You haven't been to the mountains because you don't want to sleep in a tent and don't want to carry a 20-kilogram backpack? Then buy a train or plane ticket. Because these programs are designed for you!
Options for hiking with lightweight backpacks
Luggage is transported by porters, mules, or cars, and overnight stays and meals take place at the hostels.
You carry your things yourself, and the day's trek is the distance from hut to hut (hut-to-hut trekking is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe), in which you can sleep and eat overnight.
The place of overnight stay (camping, camp or hotel) is in one stationary place. You hike in the mountains radially – you start in the morning and return in the evening.
Hiking in the mountains with a lightweight backpack is the best option for the beginner
We recommend this variant of hiking for people who have not been to the mountains yet and want to understand how their organism reacts to such activity. This format of outdoor activities will be appreciated by those who are not engaged in active physical activity, or have a mainly sedentary lifestyle. Also, hiking with a light backpack will appeal to photographers who want to focus on the photo, and couples who travel with children and want to open to them the world of mountains.
After all, hiking in the mountains without heavy backpacks has many advantages.
KULUAR HIKES – 2019 RESULTS IN NUMBERS
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WHY YOU SHOULD HIKE WITH US WITH A LIGHT BACKPACK
WE ARE THE LEADERS IN THE HIKING AND CLIMBING MARKET
The numbers speak for themselves. We've opened up the mountain world to over 12,000 participants in over 1,500 hikes. The vast majority, 97.8%, are satisfied and recommend us to their friends. You'll love it too.
WE'LL HELP YOU PREPARE FOR THE HIKE
We understand that for many people this might be their first hike in nature. Our experienced managers will tell you what you need from clothing and equipment.
A UNIFIED STANDARD FOR ALL HIKES OF THE KULUAR MOUNTAIN CLUB
Its goal is to make all our hikes as safe, rich and interesting as possible.
THE DECLARED HIKES WILL DEFINITELY TAKE PLACE
The situation that you buy a ticket, and the hike will not take place through our fault, is excluded. But tickets are to be bought only after our confirmation of your participation.
THE THOUGHTFULNESS AND RICHNESS OF THE PROGRAMS
Apart from trekking you are offered tours, meeting with local culture, gastronomy and interesting people along the route.
In Ukraine, this format of hiking began to develop actively. And on popular hikes, we have something to offer:
Hoverla without tents + excursions to Bukovel, Yaremche and waterfalls
This climb to Hoverla is iconic by the fact that we will not have a heavy backpack, but only the essentials – a jacket, a snack, and water. All things remain in the hut, which is located in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains.
After the climb, you will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious Carpathian food and relax in the sauna. A bonus of the program is a visit to the mountain resort Bukovel, Dovbush trail and the famous souvenir market in Yaremche.
Quick hike along the Borzhava river with a light backpack
This hike along one of the most picturesque ridges of the Carpathians is suitable for people who like to walk a lot and want to get the maximum of impressions and views for 3 days. We climb Stiy, Velikiy Verkh, and admire the Shipit waterfall.
During the day we'll walk 15-20 km with the light backpack, and in the evening we are awaited by the flavored Transcarpathian dinner, vats or sauna at will.
HIKING ABROAD WITH LIGHT BACKPACKS
Hiking in Svaneti without tents and heavy backpacks.
This program is specially designed for those who want to hike without heavy backpacks and at the same time visit the most interesting places of Svaneti! You will see the majestic glaciers and five-thousand towers of the Caucasus, strong rivers and deep canyons.
All overnight stays will be in pre-booked guest houses, where you will be able to take a shower, charge your smartphones and cameras, and try the local cuisine.
Hiking in Greece and climbing Olympus
We will visit the deepest gorge in the world, walk across famous arched bridges, swim in refreshing natural pools, look at the monasteries of Meteora. And in the same hike we will climb to the abode of the gods – the mythical Olympus! The whole hike is without heavy backpacks and with overnight stays in mountain shelters and guest houses! And at the end of the hike it will be nice to relax on the many beaches of Greece.
The Dolomite Alps – hiking without heavy backpacks
The Dolomites are called the most "Instagrammable" mountains in Europe. Why deny yourself the pleasure of photographing them every minute? For this we have designed a program with overnight stays in campsites, and every day we will make radial hikes in different areas of the Dolomite Alps.
You will see the calling card – Tre Cime Di Lavaredo, you will admire the mountain lakes, try Tyrolean cuisine and visit the heart of Italian tourism and mountaineering.
Hiking in Montenegro – in lodges and lightweight
An easy route through beautiful Montenegro, which is suitable even for children! We will stay in the center of hiking in Montenegro – Zabljak, from which we will make radial hikes with a light backpack.
We are awaited by picturesque lakes, caves, the largest canyon in Europe, climbing to a summit of 2539 m. And during the hike we will try via-ferrata – crossing in the mountains on specially fixed ropes for insurance. It will be an exciting adventure!
Jeep tours in Iceland – ice and fire
To discover all the beauty of Iceland, it is not enough to drive around it. You need to get inside the island. And this is only possible by four-wheel drive off-road vehicles. We leave your things in the cars, and set off to explore the geysers, volcanoes, lakes, colored mountains Landmannalaugar, black beaches and the raging ocean.
We spend the night in comfortable campsites, whose sites are equipped with warm showers and kitchen facilities. This will be a truly unforgettable trip where Iceland will show itself in all its glory.
Hiking in Turkey without tents and heavy backpacks
This route follows the western part of the Lycian Trail in one of the most popular regions for hiking. Turkey's mild climate allows you to combine hiking in the scenic mountains with a seaside vacation. Members stay overnight and eat in comfortable guest houses, so you can bring only a small backpack with personal belongings.
This easy hike offers not only spectacular natural attractions, but also the ruins of ancient cities, as well as delicious Turkish cuisine and the hospitality of the local population.
Fishermen's Trail in Portugal – Rota Vicentina
The journey will take place along the Atlantic Ocean, where it is very beautiful and warm. "The Fishermen's Trail" is one of the 6 most beautiful coastal trails in the world. We will walk along pristine beaches and traditional fishing villages, sampling wine and seafood. The majestic ocean, the color of the towns and villages, incredible sunsets on the beaches of the Algarve region await us. We go with light backpacks, admire the ocean, spend the night in guest houses and hostels.
Trekking in Madeira
The hike in Madeira is a fascinating 9-day journey that will take us on the most scenic trails of the "island of eternal spring". The program includes visits to the island's capital, Funchal, climbs to the highest peaks, walks through ancient laurel and eucalyptus groves and, of course, a variety of ocean views that can be seen from almost every point on the island. The hike across Madeira is very comfortable – all overnight stays will take place in comfortable guest houses with all the amenities.
Hike in Provence
Hiking in Provence is an opportunity to explore the most picturesque region of France, which attracts millions of tourists every year. We will walk through atmospheric cozy towns and villages, visit the majestic Verdon Gorge, and enjoy the famous blooming fields of lavender. And after completing the program, members can continue independent vacation in Nice or other cities of the Côte d'Azur.
Trekking in Nepal
The trekking culture in Nepal involves day hikes from lodge to lodge (so the guest houses are called). Your belongings are carried by porters (locals). Food and tea can be ordered in a restaurant, which is located right in the lodge.
You have a backpack with only the bare necessities. And the beauty of the snow-covered Himalayas is right in front of your eyes. At any moment take out your camera to take pictures of Ama Dablam, suspension bridges, cute Nepali children, and enjoy the beauty of the mountains to the fullest!