Chornyi Cheremosh and Chorna Hora

Water Sports in Lake Balaton & Southern Transdanubia

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- 2 days and 4 rafting trips on fast Chornyi Cheremosh river (Black Cheremosh)- try different vessels – raft, catamaran and kayak. They vary in speed and maneuverability- live in a tent at a camping site in the mountain village Dzembronia close to the river. There are basic facilities for 3 days in nature;- climb Popivan Chornogirsky Mount (2,022 m) with a building of former astronomical observatory on the top;- feel the Carpathian spring with green grass and first flowers.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productDay 1From Ivano-Frankivsk, we go to the village of Dzembronia, Verkhovyna area.In the camp, we have breakfast and wear wetsuits. Near 11 a.m. we go to the first rafting.Before the start, we explain the rules of safety and show how to behave on the water, to manage the vessel and to row. One rafting session is about 1,5 hours, 10 km and several rapids: Dzembronya, Didiv Likot (literally «Grandfather’s Elbow»), Bila Kobyla (literally «White Horse»), Small Guk, Guk.We finish in Krasnyk village and get back to the camp by car.Then we have lunch, rest and go back to the water for the second rafting session.In the evening: sauna, talks around the fire, walking around.Pass By: Chornyi Cheremosh River, Verkhovyna, Ivano-Frankivsk OblastDay 2Waking up at 7 a.m. – physical exercises – breakfast – packing – and on the way!The good news is that we climb up only with small backpacks (with a bottle of water, lunch and personal stuff). The distance to the top is 9 km, 4-5 hours and more than 1,000 m of elevation gain. In general, the hike is rather difficult, but since we will not have large backpacks, such a climb is suitable for beginners as well.In the beginning, we pass Smotrych mountain valley with shepherds and the peak Smotrych (1,898 m) with nice landscapes. Another hour – and we are at the top! Legendary Popivan (Pip Ivan) Chornohirsky (2,022 m). We will have some time on the top with hot tea and our favorite stories about this mount.After a lunch on the top we start our way down, but this time by another path – in the eastern direction along the Chornohora ridge to the side of Mount Vuhaty Kamin (1,864 m) (literally means Eared Stone). There are rocks of a specific shape – the stone ears of the mount, as well as the pedestal for the coolest photos.We continue to lose our heights, going straight down to one of the Dzembronsky (Smotrytsky) waterfalls, which is the highest in Ukraine with an overall high of 100 meters. In warm weather, you can swim under the water of the Munchel stream.One of the famous places in the Carpathians is the Dairy Hut on Smotrych valley. Shepherds sell the best cheese there. This is a great opportunity to cook the festive dinner – delicious Carpathian Banosh with brynza (the type of cheese) and salo (Ukrainian bacon).Pass By: Chornyi Cheremosh River, Verkhovyna, Ivano-Frankivsk OblastDay 3On the last day, we also have two rafting sessions – in the morning and afternoon.At about 4 p.m. we are going back to Ivano-Frankivsk.Pass By: Chornyi Cheremosh River, Verkhovyna, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

What’s included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Private transportation
  • Rent of equipment for rafting (vessels, helmet, safe jacket)

What’s not included

  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag)
  • Wetsuit rental