Itinerary

The High Tatra National Park is the largest and the oldest of our protected areas, founded in 1949. It covers the high-mountain area of the Tatras and it is the unique protected area of flora and fauna among the tallest European high mountains situated north of the Alps. The Park contains more than 100 alpine lakes and several waterfalls. The biggest and deepest lake of the Tatras is the Great Hincovo pleso, while the one situated highest is the lake Modre pleso (2,192 metres above sea level). The most visited lakes are the Strbske pleso and Popradske pleso. The only cave open to public in the TANAP is the Belianska cave. For the sake of security, the hiking paths in the high-mountain levels of the TANAP are closed from 1 November to 15 June. The TANAP contains mountain and high-mountain plants such as dwarf pine, pine woods and a wonderful flora. Rare animal species such as the eagle, bear, or marmot live here as well. The chamois is the symbol of Tatras. It is one of the most precious species, as it developed in isolation since the glacial age. This is the reason why it differs from its relatives living in the Alps or Apennines. Its protection is extremely strict because only 300 animals survive at present.

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 by beautiful valleys, saddles, mountains meadows. Panorama of the mountains offers amazing views of peaks, lakes, waterfalls with remarkable colors during sunrises and sunsets.

The tour can be extended in 9 and more days by including of visiting other interesting places.

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.

    - arriving in Poprad
    - meeting with our representative

    Overngiht in Poprad

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

    Tatranska Kotlina – Zelene Lake - (4-5 hrs)
    By bus transfer you reach the starting point of your walk in Tatranska Kotlina, located in the eastern part of the High Tatra. Via Plesnivec hut you walk to Velke Biele Lake on to the hut at Chata pri Zelenom plese (Chalet by Green Lake; altitude 1554 m). Thanks to the chalet at the lake, the imposing panorama and the valleys of the surrounding this valley is one of the most beautiful ones in the High Tatra. You will be stoked by the peaks of Maly Kezmarsky, the Hawk Tower and other peaks.

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

    You can choose from several routes:
    1. shortest trail - Bielej vody valley - 3 hours, easy
    2. average trail - Bielej vody valley, around Biele pleso lake - 5 hours, easy
    3. longest trail - Tatranska kotlina - Plesnivec Hut - Biele pleso - Zelene pleso Hut - 7 hours, moderate

    Optional route: Green lake valley hut - Jahnaci peak and back - 4 hours, hard

    Overnight in Green lake valley hut

    Walk's details (interactive map):

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

    Zelene Lake - Zamkovskeho hut - (5 hrs)
    You start your walk from Zelene Lake to Zamkovskeho hut. On your way you pass the Velka Svistovka (altitude 2037 m) in the northeastern rock outcrop of the Kezmarsky peak before you reach the mountain lake Skalnate pleso (Rocky Lake; altitude 1751). Enjoy the view onto the peak of mountain Lomnicky. Your overnight takes place in Zamkovskeho chata (Zamkovsky hut; 1475 m).

    Route: Zelene lake - Velka Svistovka - Skalnate lake - Zamkovskeho hut

    Optional route: Zamkovskeho hut - Hrebienok and back - 1 hour, easy

    Overnight in Zamka hut

    Walk's details (interactive map):

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

    Zamkovskeho hut - Zbojnicka hut - (6-7 hrs)
    Today you walk up to Teryho Chata (Tery's Chalet; altitude 2015 m). You cross the Priecne sedlo (Transverse Saddle; altitude 2352 m), before you reach the Zbojnicka chata (Robber's Chalet, altitude 1960 m). The hut was renovated due to a fire completely in 2000, is opened during the whole year and supplied by Sherpa people.

    Route: Zamkovskeho hut - Teryho hut - Priecne saddle - Zbojnicka hut

    Overnight in Zbojnicka hut

    Walk's details (interactive map):

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

    Zbojnicka hut - Popradske Lake - (7 hrs)
    Today´s route leads you up on Prielom mountain saddle (altitude 2288 m) and on 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). You continue to Batizovske pleso (altitude 1879). Enjoy the view on the Gerlachovsky peak and other surrounding peaks. Goal for today is Chata na Popradskom plese (Chalet by Poprad lake; altitude 1494 m) where you will stay overnight for the next two days.

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

    Optional route: Popradske lake - The Symbolic cemetery and back - 1 hour, easy

    Overnight in Popradske Pleso lake hut

    Walk's details (interactive map):

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

    Loop tour Popradske Lake - Rysy - (7 hrs)
    You start in direction Chata pod Rysmi (Chalet Under Rysy; altitude 2250 m), the highest mountain hotel in the High Tatra. You continue to Rysy (altitude 2499 m) the probably most visited peak in the region, directly located at the boarder to Poland and often shrouded by fog. Nevertheless the breath-taking view onto the surrounding panorama is awesome.

    Route: Popradske lake hut - Pod Rysmi hut - Rysy peak - Popradske lake hut

    Optional route: Koprovsky peak - 3 hour, moderate

    Overnight in Popradske Pleso lake hut

    Walk's details (interactive map):

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

    Popradske Lake - Strbske Lake - (7 hrs)
    Strbske Mountain Lake is the most popular and most visited lake in the High Tatra. Enjoy the walk to the Skok waterfall before you continue over Bystre saddle (2.300 m) to Furkotska valley. Afterwards return transfer to your last overnight in Poprad.

    Route: Popradske lake hut - Strbske pleso - Waterfall Skok - Bystre saddle - Strbske lake

    Optional route: Solisko hut - 1 hour, easy

    Overnight in Poprad

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  8. Day 8 Fawerell.

    Farewell and departure from Slovakia.

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: 2 nights in comfortable stylish pension with ensuite rooms and 5 nights in mountain chalets in dormitory rooms.
- Meals: 7 times half board - breakfast, dinner
- Meeting with our representative on first day who provides you all necessary information about the tour
- Information materials and maps
- Mountain rescue insurance
- Ground contact in Slovakia
- Timetable of trains and busses around the High Tatras

Excluded

- transport from airport to starting point of the trip and back