Year Visited: 2018 – August
The Carpathian Mountains or Carpathians are a third-longest European mountain range forming an arc throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The 1500 km long range stretches through Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Serbia and Romania. Ukrainian Carpathian mountains are located to the southwest corner of Ukraine which borders with Romania and Poland.
I visited Ukrainian Carpathians as a day trip from a beautiful historical city of Lviv. Ukrainian Carpathian mountains are blessed with wonderful nature, peaceful mountain lakes, flowing streams, roaring rivers, stunning waterfalls, dense hilly forests and fresh mountain air. Along they way you will pass through magnificent wooden Tserkvas (Church) and colorful wooden houses.
The first stop was the Shypit waterfall, located on the Pylypets River, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the village of Pylypets.
The second stop was Pylypets ski-resort, took Chair lift cable cars to top of Gymba mountain for amazing view of surrounding countryside.
The third stop was Lake Synevyr, the largest lake in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains. The Lake is a part of the National natural preserve “Synevyr”, which was established in 1989. The lake was created in the post-Ice Age period (around ten thousand years ago) due to a powerful earthquake-induced tectonic shift.
Pictures below are of the magnificent wooden Tserkvas (Church) and colorful wooden houses of Carpathians.