in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski. After checking in, you will have time to relax. In the evening we will regroup dinner and a a Welcome Session and safety briefing with our heli guides.

4 – 7 February, 2019 – Heli-ski Days
Each day will follow a similar format which roughly runs on this schedule.
9.00 Breakfast at our lodge
10.30 Take-off to the heliski area, lunch in the mountains
18.00 Return to the base
19.00 Dinner; rest, hot springs

8 – 9 February, 2019 – Weather Contingency Days
We leave 2 days free in case of bad weather. We have snowcat and snowmobile options for down days.

10 February, 2019 – Departure Day
Check out of accommodation and transfer back to Elizovo Airport.

Accommodation

Throughout the tour we stay at Snow Valley Mountain Lodge, on the Kamchatka Peninsula, at the foot of Vilyuchinsky volcano. It’s a comfortable and modern heli-ski lodge, with all the amenities that you’d expect including, free wifi, hot springs, cinema, Russian bathhouse, chairlift, snowmobiles, ATV’s, restaurant and great service!

Entry & Exit

Australian citizens must obtain a visa before entering Russia. Mint Tours can assist with all Russian Visa arrangements.

Enquiries & Bookings

Get in touch [email protected]