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Rysy mountain

Went up from Slovakian side. Amateur. Took around 10h to go up and back down from nearest town... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Kadri S
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Hiking Rysy by foot in the evening

When we started a trip to Rysy mountain, it was about 15.00 hour after mid-day. Usually trips to... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Alex R
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Went up from Slovakian side. Amateur. Took around 10h to go up and back down from nearest town. There is a shelter up around 2000m and you can have a beer there for 3 eurost. Cash only. Don’t leave your trash in the mountains, you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

When we started a trip to Rysy mountain, it was about 15.00 hour after mid-day. Usually trips to mountains starts at 9.00 in the morning, so we were late and we knew about that. Advise to travelers and hikers in late time. * travel solo...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

I recommend hiking in September/October, the weather is stable. The trek is easier from Slovak part than from Polish, both parts are nice. I have to remark on Tatras sherpas you can meet, they are the last in Europe.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank M C
Reviewed August 12, 2017

On 03-08-2017 My son 9 years old wants to climb Rysy as we drove from our home Liptovska Tepla to Strbske Pleso, from car park it's a 4 hour walk to Rysy. Weather conditions were good clear sky but a bit warm 28*C at Strbske...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank rinyk2015
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

- Rysy My wife and I camped in Zakopane, drove 35 mins to the large cheap car park in Palenica Białczańska, from the car park it's almost 2 hour walk along a long winding road, with a few shortcuts, saving about 15 mins. We went...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank petem948
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Spectacular views as long as the weather is good. We came up from Morskie Oko on the Polish side. Apparently there is a relatively short ascent on the Slovakia side. It took us just over four hours to get up as 4 ineperienced climbers of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank hidingtiger
Reviewed November 17, 2016

We took 6-8 hours to climb this beast, not difficult but long! We hadn't fully estimated the effort required and were sore the next day but we enjoyed it and would most definitely recommend

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

The hike is fairly easy at the beginning but at hte end it gets a bit technical for average folk. Even tough there are still a lot of people with minimal mountaineering experience and they seemed to be able to do that all. There are...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Kaspar K
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

It is 4.5 Hour quite strenuous hike from Štrbské pleso but totally worth of it - of course if the weather is good. I had i guess the Best possible weather-warm, little wind, sky without clouds so then it is necessary to count on crowds...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Mirek a Petra N
Reviewed April 2, 2016

We climbed in July from the Polish side and descended on the Slovakian so we could enjoy both routes and had a good comparison. The Polish is the more challanging one with more steep parts and chains, so it's good I went there. Unfortunately, there...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from Kadri S | Reviewed this property |
Starting 4 am would be more than enough. Just a tip- there’s also a shelter in slovakkia 1 h before strbske pleso. Similar to Morkie oko. But weather yes is a risk. Check mountain weather forecast/ it’s pretty accurate as... More
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Hiking in Zakopane - Guides (9 Replies)
Hi guys, myself and a group of friends are going to Zakopane for 5 nights in early June. We love hiking and would like to look into a possibility of getting a guide (company/individual) to show us what's best in the beautiful area. We're hoping to go to Rysy and spend a night camping near Morskie Oko. Is there anyone you can recommend that would be willing to spend 2-3 days guiding us around? Potentially someone who has access to a car as we're still not sure whether to rent a car or not! ...More
May 03, 2017|
Response fromJozin|
First of all, camping anywhere near Morskie Oko is not allowed as per national park rules. The only legal way to spend the night there is to sleep in the mountain hut (mountain hostel, Polish: schronisko). Second, you can go hiking anywhere along marked trails on your own without a guide. Those trails are more than enough for the first (or even second or third) time visitor and Rysy from both sides are accessible by a marked trail. So if you are willing to do a little research, a guide is...More
Tel Aviv, Israel
recomand route and huts to sleep in tatra (15 Replies)
Hi all I saw your answer in the forum and I have question if you could help me. I have 4 full days hiking in tatra starting and finish in zakopane A friend suggest me this plan , Day 1 start in Zakopane you go in Bus Station and you go in Chochołowska valley ---> next Grześ ---> Wołowiec ---> Jarząbczy Wierch --->Starorobociański Szczyt ---> Ornak ----> Kościeliska Valley. You sleep in mountain hat ,,Ornak". Day 2 you go to the Tomanowa valley ---> Czerwone...More
August 02, 2016|
Response fromitsikalbert|
Many thanks for the professional answer. Today I have got answer from the 3 huts (no place to sleep, fully booked) 1.Schronisko "Ornak 2.Schronisko "5 Stawów Polskich 3.Murowaniec- thet say to me "Sorry but we don't accept floor sleeping" In light of these findings do you still recommended to do the 3 days? and pray that I find place to sleep.., or alternatively, do you have another good recommendation for me?
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Walking Vysoké Tatry - Staying in Nový Smokovec (5 Replies)
Hi, just trying to plan a bit of walkiing whist we stay a few days in Nový Smokovec. I know I can just walk out the door from Nový Smokovec and walk, but I am interested in spending a day walking Rysy and I am just trying to figure out how to do it. I have a hire car, and from what I have managed to figure out I can drive to Strbske Pleso, and hopefully park there and it's roughly 5 hours up from there. Is there any where else I could start from and leave the car to shorten the walk, I...More
September 16, 2016|
Response fromNiki V|
There are a few parking lots in Štrbské Pleso, not free of course. You can also start from Popradské Pleso. You can park there and no need for permit but also not free. That way you shorten your hike to cca 4 and half hours.