About this tour

Hike to Pip Ivan Chornohirskyi

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Pip Ivan (or Popyvan) is one of the 7 proud 2,000-year-old peaks of the Ukrainian Carpathians. Black Mountain (2020.5 m), as the peak is also called, ranks third in the list of the highest mountains of the Ukrainian Carpathians: the first place belongs to Hoverly (2061 m), the second - Brebeneskul mountain (2038 m).

Pip Ivan is visited by hundreds of tourists every year because of the picturesque views of the Carpathians, which can be seen from here in good weather. And also because of its highlight - the Polish-Ukrainian observatory "White Elephant" - the highest building in Ukraine, where people live and work. In addition, Mount Pip Ivan is located on several popular tourist routes, which should be visited by everyone who wants to fall in love with the mountains.

The route also passes through the picturesque Smotrytsky waterfall and Mount Vukhaty kamen (1864 m). –, the final point is Pip-Ivan (2022). with an observatory on top. And on the way back, we will visit Mount Smotrych (1898 m.) on the slopes of which there are strange stone mushrooms, the Polonyn cheese factory awaits us.

After returning, we will have dinner, a sauna, and we will also warm ourselves with tea made from Carpathian herbs (optional).

The price of the tour includes:

- Guide services;

- Recreational collection in nature reserves;

- Equipment for cooking;

- Group first aid kit;

- Consultations on preparation for the tour.

Additionally, you can purchase travel insurance on our website.

The price of the tour does not include and is paid additionally:

  - transfer to the starting point (1500 UAH for groups of 1-3 people; 500 UAH per person for groups of 4 or more people)

  - food (individually)

  - souvenirs

  - accommodation after the descent (approximately UAH 300 per person)

  - bathhouse (approximately UAH 100 per person)

Technical information:

1. At 07:00 the group gathers at the central station of the city of Yaremche. From here we go by bus/car to the starting point of the hiking trip - village Dzembronya, Verkhovyna district.

2. The length of the route is 22 km.

3. The duration is approximately 10 hours.

4. The difficulty is hard.

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. It is strictly forbidden to drink alcohol during the ascent and descent.

What to take with you on a trip?

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

2. Comfortable waterproof shoes (preferably mountain trekking boots with high lacing and a "vibram" type protector).

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

4. Spare set of clothes.

5. A capacious, preferably light backpack

6. Water

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

8. Individual first-aid kits (necessary medicines that you use).

*To order a tour in English, select the option Excursion in English when ordering.

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



The ascent can be done in 1 day, but it is very easy to choose only 1 day off and conquer the mountain in such a short time



The Carpathian peaks offer incredible views



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


A unique landscape

The mountain ranks third in the list of the highest mountains of the Ukrainian Carpathians, and it is also home to the Polish-Ukrainian White Elephant observatory, the highest building in Ukraine where people live and work.

Key landmarks






Pip-Ivan Chornohirskiy

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.