Itinerary

The High Tatras walking trip is designated for everyone, who loves the mountains and likes the hiking in any season. In the spring and fall, the High Tatras are extraordinarily magical: colourful environment, snow on the top of the trees and the mountain peaks, morning mists and picturesque chalets. These tours have a romantic touch especially in the winter time.

Except exploring beauties of the High Tatras you will have an opportunity to relax in Aquacity Poprad aquapark and visit UNESCO sites of Levoca town and charming sprawling ruins of Spis castle.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Poprad, Slovakia.

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

  2. Day 2 Day hike from Strbske Pleso to Popradske pleso glacial lake.

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

    Strbske Pleso - Popradske Pleso (2 hrs)
    Strbske pleso is the most famous glacial mountain lake in the High Tatras and a winter recreation area where international competitive sporting events are held every year. We will hike to Popradske pleso (Poprad Lake) where a mountain hut is located. We will also visit a symbolic cemetery for victims of accidents in the High Tatras nearby.

    Route: Strbske pleso - Trigan - Popradske pleso - Symbolic cemetery - Strbske Pleso village

    Supplementary tour: trip to Solisko hut by chair lift from Strbske pleso

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  3. Day 3 Day hike to Chata pri Zelenom plese (hut by the Green lake).

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Tatranska Lomnica, Biela Voda
    - Hiking route: Biela Voda - hut by the Green lake
    - Return to Poprad
    - Dinner

    Biela Voda - Chata Pri Zelenom Plese (5 hrs)
    Hut by the Green Lake is situated in the valley of Zelene Pleso (Green Lake) above the lake unusually green in colour and is surrounded by magnificent High Tatras peaks.

    Route: Biela Voda - Biele pleso - chata pri Zelenom plese - Salviovy pramen - Biela Voda

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  4. Day 4 UNESCO sites visit: Levoca town, Spic castle, Spisska Kapitula, Zehra church.

    - 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 from Stary Smokovec to Sliezsky dom hotel and Velicke lake.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Stary Smokovec
    - Hiking route: Stary Smokovec - Sliezsky Dom mountain hotel
    - Return to Poprad
    - Dinner

    Stary Smokovec - Sliezsky dom and back (5 hrs)
    We will go to the Velicka Dolina (Velicka Valley), where we reach Velicke pleso (Velicke Lake) with the Sliezsky Dom mountain hotel (Silesian House; altitude 1670 m) on its bank. Sliezsky Dom is the largest hotel in the alpine environment in Slovakia. Ground cable way from Stary Smokovec to Hrebienok tourist resort will be used at the beginning of the hike.

    Route: Stary Smokovec - Hrebienok - Sliezsky dom - Novy Smokovec - Stary Smokovec

    Supplementary tour: trek on the top of Polsky hreben and Vychodna Vysoka peak

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  6. Day 6 Day hike from Tatranska Kotlina to Plesnivec hut.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Tatranska Kotlina
    - Hiking route: Tatranska Kotlina - Plesnivec hut
    - Return to Porad
    - Dinner

    Tatranska Kotlina - Plesnivec hut (4 hrs)
    From the village of Tatranska Kotlina we will hike up to the beautiful wooden Plesnivec hut. Stunning views of the white limestone cliffs of the Belianske Tatras leave a lasting impression on every visitor.

    Route: Tatranska Kotlina - Sumivy pramen - Plesnivec hut

    Supplementary tour: Biele pleso or Zelene pleso

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  7. Day 7 Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - End of the tour

Basic information

from €770 per person

Duration: 7 days

Type/style: Guided hiking and walking tour

Level of difficulty: Easy

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Strbske Pleso lake Poprad Pleso Lake Hotel Green Lake Hut Velke Biele Pleso Spisky Castle St James church in Levoca Sliezsky Dom Velicka Valley Plesnivec Hut

Included

- Accommodation for 6 nights at 3* guest house in Poprad
- Half board (breakfast and dinner)
- Trip transport (fuel, parking, etc.)
- Services of a private guide for 5 days
- Mountain rescue insurance for 5 days

Excluded

- Lunch
- Admission fees (estimated costs 15 EUR/person)
- Airport transfer on arrival/departure day (possible to arrange on request for an extra cost)