Itinerary

The largest mountain range of Slovakia and the most significant tourism center, that represents the High Tatras. 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 peak leaves a lifelong impression in the heart of a man. 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 High Tatras National Park. The entire trip is marked by breathtaking views of the Tatra peaks. The dawns, the sunsets, an evening atmosphere in the alpine chalets, these are the experiences that will remain in the memory for the rest of life.
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 in stylish pension
    - informal reception

    Overnight in Poprad

  2. Day 2 Day hike from Strbske Pleso to Skok waterfall.

    Skok waterfall:
    From the village of Strbske Pleso (altitude 1355 m), we will take a hike to a beautiful waterfall named Skok (Jump). For this waterfall is easy to access, it is among the most visited places in High Tatras.

    Supplementary tour: Bystre saddle and Furkotska valley

    Overnight in Poprad

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  3. Day 3 Day hike from Strbske Pleso to Ostrva peak.

    Popradske pleso, Ostrva:
    From the lake Popradske pleso (altitude 1494 m), we will take a curving hiking trail up to the grand peak of Ostrva (altitude 1926 m). From here, we will have a beautiful view of the moraine lake in the valley. The tourist chalet by the Popradske pleso lake has been providing service since 1879.

    Supplementary tour: Rysy peak or Koprovsky peak

    Overnight in Poprad

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  4. Day 4 Day hike from Stary Smokovec to Zamkovskeho chata (Zamkovsky hut).

    Zamkovskeho hut:
    We will go to Hrebienok (altitude 1285) that is among the most visited hiking and ski resorts in High Tatras. From here, we will ascend to the chalet Zamkovska chata (altitude 1475 m) that provides its services during all seasons and supplies have to be carried up to it on the shoulders of sherpas. On our way, we will have a chance to view the waterfall Obrovsky vodopad (Huge Waterfall).

    Supplementary tour: Mala Studena valley and Teryho hut

    Overnight in Poprad

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  5. Day 5 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 four ha, 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 Martins 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

  6. Day 6 Day hike to Chata pri Zelenom plese (hut by the Green lake).

    Chata pri Zelenom plese:
    We will visit the chalet Chata pri Zelenom plese (Chalet by Green Lake; altitude 1554 m). The chalet is situated by the lake in a great amphitheatre of Tatra peaks. The colour of the lake is unusually green.

    Overnight in Poprad

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  7. Day 7 Day hike from Tatranska Kotlina to Plesnivec hut.

    Chata Plesnivec:
    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 it.

    Alternative tour: Krivan peak or Batizovska valley

    Overnight in Poprad

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  8. Day 8 Farewell.

    Farewell and departure from Slovakia.

Basic information

from €890 per person

Duration: 8 days

Type/style: Guided hiking and walking tour

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Strbske Pleso lake Skok Waterfall Ostrva Peak Poprad Pleso Lake Hotel Hrebienok Tourist and Ski Resort Obrovsky Waterfall Zamkovskeho chata Spisky Castle Spiska kapitula medieval monastery St James church in Levoca Green Lake Hut Plesnivec Hut

Included

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

Excluded

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