Itinerary

The High Tatras is the most magnificent mountain range and the most important center of tourism and recreation in Slovakia.

High peaks, ten of them exceeding 2,000 m EASL, enclose picturesque valleys with more than 110 shimmering glacial lakes. Each view from the top of Tatra peaks 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 highlights is hiking on the top of the 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)

  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

    *You can leave unnecessary luggage in the guest house in Poprad. You will spend your last night there as well.

    Zdiar - Zelene pleso (Green lake) (5 - 6 hrs)
    We will drive to Zdiar to start the tour and hike through Monkova Valley, the only accessible valley in the Belianske Tatras. Continuing to the Kopske saddle, you can enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. We will finish at Zelene pleso hut (1,554 m EASL) in the Green Lake Valley. The lake has its name because of the unusually green color of the water.

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

    Optional route:
    From the Hut by Green Lake, we will climb to the top of the Jahnaci peak (2,229 m EASL).

    Walk's details:

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

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

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: Zelene pleso - Skalnate pleso - Zamkovsky hut
    - Dinner

    Zelene pleso - Zamkovsky hut (4 hrs)
    From Zelene Pleso hut you will climb up the top of Velka Svistovka. From there, easy walk to Skalnate pleso and then to Zamkovsky hut.

    Route: Zelene Pleso hut - (20 meters of chains!) Velka Svistovka - Skalnate pleso - Zamkovsky hut

    Walk's details:

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

  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 Tery's hut (2,015 m EASL). You will cross the Priecne sedlo (Transverse Saddle; 2,352 m EASL) before you reach Zbojnicka chata (Robber's hut; 1,960 m EASL). Zbojnicka hut was renovated in 2000 and is open for the whole year.

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

    Walk's details:

    Hike from Zamkovsky hut to Zbojnicka hut.

  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 (2,288 m EASL) and continue to Polsky hreben (Polish Ridge; 2,200 m EASL). 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 to Sliezsky Dom mountain hotel (Silesian House; 1,663 m EASL). The surroundings of the hotel blossom 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:

    Hike from Zbojnicka hut to Sliezsky Dom hotel.

  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 (2,655 m EASL). Then we will descend back to the Velicka Valley and spend another night at Sliezsky Dom mountain hotel.

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

    Walk's details:

    Climb to Gerlach peak starting from Sliezsky dom hotel.

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

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

    Sliezsky Dom - Popradske pleso (3 - 4 hrs)
    We will take a traversing trail to Batizovske pleso lake (1,879 m EASL). From there, one gets beautiful views of the surrounding rocky peaks. We will continue to Popradske pleso hut (1,494 m EASL) and spend two nights there.

    Route: Sliezsky Dom - Batizovske pleso - Ostrva - Popradske pleso

    Walk's details:

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

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

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

    Popradske pleso lake - Rysy - Popradske pleso hut (7 hrs)
    You start in Chata pod Rysmi direction (Hut under Rysy peak; 2,250 m EASL), the highest located mountain hut in the High Tatras. You continue to Rysy peak (2,499 m EASL), located directly at the Polish border and often shrouded by fog. Nevertheless, the breathtaking view of the surrounding panorama is unforgettable.

    Route: Popradske pleso - Hut under Rysy peak - Rysy peak - Popradske pleso

    Optional route: Koprovsky peak (3 hours, moderate)

    Walk's details:

    Hike from Popradske pleso to Rysy peak.

  9. Day 9 Options available: Hike from Popradske pleso to Velke Hincovo pleso, or Skok waterfall, or Bystre saddle.

    - Breakfast
    - Hiking route: according to choice
    - Train to Poprad; accommodation at a guest house

    Several alternatives from Popradske pleso (4 - 8 hrs), ending it Strbske Pleso
    - Velke Hincovo pleso mountain lake (12 km, 4 hours, Easy/Medium)
    - Skok waterfall (14 km, 4 hours, Easy/Medium)
    - Skok waterfall through Bystre saddle and Furkotska valley (20 km, 7.5 hours, Challenging)

    Example route: Popradske pleso - Strbske pleso - Skok waterfall - Bystre saddle - Strbske Pleso

    Walk's details:

    Options available: Hike from Popradske pleso to Velke Hincovo pleso, or Skok waterfall, or Bystre saddle.

  10. Day 10 Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - End of the tour

Overview

from €1944/€949 per person

date_range10 days

today15 June - 31 October

Trekking and backpacking tour

Challenging

languageEnglish, French, Deutsch

flagPick up/drop off on your request

Book this Tour
Green Lake Hut Jahnaci Peak Velke Biele Pleso Zamkovskeho chata Velka Svistovka Tery hut Zbojnicka chata Sliezsky Dom Vychodna Vysoka Peak Gerlach Peak Poprad Pleso Lake Hotel Rysy Peak Koprovsky Peak Krivan Peak Strbske Pleso lake

Included

  • Accommodation for 7 nights:
    - 2 nights in a guest house in Poprad including beakfast
    - 5 nights at mountain huts in dormitory rooms including half board (breakfast and dinner)
    - 2 nights in Sliezsky Dom**** mountain hotel including half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • 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 and departure day (can be arranged for an extra fee).
    It is required to book the transfers at least two weeks in advance.