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Day Hike to Mt. Krivan in the High Tatras of Slovakia


Join UIMLA-certified guide Marcel on a one-day ascent of Mt. Krivan and hike the most beautiful mountain in all of Slovakia.

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1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




Join me on the most beautiful day hike of Slovakia’s most iconic mountain! You can see life-changing panoramas on one of the country’s cultural landmarks – all in a day’s work.

Krivan, standing at 2,494 meters tall, is located in the High Tatras mountain range between southern Poland and northern Slovakia. With a panoramic view of the region that will take your breath away, it is widely regarded as Slovakia’s most beautiful mountain.

Krivan received its name from its curved summit, which makes it easy to identify in the skyline. The tradition of patriots and enthusiasts climbing to the top of the mountain has recently been revived. Weighing heavily on the cultural significance of its country, mention of Krivan can be found in the literature and poetry of Slovakia throughout history.

We start the hike at Tri Studnicky, where we will ascend by weaving along a marked path to Grunik (1576). We cross the slope of Priehyba Hill and continue to the top. Once we arrive, we can take in one of the world’s most unique mountain views.

Take in the landscape of beautiful lakes and dense forests from the peak of this incredible hike!

No technical skills are required for this hike but there is a bit of a difficult climb near the top. An intermediate fitness level is necessary for this program.

Book this trip ASAP and see why everyone agrees this is the most beautiful mountain in Slovakia!

If you want a few more days of hiking, book my 5-day hike through the Polish High Tatras!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The guiding fee is included in the price. This does NOT include transportation to/from the starting point of the hike, nor does it include the required mountain insurance.


Day 1: Hike to Krivan

Start at Tri Studnicky.

The first part of the adventure winds along a footpath to Grunik.

From there, we cross Priehyba Hill and take a steep hike up to the summit.

Enjoy incredible panoramic views of the Tatras mountain range before descending back down.



Meeting point

Tri Studnicky.

About the guide

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.


Slovak | Polish | English



What people are saying about Marcel Kubinsky

Darren Breen


August, 2023

Marcel and Ondrej were fantastic- incredibly friendly helpful and supportive- another fantastic hook up courtesy of Explore-Share. Definitely endorse this platform and the super high calibre guides they recruit.

Marzena Kamzol-Gazda


July, 2023

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Liane Wright


July, 2023

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Audrey Teng


June, 2023

Marcel is a great and experienced guide! He was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. We felt safe in his hands and enjoyed the hike + via ferrata experience with him. We highly recommend Marcel.

Dave Laurie


June, 2023

A wonderful trip, trek & experience with Explore-Share mainly due to Marcel our guide, the/his service & communications ahead of our overseas travel were second to none. Marcel provided us with confidence during the tough day & his knowledge & background history/stories associated to the area, changing of borders, etc made our day very interesting & rewarding. I would certainly recommend Explore-Share with Marcel’s services to anyone who is looking to summit Mt. Rysy, very professional & reassuring during the trek. Thanks Marcel, your company & guiding was exceptional making our trip so memorable, top man 🏔️👌🏽



May, 2023

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!

Robbert de Jong


March, 2023

Marcel was my guide today in Slovak Paradise National Park and I had a fantastic day. It was a tough walk but well worth it. Marcel is a super friendly guide, speaks good English and is very experienced. If you decide to go hiking in Slovakia, I definitely recommend that you contact Marcel.

Victoria Bryant


November, 2022

Marcel has a professional but friendly approach to hiking. His love of hiking, climbing, Slovakia, history, and of course the mountains is obvious and contagious. I would recommend him to anyone from beginner or advanced outdoor person.

Marylise Sacco


October, 2022

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Erica Jacoby


August, 2022

Marcel wasn't able to complete this trip with us, but he provided another certified guide named Veronika who provided an excellent trip! The area was beautiful and the Via Ferrata was a lot of fun. We recommend being prepared for a long (but beautiful) hike before reaching the Via Ferrata and having your own snacks. Luckily Veronika had some delicious food to share with us :)

Richard Scrivener


July, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Reza Mahmoudi


June, 2022

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Lisa F.


October, 2021

If you find yourself in Slovakia do not miss an opportunity for a hike with Marcel in Paradise National Park. He is an amazing guide, and my hike with him was a definite highlight of my almost two week vacation in three countries. He is very experienced and knowledgeable, watched over me, and kept us moving at a comfortable pace with opportunities for breaks in between. He also speaks excellent English, and always responded promptly and was in touch frequently before the trip which gave me peace of mind. He also took wonderful pictures of me and surroundings during the hike which are such fun memories to have to look back on. Again, DO NOT MISS an opportunity for a hike in Slovakia with Marcel!!

Pieter Franck


August, 2021

Super guide, excellent knowledge of area, history and nature. Great with the kids. Gives a lot of confidence with to the point technical explanations on kids (8 and 10yo) level. Can make himself understandable to kids although they do not speak English. Would not hesitate to go again on a trip with him.

Andrius Ganusauskas


August, 2021

Marcel was an excellent guide for our trip. Not only did he speak fluent English (few people do in Slovakia), guided and helped us, but also was a dedicated photographer of the adventure. Highest recommendations.


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