The Peaks of Lviv Region: Parashka Mountain

Why this tour?

Parashka mountain is one of the highest and most picturesque peaks of the Skolivski Beskydy mountain range. The mountain went into history by dramatic events of the Kyiv Rus period, when descendants of Volodymyr the Great were fighting for the throne. According to the legend, Princess Paraska was killed just here, following the battle between two sons of Volodymyr the Great. This historical turmoil echoes in the name of the mountain. It was also the place of fierce battles during World War II. Today it is a favourite destination for many tourists due to amazing landscapes are seen from the ridge of the mountain.

1 day

35 € per person

all inclusive
 14.12

Tour description

  • departure from Lviv (7:00)
  • transfer to Korostiv village
  • ascent to the ridge of Parashka Mountain
  • snack break
  • hill walk and ascent to the Parashka summit (1268 m asl)
  • descent
  • snack break
  • return to Lviv (appr. 22:30)

Price includes:

  • bus transportation
  • meals during the hike
  • guiding services

Price does not include:

  • extra drinks and meals
  • travel insurance

Special terms

The program of the tour is designed for physically healthy people who are interested in outdoor activities. The length of the route is 20 km, which in combination with snow will increase the difficulty of the path. This tour is of moderate complexity. During the tour, everybody carries his/her own backpack with personal equipment and a share of food supply for the group.

Higher in the mountains, the temperature may be significantly lower than that at the foothills, and strong winds may occur. Unpredictable weather changes are possible, too.

The guide reserves the right to make changes in the program depending on the weather or the condition of the participants.

Recommended Equipment

  • Light backpack for hiking (daypack) with a rain cover
  • Trekking shoes (waterproof)
  • Gaiters
  • Warm socks (and a spare pair)
  • Thermal underwear (both top and bottom)
  • Wind stop and waterproof pants and jacket
  • 2 Fleece jackets or sweaters (1 light and 1 warm)
  • Warm hat and buff
  • 2 pairs of gloves, a light and a warm pair (waterproof and wind stop)
  • Sitting mat with a fixing belt
  • Thermos with hot tea
  • Headlamp
  • Cellphone
  • Trekking poles
  • Personal portable first-aid kit
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Sunscreen
  • Set of clothes for transfers during the tour (shoes, socks, underwear, outerwear): please mind that the clothes after hiking may be wet or dirty

Highlights

Parashka Mountain is the highest peak of the mountain range that has the same name (1268 m asl). There is a memorial plaque at the top of the mountain with the following inscription: «Paraskevia, the daughter of Drevlyany Prince Svyatoslav, was killed and buried here in 1015». Following the legend, the mountain was named after her. If the weather is fine one will enjoy wonderful Carpathian landscapes.
The Parashka mountain range is located in the Skolivski Beskydy mountain range. It begins 4 km to the west out of Skole town and stretches for 7,6 km to the northwest. Its highest peaks are Parashka, Tymkiv Verkh, Zelena, Obroslyy Verkh, Korchanka. The range is covered with numerous half-ruined trenches, dugouts and bunkers from the times of World War II.

Meals

Two snack breaks.

Rules

  • No alcohol during the active walking part of the tour
  • Please stick to the tour schedule and do keep up with the group
  • Do not litter and take your waste with you
  • Children under 16 should be accompanied by adults

Language

English / German / Polish, and Ukrainian with consecutive interpretation to the aforementioned languages.

Additional information:

If you want to spend some time in Lviv and arrive before the tour, we are glad to offer the following services:
  • transfer from the railway station or airport
  • booking accommodation in hotels
  • guided tours
  • advice regarding your stay and leisure time in Lviv — don’t hesitate to ask!

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