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 people. 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 High Tatras National Park. This trip is designed for people who enjoy spending time in the mountains. Splendid views of Tatra peaks will be an inseparable part of the day-hikes. Sunrises, sunsets and the evening atmosphere at the mountain huts shall create life-lasting memories. This trip is designed also for less advanced hikers. Most of the time, the hikes will keep us on the Tatranska magistrala, a hiking trail that lines the foots of the peaks and closely follows the upper forest border.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Poprad, Slovakia.

    - arrival in Slovakia; Poprad town
    - accommodation
    - informal reception

    Overnight in Poprad

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

    Tatranska Kotlina - Zelene pleso (Green Lake) - (4-5 hrs)
    By transfer you reach the starting point of your walk in Tatranska Kotlina, located in the eastern part of the High Tatra. Via Plesnivec hut you walk to Velke Biele pleso (Great White Lake) on to the Chata pri Zelenom plese (Hut by Green Lake; altitude 1554 m). Thanks to the hut at the lake, the imposing panorama and the valleys of the surrounding this valley is one of the most beautiful ones in the High Tatra. You will be stoked by the peaks of Maly Kezmarsky, the Hawk Tower and other peaks.

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

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

    Zelene pleso - Zamkovskeho hut - (5 hrs)
    You start your walk from Zelene pleso to Zamkovskeho hut. On your way you pass the Velka Svistovka (altitude 2037 m) in the northeastern rock outcrop of the Kezmarsky peak before you reach the mountain lake Skalnate pleso (Rocky Lake; altitude 1751). Enjoy the view onto the peak of mountain Lomnicky. Your overnight takes place in Zamkovskeho chata (Zamkovskeho hut; 1475 m).

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

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

    Zamkovskeho 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 the Zbojnicka chata (Robber's hut, altitude 1960 m). The hut was renovated due to a fire completely in 2000, is opened during the whole year and supplied by Sherpa people.

    Route: Zamkovskeho hut - Teryho hut - Priecne saddle - Zbojnicka hut

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

    Zbojnicka hut - Popradske pleso (Poprad Lake) - (7 hrs)
    The route leads you up on Prielom mountain saddle (altitude 2288 m) and on 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). You continue to Batizovske pleso (altitude 1879). Enjoy the view on the Gerlachovsky peak and other surrounding peaks. Goal for today is Chata na Popradskom plese (Hut by Poprad Lake; altitude 1494 m) where you will stay overnight for the next two days.

    Route: Zbojnicka hut - Prielom saddle - Vysoka peak - Sliezsky dom - Batizovske Lake - Ostrva - Hut by Poprad Lake

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

    Loop tour Poprad Lake - Rysy - (7 hrs)
    You start in direction Chata pod Rysmi (Hut under Rysy; altitude 2250 m), the highest located mountain hutl in the High Tatra. You continue to Rysy (altitude 2499 m) the probably most visited peak in the region, directly located at the boarder to Poland and often shrouded by fog. Nevertheless the breath-taking view onto the surrounding panorama is awesome.

    Route: Hut by Poprad Lake - Hut under Rysmi - Rysy peak - Hut by Poprad Lake

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

    Poprad Lake - Strbske Lake - (7 hrs)
    Strbske Mountain Lake is the most popular and most visited lake in the High Tatra. Enjoy the walk to the Skok waterfall before you continue over Bystre saddle (2.300 m) to Furkotska valley. Afterwards return transfer to your last overnight in Poprad.

    Route: Hut by Poprad Lake - Strbske Lake - Waterfall Skok - Bystre saddle - Strbske Lake

    Overnights in Poprad

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  8. Day 8 Farewell.

    Farewell and departure from Slovakia.

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 (2 nights) in small comfortable hotel/pension - twin, double rooms
- Accommodation (5 nights) in mountain chalets/huts in dormitory rooms
- 7 x half board in the hotel and mountain huts - breakfast and dinner
- Guide services
- Maps
- Information materials
- Mountain rescue insurance
- Public transport

Excluded

- airport transfers
- lunch