Rocky summits of Gorgans

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

08.10 - available

This hiking trip will take us into one of the most stunning, wildest and the most forest-covered areas in Ukrainian Carpathians – Gorgany mountains. Hiking in this region awards us with spectacular views, picturesque trails, old wild forests and rapid mountain rivers. We’ll ascend the stony summits, higher than 1500-1800 meters, will get a chance to see the cleanest river in Europe –Limnytsia, and learn the history, culture and traditions of the locals.

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 – mountain village Stara Huta. The trail follows the Kuzmynets creek to our campsite. That evening we'll enjoy a big dinner and campfire.

Walking time – 3 hrs.

Day 2

«Rocky Gorgans»

This morning we’ll start to explore the Gorgans area. Our trail leads through the old pine forest and ascends Vysoka and Ihrovets summits, which are more than 1800 m height. The Ihrovets summit has really interesting geological form. It looks like a big field, covered with stones. That’s a good place for panoramic photography and just a perfect viewpoint for enjoying the stunning scenery. From Ihrovets summit our path continues down to the next campsite – Borevka valley, where we will stop for a night.

Walking time – 6 hrs.

Day 3

«Syvula ridge»

Day 3 is the longest and most spectacular day of the trek. As we hike over the Syvula mountain range we're watching breathtaking views and enjoying our Carpathian adventure. Our trail ascends the highest summit in this region – Syvula Velyka 1836 m, passing by the old soldier’s trenches which were made during the First World War. On the way to campsite we’ll visit the huge rock named Peklo, which has mysterious meaning for locals. Our next stop is polonyna (alpine meadow) Boyaryn, where we will spend our last night.

Walking time – 8 hrs.

Day 4

«Departure»

Our final day on this backpacking trip consists of a short 8 km hike down Salatruk Creek to the Bystrytsia village.  We’ll make a short brake to enjoy a last lunch together and take some pictures of Salatruchil waterfall and nice small lake. In the village we take a transfer back to Ivano-Frankivsk, where we’ll say bye to each other and you’ll continue your trip home or to the next destination.

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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