Central Gorgans

Trip duration:
4 days/3 nights
Distance:
35 km (21.7 miles)
Price:
60 $ 
Level of Difficulty:
moderate
Available dates:

We will spend 4 unforgettable days in the heart of Central Gorgans mountains, hiking through the foggy pine-forests, ascending the rocky summits, higher than 1700 m, enjoying the beauty of pure mountain rivers and exploring magnificent wilderness of Carpathians. You will see the picturesque scenery from Grofa and Popadya summits, will enjoy delicious food and interesting stories around the fireplace.

Day 1

«Arrival»

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 Osmoloda village. Today we head up to our campsite, which is in the beautiful Plisce alpine meadow between two mountains: Grofa and Parenky.

Walking time – 3-4 hrs.

Day 2

«Grofa and Parenky»

This morning we ascend the summit of Grofa Mount (1748 m). For many hikers this summit is the most favorite viewpoint. In a good weather you can spend hours, enjoying deep blue sky and panoramic mountain views. From the summit we will hike down back to our Plisce campsite and travel south to the Parenky summit (1736 m), where we will stop for a lunch break. A short descend brings us to the next stop for a second night. We’ll set up the camp and relax while enjoying a wonderful time in the heart of Gorgany mountains wilderness.

Walking time – 5-6 hrs.

Day 3

«Two Popadyas»

We’re packing up the camp and leave on ascending two summits: Mala Popadya (1597 m) and Velyka Popadya (1740 m). On the way you’ll see some memorial places – soldier’s trenches since the I World War and forgotten border. On the Popadya summit we take our lunch, enjoying really picturesque scenery of stony Gorgany mountains. Next our trail takes us to the summit of Koretvyna (1670 m) and gets down to the Petros river valley, where we will camp tonight.

Walking time – 5-6 hrs.

Day 4

«Departure»

We’ll get up early this morning and start our hike along the purest river in Europe – Limnytsya. The group is descending to a little Osmoloda village, where we take a transfer back to Ivano-Frankivsk. We’ll not say bye to each other, we say: “See you soon again on the Carpathian trails!”

Walking time – 3-4hrs.
Arriving time to Ivano-Frankivsk – 6 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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