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Hiking from Krakow to High Tatras in Slovakia

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Hiking from Krakow to High Tatras in Slovakia

Join Pawel, UIMLA certified mountain guide, on an adventure across the majestic High Tatras, a breathtaking mountain range located in the northern part of Slovakia. With its distinctive jagged peaks, these mountains form a natural border with Poland, offering a stunning landscape to explore. From gentle paths for beginners to challenging routes for seasoned adventurers, there's something for everyone.



1 Day

Jun - Oct




* Be captivated by the unforgettable alpine beauty of the mountain scenery.

* Enjoy the versatility of our hiking program as we tailor it to perfectly align with your level of skill and experience

* Personalized door-to-door transportation


Join me on a private hiking trip from Krakow to High Tatras in Slovakia!

High Tatras is a majestic mountain range in the northern part of Slovakia, approximately 150 km from Krakow forming a natural border with Poland. Its distinctive jagged peaks reach over 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) in elevation. They are the highest part of the Carpathians and are protected by the national parks on Polish and Slovak sides.

On this trip, you will discover its diverse range of hiking trails, catering to varying levels of difficulty. These trails encompass everything from easy routes, primarily leading to picturesque mountain huts, to challenging paths equipped with metal steps and chains for enhanced safety.

Departing from Krakow, this one-day excursion will start with a private car journey to the hike's starting point in the spectacular Slovak High Tatras. The route and level of difficulty will be meticulously tailored to suit the fitness and experience of your group.

We can conquer the High Tatras and explore its enchanting mountain huts at a leisurely pace or, if you feel like challenging yourself to new heights., we can also embark on a hike across passes and peaks that soar above 2000 meters (6,561 feet).

Don't miss out on this incredible experience in the High Tatras and contact me today to secure your spot.

If your spirit for adventure calls for a longer adventure, be sure to also check out some of my other programs such as Trekking in Beskid Sądecki and Pieniny Mountains, Lesser Poland

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Excluded from the price: food, drinks, insurance, and equipment rental.


Day 1: Hike from Krakow to Slovak High Tatras

  • We will depart from Krakow at the designated meeting point, with the departure time ranging between 3-5 am, depending on the chosen route.

  • Our hike will take us to the chosen destination in the High Tatras of Slovakia, which could be a mountain hut, mountain pass, or one of the peaks.

  • We will return to Krakow between 9-11 pm, completing our adventurous day in the High Tatras.


Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle

Equipment rent on site

* Rent equipment on site * Water bottle A detailed equipment list will be provided in advance prior to the trip. Please also check the FAQ section for this trip.


What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

We will hike approx 15-25 km with 600-1600 m of altitude gain a day, dependently on a route chosen.

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

No prior experience is required, as the hike difficulty will be adjusted to the trip participants. Note, that some routes may require a "good head" for heights. The program can be adjusted to children and older people.

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

We meet at an agreed meeting point in Krakow and will be traveling to the trailhead via my private car.

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

We will have a short break at one of the mountain huts, hence it will be possible to buy a meal. It is recommended though to have some extra calories (snacks) and water during the trip.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that I need to consider before the tour?

No, there are no special requirements for this trip

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

The best time for this hike is starting from mid-June till end-October.

Can I join a group?

No, I'm offering private hikes only.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

The trip will be canceled unless participants agree to hike to Beskidy mountains, located closer to Krakow.

What equipment will I need?

In general, you will need a backpack, good hiking shoes, a first aid kit with your medicines, a warm clothing layer, sun protection, wind and rain protective clothes, a headtorch, and trekking poles. I will provide the detailed equipment list prior to the trip.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Copernicus Krakow Poland
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Hotel Pod Wawelem Krakow Poland
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Hotel Stary Krakow Poland
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About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I'm UIMLA certified International Mountain Leader living in Krakow, Poland. I'm guiding one-day hiking trips and multiday trekkings in Beskids Mountains (including Bieszczady and Pieniny) as well as in the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia. I'm passionate about wild nature and have valid licenses for 6 national parks located in southern Poland, i.e. Babia Góra, Gorce, Pieniny, Magura, Bieszczady, and Ojców National Parks. Apart from being a mountain guide, I'm also a ski and survival instructor.


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What people are saying about Pawel



This trip exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Pawel was a fantastic guide, very experienced and had an incredible knowledge of the geological features of the Gorce mountains and surrounding mountain ranges as well as the historical aspects of Polish history. As beginners to snowshoeing, Pawel was understanding and knowledgeable of the most suitable routes to take. In addition, at the beginning of the trip we presented Pawel with a problem which he resolved with empathy like a true gentleman. For that we were truly thankful. The whole trip was incredible. Memories created that we will never forget. Thank you so much!

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