High Tatras (Guided)

The High Tatras, Slovakia

Holiday overview








Apr - Oct


£ 1450 pp


7 nights

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.

This trip is for people who enjoy spending time in the mountains. It is also suitable for less advanced hikers.
Most of the time, the hikes will keep us on the Tatranska Magistrala, a hiking trail that lines the feet of the peaks and closely follows the upper forest border.

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: From £1,450 per person



  • Accommodation for 7 nights:
    – 2 nights in a guest house in Poprad including breakfast
    – 5 nights at mountain huts in shared dormitory rooms including half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Guide services for 6 days
  • Maps
  • Mountain rescue insurance for 6 days


Not Included: Flights or transfers to/from beginning/end points of programme.


Departure: 15 June – 31 October, 2024

Day 1:  Arrival in Poprad for overnight

The city in northern Slovakia at the foot of the High Tatra Mountains, famous for its picturesque historic Centre.


Day 2: Tatranska Kotlina – Zelene Lake (4 – 5 hrs)
From Tatranska Kotlina bus stop, via Plesnivec hut, you walk to Biele Lake and on to Zelene pleso hut. The hut at Zelene pleso (Green Lake), boasts impressive panoramic views. The valley is among the most interesting in the High Tatras. You will be amazed by the 900 m high northern face of Maly Kezmarsky peak, Jastrabia Veza (Hawk Tower), and other mountain tops in the valley.

Route: Tatranska Kotlina – Plesnivec hut – Velke Biele Lake – Zelene Lake


Day 3: Zelene pleso – Zamkovsky hut (4 hrs)
From Zelene Pleso hut you will climb to the top of Velka Svistovka. From there, an easy walk to Skalnate pleso and then on to Zamkovsky hut.

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


Day 4: 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


Day 5: Zbojnicka hut – Popradske pleso (7 hrs)
The route leads up through Prielom saddle (2,288 m EASL) to Polish Ridge (2,200 m EASL). From there, you reach the Vychodna Vysoka peak (2,429 m EASL). The trail continues to Batizovske pleso (1,879 m EASL). Enjoy the view of the Gerlach peak and other surrounding peaks.

Route: Zbojnicka hut – Prielom saddle – Vychodna Vysoka peak – Sliezsky dom – Batizovske pleso – Ostrva peak – Popradske pleso

Optional route: Popradske pleso – The symbolic cemetery and back (1 additional hour, easy)


Day 6: Popradske pleso lake – Rysy – Popradske pleso (7 hrs)
You start in the direction of Chata pod Rysmi (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)


Day 7: Popradske pleso – Strbske Pleso resort (7 hrs)
Strbske pleso is the most popular and most visited mountain lake in the High Tatras. Enjoy walking to Skok waterfall before you hike through Bystre saddle (2,300 m EASL) to Furkotska valley and back to Strbske Pleso village.

Route: Popradske pleso – Strbske pleso – Skok waterfall – Bystre saddle – Strbske Pleso village
Optional route: Solisko hut (1 hour, easy)


Day 8: Departure after breakfast.


Getting there:

Ryan Air & Wizz Air have direct flights to Poprad.