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1-Day Trek to Rysy from the Slovak Side

Join UIMLA-certified mountain leader Marcel on a 1-day trek overlooking two countries – Poland and Slovakia – from Rysy in the High Tatras.

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

Highlights

  • Reach the summit of Rysy peak from the Slovak side.

  • Contemplate amazing views of Poland and Slovakia.

  • Explore dazzling natural spots, such as lakes and valleys.

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.

The Rysy peak 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 excellent 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!

More info

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

Meeting point

Strbske Pleso.

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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.


Equipment you will need to bring

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle

Other gear: Hiking boots, socks, T-shirt, trousers, warm jacket, waterproof jacket, cap, gloves, personal medication, sunscreen, personal first aid kid, snacks, cell phone, camera.


About the guide

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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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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

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

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


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