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.
The trip is specifically for fit and experienced tourists. One of the highlight is hiking on the top of Gerlach peak - the highest peak of the High Tatras and Carpathian mountains.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Poprad, Slovakia.

    - Arrival in Poprad
    - Accommodation in a guest house
    - Short meeting with the guide (for self-guided option: meeting with our representative to explain the routes)
    - Dinner

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

    - Breakfast
    - Bus transfer to Zdiar village
    - Hiking route: Zdiar - Zelene pleso
    - Accommodation at the hut
    - Dinner

    Zdiar - Zelene pleso (Green lake) (5 - 6 hrs)
    We will drive to the village of Zdiar, our starting point. We will hike up to Monkova valley, the only accessible valley in the Belianske Tatras. We will continue to Kopske saddle with magnificent views of surrounding mountains. We will finish at Chata pri Zelenom plese (Hut by Green Lake; altitude 1554 m) situated in Dolina Zeleneho plesa (The Green Lake Valley). The lake has its name because of the unusually green colour of the water. Magnificent rocky peaks are to be seen in all directions.

    Route: Zdiar - Kopske saddle - Velke Biele pleso - Zelene pleso

    Optional route:
    From the Hut by Green Lake, we will climb to the top of Jahnaci stit (Lamb Peak; altitude 2229 m).

    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 Sliezsky dom hotel.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Zbojnicka hut - Sliezsky dom
    - Accommodation at the hotel
    - Dinner

    Zbojnicka hut - Sliezsky dom (4 - 5 hrs)
    We will climb up to the Prielom 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 where Sliezsky dom mountian hotel is located (Silesian House; mountain Hotel, 1663 m). The surroundings of the hotel are covered with 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

    Walk's details (interactive map):

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

    - Breakfast
    - Meeting with UIAGM guide
    - Hiking route: Sliezsky dom - Gerlach - Sliezsky dom
    - Dinner

    Sliezsky dom - Gerlach peak (8 hrs)
    We will climb up the Gerlach peak (altitude 2655 m). Then we will descend to the Velicka valley and spend another night at Sliezsky dom.

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

    Walk's details (interactive map):

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

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Sliezsky dom - Popradske pleso hut
    - Accommodation at the hut
    - Dinner

    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 Chata pri Popradskom plese (Poprad Lake hut; altitude 1494 m) where we will spend two nights.

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

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  8. Day 8 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):

  9. Day 9 Several routes available - Hike from Popradske pleso to Velke Hincovo lake or watefall Skok or Bystre saddle or Krivan peak.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Strbske Pleso
    - Hiking route: according to choice
    - Train to Poprad; accommodation at the guest house
    - Dinner

    Several alternatives from Poprad Lake (5 -10 hrs)
    - Velke Hincovo pleso (lake)
    - Skok waterfall
    - Bystre saddle and Furkotska valley including Skok waterfall
    - Krivan peak (altitude 2494 m)

    Example of the route - summit Krivan peak: Hut by Poprad Lake - Strbske lake - Krivan - Strbske Lake

    Walk's details (interactive map):

  10. Day 10 Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - End of the tour

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 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)
- 2 nights in Sliezsky Dom mountain hotel
- Guide services for 8 days (self-guided option includes services of UIAGM guide to Gerlach peak only)
- Services of a UIAGM guide to Gerlach peak.
- Mountain rescue insurance for 8 days
- Public transport (guided option only)
- Maps

Excluded

- Lunch
- Airport transfers on arrival/departure day (possible to order for an extra charge)