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The Ukrainian Carpathians are part of the Carpathian mountain system located in the west of Ukraine, mainly in the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions.

As spring is just around the corner, let’s take a look at the Ukrainian Carpathians in April, when all the snow melted and the hillsides are covered with the first greenery. Photos by: Maxim Weise.

Sunny April day in the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 1

sunny spring day in the mountains

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Feb/16

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The mountain ranges of Gorgany in winter

Gorgany is a system of mountain ranges extending up to 75 km in the outer band of the Ukrainian Carpathians, in the Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions. The width from east to west is about 40 km.

The name comes from the name of rock slides called “gorgan”. The highest peak is Mount Syvulia (1836 m). This area is very popular among tourists, here you can find the most wild routes in the Carpathians.

The mountain ranges of Gorgany in winter, Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

snowy winter in the mountains

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In the Carpathians the haymaking period usually begins in June and ends in September. At this time of the year, almost every picture taken here has amazing color transitions – from bright green to burning-orange.

It’s like a carpet of different shades which covers the slopes of the Carpathians. And of course Carpathian haystacks add a special charm. Photos by: Sergiy Kotko.

Yellow-green world of the Carpathians during haymaking, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing colors

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In winter, the Ukrainian Carpathians, part of the Carpathian mountain range in the west of the country, are like a remarkably beautiful place from a fairy tale.

Let’s go on a trip to the area near Mount Chorna Klyva (1,719 meters), located on the border of Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions. Photo by: Alexander Kotenko.

Winter fairytale of the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 1

explore the snowy country

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Dzembronya is a small village located on the steep slopes of Chornohora Ridge in Verkhovyna district of Ivano-Frankivsk region, near the border with Romania. It is the most high-altitude village in Ukraine and probably one of the most picturesque ones.

Despite the fact that the population of Dzembronya is only about 250 people, the length of the village is about 10 km. There are no enterprises, collective farms, industrial facilities here.

Dzembronya village, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful mountain village

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Chornohora is the highest mountain range in the Ukrainian Carpathians located on the border of Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions.

It is especially beautiful at a time when the slopes of the range are covered by flowering rhododendron. Chornohora on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

Flowering Carpathians, Chornohora, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful blooming landscapes

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Vorokhta is an urban village located in Ivano-Frankivsk region, at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level, on the Prut River. This place is a training center of Ukrainian athletes in ski jumping, biathlon, cross-country skiing.

Also, this village has one of the oldest monuments of Hutsul wooden architecture (the early or mid-17th century) – Church of the Nativity of the Virgin. This wooden church built without a single nail stands on a hill in the northern part of the village. Photos by: anderver.

Church in Vorokhta, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the architectural monument

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This beautiful wooden church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin is located in the village of Kryvorivnia, in Verkhovyna district of Ivano-Frankivsk region, in the heart of the Ukrainian Carpathians.

The church, an architectural monument of national importance, was first mentioned in 1719. The peculiarity of the church lies in the fact that during these three centuries, in spite of everything, it has never been closed.

Church in Kryvorivnia, Ukraine, photo 1

quite picturesque church

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Apr/15

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Bukovel ski resort in spring

Bukovel is the largest ski resort in Ukraine. It is located near Polianytsia village in Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 100 km south-west of Ivano-Frankivsk, near the foot of Bukovel Mountain, at an altitude of 920 meters above sea level. The highest point of the resort is Dovga Mountain (1372 meters).

The season runs from late November to mid / late April. In 2012, Bukovel was one of the most rapidly developing ski resorts in the world.

Spring in Bukovel ski resort, Ukraine, photo 1

winter resort without snow

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The Ukrainian Carpathians never cease to amaze us with a variety of landscapes. Just look at this beauty – a frosty morning in dairy colors and a beautiful sunset in the colors of caramel.

These photos were taken by Aleksandr Naumenko in the area of Mount Dzembronya located within the Carpathian National Nature Park, on the border of Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions.

Dairy morning and caramel sunset in the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

wonderful scenery

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