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What to take with you on a tour to the Carpathians: tips for tourists

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What to take with you on a tour to the Carpathians: tips for tourists

The Carpathians are the heart of our country, attracting travellers every day with majestic views and the true spirit of Ukrainian freedom. Find out more about what you need to take with you when travelling in the mountains and other useful tips for tourists

Choose a tour in Ukraine for any taste
Choose a tour in Ukraine for any taste
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The Ukrainian Carpathians have long fascinated travellers with their breathtaking views. Hiking in the wilderness or climbing the mountains will impress even the most experienced travellers. 


What a tourist should take with them when travelling in the Carpathians and other useful tips are described below.


The best time to travel to the Carpathians


Anyone who dreams of travelling through the mountainous terrain and majestic forests of the Carpathians should know that a hike in the forest or mountains is a real challenge, as obstacles may arise in the form of unexpectedly deteriorating weather conditions, impassable trails, huge stones and other wildlife surprises. 


The weather conditions in the mountains are unpredictable, as the gentle sun can change to gloomy rain clouds in just 10 minutes. Therefore, the best option for travellers is to follow the weather forecast in advance for the time when they are planning to climb. 


The best time of the year for climbing mountains is summer, namely August, which offers more or less stable weather conditions. However, if you dream of seeing a whole palette of different colours with your own eyes, September or October is the best option for this. 


What clothes to choose? 


First of all, you need to take care of comfortable clothes that will not cause discomfort during the climb. The best option is sportswear. It's better to replace your T-shirt with a T-shirt to avoid unpleasant feelings due to the backpack. The backpack should be comfortable and roomy, so that there is enough space inside for all the necessary things. 


To avoid freezing due to an unexpected cold snap, you need to take care of warm clothes. The best option is thermal underwear and fleece sweaters. 

Comfortable shoes are the key to a successful mountain climb. Preference should be given to sports shoes or hiking boots.




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What to take from food?


Food when climbing mountains should be high in calories and nourishing, because the body needs strength. The best option is canned food, dried meat, stew, etc. 


Nuts, energy or chocolate bars, and dried fruit can be a great snack. 


Perhaps the most important thing when hiking in the mountains is water. The water supply should be about 1.5-2 litres per person. We also advise you to plan a place to rest near mountain springs in advance. 


Packing a backpack for the mountains


In addition to supplies of drinking water and food, you should take medicines that you may need on the road, plasters, bandages, as well as means for treating injuries and insect bite spray. 


To avoid getting wet in the rain, we recommend taking raincoats with you. 


You can also take a tourist mattress to relax on the road. 


The best mountain for beginners


The best option for travellers planning to climb a mountain peak for the first time is Mount Khomyak. The height of Khomyak is 1542 metres. At the beginning of the climb, hikers will go through mixed and coniferous forests, then through mountain valleys and dense forest areas, but closer to the top, the climb will become more difficult due to steep ascents and rocky areas. 


Another popular choice among tourists is Mount Hoverla, which stands 2061 metres above sea level and is the highest mountain in the Ukrainian Carpathians. 


Experienced travellers choose to climb Mount Petros, which is much more difficult than Mount Khomyak. 


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For your convenience, we also recommend booking a hotel in the desired region of Ukraine in advance. And in order to protect yourself from unexpected expenses during your holiday, we advise you to take care of reliable health insurance.  


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