I want to go hiking in the Carpathians – what should I do?
It's very easy. You just leave your request for the desired hike or contact us in any other way. We'll help you to choose the route and answer your questions about the preparation for the hike. After that you fill out a full questionnaire and with our approval buy tickets. Actually, you only need to pack equipment and arrive at the start point in time. We'll take care of the rest.
Don't have your own equipment? No problem! You can rent it.
Hiking in the Carpathians – what is the secret of such popularity?
It is not surprising that hiking tours in the Carpathians are extremely popular. First, there are a lot of unhiked paths and easy-to-climb mountains. And if you're a confident tourist, you can climb to the summits of Pip Ivan, Hoverla, or Petros. Secondly, from May to September it's quite warm, but not hot, and there's always water in the immediate reach, no matter which route you choose. Third, there are so many delicious and edible things in Carpathian forests that it's hard to resist tasting them.
And, of course, you can go hiking in the Carpathian Mountains all year round! Winter hiking is no less exciting than the summer, but it has its own peculiarities due to the abundance of snow and low temperatures. In general, the climate in the Carpathians is quite mild, but in summer it rains sometimes. You should also take a windbreaker, especially if you're going to climb the high mountains, where it's almost always windy. Despite the fairly mild climate, even in June there may be snow on the tops of the mountains, so you should pick shoes responsibly.
Hiking in the Carpathians during May Day Holidays
May Day holidays are a favorite time for most tourists. Hiking in the Carpathian Mountains on May Day holidays is especially popular. This can be explained not only by the availability of days off at work, but also by the rare opportunity to watch the summer and winter battle in the mountains. It is already warm down there and the crocuses are in full bloom, while the mountain tops are still covered with snow-white caps. It's a must-see. In addition, there are usually a lot of different routes from three to nine days in May, so you can choose the one that is best for you.
Hiking in the Carpathians – the issue price
We can rejoice that hiking in the Carpathian Mountains is relatively inexpensive. For quite reasonable price you can go hiking and enjoy the beauty of this beautiful region of Ukraine. First, the cost of hiking depends on the duration. This season we excluded transfers from the cost of the hike, the remaining costs are included: all the fees foresters, instructor services, three meals a day (twice a day a hot meal on the campfire and lunch snack), the total group equipment (boilers, campfire, gas), medical insurance, group medical kit. You only need to have personal equipment, as well as 300-400 UAH for the transfer. In details about the cost please read in the description of each route.
When it's better to go to the Carpathians
The Carpathians are the highest mountains of Ukraine, and the weather there is much more changeable and cold than in the lowlands. So the best season to travel to the Carpathian Mountains is summer and early autumn. And winter is also the best time to go skiing and snowboarding. Let's speak in detail about the peculiarities of hiking in every season.
In Carpathians in summer: hiking in June, July and August
Summer is undoubtedly the best time for hiking in the Carpathian Mountains! When everyone around you is exhausted from the heat you will have the opportunity to hide in the shade of the forest and wash your face with the purest ice water of mountain rivers and streams. You will be charged with vivacity and energy. And let everybody else who didn't dare to go hiking with us sweat from the heat! In June there is still snow on the highest peaks, and it's even possible to play snowballs! At the end of July and in August the blueberries and raspberries are ripening, and white mushrooms are growing - so the food ration of the trip will be much more diverse!
Hiking in the Carpathians in autumn – September, October
Often the weather in September is even more stable than in summer months. Stable means less rain and more sunshine. That's what we want, right? Definitely, September is a great month for hiking in the Carpathians, and if you didn't manage to go in summer, be sure to go in early autumn. The closer you get to winter, the colder it is. In October, you should stock up on really warm clothes, because at night frosts are possible. You probably noticed that we included November to the winter months?
Carpathians in winter – November, December, January, February and March.
Surprised that we referred the whole five months to winter? This is for a reason. From November, it gets cold in the mountains and snow is most likely to fall. In some areas snow may lie until June, but in April it gets noticeably warmer, and you can see the onset of spring: the first flowers bloom, snow begins to melt and babbling brooks.
Winter hikes are a separate story, and we recommend that only experienced hikers take part in them. For beginners, we have developed programs with accommodation in huts, skiing/boarding and radial mountain trips. Scenery in winter is absolutely unique, it is completely different from the summer ones, and you should definitely see it with your own eyes!
Mountains in Spring – Hiking in May and April
Catch the awakening of nature, when the first little spring flower daring to break through the moldy snow to meet the same timid and still weak sun - what can be more beautiful? Spring in the Carpathians is an absolutely wonderful time. At noon the sun is shining, and you can sunbathe, and in the evening you have to wrap up all the warm clothes that you have. You can admire the blue crocuses while walking knee-deep in melted snow and mud. For April hikes, you need to prepare just as well as for winter. May hikes are a bit more delicate, but it all depends on the weather. Certainly it will snow and be cold, so be ready for that. Anyway, all the troubles will be repaid a thousandfold by what you see and experience! So make up your mind)
Corporate hiking in the Carpathian Mountains – custom-made hiking tours
Hiking tours are one of the best ways to unite your team. Together you will overcome hiking hardships: wading through rivers, look for firewood in the wet forest, insure each other on the steep slope and just sit together till the night by the fire, admiring the unique views, making jokes and playing games. Corporate custom-made hiking tours to the Carpathians is exactly what your team needs. After the hike you will be one friendly family, your brains will rest from the hustle and bustle, and your energy level will go off the charts!
I still have doubts...
How do you still have doubts? Then call/text us, and we'll be happy to answer all your questions! In the Carpathians you will enjoy the pristine beauty of the wilderness. And colorful clothes of Hutsuls, their customs and rituals that remained from antiquity will leave a lasting impression!
See you on the trails of the Carpathians!