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1-Day Loop Trek Through the High Tatras with Scrambles

1-Day Loop Trek Through the High Tatras with Scrambles
1-Day Loop Trek Through the High Tatras with Scrambles
1-Day Loop Trek Through the High Tatras with Scrambles
1-Day Loop Trek Through the High Tatras with Scrambles

Join UIMLA-certified mountain leader Marcel on a fantastic hike and scramble through picturesque valleys in the High Tatras.

Tatras

1 Day

Jun - Oct

High

Intermediate


Description

Follow me to some of the most beautiful valleys of the Tatras as we trek our way through delightful Slovakia scenery! Enjoy walking, scrambling, and unbelievable views on this day-long adventure through the countryside.

The central High Tatras Mountains, located on the border of Slovakia and Poland, are full of remote meadows and lakes. The vast quantity of wildflowers will leave you in awe of the natural landscape, and you will find something new to behold at each level of the climb.

You may see marmots, mountain goats, and deer while hiking. The plants and forests change with the altitude, so you will experience new aspects of the wildlife during your trek.

Our program will visit three of the most picturesque valleys in the region – the Velicka, Kacacia, and Velka Studena Dolina. The Velka Studena Dolina has the most mountain turns in the High Tatras, so every fork in the road will offer a fresh perspective.

Our program begins in the morning at Hrebienok (1,280m). From here, we walk up to our first valley, Velicka, home to an abundance of wildflowers.

Towards the end of the valley, we will scramble up to the Polsky Hreben Saddle (2,200m).Descending into our second valley, you will have plenty of opportunities for incredible photographs.

You will continue sightseeing through Kacacia Dolina and then scramble to Saddle Prielom (2,288m). Our walk into the third valley, Velka Studena, is a winding footpath that epitomizes the captivating landscape of the region.

We can choose to have lunch and drinks at the Zbojnicka Chalet (1,980m) if you like, before a 2-hour return to Hrebienok and finishing our hike.

This is approximately a 10-hour hike, with some scrambling, so good fitness is a must. Experience hiking, particularly scrambling, is valuable.

Book now and hike a day in the High Tatras through the valleys and mountain passes that make Slovakia so unforgettable!

If you want a more technical program, try an advanced day-hike of Rysy! Or try trekking through the Forkotska and Mlynicka Valleys!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does NOT include transportation to/from the starting point of the hike, nor does it include the required mountain insurance.


Details

More info

There is also an option to start the hike at Sliezsky Dom (1690m).

You will need to purchase insurance for Slovakian Mountain Rescue Services. Any international mountain insurance is sufficient.

Meeting point

Contact me and we will determine where to meet!

About the guide

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Marcel

4.90

(39)

Mountain Leader

I'm a UIMLA mountain leader and national tourist guide (for cultural and historical heritage trips).

I was born in Poprad in 1969. From my early childhood, I often looked out my bedroom window into the distance of the picturesque High Tatras, which fascinated me even then. In high school I started going with my friends to a small climbing "expedition" on the surrounding rocks, and later to the High Tatras. Mostly I went with a friend whose father was a member of the Mountain Rescue Service. During my studies at Comenius University in Bratislava, I loved coming back to the mountains.
In 1999 I started actively volunteering paramedic of the Tatra Mountain Rescue Service, and then I was hired there.
Precisely because of my relationship with the mountains I began working as a tourist guide with a focus on mountain areas.
Since 1998 I accompany tourists from around the world to the mountains and surrounding towns.
In 2011 I got certified as mountain leader.
Besides, I have been working as a member of the Council of the Slovak Association of mountain Leaders since it was established in 2011.

Languages

Slovak | Polish | English

Certificates

UIMLA

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What people are saying about Marcel

5.00

Marcel is an absolutely awesome guide with lots of interesting information on Slovakia’s history. I felt absolutely safe and enjoyed every minute of the hike! Definitely recommend!

5.00

Marcel is a great guide. We had a great day with him - both for the places but especially for his company. You can definitely see he loves his job, the places and showing them to people. Aside from being an expert of his own field, he has also been a great travel companion and he had many historical/anecdotical stories to share. Definitely recommended!

Alicja

5.00

Great service and very knowledgable; also an excellent motivator!

Lonneke

5.00

Marcel is a great guide. He showed us the beauty of slovak paradise, told great stories about the Slovakian history and nature, made fun, and supported us well during the via ferrata trail. We would highly recommend this trip with Marcel as a guide.

Madhura

5.00

The hike was much more difficult than I was prepared for but it was worth every view! Marcel is a very experienced guide and very patient, and has a lot of knowledge about the Tatras mountains and surrounding regions. I would recommend Marcel to anyone who is looking for a guided trek or tour in the Tatras / Carpathian ranges, either in Poland or Slovakia :) P.S. Hiking poles are good to have while descending from Rysy peak. Thank you very much!


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