With its challenging hikes and breathtaking views, the High Tatras National Park rivals any mountain range in the world.
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 you will be based for the duration of the trip, with daily hikes taking us to beautiful landscapes, rugged peaks and interesting sights.
Price: £449 per person (6 nights) £529 for 7 nights. Single Supplement: £109 (6 nights) £135 (7 nights)Minimum number of people: 2
Not Included: Transport to and from home. Anything not specifically mentioned in 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 (transfer not included but can be arranged at additional cost)
Day 2: Velka Studena Dolina – (6-7 hrs) – 12km, moderate
Walk to the Zbojnicka Chata (Robber’s Chalet; altitude 1960m), built in the Velka Studena Dolina (Great Cold Valley) and surrounded by rocky peaks.
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: Belianska CaveStarting in Stary Smokovec village, you can walk there or use the lift from Hrerbienok, then take bus to Tatranska Kotlina village where the cave is located. The cave is 1752 m long, and was known to gold-miners already in the 18th century. Time of the tour in cave is approximately 1,5 hours.
Day 5: Slavkovsky Peak – (7 hrs) – 7km, Difficult
The Slavkovský Peak (altitude 2452m), is popular because of its wide summit with a really wonderful view all around. The northern slope of the Slavkovský Peak is characteristic with a large number of very steep ravines falling down to the Velká Studená dolina (Great Cold Valley). The whole southern slope is full of scree material.
Day 6: Velicka Valley – (5 hrs) – 7km, moderate
You will go to the Velicka Dolina (Velicka Valley), where you will see Velicke Pleso (Velicke Lake) with the mountain hotel Sliezsky Dom (Silesian House; altitude 1670m) on its bank. Trip offers a striking view of just how high the Tatras are.
Day 7: Hike to Skalnate Lake and Lomnicke saddle with cable trip on the top of Lomnicky peak; OR visit Strbske Pleso and walk from there
Day 8: Departure