Walking and Trekking

Walking the High Tatras Trail

Hotel-to-hotel walking in the High Tatras.
Holiday code: THT
Countries: Slovakia
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3
Activity level
Guided or Self-Guided
Min. age: 16
7days
From 1075 € excl. flights
Dates & Prices
  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • May
  • Jun
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  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

This walking trip follows the spectacular Tatranska Magistrala Trail in the High Tatras, Slovakia´s biggest national park. Along the way, you’ll discover the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains by exploring deep valleys, mountain lakes, waterfalls, and alpine meadows. You’ll also get to experience the very best scenic hikes, the warm hospitality of mountain huts, and incredible views as you hike from point to point, staying in the most popular mountain villages in the High Tatras.

Over seven days you’ll experience:

  • The Tatranska Magistrala Trail which is 72 km long.
  • Belianske Tatras, the 14 km-long ridge that’s home to amazingly rich flora.
  • The High Tatras and the area’s beautiful, mountainous alpine environment.
  • Beautiful fauna and flora that no longer can be seen in Western Europe.
  • Mountain vaillages Tatranska Lomnica, Stary Smokovec, or Strbske Pleso, Slovakia´s highest village.
  • Comfortabe hotels and transport.
  • Traditional local food.

Map & itinerary

Meet your host in Krakow and take a scenic drive over the border into Slovakia, then on to your hotel in Tatranska Lomnica, a charming village nestled in the shadow of the majestic Lomnicky Peak in the High Tatra mountains. Check-in, unwind and then meet up with the rest of your group for an introductory meeting to review the plan for the days ahead.

Accommodation: Penzion Jesensky (or similar)

After breakfast, take a public bus (payable locally) to Tatranska Kotlina, the official start of today’s trek across the Valley of the Seven Springs.
Begin your trek in a dense forest near the famed Belianska Cave. Pause and recharge at Plesnivec Hut before a spectacular walk to Zelene Pleso, a mountain hut and glacial lake with panoramic views of the Belianske Tatras. The trek concludes at Biela Voda, with a hassle-free transfer back to Tatranska Lomnica.

Walking: 8,5hrs, 20km/12mi, 1034m up, 859m down.

Accommodation: Penzion Jesensky (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast, packed lunch

This morning, take a cable car to Skalnate Pleso (1751m), home to the mountain lake and an astronomical and meteorological observatory. Then, trek to Tatras' historic huts - Rainerova and Zamkovskeho - for a delightful refuelling lunch. Stroll via Cold Creek Waterfalls, nature's symphony. Continue to Hrebienok and descend to Smokovec, the oldest Tatras village. A blend of history, nature, and gastronomy awaits in the heart of the High Tatras.

Walking: 4,5hrs, 8,5km/5,3mi, 91m up, 844m down.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning we take a funicular to Hrebienok and begin your hike to Velicke Pleso, a picturesque glacial lake surrounded by stunning views of the nearby Velicky waterfall. Then, traverse through the knee timber to witness the hidden Slavkovske lakes.Complete your hike on a flat path, reaching the Sliezsky Dom, the highest hotel in Slovakia, for a delicious lunch at their restaurant. Next, descend to Tatranska Polianka and take a mountain tram back to Smokovec.

Walking: 6hrs, 13km/8mi, 697m up, 697m down.

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Today’s trek starts with a tram journey to Strbske Pleso (1,347m), Slovakia´s highest village and home to a beautiful glacial lake. From here, follow a trail to the crystal-clear mountain lake of Popradske Pleso, one of the biggest in the Tatra range. Enjoy lunch on the terrace of the mountain hotel, and visit the symbolic cemetery which is dedicated to the victims of the Tatra mountains. In the afternoon, descend back to Strbske Pleso and check in to our new hotel.

Walking: 6hrs, 15km/9,3mi, 221m up, 640m down.

Accommodation: Hotel Toliar (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning follow a trail to Skok waterfall. The hiking trail leads you to the peace and tranquillity of the pine-forested Mlynicka Valley. From here, a stony path squeezes you through hairpin turns to the foot of the waterfall, which drops 25m from the rocky ledge above. This is the perfect place for your picnic lunch, maybe dipping your feet into the refreshing water before returning to Strbske Pleso.

Walking: 4,5hrs, 11km/6,8mi, 400m up, 400m down.

Accommodation: Hotel Toliar (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast, packed lunch

Return to Krakow in time for your flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

2024: Jun, July, August, September, October

Dates Status Adult price Child price
Sun 16 Jun 24 - Sat 22 Jun 24 Available -
Single room supplement + 120 EUR
Sun 07 Jul 24 - Sat 13 Jul 24 Guaranteed -
Single room supplement + 120 EUR
Sun 11 Aug 24 - Sat 17 Aug 24 Available -
Single room supplement + 120 EUR
Sun 08 Sep 24 - Sat 14 Sep 24 Guaranteed -
Single room supplement + 120 EUR
Sun 06 Oct 24 - Sat 12 Oct 24 Available -
Single room supplement + 120 EUR

Please note that our official rates are in Euros. Other currencies are informative only.

Holiday information

This trip is the best option for anyone who enjoys walking in an alpine environment and exploring a new area each day. Walking from hotel to hotel allows you to experience not only different hotels each night, but also the gastronomy that the specific area offers. Each day we’ll provide the luggage transfer to your next accommodation so that you can focus on one thing – enjoying the unspoilt High Tatras, the biggest mountains of the Carpathians.

Guides
Expert, English-speaking local guide

Accommodation
Six nights in three-star pensions and hotels

Meals
Six breakfasts, three packed lunches

Transfers
From and to the airport and everything in-between including luggage transfers and cable cars

Permits
All permits and entry fees


Not Included

x Flights
x Some meals as described
x Travel insurance

What is the food like?

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast each morning at the hotel's restaurants, featuring a wide variety of options. In addition, the hotels can accommodate various dietary restrictions, including vegetarian and gluten-free diets.

Packed lunches typically include a sandwich or baguette, a piece of fruit, and a biscuit.

For dinner, dine at the hotel's restaurant or explore the local traditional restaurants.

What is the accommodation like?

On this tour, you will stay in comfortable three-star hotels with ensuite facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Tatranska Lomnica

Penzion Jesensky ***

Novy Smokovec

Hotel Villa Siesta ***

Strbske Pleso

Hotel Toliar ***

Starts
Krakow Airport, Poland

Ends
Krakow Airport, Poland

Group Transfers
On Day 1, you´ll be picked up by our driver upon arrival at Krakow Airport at 16:30, then transferred (approx. 2,5 hours) across the border into Slovakia directly to your starting hotel in Tatranská Lomnica in the Tatra Mountains.

On Day 7, the transfer back to Krakow is planned for noon and will be dropped off at the Krakow Airport by 15:00 for any flights departing after 17:00.

Private Transfers
If our scheduled group transfer times do not work with your preferred flights, we might be able to provide private airport transfers at times that suit you best (subject to availability). Please check with us at the time of booking.

Travel options
Krakow Airport offers a wide selection of international flights. However, it is also possible to provide transfers from other airports, including:

  • Poprad Tatry Airport: located at the foothills of the Tatras
    Advantage: you will land at the Tatra Mountains, with only a 15-minute transfer to your starting hotel in Tatranska Lomnica.
    Disadvantage: limited selection of flights.
  • Kosice Airport: located in the eastern part of Slovakia.
    Advantage: only 134km / 1,5 hours transfer to your starting hotel in Tatranska Lomnica.
    Disadvantage: limited selection of flights.

Single room supplement: 120 EUR

We recommend you pack as light as possible, with a backpack for your main luggage and daypack for each day’s trekking. Below you will find a recommended packing list. It is by no means exhaustive, so if you’re in any doubt, please contact us. There is no specialist walking or climbing equipment, such as harnesses etc., needed for this trip.

  • Walking boots
  • Trainers
  • Shorts and t-shirts
  • Walking trousers and tops
  • Fleece or warm jumper
  • Waterproofs
  • Water bottle
  • Small first-aid kit
  • Sun cream, sunglasses and sunhat

Normally 4 – 16 people.

This holiday is also available as self-guided, allowing you to experience the tour independently by following preciesly prepared maps and route descriptions. The self-guided option is offered daily from May to October. Choose a date that suits you best, and we'll take care of the rest.

Price: 875 Eur (based on two people sharing)

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all. Our knowledgeable and helpful team is here to help, and we look forward to welcoming you to our spectacular country soon!

  1. Secure your place/s online by clicking the BOOK NOW button or contact us by email/phone. Your place is secured with a 25% deposit per person and can pay by bank transfer.
  2. Once the deposit is received a confirmation email will be sent to your email automatically, and your place/s will be officially confirmed.

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