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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.

Trekking in the Carpathians: Conquering the highest peaks

Trekking tour to the Chornohora range provides you with multitude of delights; among them are the highest peaks of the Ukrainian Carpathians, breathtaking landscapes, juicy berries from the mountain meadows and hillsides, close acquaintance with hutsul culture and white water rafting on the rapids of the Black Cheremosh River.


duration: 6 days
price: 117 USD

day 1

  • Tourclub guides meet the group at 10:30 a.m. at the railway station in Kvasy. How to get to the tour?
  • before we start moving along the trekking route Tourclub guide should allocate all general equipment and food among all participants of the tour; therefore, packing your backpack, provide enough room for general stuff (approx. 5 kg) and food (approx. 3 kg)
  • trekking route: Kvasy Village – slopes of Sheshul Mountain, 9 km
  • encamping

day 2

  • the route of the 2nd day of the tour involves quite a long walk and ascending the range of mountains and conquering of Hoverla (2061 m), the highest peak in Ukraine at the very end of the day
  • names of Ukrainian mountains derives from ancient roots and mainly focus the information about peculiarities of their structure, usage or character; for instance, name “Sheshul” originates from Hungarian and means “pasturage”, name “Petros” – from Romanian “pebbly”, name “Hoverla” – from Hungarian “snowstorm”
  • trekking route: slopes of Sheshul Mountain– Rogneska Mountain (1724 m) – Petros Mountain (2020 m) - Monomakh's Cap Mountain (1570 m) – slope of Hoverla Mountain, 16 km
  • encamping

day 3

  • besides severe outlines of mountains today’s route will please your eyes with playful lakes one of which considered to be the most high-altitude in Ukraine, that’s Nesamovyte (Frantic) Lake located on the height of 1750 m over the sea level
  • trekking route: slope of Hoverla Mountain – Hoverla Mountain (2061 m) – Breskul Mountain (1912 m) – Pozhyzhevska Mountain (1822 m) – Dantsysh Mountain (1849 m) – Turkul Mountain (1933 m) – Nesamovyte Lake – traverse of Rebra Mountain (2001 m) – Brebeneskul Lake, 12 km
  • encamping

day 4

  • camp breaking
  • trekking route: Nesamovyte Lake – traverse of Rebra Mountain (2001 m) – Brebeneskul Lake, 4 km
  • encamping, rest
  • optionally, without-a-backpack climbing Mount Shpytsi (1883 m), Mount Hutyn Temnatyk (2014 m)

day 5


  • undoubted pearl of the fourth day of the tour is Pip Ivan Mountain (2028 m) on the peak of which raising the most high-altitude building of Ukraine, that’s abandoned Polish observatory known also as White Elephant (in winter snow and strong wind transform a majestic building into a chimerical creature that can remind silhouette of  the elephant )
  • trekking route: Brebeneskul Lake – Brebeneskul Mountain (2036 m) – Menchul Mountain (2001 m) – Dzembronya Mountain (1878 m) – Baltsatul Mountain (1851 m) – Pip Ivan Mountain (2028 m) – Vukhaty Kamin (Eared stone) Mountain (1864 m), 20 km
  • encamping

day 6

  • on this day trekking part of the tour ends
  • trekking route: Vukhaty Kamin Mountain (1864 m) – Dzembronya Village – the Black Cheremosh River, 10 km
  • Carpathian Jacuzzi on Cheremosh rapids from rafting camp “Torclub” (additional payment - 300 UAH)
  • transfer to Vorokhta, ending the tour
  • going home

The organizers keep the right to make changes in the program according to the circumstances!!!

level of complexity: for experienced travelers or at least for those who are in good physical shape
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
  • insurance
  • transfer according to the tour program

Additional payment:

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