Stay home - Dream big- Book your next adventure

• Book with only 25% deposit • Flexible refund policy


Start date

End date


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.

Mountain RangeTatras
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


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!

More info

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

Meeting point

Strbske Pleso.




Day 1: Hike 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.

About the guide

guide profile img

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.

For booking assistance

Have any doubts? Talk directly with an Explore Share assistant.
The Concierge service is a great tool for when you still haven't decided what kind of Adventure you're looking for and you're open to suggestions

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 186 each

Group of 2

EUR 93 each

Group of 3

EUR 62 each

Group of 4

EUR 47 each

Group of 5

EUR 42 each

Group of 6

EUR 31 each

Group of 7

EUR 26 each

Group of 8

EUR 26 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• 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.

What people are saying about this trip