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From Hut to Hut Trekking Tour in High Tatras

Hello Lucia!

The trip was amazing; we had good weather 3/4 days, the views were beautiful and the accommodations were mostly comfortable. It was a great experience. Was very impressed with the trails, as they were well marked. Roman did a good job explaining everything as well. I would definitely recommend Travel Slovakia to others in the future.

Thanks again

Andrew from USA

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Hut to hut self-guided trekking tour in the High Tatras

Hello Barbora,

We had a great time, thank you very much! The weather was variable, but that made it all the more interesting.

In terms of things you control or influence;

a) We though the Atrium hotel in Poprad was clean and comfortable, with good food. But we all felt that the staff could have been more welcoming. It is possible that future visitors might prefer a more welcoming place especially if closer to the railway station, even if it cost a little more.

b) your local guide/expert on the mountains turned up on time and was very nice and helpful - please give our thanks to him.

c) all the huts were good from a facilities point of view

d) the trails were well-marked.

e) your trip notes are good and helpful but two comments here;

1) my three colleagues walked up Rysy on the final day (in semi-winter conditions) and found that it was possible and safe providing good footwear with spikes or crampons are used (they were able to purchase these from the Rysy hut). So this could be an update to your trip notes.
2) another update to your notes - although the distances are not challenging, and the up / down gradients are ok, the walking is quite tough because of the long stretches of broken rock that you have to walk along (or leap from one to the other!). This makes it quite hard physically, and quite different from trail walks in other mountains. Might be something to advise people on?

Many thanks for all your help and we would definitely recommend the High Tatras to other walkers and your company in particular.

Regards,

Michael from UK

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From Hut to Hut Trekking Self-guided Tour in High Tatras

Hello,

We are still in Poland. Leave on Saturday. We had a great time hiking the High Tatras. It was absolutely beautiful and would love to do it again. The huts were perfect and the food delicious. Everyone was very kind. The information you gave us about the alternate route came in very useful as we had some bad weather. But hiking out and in again was lovely. We had a great time. Thanks for everything!

Thank you.

George and Joanne from USA

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From Hut to Hut Trekking Self-guided Tour in High Tatras

Dear Barbora,

Thank you for your e-mail. We made it back home.

Thank you so much for all the great organisation, we really had an amazing trip!

The hut at the blue lake was, though beautiful, not our favourite. It was insanely busy and we did not sleep much in the shared dorm.

However, the other huts were really nice and the people were very lovely.

Again, thank you so much Barbora, we would 100% recommend Travel Slovakia to our friends!

Best regards,

Louise and Amoa from the Netherlands

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Hut to hut self guided tour in the High Tatras

Hello Barbora

Thank you for your mail. The hiking tour was great, we enjoyed it. We did skip the last hike day (to the top of Rysy-mountain) though due to knee problems of my husband. We just slowly made our way back tot Poprad. But other than that; great experience. Also well organised. Only one remark: it wouldn't be a bad idea to let hikers know that huts serve their meals (if you booked half pension) at a certain hour for example on the vouchers. We are not accustomed to this. And apparantly the first two huts as well as the Atrium Pension make it a point to be there on time for supper.

Again, thank you for the organisation.

Aletheia from Belgium

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From Hut to Hut Trekking Self-guided Tour in High Tatras

Good afternoon, Yes we’re safe home and unfortunately back in work! Yes the tour was great and I’d recommend it to people. I think it was good value, all of the huts were expecting us and the map and meeting the guide was useful. The high Tatras are also very beautiful. The only issue we had was in Poprad the hotel not realising we were half-board and being unable to explain it because the employee who was on shift was unable to speak English. However, we were impressed with how quickly you dealt with it and it was quickly solved.

Grant and Kay

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Hut to hut self guided tour in the High Tatras

Hello Barbora, thank you for your follow up.

We had a wonderful time! The High Tatras are spectacular and we hope to be back and hike to parts we did not see.

Cecile has already put an excellent review for TravelSlovakia on TripAdvisor but here are a few specific ideas.

Good lodging and hikes the first two days.
Hike day 3 we went from Zamkovskiho via Tehry chata and the “chain wall” pass down to Bilikova. Fantastic hike but long day!
Our last two nights at Popradski pleso were mixed. It is a beautiful location but the hotel has problems. Plumbing issues and terrible food, we learned that the best approach was to avoid what they had cooked and eat at the other chata when possible.
Great day tour to the castle with Lucia.

We’ll definitely call you again and recommend you! You did a great job for us, thank you.

Cecile and Jeff from USA

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Hut to hut self guided tour in the High Tatras

Dear Barbora,

we enjoyed the tour very much; it was challenging (also because of the heat at lower elevations) but wonderful. Thank you very much for all your support and for handling the logistical details.

We arrived back in Poprad on schedule, on Sunday, 30 June by train from Strbske Pleso. Here are a couple of feedback points.

(1) The Atrium guest house is a good departure point; the staff are very forthcoming and we left our car there for the duration of the trek without a problem.

(2) We met with Roman as arranged and had a good talk with him about the individual portions of the trek. Here, we´d have a remark: it would be helpful if guides like Roman can communicate to you that portions of the trek may still be under the snow so you can let your clients know beforehand, before the arrival in Poprad. I did google snow and trek conditions before we departed, but could not find anything useful - having some first-hand information from experienced guides a couple of days before the start is helpful in order to bring the appropriate gear along or rent it on time. Otherwise, Roman explained everything very well.

(3) The huts were all in good condition; we found the Zelene Pleso hut the most comfortable one. The Zamkovsky hut is located in the middle of the woods and some good anti-flies spray is highly recommended! The FIS hotel in Strbske Pleso was good as well, and well located for the remaining tour.

(4) From Zamkovsky hut, we decided to take the route up via Teryho hut and the Priecne sedlo: the ascent via chains from the Teryho hut up to the saddle was good, the chains are well maintained and the rock was solid, without snow coverage. However, the descent on the other side, towards Zbojnicka hut is not in good condition: chains are completely missing, it appears as if a land-slide has ripped them off. It is high recommended to have poles as the scree is quite loose and the rock unstable, although there was no snow anymore. Maybe it would be useful to share this info also with Roman.

(5) From Zbojnicka hut, we descended to Vysoke Tatry and took the train to Strbske Pleso. The visibility at the hut was poor and up towards the sedlo Prielom even worse, with very strong winds. Given what Roman told us about the snow conditions at the saddles and the fact that the previous day was long and strenuous, we decided to descent.

(6) From Strbske Pleso, we decided to ascent Rysy, not Krivan, although the approach was longer from that side than it would have been from Popradske Pleso hut. It was a great top, but a very long day with very many people on the top itself and on the path. There was some snow past the Rysy hut, but nothing major.

All in all, we had great days in the mountains! Thank you again for your support and have a great week!

Best regards,

Eva and Peter from Germany

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Hut to hut self guided tour in the High Tatras

Hello Barbara,

We enjoyed an incredible experience on the hut to hut tour. The accommodations were good (the final place was outstanding!) the food was delicious, the trails challenging and easy to understand. The bus and train instructions were reassuring as we headed out and returned. Roman met with us the night before. He may want to always show clients a photo of the trail head for when they get off the bus to start the hike. We asked and he had one, and it was helpful the next day.
The Atrium guesthouse had originally put us in a room where the beds are in a loft. The temperature was excessive. When we expressed a concern, they moved us to a cooler room. When we returned, the room was good. We had to leave at 4am for a 5am train (we walked to the train station) and they had prepared a bag breakfast for our journey. A very thoughtful touch. :)

Thanks for your help on our adventure... we could not have done it without you. If you would like a review for your website, please let me know where I can do that.

Warm regards,

Sara from USA

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Hut to hut self-guided tour in the High Tatras

Hi.
The hike was amazing. I had a great time. The briefing was excellent and accommodation was great.

Thanks,

Mike from Australia

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Hut to hut tour in the High Tatras

Hi Barbora,

thanks a lot for your mail. Indeed, my girl-friend and I have safely returned back home.
We have enjoyed the tour very much. In our opinion it has been planned very well: the routes are not easy but can be walked well within a day, the direction of travel was definitely chosen well (departure in Tatranska kotlina and arrival at Popradske Pleso), the advice we received in the night before we started hiking was useful.

Our favourite hut was Majlathova Chata Popradske Pleso (great food, very nice staff, beautiful nature).

Overall we were very happy with the tour. Thanks a lot again.

Matthias from Germany

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Hut to hut tour in the High Tatras

Dear Barbora,

Our tour is ended and we will thank you for your help. It was an amazing experience. We will tell our friend about this holiday and good organization.

Kind regards,

Evelyne and Carsten from Belgium

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Hut to hut tour in the High Tatras

Hi Barbora,

Our trip to the High Tatras was wonderful - we had no troubles and we will certainly be recommending the hike to our friends.

Kind regards,

Brigid from Ireland

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Hut to hut tour in the High Tatras

Hi Barbora,

We had a great time thank you!
It was an easy to follow route, very beautiful and great accomodation.

I think the only thing that could have been better was the food at the guesthouse in Poprad.

Thank you again for organising our amazing trip.

Lorna from UK

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Hut to hut in the High Tatras self-guided tour

Dear Barbora,
I wanted to let you know that we have had a wonderful time in the High Tatras and we will love to come back again. Everything was organized very well and we had an amazing trip.
Thank you for everything.

Miriam from Israel

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Hut to hut in the High Tatras self-guided tour

Barbara

Yes thank you. Great trip. The briefing was a little rushed.The route is well marked and the hostels were nice, even if the staff were not the friendliest or most welcoming, especially the first one. The timings on the maps were very ambitious, and I would warn future walkers on that issue. Overall a great trip and thank you for setting it up and I would recommend Travel Slovakia again.

Mike from USA

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Hut to hut self-guided tour in the High Tatras

Hi Barbora,

We both absolutely loved the trek, the weather was gorgeous and the organisation was impeccable. Martina was delightful, the huts were welcoming and we were incredibly well fed throughout. My boyfriend had never experienced mountain trekking before, and he walked away wanting more and with the promise of returning to the High Tatras one day. For my part, I was reminded of home in the Swiss Alps, and enjoyed discovering this new range. I would like to thank you for all your help and organisation; I can assure you that we will be recommending your company to anyone who will listen, and will be back (soon, I hope) to continue exploring the Park.

Many thanks and best regards,

Astrid from UK

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Hut to hut self-guided tour

Hi Barbora,
I would like to thank you and the whole Travel Slovakia team for our amazing time in Hight Tatras!
It was absolutely perfect and delightful starting from the very first step in Bielo Pleso and up to the last call for taxi at Poprad.
The tour is well organized and I would say works perfect for newbies in hiking (such as we were:)) because it gives you enough time and opportunity to restore and at the same time provides some challenge.
I also would like to point out that all the locations where we stayed were of the highest quality and with it's own atmosphere.
Thank you very much for organizing the trip for us.

Kate from Belarus

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Kevin Rushby from UK

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Hut to hut self-guided tour

we had a really lovely trip! It was great, and something we'd not normally do. Also, as you said, the trails were very clearly marked. We loved the huts, and the Atrium, all lovely hotels!
Thanks for organising it all!

Sarah from the UK

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From hut to hut self-guided tour in the High Tatras

Hi Lenka,

Yes, we successfully made it through the trails and finished our trip in Slovakia. Thank you for arranging all of the accommodation. The weather was perfect while we were in the mountains and it only rained after we made it to the hut. We enjoyed our time both in the high Tatras and in Poprad. Thanks,


Kendrick from the USA

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Slovakia's High Tatras a great four-day trek

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John Henderson from USA

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Self-guided Tour in the High Tatras

I am also glad for solution. the manager though seemed old was very nice. I had a great trek in the mountains though I did not do the route you made for me. it would have been too long and i was all alone. I want to thank you for reserving the pension and making plans for me. It is very appreciated.

Deepali Lindblom from Canada

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From Hut to Hut Self-guided Tour in the High Tatra

The programme was well constructed and the support throughout excellent - the attention to help sort out the lost passport was well above what could have been expected and meant that what could have disrupted the vacation became only a minor issue to resolve. All bookings were well organised and of a good and very convenient standard . the problem with the landslide on Rysy was handled very well and with great re-assurance - a memorable and enjoyable holiday thanks to TRAVELSLOVAKIA

Yes, thank you very much for looking after us. It was the perfect combination of advising us in the beginning, letting us get on with the walking on our own (with every booking sorted in detail), and watching out for problems on our route. We were so impressed with the way you dealt with the alternative arrangements after we had to return from Rysy. I would certainly recommend you.


Lenka & Martin
I agree with everything that Phil says We especially valued the help with Phil's passport and the retreat from Rysy - and felt generally well looked after, so thank you all very much.


Hi Lenka
As the others have said we were very pleased with the arrangements you made for us. We wanted someone to book the huts and give us some ideas and you did that for us. Thanks. The help you gave us when the path into Poland was impassable was also much appreciated.
As the others have said, it did take me quite while to find you on the internet - I'd been looking for someone who specialised in the Tatra. English companies we found only offered guided tours and that was not what we wanted.
We are all walkers in our 60s but the the Tatras suited us because some of the peaks are accessible and the chains are fun and a bit of a challenge. We had done some research on Youtube and using a Cicerone Guide in English so we knew what to expect. We were also impressed with the maps and the timings shown on them. They helped us judge our days well. On the second day we were able to climb Jahnaci Stit and walk around the Tatranska Magistrala to our next hut. We were tired but satisfied with our walk. From Zbonika we crossed Prenom Sedlo which was great fun but, as you mentioned it was a long day and we were pleased to see Propadske Pleso. The huts were great and what we expected. Each one was different and all were a pleasure to stay in. Zbonika was the least comfortable but that was OK because it was the highest hut. The food was fine and the huts were able to provide food for one of our group who was a vegetarian. We should have told you about that but forgot to do so.
We would be happy to recommend travleslovakia to other hikers we know who are considering visiting the Tatra or Slovakia

Phil Radcliff, Brian Downing, Mike Pedler, John Park from UK and Australia

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High Tatras Trip – Guided/self-guided

Dear Alena,
All the arrangements you made for my family were quite wonderful. If you could have brought out the sun more, I am sure you would have done that as well. I will certainly send along your name to others considering travel to Slovakia and the surrounding countries.
The staff at Tulipan, especially the chef, were wonderful. They prepared delicious meals and the staff that served the food were also wonderful.
Vladimir, the taxi driver, was very kind especially since we had bad traffic coming into Krakow. , traveling to the Old City to get the key took some time, so we gave him a little extra money for the effort.
Thank you for all your help to make this a wonderful trip.

Jeff with family from USA

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Self-guided Tour - from Hut to Hut in the High Tatras Mountains

Dear Veronica,
Just to let you know our holiday in the Tatras was a great success, thank you for all the organisation. Martin in Poprad was an excellent guide, now we are thinking of coming again to the Low Tatras!

Rosemary with husband from UK

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Self-guided Tour - from the Hut to Hut in the High Tatras

Dear Veronika,
Thank you, we had a fantastic time and will definitely be recommending the trip to others. Hopefully one day we will have a chance to come back again and see some more parts of Slovakia.
Regards,

Alyson with group from Australia

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Self-guided Backpacking Trip in the High Tatras - From Hut to Hut

Dear Veronika,
We had a great time- excellent hiking. Many thanks,

Alan from UK

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