trip duration TRIP DURATION
1 day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Tatras
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
10 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Sustained
best period BEST PERIOD
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

Come see Poland and Slovakia in one awesome trek to Rysy, the highest peak in Poland (2,499m)! You will have perfect views of both countries as you make your ascent through the beautiful landscape on the Slovak side of the mountain.

Rysy is located in the main ridge of the High Tatras Mountains, right on the border between Poland and Slovakia. It has a summit of 2,503 meters on the Slovak side, as well as the summit on the Polish side at 2,499 meters – the country´s highest point.

Its status as the highest point in Poland makes it a popular destination for climbers and tourists. It is one of the most visited peaks in the High Tatras, and it is even said that Vladimir Lenin climbed Rysy at some point in the early 20th century!

We will start from one of Slovakia´s most charming glacial lakes – Strbske Pleso (1,350m). After about an hour and a half, we will reach Mengusovska Valley and hike around the Frog Lakes. With the security of chains, we will make the difficult ascent to the mountain hut beneath the peak.

After a short breather, let´s head through Saddle Vaha and take in the sites of the summit. Enjoy the best views that both Poland and Slovakia have to offer, including the Tazka Valley.

This is no easy hike. You should be in great physical condition and have some experience hiking in the mountains.

Book now and don´t miss out on your chance to see Poland and Slovakia in one great day hike to Rysy!

If you want to take a harder ascent to the top, follow me to the summit from the Polish side! Or try my day hiking program in the beautiful Furkotska and Mlynicka Valleys!

Itinerary

Day 1

Hike to Rysy

We start from Strbske Pleso and hike roughly 1.5 hours to the Mengusovska Valley and Frog Lakes.

We will then make a difficult ascent to the mountain hut below the summit of Rysy and take a short rest. The last part of the journey will take us to the summit.

Our descent will take us back down the way we came.

Price per person

1 Person180EUR
Group of 290EUR
Group of 360EUR
Group of 445EUR
Group of 540EUR
Group of 630EUR
Group of 725EUR
Group of 825EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
Price does NOT include transportation to/from the starting point, nor does it include the required mountain insurance.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
?

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Strbske Pleso.

More info

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

Gallery