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 in the top of the trees and the peaks of the mountains, morning mists and picturesque chalets. These tours have a romantic touch especially in winter time.
Except exploring beauties of the High Tatras, you will have opportunity to relax in Aquapark Poprad and to visit UNESCO locality in Spis region - historical Levoca town and charming sprawling ruins of Spis castle.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Poprad, Slovakia.

    - arrival in Slovakia; Poprad town
    - accommodation
    - free time to leisure

    Overnight in Poprad

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

    We will visit the mountain village of Strbske Pleso (Strbske Lake; altitude 1355m) which boasts 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 (Popradske Lake), a 61 ha glacial morrain lake (altitude 1,494m) where a mountain chalet Chata Pri Popradskom Plese (Chalet By Popradske Lake) is located. We will also visit a symbolic cemetery for victims of accidents in the High Tatras.

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

    Overnight in Poprad

    Walk's details (interactive map):

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

    We will visit the mountain chalet Chata Pri Zelenom Plese (Chalet By Green Lake; altitude 1554m) in the valley of Zelene Pleso (Green Lake). The chalet is situated above the lake, which is unusually green in colour and is surrounded by magnificent High Tatras peaks.

    Overnight in Poprad

    Walk's details (interactive map):

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

    We will do sightseeing tour in Levoca and we will visit Spis Castle, Spisska Kapitula and village Zehra.

    The 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 possesses a great number of architectural monuments linked with the glorious past of the town. The dominant part of the old Levoca is the large rectangular square, with the Roman-Catholic St. James church from the 14th century, which is one of the most important sacral buildings in Slovakia. The tall slender church tower from the first half of the 19th century is the most distinct feature in the town silhouette. The Late Gothic wooden main altar of St. James with the height of 18.6 m is the highest of its kind in the world. It was made of lime wood in 1507-1517 in the workshop of  Master Pavol of Levoca.

    In the eastern horizon of Spisske Podhradie towers the Spis Castle. As a National Cultural Monument, Spis Castle with its area of more than 4 hectares, and partially in ruins, is one of the largest castle compounds in Central Europe.   Spis Castle was included in the UNESCO list of monuments belonging to the world cultural heritage in 1993.

    Spisska Kapitula is sometimes also referred to as the“Slovak Vatican”. Church life not only  in Spisska Kapitula (The Chapter of Spis) was organised from here by the bishops, provosts, and canonists. The most important building of Spisska Kapitula is the  Late-Romanesque St Martin's Cathedral. It acquired its massive form of a three-nave building with two towers in the years 1245-1275.

      The Spis community of Zehra is known for its precious local Roman-Catholic Holy Spirit church that is, along with other monuments around the Spis Castle, included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Unique medieval wall paintings that were created gradually, from the second half of the 13th century till the end of the 15th century, were preserved in the church interior.

    Overnight in Poprad

  5. Day 5 Day hike from Stary Smokovec to Sliezsky dom hotel and Velicke lake.

    We will go to the Velicka Dolina (Velicka Valley), where we will see Velicke Pleso (Velicke Lake) with the mountain hotel Sliezsky Dom (Silesian House; altitude 1670m) on its bank. Sliezsky Dom is the largest hotel in the alpine environment in Slovakia. Ground cable way from Stary Smokovec to Hrebienok hill will be used for start point of the hike.

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

    Overnight in Poprad

    Walk's details (interactive map):

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

    From the village of Tatranska Kotlina we will hike up to the beautiful wooden chalet Chata Plesnivec. From there, stunning views of the white limestone cliffs of the Belianske Tatras leave a lasting impression on all who visit.

    Supplementary tour: Biele pleso or Zelene pleso

    Overnight in Poprad

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  7. Day 7 Farewell.

    Farewell and departure from Slovakia.

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

- Trip transport (fuel, parking, etc.)
- Accommodation in stylish 3* hotel/pension in Poprad town
- breakfast and dinner
- Services of a professional guide throughout the tour as your private driver and an interpreter (5 days)
- Information materials, maps and mountain insurance
- Entrance tickets and fees

Excluded

- lunch
- transport from airport to starting point of the trip and back (possible to order private transfer from and to airport/railway station)