One of the most alpine mountain ranges of Greece which is located on the the north-west part of the country. The path to the top can be reached from a majestic and traditional Greek village named Papigo (1100m). The route here ascends for 3-4 hours the massif slopes of Astraka (2467m) up to a very unusual col at 1950m where an organized hut exists (bed

accommodations should be done well in advance). From now on the path descends for 100m. and comes to a fantastic

plateau were during spring many alpine lakes are formed (nearby the well known alpine Dragonlake lays on an altitude of 2100m). The route now turns north-east and for another 3-4 hours climbs a relatively rocky terrain to reach the summit of Gamila on 2497m.

During the heavy snowy season the mountain welcomes numerous experienced ice climbers to challenge their skills on some very demanding extended and vertical routes (200-500m, 60-90degrees steep).

WARNING: The surrounding fauna of this great national park is full of brown bears and grey wolves!!!

Elevation (feet): 8,192
Elevation (meters): 2,497
Continent: Europe
Country: Greece
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Sep
Nearest major airport: Ioannina
Convenient Center: Ioannina

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Gamila.

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  • Log #18837 - by Gregory Tzomakas on June 19, 2005
    From Vrisohori village, camp overnight at limeria clefton, pass through carteros pass then to the summit,descending and eventually reaching papigko village.
  • Log #11584 - by David Oakley on Nov 13, 2001
    Another wonderful Greek peak. Go up via Astraka col. You need to divert to have a swim in Drakolimni (the lake with Dragon newts in it). Dont worry about the bears and wolves, the shepherd dogs are...