Route description

Kenozersky National Park - a specially protected natural area, which is a historical reference system of the human environment, object, preserved centuries-old history and culture of the Russian North. There have been preserved in its original form unique natural objects, numerous monuments of material and spiritual culture, architecture, painting, iconography, archeology, and rich ethnographical material.


Come off for centuries from metropolitan centers, lost among the endless taiga and swamps Kenozerye preserved to this day unique architectural monuments and way of life of the population as they were in the 14-16 centuries. It is a true open-air museum, but unlike the famous Kizhi or Small Karel where monuments were brought from different regions of Karelia and the Arkhangelsk region, where ancient masterpieces of Russian wooden architecture are in their pristine landscapes.


In 2004, the park was included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, and therefore officially recognized as the property of the entire planet.

We will guide through almost the entire reserve region from north to south, from the village Vershinino through Kenozero, looking into his innermost nooks and inspecting distant chapels, spend the night on the island, we crossed at its southern shore, and go down the transkenozerskomu path through Porzhensky churchyard and the village Dumini to the south edge of the park in the village Morschihinskaya.


At the end of the tour we will take a walk on the ancient Russian town - Kargopol, which is due to isolation from the road kept the historic charm and quiet.



Day 1

On the train ride to the station Plesetskaya (from St. Petersburg and Moscow, about 18 hours on the road). In Plesetsk mikroatobus waiting for us, which will bring the village Vershinino - "capital" Kenozerye. Registruemsya the local administration building and go to watch the St. Nicholas chapel, standing on the hillside. Here begins Kenozersky huge national park area of 140 hectares.

After a small snack we sit in the boat and go to the island Mamonovsky - the place of our first parking. Divide the camp. Dinner conversations around the campfire.

Day 2

After breakfast, we go back by boat from the island to the shore. In the village Gorbachiha lander we go further on foot. The village no later than 17 based Gorbachiha. On the shore of Deep Lahti in spruce "holy" grove in 1803 it built the chapel of St. John the Baptist.

We go on to the village Vedyagino. They make a stop for lunch at a small roadside chapel hidden in the dense forest. This roadside chapel was built in 1863 and consecrated in honor of Saint Nicholas, to read in Kenozero, as elsewhere in the North, the patron saint of sailors and fishermen.

Vidyagino Village (Vedyagino) is located on the shores of Lake Vidyaginskogo, which is part of Kenozero. This is one of the most picturesque places Kenozerye. It is possible that the lake its name Vidyaginskoe received from the word "seen", ie beautiful, a prominent lake.

Surprisingly, the construction is able to survive in our time is museums! Even some simple huts in the villages there are already 100 years and more.

After lunch, make small transition Transkenozerskoy the scenic hiking trail to the lake for a long, where our second stop on spending the night.


Day 3

Today, we are running a full day, the continuation of the route for the trail to the village transkenozerskoy Fedorov. At the beginning of the path we are waiting for a miracle of nature - the river Porzhenka. It follows from Porzhenskih lakes, cuts the belt of hills that were formed about 60 million years ago, to make its canyon, which in some places reaches a depth of 100 m. With a length of 8 km, it has a few meters of falling and because of the numerous rapids gives the impression of a powerful mountain stream.

After lunch we arrive in the village of Fedorov. It is located near the picturesque lake Porzhenskogo, with interesting architecture on Porzhenskim graveyard on the beach. It is the spiritual center of Kenozerye and amazingly beautiful wooden structure, which consists of the churchyard and the church in the sacred grove in the middle of open meadows, close to the smooth surface of the Grand Lake Porzhenskogo. By Porzhenskomu graveyard is not accessible by car, here you have to go on foot. This place attracts many people for over two hundred years.

Near the churchyard set camp by the lake.

Day 4

From Porzhenskogo the trail cut through the thicket of woods near lakes and Thin another sacred groves, 5-6 hours walk to the village Dumini.

First, we see only the mighty pine tops "sacred" groves of high hill, and then the village itself to the rickety houses. Striking absolute solitude. The fields have not kosivshiesya gradually tightened young forest - alder, willow, birch. Dumini village situated on an elevated hill surrounded by three lakes: Black, Long and Lobozera.

Overnight on turstoyanke equipped. For those wishing to have a smoke sauna and fishing equipment rental - the evening can be spent fishing or stroll along zhivopistneyshim surroundings!

Day 5

From Dumini already close to the village Maselga - it is almost a civilization. Go here for no more than 3-4 hours, so we still have time to go to the light Hizhgoru and look at the old cemetery and the church of Alexander Svirsky on Hizhgore.

And in the evening slop in the bath as possible.

Day 6

From Maselga go on a dirt road about 15 km to the Morschihinskoy. There is southern Kenozero office park, and there is also a museum and a cafe with local cuisine. Here, amazingly friendly and hospitable people. Morschihinskaya located on the shore of Lake Lyokshmozero - excellent fishing!

Overnight in campsite.


Day 7

Today part of our hiking route came to an end. In the morning, we take the bus and go to Kargopol. Here, light walk on a city tour. On request, we visit the museums, the master classes.

Due to various circumstances, Kargopol now rarely visited by tourists, and almost never formally organized groups. In contrast to the widely advertised Great Ustyug, which is now difficult to name a quiet provincial town, Kargopol still remains so.

In the early evening isprovizirovanny we arrange a farewell dinner in the cafe and on a minibus leaving at Plesetskaya station to catch the night train to Moscow.


Trip info


USD 320 per person

Cost includes

  • accommodation in tents in the camping, firewood, sauna
  • all transfers on the route, incl. Taxi
  • meals three times a day marching
  • instructor fee
  • total hiking equipment: tents, kettles, gas burner, etc.
  • first aid kit with basic medicines and first aid
  • group and individual photos of each participant made during the entire campaign to a professional photo equipment and provided in electronic form

Cost Not includes

  • air and rail tickets
  • the cost of obtaining Russian visa,
  • rental of personal equipment
  • food in the cafe and souvenirs
  • other expenses not specified in the section included in the price

What is the complexity of the campaign? Will I be able to withstand these horrors?

Hiking part of the tour of medium difficulty. This means that with a minimum physical training, you will be able to withstand the load without difficulty hiking. Due to long journeys, the tour is not recommended for people with diseases of the spine.


Recommendations for clothes and gear

Weather in Russian North is changeable and full of rain, wind and fog. Therefore, you should bring an adequate supply of warm and waterproof hiking clothes - membrane jacket, trousers, trekking bitinki sneakers to move by city, mandatory set of thermal underwear and a hat, gloves, warm socks, fliska, sunscreen and sunglasses.

How to participate

  1. If you are interested in this tour, leave a request through the form below or call on these phones, I'm Evgeny Androsov or my assistants tell details about the route and will answer all your questions.
  2. To book a place, a prepayment of 30% of the tour cost before it starts if more than 45 days, and 50% of the cost, if, prior to the start of at least 45 days. Prepayment is returnable in 45 days or more prior to the hike / tour nevovzratnoy and, unfortunately, less than 45 days before the start of a hike / tour if the return is linked to your refusal to participate (for whatever reason). If the hike / tour will not take place due to our fault, because not form a group or force majeure, the advance payment, you will be guaranteed to be returned in any case.
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