Trekking in Ukraine – Gorgany Mountains

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Next open group trekking 4-12 July 2019

Available also as a private tour for individuals or small groups


Gorgany – is the biggest area of Outer Carpathians on a territory of Ukraine. Uniqueness of this region lies in huge fields of stones that covering all the slopes and tops of mountains. “Gorgany” – is a local name for conglomerations of stones and boulders, which in some places formed an original “rivers” and “seas”.
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All about the Trekking in Ukraine – Gorgany Mountains.

Next open group trekking 4-12 July 2019

Available also as a private tour for individuals or small groups


Gorgany – is the biggest area of Outer Carpathians on a territory of Ukraine. Uniqueness of this region lies in huge fields of stones that covering all the slopes and tops of mountains. “Gorgany” – is a local name for conglomerations of stones and boulders, which in some places formed an original “rivers” and “seas”.

We’ll discover this beautiful piece of mountains in hiking and move to the neighbourhood region – Transcarpathia. Locally named “Zakarpattya” – this area is most eclectic, mixing and transnational region in Ukraine. In authentic village of Kolochava we’ll get familiar with the history and culture of local people: Boykos, Hutsuls, Czechs and Jews.

After that, at an altitude of almost 1000 m above sea level we’ll visit the largest mountain’s lake in Ukrainian Carpathians – picturesque and legendary “Synevyr” and also the Rehabilitation center for brown bears in Synevyr National Nature Park. At the end of our trip we’ll spend a time on Mount Gymba, enjoying different kinds of extreme adventures: paragliding, ATV, downhill or motorbiking and finally return to Lviv by minivan.


This tour is a perfect combination of hiking, relaxing, light excursions and extreme adventures in one week!

Important notes:

Please note that the trip is far away from civilization.
The travelers must make traveling insurance including rescue, jeep riding and extreme sports.
Please don’t bring equipment which can get destroyed from dust, water and falling.
Remember that during the hiking days, you will carry all the equipment with you so make sure that your bag weight is suitable for you.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

English-speaking Wild-Trails adventure leader

2 nights in hostel B&B

2 nights in tourist hotel

Transportation

Excursion in Lviv

3 meals a day (days 2-6)

Entrance tickets (according to the program)

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Flight

Souvenirs

Alcohol

Meals during free time

Equipment hire if needed

  1. Day 1 Arrival to Lviv and meet the group at city center

    Meeting the guide at the city center
    Check in the hostel
    Dinner and gathering in the downtown of Lviv
    Short pub crawl in unique Lviv pubs

    Accommodation: Hostel in Lviv City Center

  2. Day 2 Moving to the Carpathians and start hiking

    Breakfast
    Suburban electric train adventure
    Minivan trip to Gorgany area
    Authentic lunch & preparing to hike
    Climb to camp place

    Transport: electric train & minivan
    Walking route length: ~7 km
    Starting point height: 780m
    Finish point height: 1475m
    Walking duration: ~14:00-18:00

    Daytime temperatures: ~15-25°C
    Nighttime temperatures: ~0-15°C

  3. Day 3 Hiking on Gorgany massive

    Polonyna Plistse (1475 m) – Mount Parenky (1736 m) – Mount Popadya (1740 m) – encampment

    Walking route length: ~12 km
    Starting point height: 1475m
    Finish point height: 1250m
    Highest peak: 1740m
    Walking duration: ~09:00-17:00
    Daytime temperatures: ~15-25°C
    Nighttime temperatures: ~0-15°C

    Accommodation: tents

  4. Day 4 Hiking on Gorgany massive & truck ride

    Walking on the ridge and descent down to the river
    Soviet truck ride to Kolochava village
    Dinner & bathing in a vats with hot mineral water

    Transport: old school soviet truck
    Walking route length: ~8 km
    Starting point height: 1250m
    Finish point height: 900m
    Walking duration: ~09:00-14:00
    Daytime temperatures: ~15-25°C
    Nighttime temperatures: ~0-15°C

    Accommodation: authentic tourist mini-hotel

  5. Day 5 Rest and sightseeing in Kolochava village & around

    Getting familiar with the history and culture of local people
    Visiting open-air museums and monuments
    Bicycle ride to the biggest water reservoir in Ukrainian Carpathians

    Accommodation: authentic tourist mini-hotel

  6. Day 6 Extreme adventures & tourist spots

    Excursion and souvenir market at Synevyr Lake
    Transfer to Pylypets village
    Paragliding, ATV or downhill adventure on Mount Gymba (optionally)
    Visiting Shypot waterfall
    Return to Lviv (transfer by minivan)
    Flashback party in Lviv city center

    Transport: minivan
    Adventure time in Pylypets: ~ 4 hours
    Transfer duration to Lviv: ~3,5 hours
    Daytime temperatures: ~15-25°C

    Accommodation: Hostel in Lviv City Center.

  7. Day 7 Lviv & departure home

    Guided walking around the city
    Free time
    Transfer to airport

    Accommodation: home sweet home.