"hiking in the Tatras" Slovakia Off The Beaten Path Tip by Polska
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As the subject is sort of wide, I'll describe 2 of my favourite routes.
1. VYSOKE TATRY
start: Stary Smokovec
- Sliezsky Dom (hut)
- Velicke pleso (1663)
- Olhe pleso (1929)
- Prielom (Rohatka, 2288)
- Zbojnicka Chata (hut)
- Sive pleso (2011)
- Priecne sedlo (2352); from there either:
a) Teryho Chata (hut, 2200), then down the valley (Mala Studena Dolina) - Bilikova chata (hut) - Smokovec, or:
b) Sedielko (2372), then all the way down to Javorina (through Javorova valley, but that's a longer route);
Taking this route is you can see most of the Vysoke Tatry, including Gerlachovsky (the way up, on your left), Lomnicky (2632), Pysny (2623), Baranie rohy (2526) and Ladovy Stit (2627).
Of course, you can start from the other side too, but in that case have to climb up a vertical rock at Priecne sedlo (there's a chain).
You can do all the route within one day, in case the weather gets bad you can try to use the huts (see intro)... ;)))
2.ZAPADNE (WESTERN) TATRY
- lower than Vysoke, but very picturesque too...
- better accesible from the Polish side, so
you start in Poland from KUZNICE
- Myslenicke Turnie (1352)
- Kasprowy Wierch (1985)
*you can take a telecabin from Kuznice to Kasprowy, but... in the end you came to HIKE, no?; then you go along the border:
- Goryczkowa Czuba (1912)
- Suchy Wierch Kondracki (1890)
- Kopa Kondracka (2004)
- Malolaczniak (2104)
- Krzesanica (2122)
- Ciemniak (2090); down:
- Chuda Turnia (1858), and then straight to Kiry
Have in mind that if the weather gets bad you can get down from the path in the following points:
- Przelecz pod Kopa Kondracka (the pass after Suchy Wierch) - Hala Kondratowa (hut);
- Kopa Kondracka - Kondracka Przelecz (1725) - Hala Kondratowa (hut);
- Malolaczniak - Dolina Mietusia (chains!);
1. stick to the path!
2. POLAND is to the RIGHT, so to get down you turn RIGHT!!!
Of course, everybody would like to get to Gerlachovsky, but you (Slovakia) can't go there without a guide (pay!)... anyway, wish you good luck and good weather!
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