Itinerary

The High Tatras are the largest mountain range of Slovakia and the most significant tourism center in the country. Nature created this magical area as one of the most beautiful works containig about 35 mind-blowing valleys, 110 crystal clear mountain lakes and of course, overwhelming peaks. Every view from the Tatra peaks leaves a lifelong impression in the heart of every visitor. The silence of the valleys, the basins, the mountain lakes, the silky sheen of the waterfalls and simultaneously, the monumental touches with the highest peaks - all of that is the magical world of the Tatra National Park.
Except exploring beauties of the High Tatras, you will have opportunity to relax in Aquacity Poprad aquapark and visit UNESCO sites in the region.

The tour can be extended to climbing the highest peak of Slovakia - Gerlachovsky peak in High Tatras 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 Strbske Pleso to Furkotsky peak.

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

    Strbske pleso - Furkotsky peak (7 hrs)
    We will take a hike from the village of Strbske Pleso to the top of Furkotsky peak (altitude 2405 m) that towers above the valley called Furkotska dolina. We will be passing Skok, a beautiful waterfall, and glacial lakes, such as Kozie plesa, Capie pleso, Okruhle pleso and others.

    Route: Strbske pleso - Skok waterfall - Bystre saddle - Furkotsky peak - Srbske pleso

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  3. Day 3 Day hike from Stary Smokovec to Vychodna Vysoka (Eastern High peak).

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Stary Smokovec
    - Hiking route: Stary Smokovec - Vychodna Vysoka peak
    - Return to Poprad
    - Dinner

    Stary Smokovec - Vychodna Vysoka (10 - 11 hrs)
    The second peak that we will conquer is located in the central part of the main range - Vychodna Vysoka (Eastern High, altitude 2428 m). We will be passing Sliezsky dom, a mountain hotel located by Velicke lake. The surroundings of the lake is covered with colourful flowers in spring and summer time. One of the last herds of chamois lives in the valley bellow.

    Route: Stary Smokovec - Hrebienok - Zbojnicka hut - Vychodna Vysoka peak - Sliezsky dom - Stary Smokovec

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  4. Day 4 Day hike from Stary Smokovec to Slavkovsky peak.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Stary Smokovec
    - Hiking route: Stary Smokovec - Slavkovsky peak
    - Return to Poprad
    - Dinner

    Stary Smokovec - Slavkovsky peak (9 hrs)
    We will ascend Slavkovsky peak (altitude 2452 m) that dominates the Smokovce villages. A real hiker shall never leave out this peak from his/her hiking agenda.

    Route: Stary Smokovec - Hrebienok - Slavkovsky peak - Stary Smokovec

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  5. Day 5 Options for the day: Spisska Sobota historic town, Aquacity Poprad aquapark, UNESCO sites of Levoca town and Spis castle.

    - Breakfast
    - Activities according to choice
    - Return to Poprad

    Spisska Sobota was for centuries the wealthiest of the five Upper Spis towns. From 1945 it has represented one of the municipal parts of large Poprad. Spisska Sobota represents one of the best preserved medieval urban units in Slovakia declared in 1953 a Town Monument Reserve.

    Aquacity Poprad waterpark located in Poprad over the place of a geo-thermal spring that provides the energy source for the resort. The complex includes accommodation facility and the most modern spa facilities with an unique offer of relaxation therapies and innovation therapies for the bold ones.

    UNESCO sites - Levoca town and the Spis castle

  6. Day 6 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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  7. Day 7 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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  8. Day 8 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

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  9. Day 9 Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - End of the tour

Basic information

from €1011 per person

Duration: 9 days

Type/style: Guided hiking and walking tour

Level of difficulty: Challenging

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Skok Waterfall Furkotsky Peak Vychodna Vysoka Peak Slavkovsky Peak Levoca medieval royal town Spisky Castle Jahnaci Peak Green Lake Hut Rysy Peak Poprad Pleso Lake Hotel Strbske Pleso lake Krivan Peak

Included

- Accommodation in 3* guest house in Poprad
- Half board (breakfast and dinner)
- Trip transport (fuel, parking, etc.)
- Services of private guide for 7 days
- Mountain rescue insurance for 7 days

Excluded

- Lunch
- Admission fees (estimated cost 20 EUR/ person)
- Airport transfer on arrival/departure day (can be arranged for an extra cost)