Khomiak Mountain 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 700m 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.
Barania Mountain Meadow
Going upward through silver and spruce forest you come to the picturesque meadow called Barania. 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.
Peak of Khomiak Mount
From the top you will observe marvelous landscapes upon the central part of the Horhany and the Chornohora ridges. 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.
Deviation from the route.
Damage to natural objects.
Breeding hearths in places not designated for this purpose, smoking when passing through forests.
Felling and damage to trees plucking flowers, collecting medicinal plants.
Hunting for animals, destruction of their habitats.
Catching fish by any means.
Stay with firearms.
Territory littering, noise.
Report to the Ministry of Emergencies before you go on a hike, so that rescuers can find you quickly and in time if something happens. This requires only two steps:
Fill in the online form to inform the mountain search and rescue units about the planned trips to the mountains.Online form
Make a note in your mobile phones of the mountain search and rescue units of the area in which you are going to travel.Contacts of divisions