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

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


1 Day

Jun - 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.


About the guide

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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.


Slovak | Polish | English



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What people are saying about Marcel


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!


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!



Great service and very knowledgable; also an excellent motivator!



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.



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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