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Travel to the Carpathian Mountains

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What to Expect
1 day
• 6:30 meeting with your guide at the railway station (unless you choose a trip with transportation by private vehicle)
• 6:45 departure from Lviv by train, duration of the route is 3 hours
• 9:59 arrivang in Volovets, start of the hike to Borzhava
• ascent to the summit of Velykyy Verkh Mountain (1598 m asl)
• descent to Pylypets village
• check-in a lodge,dinner, free time
• sauna (optional)

2 day
• breakfast, check-out
• transfer to Synevyr village
• visiting Synevyr Meadow: walk around Synevyr Lake, visit to the Brown Bear Rehabilitation Center
• lunch
• transfer to Volovets
• departure from Volovets by train
• return to Lviv (appr.22:30)

Returning time depends on railway schedule and tickets that are available on the travelling time.

Polonyna Borzhava is a mountain range in the Ukrainian Carpathians. It has the longest woodless mountain meadows in Transcarpathia, stretching for about 50 km. Borzhava is mostly covered with grass and bilberry bushes, which creates the characteristic velvety appearance of its slopes and makes it a favourite destination for berry foraging from July till September. 

Velykyy Verkh (in Ukrainian, the Big Peak) is one of the mountains of the Borzhava Range (1598 m asl). The summit is a great viewpoint with the panorama of the whole range stretching from southeast to northwest in the form of a huge bow. Velykyy Verkh, together with a nearby Hymba Mountain, is the main destination for paragliders in the Carpathians. 

Shypit Waterfall is one of the most popular and attractive falls in the Ukrainian Carpathians, with its 5 cascades and the height of 14 m. It is an easy-accessible place, therefore it could be a crowded place during the high season. The place is also famous for the informal festival of alternative music, which takes place annually in the beginning of June. 

Synevyr Lake is the biggest mountain lake in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains (989 meters asl). The name of the lake could be translated as «Blue Whirlpool»; it’s local name is «The Sea Eye Lake». The lake appeared in the result of an earthquake 10 thousands years ago when the big landslide blocked the narrow valley which later filled with the water.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Lviv Suburban railway station (Horodotska Street, 174)
Departure Time
6:30 AM
Duration
2 days
Return Details
Lviv Suburban railway station (Horodotska Street, 174)
Inclusions
  • private tour
  • local transfers
  • staying in a lodge for 1 night
  • meals during the hike, half board in a lodge
  • guiding services
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • extra drinks and meals
  • sauna
  • lunch on the 2nd day
  • equipment rent (if required)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 10 years (recommended)
  • Dress code: check our recommended equipment list below
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The program of the tour is designed for physically healthy people who are interested in outdoor activities. The length of the route is 16 km. Sections of rocky terrain may increase the complexity of the path. This tour is of moderate complexity. During the tour, everybody carries his/her own backpack with personal equipment and a share of food supply for the group.
  • Higher in the mountains, the temperature may be significantly lower than that at the foothills, and strong winds may occur. Unpredictable weather changes are possible, too.
  • The guide reserves the right to make changes in the program depending on the weather or the condition of the participants.
  • We kindly ask to double check our
  • to avoid any misunderstandings. The company reserves the right to reject your participation in a hike provided you don’t have appropriate footwear. This requirement was based on the necessity to guarantee your safety and convenience.
  • Please inform us if you need any of the below mentioned equipment while booking the tour. The prices are given per person per day. We kindly ask you to reserve the equipment in advance. We don't demand any deposit from our clients.
  • Light backpack for hiking (daypack) with a rain cover (3 euro)
  • Trekking shoes (waterproof)
  • Gaiters (2 euro)
  • Warm socks (and a spare pair)
  • Thermal underwear (both top and bottom)
  • Wind stop and waterproof pants and jacket
  • 2 Fleece jackets or sweaters (1 light and 1 warm)
  • Warm hat and buff
  • 2 pairs of gloves, a light and a warm pair (waterproof and wind stop)
  • Sitting mat with a fixing belt
  • Thermos with hot tea
  • Headlamp
  • Cellphone
  • Trekking poles (2 euro)
  • Personal portable first-aid kit
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Sunscreen
  • Set of clothes for transfers during the tour (shoes, socks, underwear, outerwear): please mind that the clothes after hiking may be wet or dirty
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Karpaty Travel
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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