High Tatras Trekking - The Carpathian Mountains
Poland, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £645 (land only) - from €775 (land only) - from $1,065 (land only)
By: Laurence Hallett, Cheshire, UK
Good organisation. Well supported and good use made of public transport - to keep costs down. Commendable!
Hubert was an EXCELLENT guide. His logistics were smotth and everything was on time. He always put others before himself. Star man!
New highs for me. A different walking culture - going from hut to hut was a great way to get around the Tatras!
I loved the wilderness atmosphere in the Tatras. Day 4 was a loooong day - but the ascent of the 2499 metre Mount Rysy was really a triumph! I slept so good and deeply that night - I drempt I was being followed round by a one eyed slurring mutant!....really weird!
By: anonymous, Devon
I really enjoyed the trip, thank you. I thought the mountain huts were really much better than I was prepared for, especially the roztoka hut, brilliant food. It was lovely to spend 2 days there instead of one and be able to leave the bags. A minor thing is the tour of Krakow - it was a shame to spend so long - probably getting on for 45 minutes - walking from the hotel through rather nondescript industrial areas to the centre instead of getting the very easy and quick tram and having more time to actually spend walking round Krakow.
The mountain huts were brilliant. The walkng itself was wonderful, beautiful surroundings and wandering around Krakow was super.
By: Christine Laidlow, Cumbria, UK
I have been travelling with KE for several years and on the whole I have found the trip leaders to be of a high standard. Peter was by far the best I have travelled with. He was superb, nothing was too much trouble, he was friendly and enthusiastic. He took account of all levels of fitness and encouraged all. I cannot praise him enough and could I please ask that my thanks are passed on to him.
By: Karen Venables, Northwood, UK
Peter was an excellent leader, he was aware of the groups needs, paced appropriately, provided a wealth of information both about the mountains, Poland and its history. He remembered any problems group members had experienced and checked that they were OK. He mixed with all members of the group. He was concerned about changing the route, which he had done for the saftey of the group. He was approachable and incredibly patient - an excellent leader.
By: Roger Cole, Leicestershire, UK
Have been on many trips with KE and other companies but have never found "an Interesting Guide" such as Peter Kaminski who was absolutely "brilliant". Not only did he look after everybody (13 on the trip) but he got us to every place on time. He would tell us each day how we had done using a GPS for kms, altitude, etc. Then he would tell us next day when we would get up passing through each stage and lunch at right time, "incredible".
By: Frances Shelley, Lancaster, UK
Peter, our trip leader, was just perfect.The group was good fun to be with.The scenery was wonderful.Basically, I enjoyed every aspect of the holiday.
We live in Lancaster and called into your Keswick office to make enquiries re holidays. My very first impression of your office was that it is friendly with very helpful staff - that clinched it for me.
Great organisation on the trek.
Group size not too large.
Price is good.
By: John Gordon, East Lothian
The pace and routing of the trip was excellent. The accommodation and food in the mountain 'huts' was much higher standard than expected, and appreciated! Accommodation and Pacing was excellent and allowed us to build up to the long day on the crossing of Rysy. Jacek was an excellent leader - patient, supportive, competent, informative and well-organised. He contributed significantly to my enjoyment of the trip.I developed an eye infection and Jacek kindly made arrangements for medical treatment in Zakopane at the end of the trip.I chose KE because of its proven expertise, service and attention to detail and positve experiences as a client on previous trips with KE.
By: Jenny Wren, Cumbria, UK
Piotr our leader was meticulous with all his arrangements, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for him.
By: William Hornby, St. Bees, Cumbria
Would highly recommend this trip to anyone, I loved it.
We were possibly spoiled a little as we had fantastic weather throughout so the scenery was truly spectacular. Enjoyed the descent from Rysy using the chains and pretty much everything else.
Picked KE due to previous trek, top service well done all! I think that once you have enjoyed a trip from KE you wont book with another adventure firm providing the same destinations are on offer.
By: Jackie abd Bill Keasley, Frodsham, UK
Peter (Guide) provided an excellent holiday from guiding to caring for us all. His enthusiam was amazing. Hubert who joined us for the Rysy climb was young, with a very pleasant manner and again interesting and enthusiastic. Just what you need on holiday!
A brilliant week's mountain walking holiday. Made by the guide, company, terrain and weather!