Svydovets

Duration 6 days
Date
Difficulty Hard
Route vlg. Kvasy − Braivka − m. Blyznytsia − m. Stih − lk. Vorozheska − lk. Geryshaska − lk. Apshynets − m. Tataruka − r. Chorna Tysa − m. Bratkivska − Vovkany − vlg. Klympushi
Distance 52 km
Price 75 € (2500 UAH)






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Svydovets (Ukr. Свидовець) is the third highest ridge of the Ukrainian Carpathians. The ridge has broad meadows, deep valleys, cold lakes and really wide landscapes.

The range is mostly without trees, so you can observe the surrounding beauty easily. From here you can see high Chornohora ridge and stone Gorgany area.

On your Svydovets hike, you will see a sunrise and sunset unlike any other over picturesque mountains.

HIGHLIGHTS

THE DETAILED ROUTE

Day 1: Ivano-Frankivsk – village Kvasy – meadow Braivka, 1300 m;

Day 2: meadow Stremcheska – mount Blyznytsia, 1872 m – lake Ivor – mount Zhandarm, 1763 m – mount Stih, 1704 m – lake Vorozheska, 1460 m; 

Day 3: lake Herashaska, 1577 m – lake Apshynets, 1487 m;

Day 4: mount Troiaska, 1702 m – mount Tataruka, 1707 m – meadow Ripta – pass Okole, 1193 m – begin of river Chorna Tysa;

Day 5: mount Bratkivska, 1788 m – meadow Vovkany, 1034 m;

Day 6: village Klympushi – Ivano-Frankivsk.

 

 5 km

 +750 m


 12 km

 +890 m


 7 km

 +400 m


 9 km

+ 370 m


 12 km

 +730 m


 6 km

 +52 m


 

START / FINISH

We meet at the railway station in Ivano-Frankivsk city in the morning. Then we go by bus to Kvasy village, which is the starting point of a hike. The distance between Ivano-Frankivsk and mountain village is 120 km and 2 hours of road.

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

WHAT TO EXPECT

About the difficulty. The difficulty of this trek is hard. It is suitable for … and accessible to any physically healthy person.

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