Time  12 days 21 hours 29 minutes

Coordinates 10194

Uploaded November 3, 2019

Recorded September 2019

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6,278 ft
768 ft
123.32 mi

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near Severnaya Naroda, Ханты-Мансийский АО (Россия)

Solo hike in Yugyd Va National Park near Inta, Komi Republic. Europes largest national park.

I took the train from Frankfurt to Moscow, then Moscow to Inta, about 4500 km by train. Stayed the night in Guesthouse Izbushka. I picked up and paid for my permit at the Inta offices of the National Park. Transport by трзкол to Baza Zhelannaya (База Желанная), to which I had organised transport in advance (see http://turizm-komi.ru/providers/29/ or http://zhelannoe.com/).

The hike was partly on trails, partly on rarely used trails, partly on quad tracks, and partly cross-country. My hike was 3-16 September 2019, and I strongly recommend this time of year for its autumn colours and lack of mosquitoes. The terrain is mostly fine and there are only a few rivers to ford. The route over the Kar-Kar pass underneath Gora Naroda is a bit tricky with a big backpack, and the shortcut from this pass to the mountain is rather difficult. The Manaraga valley is very beautiful and quite easy to walk through. The Manaraga mountain is tricky, with the trail up to the Student Pass it's easy but after that it's quite scrambly, and the way I took down is much easier (but no trail). After fording the Kosyu one reaches the Manaraga hut, which is staffed but where one can stay for free. Otherwise it's camping along the way (there are also a few primitive shelters).

The park is huge and wild but there is still some evidence visible of past industrial use, in particular close to Zhelannaya.

The Siberian side has similarly beautiful vegetation and is even less visited. On this side I saw some evidence of past use, but all deserted by now.

Full album with photos from the hike at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJ2Uf2e

Z Podnichishor

Camping spot opposite the Podnichishor stream

Z Перевал Каркар

Camping spot underneath Перевал Каркар

Z Manaraga

Camping spot in the Manaraga valley, underneath the Manaraga mountain

Z Lomesvosh

Camping spot in the upper Ломесьвож valley

Z Dalina Smerti

Camping spot in Урочище Долина Смерти (Death Valley) in Siberia
Archaeological site


Small ruin of сарай (shed) near the confluence of Хобею and Oшкавож


Abandoned farmstead Хобею, at the Базовый stream

Z Listapindi-Shor

Camping at the Пистапенди-Шор stream

Z Severnaya Naroda

Camping near the Северная Народа crossing. Last night in Siberia.

Z Syuras

Camping in the Syuras valley. Lots of destruction due to former industrial use near here.

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    #Raptor962 Jun 16, 2020

    Bonita ruta, bello paisaje mis felicitaciones. Gracias por compartir

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