Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Ukraine  /  Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast  /  Yaremche  /  Vorokhta  /  Nature  /  Hoverla

Hoverla, Vorokhta

4.7
#2 of 10 in Wildlife in Ukraine
Mountain Wildlife Area
Mount Hoverla at 2061m, is the highest mountain in Ukraine and part of the Carpathian Mountains. The mountain is located in the Eastern Beskides, in the Chornohora region. The slopes are covered with beech and spruce forests, above which there is a belt of sub-alpine meadows called polonyna in Ukrainian. At the eastern slope there is the main spring of the Prut River. The name is of Old Hungarian origin and means 'snow mountain'. Hoverla is composed of sandstone, a sedimentary rock type.The date of the first ascent is unknown. In late 19th century the mountain became a notable tourist attraction, especially among tourists from nearby cities of Galicia. In 1880 the first tourist route between the peak of Hoverla and Krasny Luh was marked by Leopold Wajgel of the Galician Tatra Society. The following year the first tourist shelter was founded there.In the 20th century the mountain increasingly gained popularity as an extreme sports site. Some routes are classified as 1A in the winter period, according to the USSR grading system. Nowadays because of its prominence too many unskilled extreme-lovers are taking attempts to climb it in winter, resulting in regular frostbite or even deaths. The most popular approach to the summit starts from the tour-basa Zaroslach on the mountain's east face and gains more than 3,600 vertical feet along a steep path with few switchbacks.
For Hoverla and beyond, use our Yaremche trip builder to get the most from your Yaremche vacation.
Source
Create an itinerary including Hoverla

(Yaremche is the nearest city to Hoverla)

map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
77 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • An amazing view from the top that made it worth climbing. I strongly advise everyone to train a bit at the gym before going. Check the weather on advance. It's a huge challenge when it's raining and s...  more »
  • Perfect to test yourself on hard exercise. I would recomend to climb the central route and then climb down the hardest route near waterfall.  more »
  • The views from the top are very nice. There is not significant elevation so it does not affect your breathing although the hike is steep, most can do it if you just stop to rest. However, it is absolu...  more »

Plan your trip to Yaremche

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Yaremche

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Yaremche by other users

17 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Yaremche BY A USER FROM UKRAINE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM JORDAN August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM CANADA April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM UKRAINE August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM UKRAINE August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Chernivtsi & Yaremche BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM UKRAINE July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans