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:

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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

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Map | 3 day hike overview


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

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Bridge in Konitsa – Starting point of the route

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Hiking next to Aoos river

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Monastery Panagias Stomiou (Moni Stomiou)

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First glance of Gamila peak

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No words can describe this location


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

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

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enjoying the view

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Roped partners

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Karteros pass couloir – about 40-45 degrees of inclination


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

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Reflections of Astraka peak right on Xeroloutsa (waterpond) Tsoumani

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Beautiful alpine landscape

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Downhill in Davalista gorge

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We had to cross this creek once again

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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.

9 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.

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