High Tatras Traverse

Duration: 5 days
Trails: T3 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 250 - 500 m ascent per day

> 5 days traverse in the High Tatras
> Spend your nights in mountain huts and hotels
> Climb Ryse, at 2501m the highest mountain in Poland

The High Tatras in the north of Slovakia is one of the most rugged European mountain ranges outside the Alps and the Pyrenees. Think steep, jagged peaks reaching altitudes of over 2600 meters, surrounded by evergreen forests and pristine alpine lakes. The Tatras are still relatively unknown outside Central Europe, though it's been an outdoor playground for the locals for decades. Huts and mountain hotels are strategically located on the shores of shimmering mountain lakes so you can trek across the mountains while sleeping in a bed with a roof over your head.

We created an exciting 6-day trek across the High Tatras, slicing right through the heart of the mountain range. The distances and vertical gain and loss are very manageable, though there are small sections where you need to have a head for heights. The cherry on the cake is the ascent of the 2501m high Ryse, which is exactly on the border with Poland. It is Poland's highest peak, climbed from the Slovakian side. Are you up for something different? Traverse the Tatras with us!



Tatranská Lomnica - Zamkovského Chata

Duration: 05:10 h
Distance: 13.4 km
Ascent: 910 m
Descent: 300 m
Lowest Point: 850 m
Highest Point: 1750 m
From Tatranská Lomnica you head northeast for about a kilometer and then the route veers off to the north. You enter the forest at Dolina Bielej Vody, now being away from urban development. Just before you reach the Kežmarská Biela Valley, head northwest to the proper foot of the mountains and traverse to the southwest to the trails that leads to the lifts at the mountain pond Skalnaté Plese. You keep descending gradually around the mountain called Lomnicky hrb. Shortly after you can find your cozy chalet Zamkovského in the middle of the forest.

Zamkovskeho Hut

Zamkovskeho Hut

Zamkovského Chata - Sliezsky Dom

Duration: 05:40 h
Distance: 11.6 km
Ascent: 920 m
Descent: 720 m
Lowest Point: 1310 m
Highest Point: 2230 m
Today you will venture deep into the Tatras, with beautiful vistas and a mix of forest, rivers and rugged rock formations. You start by descending to the Velkny Studeny Potok Valley and continue by following the river upstream. At around 2000 meters the terrain becomes high alpine, with picturesque mountain lakes, ideal for a snack, lunch or if you're brave a freezing dip. The trail becomes rougher and leads to a pass on the shoulder of the Divá Vež (2376m). Expect some chains and airy passages. From the pass you drop down to the lovely Sliezsky Dom mountain hotel on the shore of the small mountain lake Velické Pleso.

Sliezsky Dom

Sliezsky Dom

Sliezsky Dom - Popradské Pleso

Duration: 04:10 h
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 410 m
Descent: 570 m
Lowest Point: 1500 m
Highest Point: 2020 m
From Sliezsky Dom you contour around the mountain in a westerly direction, staying roughly at the same altitude until the short climb to the tiny alpine pond Batizovské Pleso. The trail keeps ascending gradually, eventually hitting the 2000 meter mark until you are on the final pass of the day. Below you can see the lake and mountain hotel Popradské Pleso. The path plunges down 400 meters, zigzagging all the way to your comfy hotel for the night.

Popradske Pleso

Popradske Pleso
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  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Tatra Mountains for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Tatra Mountains, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Tatra Mountains, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.

  • Breakfast

    Every morning breakfast is waiting for you. We will arrange this for you as well. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch and dinner are not included, but it can be purchased in the huts.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch at the hotels, restaurants on the way or in your accommodation at the end of stage.


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