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Saturday, October 21, 2017

BACKPACK TREKKING IN THE HIGH TATRAS

TOUR: Backpack trekking in the High Tatras

Belianska cave – Chata Plesnivec – Chata pri Zelenom plese – Skalnaté pleso – Lomnický štít – Téryho chata – Zbojnícka chata – Východná Vysoká – Sliezsky dom – Gerlachovský štít – Popradské pleso – Kôprovský štít – Veľké Hincovo pleso

Duration Tour: 8 days / 7 nights

 

 

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Overview

BACKPACK TREKKING IN THE HIGH TATRAS

The National Park of High Tatras was established as the first of its kind in Slovakia. The High Tatras constitute the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1993. The TANAP contains mountain and high-mountain plants such as dwarf pine, pine woods and a wonderful flora. Rare animal species such as the eagle, bear, or marmot live here as well. The chamois is the symbol of Tatras. It is one of the most precious species, as it developed in isolation since the glacial age. This is the reason why it differs from its relatives living in the Alps or Apennines. Its protection is extremely strict because only 300 animals survive at present.

The tallest mountain of Slovakia is one of the peaks of the High Tatras – Gerlachovský štít (2,655 m). The Park contains more than 100 alpine lakes and several waterfalls. The High Tatras offer great opportunities for tourists, moutanin-climbers, skiers and ski-alpinists. For a more authentic mountain atmosphere, we climb up to high-altitude cottages, where cottages provide hikers with simple bunk beds or space on the floor to unroll a sleeping bag. Come explore the beauties of the High Tatras and trek with us on the top!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE WITH US:

  • You can explore the beauties of the High Tatras National Park!
  • You can visit the most beautiful and best-known valleys and peaks!
  • You can experience overnights at the high-altitude cottages!
  • You can explore the second highest peak of the High Tatras!
  • You can visit only accessible cave in the High Tatras!
  • You can admire perfect views from the best- known peaks!
  • You can explore the numerous alpine lakes in the High Tatras!
  • You can keep eye out for rare animal species such as the eagle, bear or chamois!
  • You can see the symbolic cemetery for those who perished in the High Tatras!

Itinerary

Day1

Destination Time Itinerary  
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Arrival at Bratislava or Košice Airport

Meeting with an English-speaking guide

Transfer to Tatranská kotlina village / accommodation at the guesthouse

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Belianska cave
The only accessible cave in the High Tatras. It was discovered in 1881 and made accessible in 1882. It is 3641 meters long. The route is 1370 meters long and it takes 70 minutes.   

16:00  A visit to Belianska cave
17:00  Rest and free time 
18:00  Dinner at the guesthouse 

Day2

Destination Time Itinerary  

Belianske Tatras
consists of 14 km long limestone mountain-comb. Belianske Tatras is a natural karst area. You can find a large number of caves here, but they are not all accessible to tourists. Belianska cave, situated above the Tatranská Kotlina settlement, is the only cave open to the public.

Chata pri Zelenom plese
(mountain cottage)
The cottage overlooks the most beautiful mountain lake in the High Tatras. The lake gained its name due to the fact that its water is distinctively green.

08:00 Breakfast at the guesthouse image2         
09:00  Trekking to Chata Plesnivec 
11:00  Coffee / tea at Chata Plesnivec
11:30  Trekking to Veľké Biele pleso
13:00  Picnic at Veľké Biele pleso 
14:00  Trekking to Chata pri Zelenom plese
14:30  Chata pri Zelenom plese / accommodation / walking around the mountain lake
15:30  Relaxing / free time
18:00  Dinner at a mountain chalet, summing up of the day and a couple of drinks

Day3

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Skalnaté pleso
(mountain lake)

is situated in Skalnatá valley under the southern slopes of Lomnický štít.

Lomnický štít
Is the second highest peak in the High Tatras. There is a cable car from Skalnaté pleso to the top and there is a meteorological station on its peak.

08:00 Breakfast at Chata pri Zelenom plese

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09:00  Trekking to Skalnaté pleso
11:30  Lunch in restaurant at Skalnaté pleso
12:30  By cable car to Lomnický štít
14:30  Trekking to Zamkovského chata
15:30  Zamkovského Chata / accommodation
16:00  Relaxing / free time
18:00  Dinner at Zamkovského chata, summing up of the day and a couple of drinks

Day4

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Téryho chata
(mountain cottage)
A tourist cottage situated 2015 meters above sea level, in the upper part of the Malá studená valley. It is the highest tourist cottage in Slovakia.

Zbojnícka chata
(mountain cottage)
This tourist cottage lies in the Veľká studená valley at 1960 meters above sea level. The first cottage here was built in 1907.

08:00 Breakfast at Zamkovského chata

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09:00  Trekking to Téryho chata
11:00  Coffee / tea at Téryho chata
11:30  Trekking to Zbojnícka chata through Priečne saddle
13:00  Picnic 
14:00  Zbojnícka chata / accomodation
14:00  Relaxing / free time
18:00  Dinner at Zbojnícka chata, summing up of the day and a couple of drinks

Day5

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Východná Vysoká
A very important peak offering a perfect view, situated in the line of the main comb of the Tatra mountains. The view you will have embraces the whole of the High Tatras. Tourists have been visiting it since 1888.

Sliezsky dom
A mountain hotel situated at the threshold of the Velická Valley, on the bank of Velické mountain lake. The first stone chalet here was on the eastern end of the lake (1871).

Gerlachovský štít
The highest peak of the High Tatras, reaching 2654 metres above sea level. Indeed, it is also the highest peak of the whole Carpathian mountains.

08:00 Breakfast at Zbojnícka chata

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09:00  Trekking to Východná Vysoká through Prielom saddle and Poľský hrebeň saddle
12:00  Picnic
13:30  Trekking to Sliezsky dom
14:30  Sliezsky dom / accomodation
15:00  Walking around Velické pleso / relaxing / free time
18:00  Dinner at Sliezsky dom, summing up of the day and a couple of drinks

Day6

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Popradské pleso
(mountain lake)
Popradské Pleso is situated right on the path of Tatranská magistrála and is an hour’s walk from Štrbské Pleso lake. Popradské Pleso is the starting point for all significant walking tours (Rysy, Kôprovský štít and others) as well as climbing tours in the High Tatras. A symbolic cemetery for the casualties of the High Tatras is located near to Popradské Pleso lake.

08:00 Breakfast at Sliezsky dom

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09:00  Trekking to Popradské pleso
13:00  Lunch at Popradské pleso mountain hotel
14:00  Walking around Popradské pleso / visiting a Symbolic Cemetery of all people who lost their lives in High Tatras 
15:30  Relaxing / free time
18:00  Dinner at Popradské pleso mountain hotel, summing up of the day and a couple of drinks

Day7

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Kôprovský štít
A very attractive peak of the High Tatras, rising to 2363 meters above sea level. The view from the top is just breathtaking; one can see both the Slovak and the Polish sides of the High Tatras from here. The climb to the Kôprovský peak is quite difficult, but very rewarding, leading through the beautiful Mengusovská valley.

Veľké Hincovo pleso
The largest and deepest mountain lake on the Slovak side of the High Tatras – the Large Hincovo mountain lake is 53 meters deep.

08:00 Breakfast at Popradské pleso mountain lake

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09:00  Trekking to Veľké Hincovo pleso
11:00  Picnic at Veľké Hincovo pleso
11:30  Trekking to Kôprovský štít and back to Popradské pleso
15:00  Relaxing / free time
18:00  Dinner at Popradské pleso mountain lake, Summing up of the tour with gifts and a couple of drinks

Day8

Destination Time Itinerary  
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Transfer to Brastislava or Košice Airport for return flight

Departure – END OF SERVICE

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Additional info

In order to protect the nature and to ensure your safety, hiking tracks in the High Tatras are not accessible to public between 1 November and 15 June. Enjoy your hiking in the daytime, between an hour after sunrise and hour before sunset.
However some tracks are open during that time. Please contact us and we will do our best to book your place.

Dates and prices

Dates

From 15th JUNE – to 31st OCTOBER

The Price

Prices are in Euros.

  • Price per person (in 2-person room): from EUR 699 / person
  • Single supplement (optional, ensures single occupancy) or travelling with children. If this would be of interest, please let us know and we will be happy to provide prices.
  • Minimum group size: 6 persons

Services included in main tour price:

Services excluded in main tour price:

  • Double / Single accommodation
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners – main menu in the guesthouse
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport service throughout the tour
  • Bottles of mineral water
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing activities
  • Gifts from Outdoor Slovakia.com
  • Airfare
  • All optional deviations from the main itinerary
  • Lunches, Dinners – outside the guesthouse
  • Beverages / coffee breaks
  • Photo and video charges
  • All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses / insurance, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation / accident insurance

 

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