Hoverla: On the Top of Ukraine

Not everybody knows that the Carpathian mountains are not limited by Romania and Slovakia, but they also form a small stripe in the West Ukraine. And just there is located the highest Ukrainian summit – Hoverla.

Carpathian mountains in Ukraine

Information about Hoverla

The name Hoverla comes from the Hungarian Hóvár, which means “Snowy Mountain” and it’s a perfect trail for beginners or people who are not much into sports.

Altitude: 2061 m

Altitude difference: ~ 800 m

Time needed:  ~3 hours

Best time to climb: May – September

Distance: 15 km

Level: Easy

Departure: An interesting point. Let’s say that you arrived to the central railway station in Ivano-Frankivsk. From there you take a bus till Vorokhta, and then a taxi to the tourist complex Zaroslyak.

Cost: Don’t be afraid of the taxi, it’s more than affordable. You’ll have also to pay a small fee for entering the national park. Count approximately 15$ for the necessary expenses like taxi and the entrance.

About Ascension

Don’t expect snowy mountains, sharp cliffs, and complete sense of solitude. The Carpatians of Ukraine are green mountains with lakes, waterfalls and valleys. It’s very popular with tourists as well though mainly locals.

The Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine The Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

The Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

Carpathian mountains in Ukraine

Carpathian mountains in Ukraine

Carpathian mountains in Ukraine

Even if we had glorious weather till the very summit, it suddenly turned into rain with incredible hail. Mountains as they are, so you should definitely have a raincoat. :)

The Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

The Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

A very patriotic moment

The ascension itself is very easy – can’t be better for the hikers-beginners.

The Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

The Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

The Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

Carpathian mountains in Ukraine

Where to stay after?

Lots of cute villages in this stunning regions – you can stay either in one of the hotels-resorts of Vorokhta or Yaremche, or simply camp. We put our tent in the town of Yaremche, and nobody cared :D We do love Ukraine!

The Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

The Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

The Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

The Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

Have you ever hiked in the Carpathians, no matter where? Which summits did you conquer?

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On the top of Ukraine Carpathians: Hoverla

2017-05-13T13:05:23+00:00 May 26th, 2016|