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Weaving Craft Tour in Sheshory and Kosmach

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Sheshory is an amazing mountain community where incredible architecture, folk craft, textiles and history are harmoniously combined.

Art journey of textile and spirituality to the authentic mountain communities Sheshory and Kosmach.


Optional tours:

A natural boundary Lebedyn is a part of a national park “Hutsulshchyna”. Unique nature of this reserve is reflected in the various landscape forms. You can see mountains, plains, meadows, forests, swamps and lakes here. The Lebydyn Lake is the most famous treasure of the whole park that is located at the altitude of 600 meters above sea level being surrounded by beech and pine woods. There are different legends about the lake, locals believe hat it does not have any lake bed and some mysterious creatures live in it. One can see here some small meadows where 17 plant species listed in the Red book are growing. Flora and fauna are very rich and various here.

Sheshory is a picturesque Hutsulian village with wonderful mountain landscapes that is located at the altitude of 600 meters above sea level. It is famous for its Silvery waterfalls. Sheshory Huk is one of the most beautiful Carpathian waterfalls with the drop height 5 meters and it has an area of 0,5 hectares (1,24 acres).  Similar to canyon is a waterfalls valley, an extremely picturesque and fascinating place.


Yaremche is the most famous travel centre of Ivano-Frankivsk region and the whole Hutsuliya. It is located among picturesque mountains and on the riverside of Prut at the altitude of 550-585 meters above sea level.


Kosmach is a mountain town that is assumed to be the oldest Hutsulian settlement. It is located on the bank of the Pistynka River. The most famous ozocerite factories in Galicia are situated here. The town is well-known for the unique Hutsulian customs and traditions, specific nature landscapes and sincere hospitality of local people.


Carpathian molfars are the people who support laws of Nature, have perfect knowledge about the Human, communicate with the dead souls, make people healthier, and also they can control natural elements. Some of them are born with magical knowledge that means they are the molfars of descent, getting this power from one generation of family to another.

Highlights

  • Walking excursion to the natural aqua park Silvery waterfalls, one of the biggest and the best waterfalls of the Carpathian foothills;
  • National Museum with authentic Hutsulian showpieces: rugs, puffins, pysankas, trembitas, vyshyvankas (Ukrainian embroidered shirt) and wares;
  • Craft workshop with a master – demonstration of weaving Hutsulian towels;
  • Optional trip to the natural boundary Lebedyn that is located at the altitude of 650 meters above sea level and surrounded by beech and pine woods. Picking Carpathian medicinal herbs and berries;
  • Climbing a mountain valley Rosokhata. In the nearest forests, you can see a stag, a roe, a fox and other species of animals and birds. A master class of cooking Banosh (traditional Hutsulian dish) and tasting curds-milk production;
  • A fascinating monument of this place is Dovbush pantries which were used for the game conservation by ancient people.

Route

  1. Ivano-Frankivs’k
  2. Шешоры
  3. Яремче
  4. Космач
  5. Космач