High Tatras Trekking - The Carpathian Mountains
Poland, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £645 (land only) - from €775 (land only) - from $1,065 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at Krakow Airport. KE Land Only package services begin with an escorted transfer on public transport to our overnight accommodation in the mountain resort town of Zakopane.
Day 2: Crossing into Slovakia, we have a splendid first day of hiking in the White Tatras, passing the Great White Lake en route to our overnight stop at the Zelene Pleso Hut.
Day 3: Today we cross a ridge at the Svistovkou Pass and climb to the small summit of Velka Svistovka. If we reach the Chata Zamokovsjeno Hut in time, there is an option to make the return trek up to the 'Cold Lakes' valley. Finally we descend to the Bilikova hut.
Day 4: Another long day, as we trek to the heart of the range and cross 2 passes en route to the impressive, lakeside Popradskie Pleso Hut (1500m / 4900ft).
Day 5: Today's ascent of Rysy (2499m / 8199ft) involves sections of scree and some easy scrambling with chain hand rails. We descend to a hut at the large lake of Morske Oko. Overnight at the Roztoka Hut.
Day 6: Our final full day of hiking takes us through Poland's lovely Five Lakes Valley to an overnight halt at the Hut in the Valley of the Five Polish Lakes.
Day 7: After breakfast, we have a 2-hour hike to the roadhead. Here, we meet our transport and drive to Krakow. Afternoon sightseeing in Krakow and overnight at a hotel.
Day 8: After breakfast, there is a group transfer to Krakow Airport, where KE Land Only package services end.