Itinerary

The High Tatras is the most magnificent mountain range and the most important center of tourism and recreation in Slovakia. High peaks, 10 of them exceeding 2000 m in altitude, alternate with picturesque valleys containing more than 110 shimmering glacial lakes. Each view from the top of a Tatra peak leaves an unforgettable impression in the hearts of visitors. The silence of valleys and basins, cold water of glacial lakes, silky shine of waterfalls and monumental peaks - that all is the magical world of the Tatra National Park.
This trip is designed for people who enjoy spending time in the mountains. It is also suitable for less advanced hikers. Most of the time, the hikes will keep us on the Tatranska magistrala, a hiking trail that lines the feet of the peaks and closely follows the upper forest border.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Poprad, Slovakia.

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

  2. Day 2 Hike from Tatranska Kotlina village to Chata pri Zelenom plese (Hut by Green lake).

    - Breakfast
    - Bus transfer to Tatranska Kotlina
    - Hiking route: Tatranska Kotlina - Biele pleso - Zelene pleso hut
    - Dinner

    Tatranska Kotlina - Zelene Lake (4 - 5 hrs)
    From Tatranska Kotlina bus stop via Plesnivec hut you walk to Biele Lake to Zelene pleso hut. Thanks to the hut at the lake, the imposing panorama makes this valley one of the most beautiful ones in the High Tatra. You will be amazed by Maly Kezmarsky peak and Jastrabia veza (Hawk Tower) peak.

    Route: Tatranska Kotlina - Plesnivec hut - Velke Biele Lake - Zelene Lake

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  3. Day 3 Hike from Zelene pleso (Green lake) to Zamkovsky hut.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Zelene pleso - Zamkovsky hut
    - Accommodation in the hut
    - Dinner

    Zelene pleso - Zamkovskeho hut (5 hrs)
    We will continue our trip, passing Skalnate pleso (Rocky Lake; altitude 1751 m) and reaching Zamkovsky hut (altitude 1475 m) that is serviced all-year-round.

    Route: Zelene pleso - Velka Svistovka - Skalnate pleso - Zamkovsky hut

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  4. Day 4 Hike from Zamkovsky hut to Zbojnicka hut.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Zamkovsky hut - Zbojnicka hut
    - Dinner

    Zamkovsky hut - Zbojnicka hut (6 - 7 hrs)
    Today you walk up to Teryho chata (Tery's hut; altitude 2015 m). You cross the Priecne sedlo (Transverse Saddle; altitude 2352 m) before you reach Zbojnicka chata (Robber's hut, altitude 1960 m). The hut was renovated completely in 2000 and is open during the whole year.

    Route: Zamkovsky hut - Tery's hut - Priecne saddle - Zbojnicka hut

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  5. Day 5 Hike from Zbojnicka hut to Popradske pleso (Poprad lake).

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Zbojnicka hut - Sliezsky dom mountain hotel - Popradske pleso hut
    - Dinner

    Zbojnicka hut - Popradske pleso hut (7 hrs)
    The route leads up through Prielom saddle (altitude 2288 m) and to Polsky hreben (altitude 2200 m). From there you reach the main mountain of the High Tatra, the Vychodna Vysoka (Eastern High; altitude 2429 m). The trail continue to Batizovske pleso (altitude 1879). Enjoy the view on the Gerlach peak and other surrounding peaks.

    Route: Zbojnicka hut - Prielom saddle - Vychodna Vysoka peak - Sliezsky dom - Batizovske pleso - Ostrva peak - Popradske pleso hut

    Optional route: Popradske pleso - The symbolic cemetery and back (1 hour, easy)

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  6. Day 6 Hike from Popradske pleso to Rysy peak.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Popradske pleso - Rysy peak - Popradske pleso
    - Dinner

    Popradske pake - 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 peakt - Rysy peak - Popradske pleso hut

    Optional route: Koprovsky peak (3 hour, moderate)

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  7. Day 7 Hike from Popradske pleso to Strbske Pleso village.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Popradske pleso - Strbske pleso - Skok waterfall - Strbske Pleso village
    - Train to Poprad
    - Accommodation at stylish guest house
    - Dinner

    Popradske pleso - Strbske Pleso village (7 hrs)
    Strbske pleso is the most popular and most visited mountain lake in the High Tatras. Enjoy the walk to Skok waterfall before you continue through Bystre saddle (2.300 m) to Furkotska valley and back to Stbske Pleso village.

    Route: Popradske pleso hut - Strbske pleso - Skok waterfall - Bystre saddle - Strbske Pleso village

    Optional route: Solisko hut (1 hour, easy)

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  8. Day 8 Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - End of the tour

Basic information

from €715 per person

Duration: 8 days

Type/style: Guided trekking and backpacking tour

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Green Lake Hut Velke Biele Pleso Plesnivec Hut Velka Svistovka Zamkovskeho chata Zbojnicka chata Tery hut Poprad Pleso Lake Hotel Vychodna Vysoka Peak Rysy Peak Skok Waterfall Strbske Pleso lake

Included

- Accommodation for 7 nights with half board (breakfast and dinner):
- 2 nights in a guest house in Poprad (first and last night)
- 5 nights in mountain huts (dormitory rooms)
- Guide services for 6 days
- Maps
- Mountain rescue insurance for 6 days
- Public transport

Excluded

- Lunch
- Airport transfer on arrival/departure day (can be arranged for an extra cost)