Event info:

The cost – from 950 UAH.
 Duration – 3 days.
Start – 07:00.

Upcoming dates:

By individual order

Information about the route:
1. Lviv
2. Ivano-Frankivsk
3. Verhovina
4. Shibene
5. Mount Pip Ivan
6. Shibene
7. Ivano-Frankivsk
8. Lviv
Please note!

Please note!
The hike can be ordered for a group of minimum four people.
Route length: 22 km.
Difficulty: High.
Don’t forget to take your passport with you, and send us your passport data four days in advance: the border is very close, and in Shybene the border guards may want to check your documents. If the group starts from Lviv, the cost of transport from Lviv to Ivano-Frankivsk is added to the price..

All of our tours and hikes may be organized individually, in English, German, Polish and other languages. We offer the service of guides-interpreters or interpreters with knowledge of the required language, who will interpret the information given by a Ukrainian guide. If you are willing to join a Ukrainian tourist group, but don’t understand Ukrainian, we may provide you with a personal interpreter or a written description of the tour, according to your wishes.

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Winter Hike to Mount Pip Ivan

Of course, the Carpathians are not as high as the Alps, but winter in the mountains can be harsh anyway. Therefore, before going on a hike to the Carpathians in winter you have to ask yourself, if you possess the energy and skills needed. Nevertheless, you don’t need to refuse a dream to see the breath-taking beauty of the mountains in winter, if you feel you lack endurance.

Winter Carpathian Hike to Pip Ivan or, as it is also called, the White Elephant of Chornohora, is achievable even for those, who has never been on a mountain hike in winter before. We will walk no more than 8 km a day, and spend nights in a warm shepherd’s house, where you don’t have to be afraid of cold and blizzards.

If the weather will be favourable, we will ascend to the height of 2000 m above the sea level without great effort. From the mountaintop, you may enjoy the view of the Chornohora Range and the Ukrainian and Romanian Carpathians.

There is an old observatory located on the mountaintop, built before the WWII. In those times, it was among the highest-located buildings of such type in Europe. During a long time, the building was deserted, so it evoked mystical feelings with its looks. Nowadays it is being restored. Now there is even a small room for tourists to have a rest or spend a night.

Day 1: Meeting with the instructor in Lviv or Ivano-Frankivsk. A trip by a shuttle bus from there to Verkhovyna. There a rented bus will be waiting to take the group to the Shybene village. From Shybene the ascent to the Polonyna Vesnarka begins. We will spend the night on Vesnarka.

Day 2: The day will start with the conquest of the peak of Pip Ivan of Chornohora. The ascent to the top will be undertaken without backpacks or special equipment. If the weather is clear, there’s a breath-taking view of the surrounding mountains from the mountaintop. We will stop to have some hot tea with snacks in the observatory. After enjoying the view and making photos of the mountains we will go back to the shepherd’s house.

Day 3: Way back to Shybene. Don’t think it will be too easy. Mountains don’t like when you don’t treat them seriously. That’s why we start our descend early in the morning, without haste. From Shybene we will go back to Ivano-Frankivsk or Lviv.    

Price includes:

- Transport
- Meals
- The Carpathian National Nature Park entrance fees
- Instructor services
- Insurance
- First aid kit
- Group equipment