Get out into the High Tatras and explore one of central Europe’s best kept secrets!

Whether you are mountaineering some of the range’s tallest peaks in the summer or going on an epic backcountry ski tour in the winter, the region’s beauty is sure to blow you away.
Mountain-related sports are Slovakia’s specialty, so get ready to have your adrenaline pumping while you pick up some useful tips along the way.


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Slovakia is a small landlocked country in central Europe. The south of the country is dominated by the Danube River plains, so you have to head to the north, toward the Polish border to find the most exciting outdoor adventure spot.

Here is where the High Tatras Mountains are located. The High Tatras are the tallest peaks of the Carpathian Range, which stretches all the way into Romania.

They are truly a special range, boasting several National Parks, the highest peak in the Carpathians – Mount Gerlach (2.655 meters) – and a UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves!

Along with being an excellent venue for all types of outdoor sport, from hiking to ice climbing, the mountains are home to numerous unique forms of wildlife and serve as the cradle for central European high altitude culture. Don’t miss your chance to explore this truly unique spot!



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What’s the weather like?

During the summer, temperatures are quite mild in the Tatras Mountains and rain – but not thunderstorms – occur frequently. During the winter, temperatures are usually below freezing for the entire season, with plenty of snowfall at the beginning of January and late December.

How to get there?

Most trips to Slovakia begin with a flight into M. R. Štefánik Airport (BTS). The airport offers connections from London, Rome, Madrid and Brussels.



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Best time to visit:

Come from June to August for mountaineering and other summer activities. Meanwhile, for ski touring and other winter trips, January to April is the best time to visit.



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What People Say

  • 24 reviews


Great trek with a highly qualified and friendly guide. The hike was quite challenging and would have taken us
longer to reach the summit then anticipated but despite not making it to the top we had a fabulous experience with great scenery and views. Would recommend booking with Peter, a real pro.
Unfortunately we only had 2 days with Vlado and his wife. Weather was not on our side, but Vlado made
the experience wonderful. Slovakia is a beautiful country and Vlado was the perfect tour guide for any and all adventurous spirits. Can’t wait to visit again.
Amazing hike in the snow from Hrebienok. Peter was a fantastic guide, super friendly and knowledgeable and took lots of
photos/videos for us as memories of the day. Really couldn’t have asked for more and we would recommend everyone visit this beautiful part of the world!
We had a lot of fun with Peter, learning about the mountains and Slovak culture. He was a lot of
I am not a strong mountain hiker, and need many small breakes during ascending. Peter was very patient and controlling
the pace very well. We were relatively lucky with the comfortable weather, and saw both wild life and beautiful High Tatras and Rysy Summit. Peter is very experienced guide and mountain rescuer, he cares these mountains dearly. You will be in good hands hiking with him. I had a wonderful day and would do it again!
Everything was great, thank you!
Great experience!
Peter was very professional, helpful and friendly from the beginning. As my intention was to Winter Hike, Peter came prepared
with all the right equipment for me. The Hike was challenging as I had 10kg bag to carry with plenty of steep hikes, I found Peter very patient and helpful. This was one of the greatest experience I have ever had and this was down to the fact Peter made sure I enjoyed my day thoroughly as a Solo Traveller! I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to visit Tatras!
Jan was amazing, professional, funny, and inspirational. The way he dealt with us and individuals whilst having a joint venture.
The climb was amazing, the route selected was perfect for ability. I proposed to my girlfriend at the summit after that amazing ridge. She said yes, Jan was in on it and accommodated this without sacrificing safety. We look forward to using Jan’s services again. He was by far the best IMG I have used. Words cannot thank enough for the experience.
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