Trekking in the High Tatras Mountains in Slovakia
A new destination from Overland Travel. We On this trekking trip through the Tatra Mountains of Slovakia, we will focus on taking impressive hiking routes through the most emblematic places of this small and fascinating massif. We also do not forget on this trip two other important and beautiful Slovak National Parks: Malá Fatra , with some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Carpathian mountain range , and Slovenský Raj , which has the highest concentration of limestone canyons in the country.
In the High Tatras are concentrated dense coniferous forests, granite rock walls, glacial lakes enclosed in circuses of overwhelming walls, and unlikely peaks, forming a unique and ideal setting for hiking . This majestic mountain condition with all the characteristics that define the most supreme high mountain , but at the same time incredibly accessible due to its small size and its wonderful network of marked trails, has given the High Tatras the nickname of “Miniature Alps” or “the smallest high mountain in the world” We are waiting you to our private tailormade trekking tours to slovakia by Overland Travel
Day 1 International flight and transfer to Strbské Pleso
Meeting with Overland Travel’s private tour guide in airport and transfer by private van to the accommodation in the Slovakia town of Stary Smokovec (985 m.) , At the foot of the High Tatras mountains .
Day 2 Malá Fatra National Park. Return to Velký Rozsutec.
We will go to the Malá Fatra National Park for a complete tour in which we will surround the colorful Velký Rozsutec mountain (1610 m.) , The highest elevation in the massif. Near the village of Terchová (525 m.) , We will enter the Diery Valley to climb the canyon of the same name through a long series of steps equipped with stairs and metal walkways, between waterfalls that plummet in a spectacular way. Once we have passed the canyon, we will come out to a hill from which the imposing beauty of the Velký Rozsutec can be perfectly appreciated , which we will circle through a fantastic beech forest until we reach the town of Stefanová (635 m.), from where we will return to the starting point. This route may not be recommended for people with a lot of vertigo.
Distance: 18 kilometers
Ascent slope: 990 m.
Descent slope: 975 m.
Day 3 High Tatras National Park. Valleys of Mlynická and Furkotská.
On our first hiking route through the High Tatras we are going to link two valleys that are a clear example of glacier modeling. In addition to its characteristic U-shape, there are sharp and sharp summit lines and very aesthetic glacial cirques, with beautiful lakes scattered throughout the route. Starting from Strbské Pleso , we will go up the Mlynická valley through the forest, passing through the Stok waterfall , thirty meters long, and we will access an overwhelming circus presided over by the August of Capie (2075 m.). We will pass to the Furkotská valley through the marked and narrow gap of the Bystré pass(2314 m.), In an incredible high mountain environment. First through the glacial moraines and then by footpath, we will descend to the Solisko refuge (1840 m.), Which invites us to a long stop where we can recharge our batteries . A descent on a grassy ridge will take us back to the bucolic and popular lake of Strbské Pleso.
Distance: 18 kilometers
Ascent slope: 990 m.
Descent slope: 975 m.
Day 4 High Tatras National Park. Rysy Peak (2503 m.)
The Rysy peak , maximum height of Poland, marks the border between Slovakia and Poland, and consists of two peaks that are close together, one in Slovakia and one on the Polish side of the mountain. It is a peak object of worship among Poles, since it was promoted repeatedly by a young Pole named Karol Wojtyla, who would ultimately be the venerated Pope John Paul II, which gives it a strong symbolic charge. Despite the large influx of hikers, its summit is full of magnetism and boasts the most comprehensive panorama of all, ranging from the western end of the West Tatras to the eastern end of the High Tatras., in addition to the impressive image of the great lakes of the Polish side. We will make the ascent starting again from Strbské Pleso , going up the Mengusovská valley through a beautiful coniferous forest until we reach the small valley where the Rysy refuge is located (2250 m.), From where we will face the final ascent to the summit. During the ascent we can also enjoy the fantastic glacial basin of the Zabie lakes (1921 m.). Return by the same itinerary.
Distance: 19 kilometers
Ascent slope: 1240 m.
Descent slope: 1240 m.
Day 5 PN Slovenský Raj. Suchá Belá and Hornád canyons.
Today we move to the so-called, in all fairness, Slovak Paradise. The route, one of the most spectacular of the entire trip, takes us first of all to climb the impressive Suchá Belá canyon, a steep canyon where sunlight can barely enter, under walls and majestic trees that occasionally collapse. downhill. The complete existing equipment, with metal stairs where verticality is ensured and wooden walkways, with some steps completely enclosed between walls, make the experience of touring the canyon a fascinating adventure. After that, we will reach the spectacular viewpoint of Tomásovský Výhlád , the setting for filming epic films. We will make the return for himcanyon of the Hornád river , where the metal platforms suspended over the river on the canyon walls and the hanging bridges once again guarantee fun and excitement on the last stretch of the route. This route may not be recommended for people with a lot of vertigo.
Distance: 21 kilometers
Ascent slope: 700 m.
Descent slope: 700 m.
Day 6 High Tatras National Park. Malá and Vel'ká Studena valleys.
Today's route takes us through the steep and rugged valleys of Malá and Vel´ká Studena , crowned by the peaks Lomnický (2634 m.) And Gerlachovský (2654 m.), The highest peaks of the massif, set of lakes of great beauty. The landscape that we will enjoy perfectly sums up all the greatness of the high mountains concentrated in the High Tatras , based on dramatic and endless ridges supported by walls that sink under the old glacial basin. The upper part of the Vel'ká Studena valley concentrates up to 26 small lakes where the impressive peaks of the environment are reflected. And as if that were not enough, the long stretch of chains on the Col de Priecne (2352 m.), by connecting both valleys, is a beautiful experience between poetry and drama. Pure high mountain.
Cable car from Starý Smokovec to Hrebienok to start the route.
Distance: 18 kilometers
Ascent slope: 1150 m.
Descent slope: 1150 m.
Day 7 High Tatras National Park. Kriván peak (2495 m.)
We cannot leave the Tatras without having ascended the mythical Krivan peak . Slovakia's national mountain, whose image appears in its heraldry and on the country's 1, 2 and 5 cent coins, is the first of the High Tatras from the west, and features an attractive and striking pyramidal profile. Its ascent combines aesthetics, symbolism and a route that joins dense forests and sharp rock edges in a very short distance. From its top you can enjoy an incredible view of all the High Tatras and the West Tatras in full. Without a doubt, crowning this summit that is the symbol of an entire country puts the perfect icing on this spectacular trip through the mountains of Slovakia and through theNational Park of the High Tatras .
Distance: 15 kilometers
Ascent slope: 1350 m.
Descent slope: 1350 m.
Day 8 Transfer to the airport tour ends
We go to the airport and Overland Travel say you good bye and we hope to meet you again for another tour
Overland Travel Mountain guide
Travel assistance and rescue insurance.
All transfers at destination.
Fuel and tolls.
All the ski lifts and entrances to the parks.
Hotel accommodation in shared room.
Breakfasts and dinners.
Extension of insurance with justified cancellation coverage.
Unforeseen expenses caused by uncontrollable circumstances such as flight cancellations or delays, blocked roads, atmospheric conditions, natural disasters, etc ...
Supplements for individual overnight stays (subject to availability at the hotels).
Any supplementary or additional aspect not included in the program
Overland Travel Private Tatras Mountains Tour
Services are subject to the availability of places at the time of requesting the firm reservation.
After the request of the reservation by the clients, the reservation request of the places in the establishments will be made. If any of the establishments are full, an alternative will be offered that can vary the price both upwards and downwards.
Minimum group of 4 people and a maximum of 14 participants.
What do I need to bring on this trip?
Light backpack for a day to transport your equipment on the routes.
Trekking pants, long and short.
Warm pants or tights / pants combination.
Breathable long and short sleeve undershirts.
Fine fleece lining.
Waterproof and windproof jacket.
"Warm" jacket or similar.
Mountain boots and other comfortable shoes to change when we finish the routes.
A pair of telescopic poles.
Gloves, hat and sunglasses.
A small toiletry bag.
TOUR COST : 1200 € p.p
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