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Eastern Carpathian Mountains

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Introduction and dates

This hiking tour takes us to the Eastern Carpathian Mountains of Poland, with their highest peak Tarnica (1346 m). That part of Poland is considered by many to be a truly wild frontier. A sparsely populated area covered by oak and beech forests and alpine meadows is an ideal destination for hikers and adventure seeking travellers. The region was once inhabited by Orthodox Lemkos whose existence left unique examples of their wooden architecture and local traditions. We hike during the day and stay overnight in villages or towns offering comfortable pensions or hotels. A qualified local guide accompanies us throughout the whole trip.

Scheduled dates in 2018:

23 - 30.06.2018

15 - 22.09.2018

Day 1: Kraków

After arrival in Kraków we take a guided tour of the city. We visit the Old Town, Royal Castle Hill and
Jewish Quarter.

Overnight stay in Kraków.

Day 2: First walk in Bieszczady

In the morning we are transported to Wetlina in Bieszczady . After arrival a short walk towards one of wide Carpathian meadows - poloniny..

Overnight stay in Wetlina.

Day 3: Jasło and Okrąglik Peaks

Today we begin the hiking part of our trip. We will take a moderate trail ascending to Jasło (1153 metres) and Okrąglik (1101 metres) The Carpathian peaks are covered with dense forests which turn into huge alpine meadows at a level of 1000 metres. We hike along well maintained and marked trails. We descend to a quiet Wetlina village for the night.

Overnight stay in Wetlina.

Day 4: Carpathian Meadows

Today our route follows a trail through two Carpathian meadows named Połonina Caryńska and Połonina Wetlińska.

Overnight stay in Ustrzyki Górne.

Day 5: Tarnica and Krzemień

This day’s stage reaches Tarnica (1346 metres), the highest peak in the area and Krzemień (1335 metres) close to the Ukrainian border. We descend to a settlement called Muczne.

Overnight stay in Muczne

Day 6:Muczne and San riover trail


You will have a chance to enjoy the scenery of Bieszczady Mountains. You can either spend a relaxing day in the settlement of Muczne or take a moderate walk in the area of river San valley, where you will have a chance to see former Orthodox Lemkos villages with their characteristic wooden architecture.

Overnight stay in Muczne.

Day 7: Krakow

We take a bus back to Kraków and leave an afternoon free to discover once again this magnificent city. Accommodation in a centrally located hotel.

Overnight stay in Kraków.

Day 8: Return trip

Return trip home or individual stay extension.



There are 3 days when the major activity is hiking. Day’s walk is between 7 - 8 hours moving at an easy pace. The biggest ascent comes on day 5 when the altitude difference is about 600 metres.

This trip is meant for people of all ages who are interested in mountain hiking..



Wetlina - Roh Pension


Ustrzyki Gorne

Pension 'Zajazd Pod Carynska'



Pension - Siedlisko Carpathia



Kaizmierz hotel



Price per person in twin room  - 610 EUR

146 EUR - single room supplement

Maximum group size is 18


Services included in price:

- Accommodation with breakfast for 7 nights

- 7 dinners including one farewell dinner in a restaurant in Krakow in the Old Town

- 7 packed lunches

- Bus transport according to itinerary

- Luggage transport between hotels

- Qualified English speaking mountain guide during all days

- Half day guided tour of Krakow with English speaking guide without entrances

- Maps of the visited region

- Entrances to Bieszczady national park


Booking and further information at active@janpol.com