On July 6-8 the village Sheshory will welcome the International Festival of ethnic music and land-art «Sheshory’2004». Artists and musicians from Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Poland and Russia will participate in the event.
The history of the industry development in the Carpathian region of Ukraine is closely connected with the development of railway transportation. The appearance of a number of railway directions with the width of a track 1435mm (Vienna-Lviv, Lviv-Stanislav-Tchernivci, Stanislav-Kolomyia, Stanislav-Buchach, Halych-Pidvysoke, Lviv-Potutory) caused the development of barter, stimulated the industrial manufacturing both within the Austrian-Hungarian empire as a whole, and Galicia in particular. The intensive development of the forestry complex in Galicia caused the formation of a network of narrow-gauge railways (width of a track - 750 mm), lining of which was accompanied with the construction of stationary engineering structures (bridges, ferries, trestles, etc.). The given system of the narrow-gauge railways was integrated with general system of railway transportation. The infrastructure formed at that time is still functioning...
Petros is nice peak of the same Chernogorsky massif as Hoverla, but with less tourists, no litter and nice views. In the saddle under the eastern face of Petros, in direction to Hoverla, is good campsite.
There are many "restaurants" or just some small places near the road, where people prepare food for travellers. Most of the dishes will be BBQ .
If you like unspoiled nature and clean mountains, dont visit Hoverla in late summer. It may be hard to withstand not going to highest peak, if visiting Ukrainean mountains, but that few meter difference from other peaks is not worth.
Its highest peak of Ukraine and many Ukrainean tourists go there from huts under Hoverla.
But view of top of Hoverla was sad when I was there -it was the highest located trash heap in Ukraine. Some stone pillar covered by grafitti and litter lying everywhere and it seemed most visitors are happy about it and adding new.
Other peaks and whole Ukrainean Carpaths are clean and as nice as anything you can see from Hoverla, so if you can live without that few meters of altitude, it may be better to omit the most obvious target, the highest peak.