Alpine meadows of Svydovets

Trip duration:
6 days/5 nights
50 km (31.1 miles)
75 $ 
Level of Difficulty:
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Get away from the crowded city and into the mountain wilderness! Join us on the Svydovets trail through the alpine meadows, which offers fantastic hiking adventure, outstanding mountain views and good portion of unforgettable impressions. Trip highlights: old pine-forests; forgotten border; amazing alpine meadows; glacial lakes with cold and pure water; summits, higher than 1700 meters above sea level.

Day 1


In the morning you will meet your guides and the rest of the group at the railway station (main entrance) in Ivano-Frankivsk. There we will get a bus shuttle to the starting point of the hiking tour (Bystrytsya village), which is situated in the lovely mountain valley. Today we head up to our campsite, which is in the beautiful Vovkany alpine meadow ("polonyna" in local language).

Walking time – 3 hrs.

Day 2

«Bratkivska Mount and forgotten border»

This morning we will travel south to Bratkivska Mountain (1788 m), where the trail follows an old forgotten border. Before II World War this territory was owned by Poland and Czechoslovakia. On the border we take our lunch enjoying really picturesque scenery. After we will hike down to the headwaters of Chorna Tysa River. Here the group stops for the second night.

Walking time – 8 hrs.

Day 3

«Two lakes»

Today the group finally ascends Svydovets mountain range. On the way we'll see nice glacial lake Apshynets, that has very clean and fresh water. Scenery changes from pine-forest to alpine meadows and finally we are reaching Dohiaska summit (1762 m), enjoying breathtaking views of Svydovets mountains. Tonight we will camp near Hershaska lake, situated in the wide and deep glacial valley.

Walking time – 6-7 hrs.

Day 4


After breakfast we hike through the alpine meadows to Kotel Mount (1770 m). From the summit we will see amazing Vorozheska lakes, hidden in the glacial valley of the mountain. We continue to explore Svydovets and our next stop is Stih summit (1704 m). On the east slope of the mount there is the highest situated Ukrainian ski resort – Drahobrat. Tonight we will camp by a small lovely lake Ivor in the foot of Blyznytsya Mountain.

Walking time – 6 hrs.

Day 5

«Blyznytsya Mount»

This morning we'll have enough time to sleep longer and get rest. After breakfast we leave on ascend Blyznytsya summit (1881 m). It’s the highest and the most beautiful mount in Svydovets range. Blyznytsya is probably the most stunning viewpoint on our trip. Once we reach it, enjoy incredible views of Carpathians: to the north you will see the whole itinerary that we’ve made, to the east – the highest summit of Ukraine Hoverla and part of Chornogora mountain range. We camp tonight on the Brailka alpine meadow that will be our last night on this trip.

Walking time – 5 hrs.

Day 6


From our campsite we’re heading down to the mountain village Kvasy. Here we'll take a bus back to Ivano-Frankivsk.

Walking time – 2 hrs.                                                                                             

Arriving time to Ivano-Frankivsk – 5 pm.

* If you like this itinerary, but can’t find it in the tour schedule or you would like to join this trip on another date, please contact us and we will be more than happy to arrange this tour at your most convenient time.

Please note! In case of any kind of emergency (bad weather, serious health problems etc.) for group safety our guide has a right to slightly change the itinerary or decide to stay in a campsite for the day. 

The tour price includes:

  • All meals and snacks;
  • Transportation from Ivano-Frankivsk to the mountains and back;
  • Guide service;
  • Entrance fees for national parks;
  • Cooking equipment;
  • Insurance.

The tour price does not include: 

  • Equipment rental;
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, hotels and restaurants service, saunas etc.);
  • Gratuity for your guide.

Please, make your reservation not later, than 3 days before the trip starts!

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