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.

 
 
 

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


 

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!

 

Price per person

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

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

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.

 
 

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.

 

About the Guide

 
 

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.

 
 
FROM 25 EUR per person

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