Length ‒ 5400m
Duration of hiking ‒ 3 hours
Altitude a.s.l. ‒ from 850 to 1542 m
Trail is marked. Marking colors: two horizontal white stripes with a green one in the middle.
Khomiak Mountain (1542 m) is located in the Horhany ridge, the part of the Carpathians where the mountain peaks have steep slopes covered with stony placers called Horhany. The local people say that the name of Khomiak Mountain, which means “hamster” in English, is associated with the alpine marmot (hamster) which used to live in this area. The shape of the mountain also reminds us of this animal. Hiking to the top will allow you to enjoy the beauty and magnitude of the Carpathians, where the natural genuineness has been kept.
The trail starts in a distance about 700 m close to the motorway Ivano-Frankivsk – Rakhiv in direction of Polianytsia village. The forest path goes to the north along the stream and leads to the mountains serpentine.
Going upward you come to the picturesque meadow Barania.
Spruce and silver fur predominate here. Elm trees also grow in this area. The plantations age is from 60 to 80 years. Due to increase of altitude the vegetation becomes poorer. Going further through the curved forest of mountain pine and juniper thickets you will finally reach the top of the mysterious Khomiak Mountain, where huge rocky boulders are covered with grey and red lichens.
From the top you will observe marvelous landscapes upon the central part of the Horhany and the Chornohora ridge. In 2006 the statue of God Mother was installed on the very top of the Khomiak Mountain. The statue rises on a high pedestal of stony stairs. The face of St. Mary is addressed to Ukraine.
Hiking to the top will allow you to enjoy the beauty and magnitude of the Carpathians, where the natural genuineness has been kept.The trail is equipped with small architectural forms.
To reach to the check point from Yaremche you can by bus Yaremche – Bukovel which passes Polianutsia village.
Don’t forget to adhere to regulations of personal safety. DO NOT:
1. step off the trail
2. damage or remove natural objects, including picking flowers and gathering firewood
3. make a fire outside designated areas
5. disturb or harm wildlife
7. carry firearms
May ‒ October: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adults 30,00 UAH
Children 15,00 UAH
Visitor fees are used to:
- improve the infrastructure of trails and rest areas
- produce information boards and signs
- produce printed materials and maps
- waste removal
- salaries for park staff who maintain the national park and trails
Have a nice time!!!