Itinerary

The Tatra National Park (TANAP) is the largest and the oldest protected area in Slovakia, founded in 1949. The national park contains more than 100 alpine lakes and several waterfalls. The biggest and deepest lake of the Tatras is Velke Hincovo pleso; highest located one is Modre pleso (2,192 metres above sea level) and the most visited lakes are the Strbske pleso and Popradske pleso.

This tour is suitable for those who desire to explore this unique park from the authentic view in privacy. It is suitable for everyone who has at leat basic experiences with hiking. You will walk up beautiful valleys, saddles and mountain meadows. Panorama of the mountains offers amazing views of peaks, lakes and waterfalls with remarkable colors during sunrises and sunsets.

The tour can be extended in 9 and more days.

We recommend that you consider our guided trekking hut to hut tours as another opportunity to explore the High Tatras Mountains.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Poprad, Slovakia.

    - Arrival in Poprad
    - Accommodation at stylish guest house
    - Meeting with our representative who will provide all necesary information and give you maps
    - Dinner

  2. Day 2 Hike from Tatranska Kotlina to Zelene pleso (Hut by the Green Lake).

    - Breakfast
    - Bus transfer to Tatranska Kotlina
    - Hiking route: Tatranska Kotlina - Biele pleso - Zelene pleso hut
    - Dinner

    Tatranska Kotlina - Zelene Lake (4 - 5 hrs)
    From Tatranska Kotlina bus stop via Plesnivec hut you walk to Biele Lake to Zelene pleso hut. Thanks to the hut at the lake, the imposing panorama makes this valley one of the most beautiful ones in the High Tatra. You will be amazed by Maly Kezmarsky peak and Jastrabia veza (Hawk Tower) peak.

    Route: Tatranska Kotlina - Plesnivec hut - Velke Biele Lake - Zelene Lake

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  3. Day 3 Hike from Zelene pleso to Zamkovsky hut.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Zelene pleso - Skalnate pleso - Zamkovsky hut
    - Dinner

    Zelene pleso - Zamkovsky hut (6 - 7 hrs)
    From Zelene Pleso hut you will climb up the top of Velka Svistovka. From there easy walk to Skalnate pleso and then to Zamkovsky hut.

    Route: Zelene Pleso hut - (20 meters of chains!) Velka Svistovka - Skalnate pleso - Zamkovsky hut

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  4. Day 4 Hike from Zamkovsky hut to Zbojnicka hut.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Zamkovsky hut - Zbojnicka hut
    - Dinner

    Zamkovsky hut - Zbojnicka hut (6 - 7 hrs)
    Today you walk up to Teryho chata (Tery's hut; altitude 2015 m). You cross the Priecne sedlo (Transverse Saddle; altitude 2352 m) before you reach Zbojnicka chata (Robber's hut, altitude 1960 m). The hut was renovated completely in 2000 and is open during the whole year.

    Route: Zamkovsky hut - Tery's hut - Priecne saddle - Zbojnicka hut

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  5. Day 5 Hike from Zbojnicka hut to Popradske pleso (Popradske pleso mountain hotel).

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Zbojnicka hut - Sliezsky dom mountain hotel - Popradske pleso hut
    - Dinner

    Zbojnicka hut - Popradske pleso hut (7 hrs)
    The route leads up through Prielom saddle (altitude 2288 m) and to Polsky hreben (altitude 2200 m). From there you reach the main mountain of the High Tatra, the Vychodna Vysoka (Eastern High; altitude 2429 m). The trail continue to Batizovske pleso (altitude 1879). Enjoy the view on the Gerlach peak and other surrounding peaks.

    Route: Zbojnicka hut - Prielom saddle - Vychodna Vysoka peak - Sliezsky dom - Batizovske pleso - Ostrva peak - Popradske pleso hut

    Optional route: Popradske pleso - The symbolic cemetery and back (1 hour, easy)

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  6. Day 6 Hike from Popradske pleso to Rysy peak and back.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Popradske pleso - Rysy peak - Popradske pleso
    - Dinner

    Popradske pake - Rysy - Popradske pleso (7 hrs)
    You start in direction to Chata pod Rysmi (Hut under Rysy peak; altitude 2250 m), the highest located mountain hut in the High Tatras. You continue to Rysy peak (altitude 2499 m) located directly at the boarder with Poland and often shrouded by fog. Nevertheless the breathtaking view on surrounding panorama is awesome.

    Route: Popradske pleso hut - Hut under Rysy peakt - Rysy peak - Popradske pleso hut

    Optional route: Koprovsky peak (3 hour, moderate)

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  7. Day 7 Hike from Popradske pleso to Strbske Pleso village. Train to Poprad town.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Popradske pleso - Strbske pleso - Skok waterfall - Strbske Pleso village
    - Train to Poprad
    - Accommodation at stylish guest house
    - Dinner

    Popradske pleso - Strbske Pleso village (7 hrs)
    Strbske pleso is the most popular and most visited mountain lake in the High Tatras. Enjoy the walk to Skok waterfall before you continue through Bystre saddle (2.300 m) to Furkotska valley and back to Stbske Pleso village.

    Route: Popradske pleso hut - Strbske pleso - Skok waterfall - Bystre saddle - Strbske Pleso village

    Optional route: Solisko hut (1 hour, easy)

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  8. Day 8 Fawerell.

    - Breakfast
    - End of the tour

Basic information

from €410 per person

Duration: 8 days

Type/style: Self-guided trekking tour

Level of difficulty: Challenging

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Green Lake Hut Velke Biele Pleso Velka Svistovka Zamkovskeho chata Zbojnicka chata Tery hut Vychodna Vysoka Peak Ostrva Peak Poprad Pleso Lake Hotel Rysy Peak Strbske Pleso lake Skok Waterfall

Included

- Accommodation for 7 nights with half board (breakfast and dinner):
- 2 nights at stylish guest house in Poprad
- 5 nights at mountain huts in dormitory rooms (Zelene pleso hut, Zamkovsky hut, Zbojnicka hut, Popradske pleso hut)
- Meeting with our representative on arrival day
- Information materials and maps
- Mountain rescue insurance for 6 days
- Timetable of trains and buses around the High Tatras

Excluded

- Transport to/from Poprad on arrival/departure day