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Trek the Polish High Tatras

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Trekking + walking
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Tour details
Destinations: Zakopane, Krakow
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1158
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Summit Mt Rysy (2,499m), Poland's highest mountain
At a glance
3 nights en suite pensions and 5 nights standard mountain huts (dormitory accommodation)
Summit Poland's highest mountain, Mt Rysy
The High Tatra mountains are among the most rugged and spectacular in Europe, part of the granite Carpathian Range, rising to almost 2500m. The dramatic scenery, combined with a sophisticated network of footpaths, makes it a popular walking destination. We trek through valleys, past lakes and over ridges before the final test, a tough ascent of Rysy (2499m), the highest mountain in Poland. From the top of this scramble we gain a dramatic 360 degree view of more than 100 peaks. The walking is hard but rewarding, the terrain tough but beautiful, and the mountain huts basic but friendly, clean and hospitable. At the end of the trip we enjoy the delights of Krakow, Poland’s most fascinating city.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 12.0km/7.5miles
Day 3 20.0km/12.4miles
Day 4 16.0km/9.9miles
Day 5 16.0km/9.9miles
Day 6 14.0km/8.7miles


Number of days walking:
6
Pace:
Approximately 6-8 hours walking per day
Terrain:
Low altitude; moderate/challenging terrain with steep and rocky sections.

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Zakopane.

2
Day 2
Short bus ride to Tatra National Park entrance; walk past limestone gorges and caves to Ornak, time permitting head to Ornak summit and Raczkowa Pass.

3
Day 3
Tough trek to the summit of Ciemniak with fantastic views; descend the Dolina Kondratowa to the Kalatowki Hut.

4
Day 4
Long climb to summit of Mt Kasprowy; descend to the Murowaniec Hut.

5
Day 5
Beautiful day of trekking in the heart of the High Tatras; through the 'Valley of the five Polish lakes' to Roztoka.

6
Day 6
Ascend Mt Rysy (2499m) from the Polish side, Poland's highest peak. The splendid views from the top will make the effort more than worthwhile.

7
Day 7
Short descent down the Dolina Rybiego Potoku. Transfer to historic city of Krakow.

8
Day 8
Free day in Krakow.

9
Day 9
End Krakow.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accommodation details
Pension, Hotel & Mountain Huts
You will spend 1 night in a comfortable pension, 2 nights in a hotel, all rooms are en suite. 5 nights will be spent in good standard mountain huts with dormitories. These rooms typically accommodate 8 to 10 people.

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sat 27 Aug 16 - Sun 04 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,015
Sat 03 Sep 16 - Sun 11 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,015
Sat 17 Sep 16 - Sun 25 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,015
Sat 24 Jun 17 - Sun 02 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €985
Sat 15 Jul 17 - Sun 23 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €985
Sat 26 Aug 17 - Sun 03 Sep 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €985
Sat 09 Sep 17 - Sun 17 Sep 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €985
Sat 16 Sep 17 - Sun 24 Sep 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €985
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Interesting facts
The best trekking and climbing routs in Greece - Mount Olympus

Who of us, when reading the Greek myths, would not dream to see the mountain awing the ancient Greeks? Even these days Mytikas’s (Mount Olympus’s modern name) peak can be rarely seen as it is almost always hidden behind the dense clouds. Due to this reason, the ancient people believed Mount Olympus to be the place of residence of Gods, unreachable and invisible to human. Mytikas means "nose" and takes the name from its shape reminding of a human’s nose. Every proud-hearted Greek should at least once ascend the mountain; it is almost a duty, an unwritten rule, so to say, and numerous Greeks, sometimes in big groups, often ascend the mountains without wearing any special shoes or helmets. 

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