Petros-Hoverla

Duration 3 days
Date
Difficulty Normal
Route vlg. Kvasy − Menchul − Shumnieska − m. Petros − Skopeska − m. Hoverla − Zarosliak
Distance 26 km
Price 50 € (1700 UAH)






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Climb to the highest mountain of the Ukrainian Carpathians – Hoverla (2,061 m). From the top you can see the entire Chornohora ridge, the valley of distant Ivano-Frankivsk, and even the Romanian territories!

Climb to Petros Mount (2,020 m). Do not underestimate this peak: it has a very interesting landscape and the same incredible scenery: kilometres of Chornohora, the distant Svydovets Range and the Romanian Carpathians in the south. And going down, we will pass the highest cave of Ukraine.

 Spend a night at a high mountain valley near the shepherds. And where are the shepherds, there is God’s food – brynza (hutzul cheese) 😋

We take a telescope with us on this hike. We’ll be watching craters on the Moon, the colours of stars, the rings of Saturn, the satellites of Jupiter, the Orion Nebula and the tired tourists on the next ridge.

 7 km

 +690 m


 

 13 km

 +910 m


 6 km

 +470 m


START / FINISH

We meet at the railway station in Ivano-Frankivsk city in the morning. 

We return to the railway station in Ivano-Frankivsk near 6 p.m.

WHAT TO EXPECT

If you join us, then you go on a multi-day trek in which:

  • We are hiking as a team with a motto «all for one and one for all». That means we are suffering from tiredness, making camp and having fun together.
  • Each person in his backpack carries his own gear, clothes and a part of group products.
  • We stay in tents.
  • We cook food on fire or using gas burners.

Note:

the guide can change the pre-agreed tour plan if the weather conditions become worse, someone feels bad or some other adventures happen. Your life and health in these few days is our responsibility, and we are very serious about it!

WHAT TO TAKE

You are packing for the hike by yourself, but with our advice. We will tell you about the suitability of your clothing and equipment for the tour (temperature of the sleeping bag, the convenience of the backpack, the endurance of the tent, etc).

The gear list is classical for a multi-day trek in the warm season. Read about it here.

WHAT DO YOU PAY FOR

You pay in cash when meeting with a guide in Ivano-Frankivsk; prepayment is not required.

What’s included

  • meals from lunch on the first day till lunch on the last day;
  • transport (including a drive from Ivano-Frankivsk);
  • guide’s job (rafting and hiking);
  • use of gas and group equipment (cooking gear, first-aid kit, etc.).

What’s NOT included

  • personal equipment (tent, sleeping bag, backpack are yours, but we can help).

WITH WHOM

Before the hike, we will definitely tell you what your guide is about. Or you will get to know him (her) by phone.

The size of the group is from 4 to 10 participants. Usually, we hike with small teams: it’s easier to find a common language, more comfortable to go at one pace. And also it is a requirement of the ecological principle leave no trace in the wild!

WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER