A private guided walking holiday in the High Tatra National Park. For experienced walkers.
The High Tatra National Park is the largest and most important Natural Reserve in Slovakia. With its challenging hikes and breathtaking views, it rivals any mountain range in the world. Though compact, the peaks and landscapes are monumental – with 35 valleys, over 90 lakes and crashing waterfalls into impressive gorges. The Tatras are easily accessed from Poprad, where we will be based for the duration of the trip, with daily hikes taking us to beautiful landscapes, rugged peaks and interesting sights. Start any day you like subject to availability of guide and accommodation.
Price: £759.00 per person. Single Supplement: £135.00 Minimum number of people: 2
Not Included: Flights or transfers to/from beginning/end points of programme.
Departure:Because of the nature of the terrain, this holiday will operate in June, July, August and September.
Day 1: Arrival Krakow, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest – transfer to Poprad for overnight
Day 2: To Zelene pleso valley (Green Lake valley) – (4-5 hrs) – 10km.
A good trek to the Chata Pri Zelenom Plese (Chalet by the Green Lake; altitude 1554m) in the valley of Zelene Pleso. The chalet is situated above the lake, which has an incredible green hue, surrounded on three sides by a dramatic rock amphitheatre peaking at over 1,000 metres. Walking with beautiful views on the limestone Belianske Tatras.
Day 3: Mala Studena valley – (6-7 hrs) – 11km, moderate.
Trek to Teryho Chata (Tery’s Chalet) altitude 2015m, built in the Mala Studena Dolina (Small Cold Valley) in 1899 above five Spish alpine lakes that are surrounded by rocky peaks. Small Cold Valley is well-known for its rich mining and poaching history.
Day 4: Trip to Spissky castle, Levoca old town (sightseeing).
We visit Spissky Castle, the largest medieval castle in the Central Europe. The castle hill was populated as early as 5th century BC and is the greatest archaeological and historical gem of Central Europe. Levoca has a beautiful walled old town.
Day 5:To Mengusovska valley – Velke Hincovo lake (6-7 hrs) – 14km, moderate.
We will hike to Lake Velke Hincovo pleso (Great Hinc Lake) that is the largest in area (20.08 ha) and the deepest lake in the High Tatras. It is situated in the upper part of the valley Mengusovska dolina, at an altitude of 1946 m.
Day 6: Trip to Slovak Paradise National Park – Klastorna roklina Gorge(4-5hrs through canyons) – moderate.
Go to Slovensky Raj Mountains (Slovak Paradise). From there we will trek through the gorge of the Hornad River and Klastorisko with beautiful waterfalls, rock spires and caves. The force of the Hornad River shaped the terrain that can be scaled only with the help of wooden and steel ladders mounted on the cliffs.
Day 7:Trip to Mlynicka valley (4-5 hrs) – 12km, difficult.
We will go from the town of Strbske pleso to Furkotske saddle, very close to the top of Furkotsky stit (altitude 2045 m) that towers above the valley (Furkotska dolina). We will pass Skok (Jump), a beautiful waterfall, and glacial lakes, such as Kozie plesa (Goat lakes), Capie pleso (Billy lakes), Okruhle pleso (Round lake) and others.
Day 8: Depart