1-Day Trek to Furkotsky Peak in Slovakia

Come with UIMLA-certified mountain leader Marcel on a stunning one-day trek through the Furkotska and Mlynicka valleys in the High Tatras of Slovakia.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Tatras

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me on a true hiking adventure through the valleys, lakes, and peaks of the High Tatras! See the natural beauty of Slovakia by passing through beautiful meadows as you explore one of the most popular destinations in the country.

    The High Tatras mountains, located on the border of northern Slovakia and southern Poland, are home to some of the best panoramic views in the world. The diverse mountain landscapes progress from lakes and valleys to gorgeous high peaks in this exceptional slice of nature.

    Keep your eyes peeled for mountain goats, marmots, and other animals. You are most likely to see some incredible inhabitants who live in the area and will enrich your experience traversing the valleys.

    The mountain lakes of absolute purity are set against the backdrop of the incredible mountain range, and with fewer people on this route, it will be more intimate and enjoyable.

    On this adventure, we will enjoy every aspect of nature: the serenity of flower-filled meadows and their wildlife, rugged mountain paths running alongside crisp glacial lakes, and nothing but perfect views.

    We will start your trek at the infamous Strbske Pleso, the second-largest alpine lake on the Slovakia side of the High Tatras. I will take you into the Furkotska Valley, around two Wahlenbergers lakes of immaculate beauty.

    We will hike to Furkotsky Peak (2405m) behind the larger of the lakes, and enjoy the panoramas with a bit of rest. Traveling around Bystra Lavka (2300m) and down into Mlynicka Valley will give us ample opportunity to explore the majestic waterfalls and flowery pastures.

    This program is designed for intermediate hikers, and you should be prepared for sustained activity during the trek.

    Book now I will show you what a perfect day in the mountains of Slovakia looks like – hiking through the valleys of the High Tatras!

    And if you want to check out some other parts of the region, I can take you to Krivan – the Symbol of Slovakia!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    180 EUR

    Group of 2
    90 EUR

    Group of 3
    60 EUR

    Group of 4
    45 EUR

    Group of 5
    40 EUR

    Group of 6
    30 EUR

    Group of 7
    25 EUR

    Group of 8
    25 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     The price includes the guiding fee. It does NOT include transportation to/from the start of the trip or mountain insurance. It also does NOT include the optional cable car transfer.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Hike Furkotska and Mlynicka

      We will meet at Strbske Pleso to start our trek. We will walk up to the Furkotska Valley and around two Wahlenbergers lakes. From here we will ascend to Furkotsky Peak (2405m) for panoramic sites and a small rest. We continue to the Mlynicka Valley and the Bystra Lavka (2300m) to explore the countryside as we head back for the day.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Strbske Pleso.

    More info

    You will need to purchase mountain insurance for Slovakian Mountain Rescue Services. International mountain insurance will suffice.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Marcel Kubinsky

     

    Marcel is a very experienced and knowledgable guide who shared with us a lot of interesting facts of the region. He also took his time to explain a lot of details to us and helped us to take wonderful photos during the hike. Being a 1st timer to hiking, he has exceeded our expectation and is a highly recommended guide to engage.
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    Janice Yeong
    A truly great guide Marcel Kubinsky, helpful and patient, he was prepared for different situations throughout the climb. Nice interlocutor, we spent the whole time talking about mountains, life at the mountains, mountaineering etc. We are happy about this climb.
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    Marcel was an awesome guide! The hike was the highlight of my trip to Poland
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    Claire Hammontree
    Absolutely brilliant day! Marcel is a great guide, knowledgeable and very safe as well as being really funny and a genuinely lovely guy. The via ferrata route was really interesting, different to Italy as it follows along the river and waterfalls. Beautiful. Marcel recommended other walks for us to do and how to get there via public transport. He was a real help. He picked us up from our accommodation and provided our equipment.
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    jenna poole
     

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