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High Tatras Summer Hiking in Poland and Slovakia

Join Marcel, UIMLA certified mountain leader, on a 6-day hike to discover the beauty of the Slovak and Polish High Tatras!

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Tatras

6 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Description

The High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry) is the highest range in the Carpathian Mountains ridge, 1500 km long. Indeed, it has about 25 peaks rising over 2500 m. But the main ridge is only 25 km wide and 78 km long, with snowfields at the end of the hot summer. Throughout the area, we find wonderful waterfalls, beautiful mountain lakes, unique flowers and animals, alpine meadows, and pine forests.

In fact, most of the region belongs to the Tatra National Park on the Slovak side and the Tatra National Park on the Polish side.

The best and safest way to visit the highest and nicest places is with a mountain leader. Indeed, I can make the experience more enriching and interesting.

During our 6-day adventure, we will see most of the most beautiful valleys in the High Tatras from the Polish and Slovak sides. This trip is for people with experience of hiking and in good health and physical condition.

Did you find this trip interesting? Then please contact me so we can start planning this summer hiking trip! I would love to make you discover the wonderful nature of the Tatras.

Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Nov 30, 2022

Group of 1

EUR 1100 Each

Group of 2

EUR 950 Each

Group of 3

EUR 850 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Mountain guide expenses

- Harness

- Helmet

Price details

Price not includes: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, drinks, cable cars


Itinerary

Day 1: Zeleno Pleso mountain hut

Hiking from Ždiar (900 m) – Široké saddle (1,825 m) – Kopské saddle (1,749 m) – Biele pleso lake (1,610 m) – Zelené Pleso lake and Mountain hut (1,550 m)
Estimated hike duration: approx: 8 – 9 hours
Altitude gain: approx: 900 m
Zelene Pleso lake Mountain hut – overnight

Day 2: Teryho Chata hut

Hiking from Hut by Zelene pleso lake (1,550 m) – Veľká zmrzlá valley – Baranie saddle (2,493 m) – Baranie rohy peak (2,526 m) – Malá studená valley – Teryho chata mountain hut (2,015 m)
Estimated hike duration: approx: 6 – 8 hours
Altitude gain: approx: 1,000 m
Teryho Chata mountain hut – overnight

Day 3: Zbojnícka chata mountain hut

Hiking from Teryho chata mountain hut (2,015 m) – Priečne saddle (2,352 m) – Široká veža peak (2,461 m) – Veľká studená valley – Zbojnícka chata mountain hut (1,950 m)
Estimated hike duration: approx: 6 – 7 hours
Altitude gain: approx: 500 m
Zbojnícka chata mountain hut – overnight
This is the shortest day of the trip. We have to save some energy for day 4.

Day 4: Rysmi mountain hut

Hiking from Zbojnícka chata mountain hut (1,950 m) – Prielom saddle (2,290 m) – Bielovodska valley (1,300 m) – Ťažká valley – saddle Váha (2,337 m) – Chata pod Rysmi Mountain hut (2,250 m)
Estimated hike duration: approx: 9 – 12 hours
Height difference: approx: 1,300 m
Chata pod Rysmi Mountain hut – overnight
This is the hardest day of the trip.

Day 5: Popradské pleso lake Mountain hotel

Hiking from Chata pod Rysmi Mountain hut (2,250 m) – Rysy (2,503 m) – Žabie plesá lakes (1,900 m) – Veľké Hincové pleso lake (1,950 m) – Kôprovské saddle (2,190 m) – Kôprovský štít peak (2,367 m) – Popradské pleso lake Mountain hotel (1,500 m)
Estimated hike duration: approx: 6 – 7 hours
Altitude gain: approx: 800 m
Popradské pleso lake Mountain hotel – overnight

Day 6: Ždiar

Hiking from Popradské pleso lake Mountain hotel (1,500 m) – saddle pod Ostrvou (1,966 m) – Batizovske pleso lake (1,890 m) – Sliezsky dom Mountain hotel (1,660 m) – Starý Smokovec (1,000 m)
Estimated hike duration: approx: 6 – 7 hours
Altitude gain: approx: 700 m
Transfer to Ždiar

 

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Details

Accommodation

Mountain huts, accommodation is basic but comfortable and clean. Breakfast and dinner are on Mountain huts, not included in the price of the trip (to be paid on-site, around 230 EUR per person for all the meals).

More info

I can provide for you transfer from and to airports. The price depends of location.

The customer must be insured – valid mountain insurance during whole trip.

Meeting point

Meeting place determined by the customer.

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.

Languages

Slovak | Polish | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Poprad, Slovakia


What people are saying about this trip

Franck Poncin

5.00

September, 2020

Very good trip, a mountain range offering a lot of opportunities, big diversity in small distance. Marcel, the guide of this trip was really a good promoter of his region : the high Tatras, very professional with high human values. In one word : great.




 

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