How to get to the top of Mount Khomyak?
Today, there are 5 routes to the top of this picturesque mountain. Among them, the best is the one that starts from the village of Tatariv. It is most convenient to start climbing Mount Khomyak right on the outskirts of the village of Tatariv near the road to Bukovel.
This path to the top is only occasionally interrupted by mountain streams and mossy stones. The foot of the mountain is surrounded by a beautiful mixed forest. The middle part of the route passes through coniferous forests and meadows. The top of the mountain is decorated with picturesque scatterings of stones.
Approximately 80% of the route up the mountain is a quiet walk along the forest serpentine. After that, you should make a stop for a short rest and a photo session in the middle of a picturesque meadow called the “Khomyak Valley”. This meadow is a wonderful alpine pasture. There are several kolybas here, where in summer you can buy excellent organic cheese, which Hutsuls make in front of tourists according to ancient recipes. In addition, you can replenish your drinking water supplies from the hospitable Hutsuls.
After a break in the meadow, the last 20% of the route to the top begins. It’s worth noting that this part of the journey to Mount Khomyak is the most difficult. Here you begin a rather steep climb along a rocky path surrounded by juniper thickets.
However, the strength and calories spent during the conquest of the mountain are worth the impressions of the incredible landscapes that open up at the very top of Khomyak.
If you have the strength and time to continue your journey along the Gorgan ridge, you can visit such picturesque peaks as Synyak (1665 m), Malyi Horhan (1592 m), Dovbushanka (1754 m) and Vedmezhyk (1737 m) in 3-4 days.
But most tourists conquer Mount Khomyak as part of a one-day tour. And then, if you wish, you can go down to the picturesque waterfall located nearby Zhenetskyi Huk or go down to the village of Polyanytsia. It is worth remembering that the last bus to Ivano-Frankivsk leaves this area at approximately 7 pm.