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.

 
 

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

Highlights

 
     

    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!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    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
     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.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Hike 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.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    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.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Marcel Kubinsky

     

    Marcel is a very experienced and knowledgable guide who shared with us a lot of interesting facts of the region. He also took his time to explain a lot of details to us and helped us to take wonderful photos during the hike. Being a 1st timer to hiking, he has exceeded our expectation and is a highly recommended guide to engage.
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    Janice Yeong
    A truly great guide Marcel Kubinsky, helpful and patient, he was prepared for different situations throughout the climb. Nice interlocutor, we spent the whole time talking about mountains, life at the mountains, mountaineering etc. We are happy about this climb.
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    Marcel was an awesome guide! The hike was the highlight of my trip to Poland
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    Claire Hammontree
    Absolutely brilliant day! Marcel is a great guide, knowledgeable and very safe as well as being really funny and a genuinely lovely guy. The via ferrata route was really interesting, different to Italy as it follows along the river and waterfalls. Beautiful. Marcel recommended other walks for us to do and how to get there via public transport. He was a real help. He picked us up from our accommodation and provided our equipment.
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    jenna poole
     

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