The oldest of the Slovak protected areas, the National Park of Tatras, was founded in 1949. It is situated in the North of Slovakia, shared partly with Poland. High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry), having 29 peaks over 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) are, with the Southern Carpathians, the only mountains of Alpine type in the whole Carpathian Mountain range and are often called “the smallest alpine mountains in Europe”. The highest peak in the High Tatras is Gerlachovský štít at 2,655 metres (8.710 ft).
The Tatras mountain region is a green natural playground with a charming variety of nature, history and attractions in a small, accessible, safe territory. This outdoor paradise offers pristine natural environment and maximum relaxation in the embrace of the mountains, waterfalls, alpine meadows and more than 100 lakes. The trails that crisscross the High Tatras are all well marked with distances and estimated times, so it is easy to choose route based on everyone´s fitness level and ambition.
The High Tatras topped Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe list for 2019, which highlights the most exciting places to visit across the continent.
In the morning, we’ll head straight into the High Tatras National Park. Here you could spot the brown bear – now a rare creature in Europe. But not only that – you can often see chamois on your trek.
We’ll take a easy hikes, also go in a cable car, and take in breathtaking views, waterfalls and mountain lakes; ideal for families.
The High Tatras are truly unique, as you can enjoy magical silence in the valleys as well as maximum relaxation among waterfalls, alpine meadows, and more than 100 lakes.
First hike to the waterfall Skok (Jump). Walking through the peaceful valley of Mlynická dolina gives us opportunity to admire majestic waterfall Skok with stunning views. We can continue up to the valley terrace and see mountain lake and spectacular scenery (available only from June 15 till October 30).
Late in the afternoon we’ll take a walk around the well-known and picturesque mountain lake Strbske pleso.
Difficulty level: easy, suitable also for the families with children.
Duration: 3 – 4 hours in total
We will start the moderate hike to the mountain lake Zelené pleso (Green lake) from Biela voda, then crossing the valley Dolina Zeleného plesa. It is a fabulous hike through pine forests and alpine meadows with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Zelené pleso (Green Lake) itself is of beautiful emerald colour created by small underwater springs. You will be amazed by the 900 m high northern face of Maly Kezmarsky peak, Jastrabia Veza and other peaks in the scenic valley.
Duration: day-long hike, 8 hours
In the morning we’ll visit the Eastern Tatras, with its especially lovely village Ždiar. See the traditional wooden houses, which are typical for this region, as well as a host of spectacular views. This is one of the most popular places in the Tatras National Park, and the view of the mountains here is quite unique.
We’ll visit one of the hidden gems in High Tatras – the treetop walk Bachledka. The Treetop walk can be found in the heart of majestic forests of the Bachledova Valley. There you can see the unique nature of the Belianske Tatry (Eastern Tatras).
Duration: 6 hours
In the morning we’ll go for a hike to the so-called Huge Waterfall. The route takes us via Starý Smokovec – Hrebienok – Reinerova Hut – Obrovský Vodopád (the waterfall) – Zamkovského Hut and back. This is an easy walk, suitable also for less experienced hikers. We take a cableway up to Hrebienok, and from there we embark on hiking trails to Reinerova Hut and Zamkovského Hut. On the way back, we’ll stop by the waterfalls called Vodopády Studeného potoka (Coldstream Waterfalls).
Difficulty level: easy, suitable also for families with children.
Duration: 3 hours
After this tour we’ll move to Bratislava/Vienna
Adults: 2 travelers: 570,- EUR per person
3-4 travelers: 480,- EUR per person
5-8 travelers: 440,- EUR per person
Youth (12-17): 1-8 travelers: 350,- EUR per person
Child (6-11): 1-8 travelers: 290,- EUR per person
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