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Activities

  • Multi country
  • Multi-country
  • Food

    • All food is included, except for main meals (lunch and dinner) in Zakopane and Krakow (days 1, 7 and 8). Typical Meals: Breakfasts in Zakopane and Krakow will be a hot and cold buffet. In the mountain hostels a choice of hot or cold is usually available. Lunches will be picnic type including rolls, fruit and a drink. Evening meals in the mountain hostels are plentiful and are usually very filling! The main course will include a selection of meat and vegetables. Vegetarian and special diets can be catered for, but options are limited in the huts - please inform the office of any specific dietary requirements when booking.

    Activities

    • Accom: hotel/lodge
    • Serious adventure
    • Trek: point-to-point
    • Walking & Trekking
    • Guided Group
    • Point-to-point
    • Summits
    • Food

      • All food is included, except for main meals (lunch and dinner) in Zakopane and Krakow (days 1, 7 and 8).  Breakfasts in Zakopane and Krakow will be a hot and cold buffet. In the mountain hostels, a choice of hot or cold is usually available. Lunches will be picnic type including rolls, fruit and a drink. Evening meals in the mountain hostels are plentiful and are usually very filling! The main course will include a selection of meat and vegetables. Vegetarian and special diets can be catered for, but options are limited in the huts - please inform the office of any specific dietary requirements when booking.
  • 1

    Start Zakopane.

    Our tour starts in the resort town of Zakopane, a 2-hour transfer from Karow. For those not on the group flight, we recommend that you arrange to meet the group at Krakow Airport, to avoid a costly private transfer.  *Willa Orla guest house or similar*

  • 2

    Bus to Tatra National Park; walk in the Koscieliska Valley. 

    Time to explore Zakopane in the morning. Afterwards, a short bus ride takes us to Kiry (15min from Zakopane) the entrance to the Tatra National Park, from where we start walking. A gentle 90-minute hike takes us along the Koscieliska Valley, with many limestone gorges and caves, brings us to the Ornak hostel, our base for the night. Depending on our time of arrival, there should be time to explore the surroundings. *Ornak Hostel or similar*

  • 3

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

    A harder day as we leave the hut, and start our ascent east, along the banks of the Tomanowy River, towards Tomanowa Przetecz and then Ciemniak, our first 2000m peak. From Ciemniak we follow the main ridge of the Tatras towards Krzesanica, Malolaczniak and Kopa Kondracka with a spectacular view of Giewont (1985m) and the whole region, which is also known as Czerwony Wierchy (Red Peaks), because of the colour of the grasses in autumn. To the north, we can see Zakopane, to the east Mt Rysy, and the south Slovakia. We descend down the Dolina Kondratowa to the Kalatowki Hut where we overnight. *Kalatowki Hut or similar*

  • 4

    Long climb to the summit of Mt Kasprowy; descend to the Gasiencowa hut.

    Our second long day as we head back up to the main ridge above our hostel, here we officially enter the High Tatras. We follow the main trail alongside a chairlift, zig-zagging in places to the summit of Mt. Kasprowy (1955m). Traversing along the ridge towards Swinica (2050m) we again have dramatic views of the whole area. From the Swinica ridge, we descend from the rocky ridge, past small mountain tarns to Gasiencowa hut (1500m) where we overnight. * Gasiencowa hut or similar*

  • 5

    Beautiful day of trekking in the heart of the High Tatras; through the Valley of the Five Polish Lakes to Roztoki.

    This morning we prepare for the most challenging two days of the trip.  It is recommended that you try and pack as light as possible for this day as you will be using fixed mountain chains to assist you on the walk.  You will be able to leave luggage at the hut. We begin with a steady climb past Czarny Staw and away from vegetation to the rocky heights of the High Tatras. Here, we cross the Zawrat Pass (2159m), summiting at 'Eagles Perch' around lunchtime, before descending back into the 'Valley of the five Polish lakes' with a variety of mountain flowers and grasses, to Roztoki.  *Mountain Hut *

  • 6

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

    Our final ascent and the hardest of the trip! On leaving Roztoki we trek via Morskie Oko, towards the peak of Mt. Rysy (2499m) on the Polish/Slovakian border. This is a very long day with a steep climb (ascending over 1000m), walking and scrambling over difficult terrain, on the Polish side of the mountain, but the effort is definitely worth it. On a clear day the views from the summit of Rysy are simply stunning. We should be able to see over 100 peaks and several lakes including Morskie Oko once of the largest in the Tatras. Return descent to Morskie Oko (your guides can decide to descent the Slovakian side, which is not so steep and considered a safer descent than the Polish side - there are chains to help). *Mountain hut*

  • 7

    A short descent down the Dolina Rybiego Potoku. Transfer to the historic city of Krakow.

    Our last day walking as we descend down the Dolina Rybiego Potoku (valley) to the road ahead and our waiting bus. We'll then transfer to the historic city of Krakow, arriving mid-afternoon. The rest of the day is free to explore the delights of this beautiful city. The Old Town was added to UNESCO's list of World Cultural Heritage in 1978. Possible places of interest are Krakow's Jewish district, where the film 'Schindler's List' was shot. There are also numerous churches, the castle, the largest market square in Europe and the oldest university in Poland. There are also plenty of cafés and restaurants as well as jazz venues. *Siesta Aparthotel or similar*

  • 8

    Free day in Krakow.

    A full free day to explore Krakow. Your leader will be able to advise on optional excursions, including the UNESCO Salt Mine at Wieliczka and/or Auschwitz Museum. *Siesta Aparthotel or similar*

  • 9

    End Krakow.

    Our tour ends after breakfast.

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