Floods in the Carpathians. Emergency service workers ask to refrain from traveling to the Carpathians until June 25 due to washed out roads and destroyed bridges.

Travel safely for yourself and for nature

The national park is a place where we preserve nature. We welcome our guests, but we expect careful compliance with the rules enabling to keep the nature of the Carpathians in good condition and prevent travelers from unnecessary risks.

What you need to know before hiking

The Carpathian Mountains always give rest, health and joy of communication with nature. However, for those who ignore the rules of conduct in the mountainous area, a trip to the Carpathians can leave sad memories, and even turn into a tragedy. To avoid that, before setting off tourists have to:

  • read weather forecast for the next few days;
  • execute relevant documents: a route list, a route book, a pass for staying in the Carpathian National Nature Park, emergency rescue service permit;
  • check the availability and quality of equipment, completeness of the first aid kit.

Remember that it is strictly prohibited to:

  • head for the route under very unfavorable conditions (heavy fog, rain, low air temperature)
  • ascent or descent taking the shortcut, through narrow gorges, steep snowy slopes, which can lead to avalanches and injuries;
  • go hiking not accompanied by a qualified tourist guide.

Inform the Ministry of Emergency Situations
about your intention to go hiking

Inform the Ministry of Emergency Situations before you go hiking, so that rescuers can find you quickly and in time if something happens. For this, two steps are needed:
  • Fill in the online form

    Fill in the online form to inform the mountain search and rescue units about the planned trips through the mountainous areas

    Online form
  • Save the contacts of rescue units

    Make a note with the mobile phone numbers of the mountain search and rescue units of the area in which you are going to travel.

    Contacts of units

How do you need to behave in the park to preserve nature?

  1. What places can travelers visit?
    We have mapped special routes in the territory of our park and arranged resting places for travelers to enjoy nature comfortably and safely. Please follow these routes and you will avoid unnecessary risks and dangerous situations.
  2. What are the places where it is allowed to light a bonfire?
    We have arranged special places for lighting a bonfire in the areas that are intended for rest. Lighting fire in other places is prohibited by law and can cause irreparable damage to forests. Putting out forest fires is extremely difficult, not to mention the fact that they kill local fauna.
  3. What to do with garbage?
    We believe that you are not the one who can leave garbage just in the middle of the forest. If you travel along our trails, we ask you to collect garbage in a bag and throw it in a special can upon return. Garbage cans are usually placed at the beginning of the routes. We will be especially grateful if you pick up the garbage left behind by less conscious travelers.
  4. What are the rules of conduct in case of meeting animals?
    The vast majority of wild animals avoid meeting with humans. Therefore, while walking through the forest, it is a good idea to manifest your presence from time to time by talking loudly, echoing, as if warning the animals and giving them the opportunity to leave. However, if you still face a wild animal, you need to back away from it without panic and sudden movements.
  5. What actions do we dislike the most and what fines are in for offenders?
    People who deliberately come to us to cut down, destroy something or shoot animals are under our special control. It is prohibited to cut down trees here, except in areas where this is done in an organized manner. It is prohibited to hunt and enter our territory with firearms. The same concerns fishing in rivers. Do you want some fish? Order it for yourself in one of our restaurants. And please do not pick flowers and medicinal plants in our park. Let them please the human eye in nature and not wither in plastic cups.