If you think that the only Alps is the only place to hike, then you should consider the High Tatras. They are one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Europe. The High Tatras are considered as the best place to hike in Europe. It has a spectacular view of three lakes experience the light of the valleys while walking beautiful hiking trails at the foot of the High summits. And the people who have visited here will always advise visiting the High Tatras as there is something here for everyone.
The hiking in the High Tatras is the best thing to do with short leisurely walks and strenuous hikes to mountain peaks.
It is interesting to know that High Tatras is registered as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect wildlife in the region.
About the High Tatras
The High Tatras are the mountain range touching the borders of Slovakia and Poland. These are located in the Carpathian Mountains. It would be an undoubtedly marvelous experience to visit the second largest mountain range in Europe, which is the Carpathian Mountains. It stretches from the Czech Republic, across Poland and Slovakia, and reaching Serbia, Romania, and Moldova.
The High Tatras area is loved for the winter sports and has 15 highest peaks of the High Tatras. It would certainly be exciting to visit the most beautiful mountain in Slovakia, which is Krivan. The starting point of the hike is Skalnate Pleso. You can take the cable car to reach the Skalnate pleso from the village of Tatranska Lomnica.
It feels magical while hiking up to Zelenom Plese or the Green Lake. You could be delighted to have hot bowls of soup and much more at the restaurant near the lake and excellent prime views of the mountains.
The hikes you should not miss are Rysy, which is the tallest peak in Poland. Also, experience the magical bliss in the tallest mountain in the High Tatras, which is the Gerlachovsky peak. There are many more places to explore in the High Tatras, often tourist dream of shifting here and feel the magical bliss from all the corners of the hiking. One of the best experiences is the unique outdoor obstacle course which is Slovak Paradise.
Reaching the High Tatras
The most comfortable way to reach the High Tatras is by Flight. The best connection is to fly to Krakow, Budapest and Vienna/Bratislava. You can then hire a car or travel comfortably by train. The nearest station is Poprad, which is the largest city near the High Tatras. Trains are also connected to Poprad with Bratislava, Kosice, Prague, and Budapest.
You may hire us so that you get to see the small towns and hiking trails comfortably without any travel hustle. You can also take the day trips nearby.
It takes around 3 hours 30 minutes to Bratislava, Slovakia from the High Tatras, and approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to Zakopane, Poland.
Best Time to Visit
In winter, the ski resorts are open for tourist. The best months for hiking in the High Tatras are considered from June to October. It should be noted that some of the hiking trails may remain open till November, depending on the snowfall.