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Top-10 most amazing buildings of Western Ukraine

Even the most demanding traveler will appreciate treasury of interesting places, legendary fortresses and castles focused in Western Ukraine. Wherever you arrive each place possesses its own castle, palace, legend or a breathtaking story.

White Elephant: observatory on the top of the mountain

The largest wonder of the mountain of Pip Ivan is a highland observatory, ruins of which tower on the top. People call the observatory “White Elephant”. They say that in winter covered with snow and ice and blew with strong winds the outlines of observatory reminds figure of an elephant.

Gorgan Citadel

The most remarkable place of the Carpathian peaks is the mountain range of the Gorgan. True citadel, the true protection of the mountain range with stone slopes. During World War I, the Legions of the Polish Army stretched here, which left behind the history of the heroic defense of the local vicinities. You will feel the spirit of the warrior, forget that such a civilization, and you will enjoy the full freedom of the mountains.

duration: 4 days 
price: 99 USD

day 1

  • group meeting at the railway station in Ivano-Frankivsk. How to get on a trip?
  • transfer to the village of Bystrytsya
  • light snack, preparation for hiking
  • crossing: from the village of Bystrytsya - the Rafailovets River - Ligions Pass, 11 km
  • setting up a camp, dinner

Day 2

  • breakfast, camp collection
  • crossing: Legion pass - the Tavpishyrka Range -  Ruschyna mountain valley, 14 km
  •  lunch-snack
  • encamping and dinner

Day 3

  • breakfast, camp collection
  • hiking route: Ruschyna mountain valley - Lopushanka Mountain - Igrovets Mountain, 15 km
  • lunch-snack
  • encamping and dinner

Day 4

  • breakfast
  • hiking route: Serednya Village - village  Stara Guta, 12 km
  • lunch-snack
  • transfer to Ivano-Frankivsk
  • going home. How to get back home?

level of complexity: for beginners 
accommodation: double-triple tents (more about tents we use)
food: three meals a day except the supper of the last day (more about menu) 
find out about weather conditions in the Ukrainian Carpathians: weather forecast

Price includes:

  • guide service
  • food as in tour program
  • tent and general equipment
  • transfer according the tour programm
  • insurance

Additional payment:

Read more about trekking in the Carpathians

How to book?
What to take: Equipment List
How to pay?
How to arrive in time on tour?