The High Tatras and the Slovak Paradise: a unique two-country trekking experience suitable for advanced hikers


The majesty of this mountain range is immediately apparent from a distance. The silhouette of steep rocky peaks and narrow valleys suggests the hiking opportunities that can be found there, and there really is a lot to choose from. 


The hidden beauty of the Slovak Paradise only reveals itself gradually to those who enter the region. Explorers will come across rocky terraces, river gorges, narrow canyons with waterfalls, iron steps and ladders as well as less demanding paths through woods and meadows.


Note:  The walking/hiking paths are graded from 1-5 (1 – easy walking, small ascents/descents; 5 – heavy trekking, steep ascents/descents, rocks, climbing supported by chains).

Dates: on request 

Price: on request

Day 1 - Arrival in Poland

Arrival at Krakow airport and transfer to Zakopane


A short walk in the area of Zakopane to warm up for the more demanding hiking ahead of us

Day 2 - the High Tatras, Poland

Transfer to Lysá Poľana

This will be the starting point for our heavy hiking tour across the ridge of the High Tatras. In the morning, we will hike to a mountain hut under the ridge on the shore of the mountain lake Morskie Oko. In the afternoon, we can trek up to one of the peaks on the ridge, or we can just take an easy walk around the lake and relax before the exertions of the next day.

Day 3 - the High Tatras, Poland, Slovakia

This day will take us up to the ridge of the High Tatras, to Rysy - one of the highest peaks in the range. Here we will cross the border from Poland into Slovakia. Demanding hiking and climbing assisted by chains will be rewarded with fascinating views from the summit in both directions: Slovakia and Poland. We will then continue down into Slovakia.

Day 4 - the High Tatras, Slovakia

After the previous strenuous day, the hiking on our fourth day will be easier. We will hike from the lake Štrbské pleso along the main “Tatra Way” to the hotel Sliezky dom and down to the valley. A funicular railway will bring us back to our hotel.

Day 5 - the High Tatras, Slovakia

A “must-see” for every visit to the High Tatras is the famous Studený Potok waterfalls. We approach them from Starý Smokovec and continue to the mountain lake Skalnaté pleso. The hike down to Tatranská Lomnica is rather steep, so make sure your legs are up to it! A gentler descent is possible by a cable car. We then leave the High Tatras for the Slovak Paradise, which is a true paradise for hikers and climbers! 

Day 6 - the Slovak Paradise, Slovakia

There are many fascinating hiking trails in the Slovak Paradise. This day we will explore the gorge of the River Hornád and climb up the canyon to the ruins of an old monastery from the 13th century. We will return to the hotel via an easier route through the forest.

Day 7 - the Slovak Paradise, Slovakia

Another day of amazing hiking in the gorges


An easy stroll through the forest soon becomes a scramble through one of the most exciting gorges, Veľký Sokol. We will climb ladders and cross the river on footbridges. Experience and courage are required! Once out of the gorge, the forest path to Kláštorisko is easier to manage. We will go down through the gorge Kláštorská roklina and then to Čingov through the canyon of the Hornád River.

Day 8

Farewell to the mountains, transfer to the airport, departure


Farewell to the mountains, transfer to the airport, departure

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