Polish High Tatras summer hiking

Join Marcel, UIMLA certified mountain leader, in a 5-day hike to discover the beauty of the Polish High Tatras. You will also cross to the Slovak side!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Tatras

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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 in 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 the 5 days, we will see most of the most beautiful valleys in the High Tatras from the Polish side. 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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    900 EUR

    Group of 2
    450 EUR

    Group of 3
    300 EUR

    Group of 4
    250 EUR

    Group of 5
    200 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
     Accommodation and meals not included.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Zakopane - Ornak hut

      From the meeting point in Zakopane we transfer to the starting point of the hike: Koscieliska valley (931 m). Then we walk to the Ornak mountain hut (1115 m). We have lunch and visit some limestone caves. Overnight in the hut.
      Duration: 6-7hs

    • Day 2Ornak – Red hills – Kasprow hill – Murowianec hut

      From the mountain hut we go to the Temniak hill (2090 m), on the main ridge of the Tatras. We will walk towards the Kasprow hill (1987 m), then descend to the Murowianec hut (1510 m), where we spend the night.
      Duration: 9-11hs

    • Day 3Murowianec hut – The Eagles path – Valley of 5 Polish lakes

      From the mountain hut we hike up to the Zawrat saddle  (2159 m), to the beginning of the Eagles Path. This is the most beautiful and picturesque section of the hiking trip. It’s however very difficult and long. (It’s possible to take a shortcut to the next hut.) Then we descend from the Krzyzne saddle (2144 m) to the hut by the 5 Polish lakes (1670 m), where we sleep.
      Duration: 11-12hs

    • Day 4Valley of 5 polish lakes – Rysy – hut under Rysy (visit Slovakia)

      From the hut to go to the Morskie oko mountain lake  (1400 m). Then we go up to the highest Polish peak:  Rysy (2599 m). From the summit we descend to the Slovakian hut under the summit of Rysy (2250 m), where we spend the night.
      Duration: 8-9hs

    • Day 5Hut under Rysy – saddle Váha – Bielovodská valley – Lysá Poľana - Zakopane

      In the final day, we will walk down by two very beautiful valleys: Ťažka valley and Bielovodska valley.
      From the hut, we go up to the Vaha saddle (2400 m), then down to Ťažka valley around 2 lakes (Zamrznute pleso and Ťažke pleso) and to Bielovodska valley. The latter is the longest valley on the Slovak High Tatras. We end the walk in Lysa Polana (980 m), at the border between Slovakia and Poland. Finally, transfer in public minibus back to Zakopane

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Meeting place determined by the customer.

    Accommodation

    At mountain huts.

    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.

     

    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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