Itinerary

The largest mountain range of Slovakia and the most significant travel center is the High Tatras. There are about 35 valleys, 110 lakes, and many mountain peaks, out of which 10 are above 2600 meters high. Every view from a Tatra peak leaves in the heart of a man a life-long impression. The silence of the valleys, the cauldrons, the tarns, the silky sheen of the waterfalls and the monumental touches with the heights of the peaks - all of that is the magical world of the High Tatras National Park. This trip is intended for those, who like to walk in the forests and want to, maximally, savor their beauty. The entire trip is marked by breath-taking views of the Tatra peaks. The dawns, the sun-sets, an evening atmosphere in the alpine chalets, these are the experiences that etch themselves into the memory for life. The trip is, specifically for fit and experienced tourists. One of the highlight is hiking on the top of Gerlachovsky peak - the highest peak of the High Tatras and Carpathian mountains.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Poprad, Slovakia.

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

    Overnight in Poprad

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

    Zdiar - Zelene pleso (Green lake) - (5-6 hrs)
    We will drive to the village of Zdiar, our starting point. From here, we will hike up to Monkova valley only one accessible valley in the Belianske Tatras, and then continue to Kopske saddle with magnificent views of surrounding mountains. We will finish in Chata pri Zelenom plese (Hut by Green Lake; altitude 1554 m), situated in Dolina Zeleneho plesa (The Green Lake Valley). Thehut is located near the lake, which is named because of the unusually green colour of the water. Magnificent rocky peaks are to be seen in all directions. We will overnight in this chalet.

    Route: Zdiar - Kopske saddle - Great White Lake - Zelene pleso

    Optional route:
    From the Hut by Green Lake, we will climb to the top of Jahnaci stit (Lamb Peak; altitude 2229 m). This peak is the best view point in the eastern part of the High Tatras. We will be crossing very difficult hiking terrain with the help of chains and foot-boards mounted to the cliffs.

    Overnight in hut by Green Lake

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

    Zelene pleso - Zamkovskeho hut - (5 hrs)
    We will continue our trip, passing Skalnate pleso (Rocky Lake; altitude 1751 m) and reaching another chalet, Zamkovskeho chata (Zamkovskeho hut, altitude 1475 m) which is serviced all-year-round. It is supplied entirely by sherpas.

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

    Ovenright in Zamkovskeho hut

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

    Zamkovskeho hut - Zbojnicka hut - (6-7 hrs)
    We climb up to Teryho Chata (Tery's hut; altitude 2015 m) and cross the Priecne sedlo (Transverse Saddle; altitude 2352 m) and continue to Zbojnicka chata (Robber's hut, altitude 1960 m). The Transverse Saddle separates the Mala and Velka studena dolina (Small and Great Cold Valleys). The Robber’s Hut that is located in the latter one was devastated by an extensive fire and its reconstruction was completed in the year 2000. The hut provides its services during all seasons and is also supplied entirely by sherpas.

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

    Overnight in Zbojnicka hut

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  5. Day 5 Hike from Zbojnicka hut to Sliezsky dom hotel.

    Zbojnicka hut - Sliezsky dom - (4-5 hrs)
    We will climb up to the Prielom mountain saddle (altitude 2288 m), continue to Polsky hreben (altitude 2200 m) and from there, we will hike up to the central peak of the High Tatras – Vychodna Vysoka (Eastern High; altitude 2429 m). Then we will descend to the Velicka valley and spend the night in the first class hotel Sliezsky dom (Silesian House; mountain Hotel, 1663 m) with wellness. The surroundings of the hotel are covered by flowers in spring and summer. One of the last herds of chamois lives in this valley.

    Route: Zbojnicka hut - Prielom saddle - Vysoka peak - Sliezsky dom

    Overnight in Tatranska Polianka

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  6. Day 6 Climb to Gerlach peak starting from Sliezsky dom hotel.

    Sliezsky dom - Gerlachovsky peak - (8 hrs)
    We will climb up to Gerlachovsky peak (altitude 2655 m). Then we will descend to the Velicka valley and spend another night in the Sliezsky dom (Silesian House; mountain Hotel, 1663 m). The surroundings of the hotel are covered by flowers in spring and summer. One of the last herds of chamois lives in this valley.

    Route: Sliezsky dom - Gerlachovsky peak - Batizovske Lake - Sliezsky dom

    Overnight in Tatranska Polianka

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  7. Day 7 Hike from Sliezsky dom hotel to Popradske pleso (Poprad lake).

    Sliezsky dom - Popradske pleso (Poprad lake) - (3-4 hrs)
    We will take a traversing trail to Batizovske Lake (altitude 1879 m). From there one gets beautiful views of the surrounding rocky peaks. From Batizovske Lake we will continue our hike to another mountain hut, Chata pri Popradskom plese (Hut by Poprad Lake; altitude 1494 m) where we will spend two nights.

    Route: Sliezsky dom - Batizovske Lake - Ostrva - Poprad Lake

    Overnight in Hut by Poprad Lake

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  8. Day 8 Hike from Popradske pleso to Rysy peak.

    Loop tour Poprad Lake - Rysy - (7 hrs)
    We will hike up to Chata pod Rysmi (Hut under Rysy), the highest located mountain hut in the range, and then to Rysy (altitude 2499 m), the most visited peak in the High Tatras, located on the border with Poland. The ridge in this area is frequently enveloped in mist.

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

    Optional route:
    From Poprad Lake, we will climb to the Velke Hincovo pleso (Great Hinc Lake; altitude 1946 m), the largest in area and the deepest lake in the High Tatras. Then we will summit Koprovsky Peak (altitude 2367 m), a beautiful view point in the main range of the High Tatras. After this accomplishment, we will traverse the Hlinska and Koprovska valleys, ending the day-hike in a Strbske Pleso.

    Overnight in Hut by Poprad Lake

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  9. Day 9 Hike from Popradske pleso to Krivan peak.

    Poprad Lake - Krivan - (7-8 hrs)
    The best at the end – we will attain the summit of Krivan (altitude 2494 m), the symbol of Slovak national pride. It is a picturesque and dominant peak of the High Tatras that can be seen from a great distance. An interesting piece of information about Krivan is that there were gold mines under its peak in the past.

    Route: Hut by Poprad Lake - Strbske lake - Krivan - Strbske Lake

    Overnight in Poprad

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  10. Day 10 Farewell.

    Farewell and departure from Slovakia.

Basic information

from €1211/€751 per person

Duration: 10 days

Type/style: Guided/self-guided trekking and backpacking tour

Level of difficulty: Challenging

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Jahnaci Peak Velke Biele Pleso Green Lake Hut Velka Svistovka Zamkovskeho chata Tery hut Zbojnicka chata Vychodna Vysoka Peak Sliezsky Dom Gerlach Peak Poprad Pleso Lake Hotel Koprovsky Peak Rysy Peak Krivan Peak 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
- Accommodation in first class mountain hotel (2 nights) Sliezsky Dom with entry to wellness
- 9 x half board in huts and pension - breakfast and dinner
- Guide services and services of a UIAGM guide to Gerlach peak. [self-guided option includes services of UIAGM guide to Gerlach peak only]
- Mountain rescue insurance
- Public transport[guided option only]
- Maps
- Information materials

Excluded

- lunches
- airport transfers (possible to order for extra charge)