About this tour

Climbing the Hamster

Hamster Mountain lies within the southeastern part of the Gorgany Mountains above the village of Tatariv, which is located on the territory of the Yaremche City Council of Ivano-Frankivsk region. The top of Khomyak is one of the most popular locations among "weekend" tours. Its height is 1542 meters, and it is located in the village of Tatariv in Ivano-Frankivsk region.

The mountain owes its name to its peak, which resembles the back of an alpine hamster. The very top of Mount Hamster is completely covered with stones. The middle part is mainly made up of coniferous forests and meadows.

Climbing the peak does not require special training. Even elderly people and small children can conquer the peak in spring and autumn. The route is also ideal for safe hiking for winter hiking beginners.

On the way to the top, through the magical Carpathian forest, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area. From the top of the mountain, you can enjoy an incredible view of the Chornohora ridge, the highest mountain range in Ukraine.

Hiking to Khomyak is a leisurely walk along the forest serpentine. The forest path will occasionally be interrupted by mountain streams and stones that have long been overgrown with moss. Thus, the trail leads to the Khomyakiv meadow, a high-mountain pasture. In this meadow, there are several kolybas. In summer, Hutsuls make cheese (budz) there and willingly sell it to tourists. You can also take a walk here, take a photo and admire the views of the meadow and the surrounding mountains.


2800 UAH (1-4 persons)

The cost of the tour is in English:

+ 1600 UAH


To book a tour in English, select the "Hiking in English" option after filling out the booking form.

The tour price includes:

- accompaniment of a mountain guide

- recreational gatherings in nature reserves

- group first aid kit;

- consultations on preparing for the tour.


The tour price is not included and is paid additionally: 

- transfer to the starting point (from 2600)

- meals (individually),

- souvenirs

To book additional services, select the options with the appropriate name after filling out the booking form.

Technical information:

1. At 08:00 the group gathers at the central station of Yaremche or at the place of residence (Yaremche). From here we go by bus/car to the starting point of the hiking trip - the village of Tatariv.

2. The length of the route is 15 km in both directions.

3. The transition takes about 7 hours.

4. Difficulty - easy.

5. The tourist route is designed for an average group of physically healthy people.

6. Participation in the hike does not require prior training or experience.

7. Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited during ascent and descent.

What to take with you on a hike?

1. Identification document: passport/driver's license.

2.Comfortable waterproof shoes (preferably mountain trekking boots with high lacing and vibram tread).

3. A windproof jacket with a hood, preferably waterproof, windproof pants that do not hinder movement, a warm sweater or a polar jacket, a hat (hat, bandana), and a raincoat.

4. A spare set of clothes.

5. Roomy, preferably lightweight backpack

6. Water.

7. Food: you can take high-calorie foods such as nuts, dried fruits, dates, raisins, dark chocolate.

8. individual first aid kit (necessary medicines that you use).

5 reasons to choose tour


Cool guide

They will not only guide you along the route from start to finish, but also tell interesting stories and legends



You can climb Khomyak in 1 day, but it is very easy to choose only 1 day off and conquer the mountain in such a short time



From this peak, you will see incredible landscapes, including Hoverla


Difficulty (ease)

This peak can be conquered even by beginners, it can be your first serious achievement in hiking



Physical activity + clean air + spring water + altitude = reserve of health for months ahead

Key landmarks






Khomyak mountain

What is included?

Professional guide

Professional guide

Recreational collection in nature reserves

Recreational collection in nature reserves

*From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund. All profits from press tours are transferred to the reconstruction of Ukraine.