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1-Day Trek to Rysy from the Slovak Side (1)
1-Day Trek to Rysy from the Slovak Side
1-Day Trek to Rysy from the Slovak Side
1-Day Trek to Rysy from the Slovak Side
1-Day Trek to Rysy from the Slovak Side

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.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Tatras

DURATION

1 Day

OFFER PERIOD

Jun - Oct

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • 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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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.

Details

More info

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

Meeting point

Strbske Pleso.

Equipment you will need to bring

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

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Bachledówka Zakopane Poland
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Hotel Belvedere Zakopane Poland
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Hotel Logos Zakopane Poland
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About the guide: Marcel

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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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