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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.

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

Description

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!

Disclaimer

It is necessary to purchase mountain insurance for Slovakian mountain rescue services. If you have any international mountain insurance, this is OK.

Meeting point

Tri Studnicky.


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Itinerary

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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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

• 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.


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