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The Polish Western Tatras trekking traverse

Anna is a Polish and UIMLA mountain leader who has planned this amazing hiking tour across the Western Tatras. A week of unforgettable adventures walking among the best spots of this mountain range just in the middle of Poland and Slovakia!

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7 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


It’s my pleasure to invite you to a big hiking adventure in the Western Tatras. A unique week across the best spots of this incredible mountain range.

The Western Tatras form an important mountain range located on the border between Poland and Slovakia. In fact, it is the second highest mountain range in both countries. The Western Tratas include not only the Tatra Mountains but the Carpathian Mountains as well. All those peaks give us a really stunning scenery with the Bystrá (2,248 m) as its highest point.

During this trek I am proposing today, we’ll discover the most outstanding places of the Western Tatras as well as its interesting native flora and fauna. Besides that, we’ll spend the night in comfortable mountain lodges where we can recover energies and get ready for each new adventure day. Our meeting point will be in Zakopane, an amazing old city at the foot of the Tatra Mountains.

Regarding the physical condition required for this trip, participants have to know that the average walking time will be between 5 and 8 hours per day. Therefore, I recommend a good fitness level if you want to enjoy this hiking week to the fullest. The group size ideally cannot exceed 10 people. That way I can promise you a pleasant and safe adventure. 

Finally, let me share with you a sample day-by-day program at the end of this description. I can adjust the itinerary to you wishes, time and expectations. We can discuss it and any other item once you get in touch with me. If you are coming to Poland in the search of a safe but exciting hiking adventure, this is you opportunity.

Fill out the form and contact me now. Let’s have fun and traverse the Polish Western Tatras together. It will be great! 


Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Day 1: Meeting Point

Arrival in Poland, in Katowice or Kraków airport. Then, a transfer will take you to Zakopane where you’ll have some free time in the city. Accommodation and dinner in a hotel.

Day 2: Polana Chochołowska

After having breakfast in the hotel, we’ll do a tour around the town of Zakopane which includes shops, galleries, pubs and an old cemetery. Then, we’ll have lunch in a regional restaurant and move to Siwa Polana by bus. Here the hike starts. We will walk to our mountain hostel, the Polana Chochołowska, through a very easy trail. We’ll dinner and spend the night there. The total walking time for the day will be around 2:30 hours with an altitude change of 250 m.

Day 3: Chochołowska Mountain Hostel

Early breakfast. Then, a long but moderate walk to Tatry Zachodnie. We’ll pass by the Grześ and the Wołowiec peaks. We continue the hike through the main ridge of the Wast Tatra in direction to the Jarząbczy Wierch, the Kończysty Wierch and the Trzydniowiański Wierch. This amazing trail goes along the Polish-Slovak border. Finally, we will descend to the Chochołowska Polana hostel, where we will dinner and spend the night. Total walking time of the day: 8-9 hours. Altitude change 1450 m.

Day 4: Tatry Zachodnie Trail

After breakfast we’ll head to the trail of Tatry Zachodnie, first in direction to the Starorobociańska Valley and then to the Błyszcz peak and the Bystra (in Slovakia). We’ll descend to the Ornak peak in order to reach the Mała Polana Ornaczańska mountain lodge, just in the Kościeliska Valley. We will dinner and sleep here. The total walking time for the day will be between 7 and 8 hours and the elevation gain, 1400 m.

Day 5: Dolina Kondratowa Valley - Zakopane

We set off the hostel after breakfast towards the Czerwone Wierchy peak. We’ll walk along its ridge in direction to the Kondracka Pass. We then descend to the Dolina Kondratowa Valley and after that to Kuźnice, where there is a local bus stop that will take us back to town. The hiking time for today will be around 7–8 hours with an altitude change of 1350m. The trail is very long and moderate. Once we arrive in the city of Zakopane we will dinner and rest in a nearby hotel.

Day 6: Kraków

After breakfast we will move to Kraków, where we can visit the Old Town, its Royal Castell, its main markets and churches. Last night in a hotel of the city.

Day 7: Flight back home

Breakfast and transfer to the airport. Ending of the program. 




3 nights in Mountain Hostels (Group rooms and toilets for common use) + 3 nights in the hotels (Double rooms with private toilets and showers. Singe room has an extra price of 40 euros per 3 nights).

Meeting point


About the guide

International and certified UIMLA mountain leader with a vast experience in the region of High Tatras.


Polish | English



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