Shipit is a beautiful waterfall in the Transcarpathian region (Mizhhirsky district, Pylypets village). The Shipit waterfall is located ten kilometers from the Volovets railway station. An excellent landmark is the ski lift, located 300 meters from the Shipot waterfall. So anyone who wants to will be able to find this attraction of the Carpathians and enjoy its strange charm.
Shipit waterfall is one of the most beautiful in the Ukrainian Carpathians
The Shipit waterfall is located in a fabulously beautiful place, on the Pylypets River. It is surrounded by a fragrant coniferous forest, silence and coolness. While walking in this beautiful place, you will hear the magical singing of birds, immerse yourself in the harmonious atmosphere of the forest kingdom and suddenly hear the growing hum. This is the noise of Shipit waterfall. Its water jets burst from a 14-meter height, forming several magnificent cascades and dispersing the spray with a cloud of transparent drops. The views of tourists are truly fascinated by this unusual natural wonder.
Shipot is especially beautiful in the spring, thanks to the large amount of meltwater. In the summer, the waterfall is a small stream that cascades down the rocky ledges. Shipit waterfall is a famous tourist destination of the Carpathian region. Thousands of vacationers come to see it every year. Bus excursions from sanatoriums and hotels of the Carpathians are organized here. Currently, the commercialization of Shipota is being actively carried out. Snack bars and restaurants are being built near it. More recently, a barrier was built on the mountainside near the waterfall and attempts were made to charge a fee for passage to it. In addition, the construction of a ski lift in the area of the waterfall is currently being planned.
Shipit waterfall in winter:
Interesting events and festivals
Interesting events and festivals of non-traditional cultures often take place near Shipit waterfall. Hippies have been holding their annual meetings in these places since 1992. Back in 1970, local beauties were liked as a summer camp of hippies of the USSR. They say that a similar tradition came to us from Latvia. There, local informals used to gather on the river Gauja. Some of them, with the collapse of the USSR, began to gather near the Shipit waterfall. A lot has changed since those times, but the place near the waterfall is still as popular and annually gathers a lot of people from different cultural and social strata. Meetings of informals in the valley of the Shipit waterfall are held every summer. In the first days of July, more than 1,500 people come here. Many of them are tourists from Poland, Russia and Belarus. By the way, many people talk about the similarity of the Ukrainian Shipot with the Russian Veselka. The most interesting time at the Shipota festival is the day of Ivan Kupala – a holiday that takes place on the night of July 6-7. On these days, there is a maximum number of vacationers who take part in a fun celebration. Shipot waterfall is best visited on the days of the celebration, joining the festival participants and immersing yourself in the atmosphere of fun and joy.
Another interesting event held in the green spaces of these places is the Miss Shipit beauty contest. The most beautiful girls of Transcarpathia gather near a beautiful waterfall. Many Ukrainian women aspire to attend such a beauty festival. In addition, other interesting holidays are held near Shipit waterfall. Among them are children’s day, and various thematic gatherings promoting informal trends, and groups of ordinary tourists. No matter how many different guests there are at the waterfall, they all coexist peacefully, enjoying the picturesqueness of nature and the beauty of the fabulous Shipot.
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Pylypets ski resort