High Tatras – Inn to Inn (Self-Guided)

The High Tatras, Slovakia

Holiday overview




Self Guided




Jan - Dec


£ 695 pp


7 nights

With its challenging hikes and breathtaking views, the High Tatras National Park rivals any mountain range in the world.

The Tatra Mountains National Park (TANAP) is the largest and the oldest protected area in Slovakia, founded in 1949. The national park contains more than 100 alpine lakes and several waterfalls.
The largest and deepest lake of the High Tatras is Velke Hincovo pleso. The most frequently visited are Strbske pleso and Popradske pleso.This multi day hike is suitable for those who desire to explore this unique park from an authentic view and have some experience in mountains.

You will walk up to beautiful valleys, saddles, and mountain meadows. The mountain panorama offers an astonishing view of peaks, lakes, and waterfalls with beautiful colors during sunrises and sunsets.

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. One hundred and fifteen species of birds, 42 mammals, 8 reptiles, and 3 amphibians – among them Branchinecta paludosa, the Three-toed Woodpecker, the Ring Ouzel, Spotted Nutcracker, and others. Mammals are represented by, for example, the European Brown Bear, Alpine Marmot, and the Tatra chamois. Unique High Tatra flora – almost half of the park is covered with forests, mainly spruce and fir and about 1,300 species of vascular plants, of which 37 are endemic to the Tatras, 41 are endemic to the Western Carpathians. The trip is situated in the central part of the High Tatras Mountains on the Hrebienok plateau at an altitude of 1200 metres, which is the best starting point for mountain walks. You will have great views around the mountains and enjoy nights in the shadow of Mt. Slavkovsky, the highest accessible peak in the High Tatras.



From £695 per person


    • Accommodation for 7 nights:
      – 2 nights in stylish guest house in Poprad including breakfast
      – 5 nights at mountain huts in shared dormitory rooms including half board (breakfast and dinner)
    • Meeting with our representative on arrival day
    • Information materials and maps
    • Mountain rescue insurance for 6 days
    • Timetable of trains and buses around the High Tatras


Not Included:

Transport to and from home. Transfers from other airports or stations (private transfers available at extra cost). Anything not specifically mentioned in programme.


Departure Dates: Because of the nature of the terrain, this holiday will operate from 15 June to 31 October

Day 1: Arrival Poprad

Accommodation at a stylish guest house. Meeting with our representative who will provide all necessary information and give you maps.


Day 2: Tatranska Kotlina – Zelene pleso hut (4 – 5 hrs)
From Tatranska Kotlina bus stop via Plesnivec hut you walk to Biele Lake to Zelene pleso hut. The imposing panorama makes this valley one of the most beautiful ones in the High Tatra. You will be amazed by Maly Kezmarsky peak and Jastrabia veza (Hawk Tower) peak.

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 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

* Zamkovsky hut is under extensive exterior renovation, and the construction works occur during the day.
Refreshments and restaurant services are provided for visitors in the same range as before.
The accommodation is provided in newly built rooms, which will be the accommodation section of the renovated 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)

Note: Majlathova hut at Popradske pleso has limited accommodation capacity. In case the hut is fully occupied, we provide accommodation in Strbske Pleso, requiring additional 45 minutes of easy descent.


Day 6: Popradske pleso – Rysy – Popradske pleso (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)


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)

Ryan Air & Wizz Air have direct flights to Poprad.