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Beskids, Poland
Beskids, Poland
Beskids, Poland
Beskids, Poland

Turbacz Overnight Hike in the Gorce Mountains, Poland

Join Pawel, UIMLA certified mountain leader, on an amazing 2-day hiking adventure and watch the sun set and rise on the Polish Beskids




Carpathian Mountains


2 Days


May - Nov




All levels


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  • 1. Catch stunning views of the Tatra Mountains and other ranges from Turbacz peak and from the mountain shelter.
  • 2. Observe the sun set and rise in the mountains. A sunset observed from Turbacz peak is one of the most beatiful in the Beskids.
  • 3. Enjoy walking in very well preserved natural Carpathian forest, which is protected by the National Park.


At (1310 m asl), Turbacz is the highest peak of the Gorce Mountains in Poland. On this unique 2-day adventure, we will enjoy the sunset and sunrise in this emblematic location.

We will set off from Krakow and transfer to the starting point of the trek. We will hike for 5 hours along the trails of the Gorce National Park, which is known for its very well-preserved natural Carpathian forest. From the top of Turbacz, we will enjoy a gorgeous sunset and then settle in a mountain hut for the night. The following day, we will hopefully see the sunrise too, continue hiking and then return.

Keep in mind that we will hike for approximately 5 hours each day, which means you must be fit to join the trek. Of course, we will guide you every step of the way!

If you would like to discover the gorgeous Gorce Mountain views in Poland, this is your chance. Send a request to book your adventure today!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Not included in the cost:

- Transport for individual pricing - for a group of up to 4, approx. EUR 40 (private car), for groups of more than 4 people, approx. EUR 150-200 (bus rental with a driver)

- Accomodation - approx 25 EUR per person.

- Meals - approx 25 EUR per person (dinner and breakfast)

- Admission ticket to the National Park - approx 1,5 EUR per person.

- Equipment rental (if needed) - trekking poles (approx 5-10 EUR / person), mini-crampons (5-10 EUR / person).

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Krakow - Turbacz peak

Departure from Krakow and transfer to the starting point of the trip. Hiking to the mountain shelter - approx 4-5 hrs. Sunset from Turbacz peak.

Day 2: Jaworzyna Kamienicka- Return

Sunrise at the mountain shelter. Short hike to Jaworzyna Kamienicka - approx 2 hr. Return to the hike starting point - approx 2-3 hrs. Departure to Krakow.


More info

Sunset, sunrise and views will be weather dependant.

Meeting point

Krakow, Lesser Poland


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

We will hike approx 15 km with 700 m of altitude gain a day.

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 is an easy one. Note, that during one day we will gain approx 700 m of elevation, hence good fitness level is required. The program may be suitable for children and older people under the condition that they are able to make approx 15 km with 700 m of ascent and descent during one day.

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 an overnight stay at the mountain hut, 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 end-April till end-October.

Can I join a group?

No, I'm offering private hikes only.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

I will be offering an alternative route in Gorce mountains with an overnight stay at another, more easily accessible mountain hut. Other options are either to shorten a trip to one day or cancel it.

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.

About the guide: Pawel

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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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