Itinerary

The High Tatras National Park presents amazing world of rocky peaks, wild waterfalls, mountain lakes and numerous tourist paths ideal for medium and expert level adventurers. The highest summit, Gerlach peak, rises to a cloud-touching height of 2,655 meters above sea level.
Tatra valleys hide more than 110 glittering mountain lakes and rare endemic species: chamois and rock badgers. The High Tatras are the most sought out mountain range for alpine tourism and will awake strong experience in every visitor who will certainly keep lifelong memories.

The tour can be extended to climbing the highest peak of Slovakia - Gerlach peak, with mountain guide.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Poprad, Slovakia.

    - Arrival in Poprad
    - Accommodation in a guest house
    - Short meeting with the guide
    - Dinner

  2. Day 2 Day hike from Popradske pleso train station to Velke Hincovo pleso (mountian lake).

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Popradske pleso railway station
    - Hiking route: Popradske pleso - Velke Hincovo pleso
    - Return to Poprad
    - Dinner

    Popradske pleso - Velke Hincovo pleso (5 - 6 hrs):
    We will take a hike to the lake Velke Hincovo pleso (Great Hinco Lake), the largest (20.08 ha) and deepest lake in the High Tatras. It is situated in the upper part of the valley Mengusovska dolina, at an altitude of 1946 m. With its appearance, it reminds a big blue eye dwelling at the bottom of the valley.

    Route: Popradske pleso train station - Popradske pleso (hut) - Velke Hincovo pleso - Popradske pleso train station

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  3. Day 3 Day hike from Stary Smokovec to Zamkovsky hut, Tery’s hut and Zbojnicka hut.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Stary Smokovec
    - Hiking route: Stary Smokovec - Hrebienok - Zamkovsky hut - Tery’s hut - Zbojnicka hut
    - Return to Poprad
    Dinner

    Stary Smokovec - Mala Studena dolina - Velka Studena dolina (9 - 10 hrs)
    We will hike from Mala Studena dolina (Small Cold Valley) and Teryho Chata (Tery’s hut; altitude 2015 m) to Zbojnicka hut (Robber’s hut; altitude 1960 m) built in the Velka Studena Dolina (Great Cold Valley) and surrounded by rocky peaks. Both huts provide its services during all seasons.

    Route: Stary Smokovec - Hrebienok - Zamkovsky hut - Tery’s hut - Zbojnicka hut - Stary Smokovec

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  4. Day 4 UNESCO sites: Levoca town, Spis castle, Spisska Kapitula and Zehra.

    - Breakfast
    - UNESCO sites: Levoca, Spis castle, Spisska Kapitula, Zehra church
    - Return to Poprad
    - Dinner

    Historic town of Levoca, situated in the east of the Spis region, is a true cultural and historic jewel among the Slovak towns as it compounds a great number of architectural monuments linked with the glorious past of the town. The dominant part of Levoca is large rectangular square with the Roman-Catholic St James church from the 14th century, one of the most important sacral buildings in Slovakia. Late Gothic wooden main altar of St James with the height of 18.6 m is the tallest of its kind in the world. It was made of lime wood in 1507 - 1517 in the workshop of Master Paul of Levoca.

    Spis Castle is the largest medieval castle in Central Europe located on a travertine rock hill. The castle hill was populated as early as 5th century BC; it is one the greatest archaeological and historical gems of Central Europe and is under UNESCO protection.

    Spisska Kapitula is sometimes also referred to as the "Slovak Vatican". Church life not only in Spisska Kapitula (Spis Chapter) was organised from here by the bishops, provosts, and canonists. The most important building of Spisska Kapitula is Late-Romanesque St Martin cathedral from the 13th century.

    Zehra village is known for its precious Roman-Catholic Holy Spirit church included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Unique medieval wall paintings were created gradually from the 13th century till the end of the 15th century.

  5. Day 5 Day hike to Chata pri Zelenom plese (hut by the Green lake) and to Jahnaci peak.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Biela Voda, Tatranska Lomnica
    - Hiking route: Biela Voda - Zelene pleso hut - Jahnaci peak
    - Return to Poprad - Dinner

    Biela Voda - Jahnaci peak (8 - 9 hrs)
    We will visit Zelene pleso hut (altitude 1554 m) in the valley of Zelene Pleso (Green Lake). The hut is situated above the lake, which is unusually green in colour and is surrounded by magnificent High Tatras peaks.
    From the hut we will ascend to the top of Jahnaci stit (Lamb Peak, altitude 2220 m). This peak is the best view point in the Eastern part of the High Tatras. We will be crossing a very difficult hiking terrain with the help of chains and steps mounted to the cliffs.

    Route: Biela Voda - Zelene pleso - Jahnaci peak - Biela Voda

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  6. Day 6 Day hike from Strbske Pleso to Krivan peak.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Strbske Pleso
    - Hiking route: Strbske pleso - Krivan
    - Return to Poprad
    - Dinner

    Strbske pleso - Krivan (8 hrs)
    We will take a hike up to the top of Krivan (peakaltitude 2494 m); it is a peak that is a symbol of Slovak national pride. Krivan is a dominant peak of the High Tatras and it can be seen from a very far distance. An interesting information about Krivan is that there were gold mines under its top in the past.

    Route: Strbske pleso - Krivan - Strbske pleso

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  7. Day 7 Pieniny National Park: rafting on wooden rafts on Dunajec river, visit to Cerveny Klastor monastery museum.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Pieniny National Park
    - Rafting down the river Dunajec
    - Cerveny Klastor monastery
    - Return to Poprad
    - Dinner

    Pieniny National Park is famous for its natural beauty, especially the Dunajec River gorge - popular rafting and hiking location. It lies in Pieniny mountains on north-eastern border with Poland.

    Cerveny Klastor monastery presents a unique cultural and historical relic set located in the wonderful natural environment of Pieniny under the majestic mountain Tri koruny. Nowadays serves as a museum.

    Option: the Lubovna Castle, built at the turn of the 13th and 14th century. An independent museum exhibition is presented by an open-air museum in the area at the foot of the castle hill. It consists of a set of folk buildings that form a picturesque settlement around the Castle.

  8. Day 8 Day hike to Batizovske lake and Velicke lake.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Vysne Hagy village
    - Hiking route: Vysne Hagy - Batizovske pleso - Velicke pleso - Tatranska Polianka
    - Return to Poprad
    - Dinner

    Batizovska Valley - Velicka Valley (5 hrs)
    We will take a hike from Batizovska Valley to Velicka Valley where we will get to see two beautiful glacial lakes and have views of surrounding peaks. We will finish the day hike in the mountain hotel Sliezsky dom (Silesian House).

    Route: Vysne Hagy - Batizovske pleso - Velicke pleso - Tatranska Polianka

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  9. Day 9 Day hike from Popradske pleso train station to Rysy peak.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Popradske pleso railway station
    - Hiking route: Popradske pleso - Rysy peak - Popradske pleso
    - Return to Poprad
    - Dinner

    Popradske lake - 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 peak - Rysy peak - Popradske pleso hut

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  10. Day 10 Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - End of the tour

Basic information

from €1065 per person

Duration: 10 days

Type/style: Guided hiking and walking tour

Level of difficulty: Moderate / challenging

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Big Hincovo Lake Poprad Pleso Lake Hotel Zbojnicka chata Velka Studena Dolina Tery hut Zehra church UNESCO World Heritahe Spisky Castle Levoca medieval royal town Green Lake Hut Jahnaci Peak Krivan Peak Cerveny Klastor Monastery Batizovska Valley Velicka Valley Rysy Peak

Included

- Accommodation in 3* guest house in Poprad
- Half board (breakfast and dinner)
- Trip transport (fuel, parking, etc.)
- Services of private guide for 8 days
- Mountain rescue insurance for 8 days

Excluded

- Lunch
- Admission fees (estimated cost 30 EUR/ person)
- Airport transfer on arrival/departure day (can be arranged for an extra cost)