Mount Tymfi (Pindos) North Side Thru-Hike Summary

Tymfi is a mountain in the northern Pindus mountain range, northwestern Greece. It is part of the regional unit of Ioannina and lies in the region of Zagori, just a few metres south of the 40° parallel. Tymfi forms a massif with its highest peak, Gamila, at 2,497 m (8,192 ft), being the sixth highest in Greece.

This is a short summary post with the highlights of the Thru-Hike of the northern side of mountain Tymfi. If you wish to see the individual posts which contain detailed information and more photos, you can click to the following links:

Reflections of Astraka peak right on Xeroloutsa (waterpond) Tsoumani

On this amazing thru-hike of the north part of mount Tymfi in Pindos, we have passed through the following main areas:

  • Konitsa
  • Moni Panagias Stomiou
  • Sadi Mygas
  • Karteros Pass
  • Loutsa Robozi
  • Laka Tsoumani
  • Astraka Refuge
  • Davalista


Map | 3 day hike overview

Part 1 – Konitsa – Moni Stomiou – Sadi Migas (click here for more info)

Bridge in Konitsa – Starting point of the route

Hiking next to Aoos river

Monastery Panagias Stomiou (Moni Stomiou)

First glance of Gamila peak

No words can describe this location

Part 2 – Sadi Migas – Karteros Pass – Astraka Refuge (click here for more info)

Tymfi peaks as seen from the log cabin
Gamila peak on the right side – Gamilla II peak on the left side


enjoying the view

Roped partners

Karteros pass couloir – about 40-45 degrees of inclination

Part 3 – Astraka Refuge – Davalista – Konitsa (click here for more info)

Reflections of Astraka peak right on Xeroloutsa (waterpond) Tsoumani


Beautiful alpine landscape

Downhill in Davalista gorge

We had to cross this creek once again


Gear & Equipment

For this thru-hike, I was carrying the following main gear:

Details of the Hike:

  • Location: Tymfi Mountain (Pindos)
  • Starting Point: Konitsa 
  • Ending Point: Konitsa
  • Trail Signs: Signed path
  • Minimum Elevation: 441 m
  • Maximum Elevation: 2.307 m.
  • Total Distance: 30 km
  • Hiking time: 3 days (with easy pace – including the breaks)
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • When to Hike: Any time of the year (during winter time winter mountaineering gear is needed)
  • Water Features: yes

Should you wish to see a similar thru-hike on Mt. Tymfi, but instead from the north side, to the south side of the mountain, feel free to check the following posts:

Mount Tymfi (Pindos) Thru-Hike Part 1 – Kapesovo – Mezaria Gorge – Vikos Canyon – Mikro Papingo

Mount Tymfi (Pindos) Thru-Hike Part 2 – ASTRAKA REFUGE – ASTRAKA PEAK

Mount Tymfi (Pindos) Thru-Hike Part 3 – Dragon Lake (Drakolimni)

Mount Tymfi (Pindos) Thru-Hike Part 4 – GAMILA – STOMA – MEGAS LAKOS -TSEPELOVO – KAPESOVO

Below: This map marks all the mountaineering adventures that have been featured on Olympus Mountaineering so far, including several Sport climbing crags – Select full screen to expand, zoom in for more detail, or click on a marker for a link to the post.

14 thoughts on “Mount Tymfi (Pindos) North Side Thru-Hike Summary

  1. Oh wow! I’ve always wanted to visit Greece for the history and architecture and coastlines… now that I know there’s mountains like this, I want to visit even more! What an amazing hike and beautiful photos.


  2. Pingback: Hiking in Gyftokambos and Sarakatsani huts – Zagori – North Pindos – Olympus Mountaineering

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