Winter Gorgans

Trip duration:
4 days/3 nights
25 km (15.5 miles)
Level of Difficulty:
Available dates:

We will spend 4 unforgettable days in the heart of Central Gorgans, hiking through the snowy pine-forests, ascending the rocky summits, higher than 1700 m, enjoying the beauty of winter mountains and exploring magnificent wilderness of Carpathians. You will see the picturesque scenery from Grofa 1748m and Parenky 1735m summits, will enjoy delicious food and interesting stories staying for the night in tourist mountain hut.

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 Osmoloda village. Today we head up to the tourist hut, which is in the beautiful Plisce alpine meadow between two mountains: Grofa and Parenky. In this wooden hut we’ll spend next 3 nights.

Walking time – 5 hrs.

Day 2

«Grofa Summit»

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 getting ready for the second night.

Walking time – 5 hrs.

Day 3

«Parenky Summit»

Today we’ll make another hike travelling south to the Parenky summit (1735 m). On our way we will see unforgettable winter scenery.  No civilization, no computers, just you and wild mountains! You’ll definitely like this world.   A short descend brings us back to our hut. Here the group gets rest and spends the last night.

Walking time – 6 hrs.

Day 4


We’ll get up early this morning and start our hike 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 the group prefers, first night we can spend in private tourist cottage with all modern conveniences (for extra payment) in Osmoloda village. Second day we’ll head up to the Plisce alpine meadow. Next day the group ascending Grofa and Parenky summits. On the last day we come back to Osmoloda village. Please note in your booking form, which exactly itinerary would you prefer. 

Extra Day! When you book tickets back home, it’s good to add extra one or two days to your trip. Sometimes, because of bad weather conditions and snowfall the group can stuck in the mountains. So, we’ll not be able to get to Ivano-Frankivsk in time. But in this case you will get extra time to continue your holidays in winter Carpathians:)

* 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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