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is definitely worth a visit

Trek from Micro Papigo takes about 4 hours depending on your condition. There are 4 shelters along... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Bohumin, Czech Republic
Up up and away!

serious hick...3/4 hours to refuge then couple hours there and back to Dragon Lake...unless you are... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Trek from Micro Papigo takes about 4 hours depending on your condition. There are 4 shelters along the way, where you can sit and refresh your own supplies, and for three of them the water is flowing to add / during my visit in September...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank AndreaB1188
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

I did this hike with my 58 year old mom. It took us 3 hours walk from mikro papingo to the refuge, another hour and a half to the lake. The way down was a little shorter. All in all a 9 hour hike, very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Amazing glacial pool surrounded by mountains and overlooking the Aoos gorge. Still with snow on the shores in mid-June. You are not meant to swim as this disturbs the newts (which are neotenic). Lovely flowers on the walk to it from the Astraka Refuge

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

serious hick...3/4 hours to refuge then couple hours there and back to Dragon Lake...unless you are Adonis in super fast licra!! If decide to return to start another 2:5hrs...looking at possible 9hrs all in...need carry water proofs and something warm for top...food at refuge excellent...and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank swallowtails1
Reviewed March 1, 2018

Strenuous hike to reach the top, but seriously incredible unobstructed views from the top. It felt like I was on another planet! I recommend this hike to all those who are adventurous and love the outdoors.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Mariolina44
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

The trek is very beautiful and recommended. It is ok for hikers but for someone who don't use to hike it would be challenging, but totally worth it. When you get to the lake go to its other side, there is a wonderful view. Look...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank snYuval
Reviewed September 25, 2017

I gave this 4 stars only because I want to warn people about the way up there - It is not easy! It took us a whole day going up to the refuge. But other than that - The experience is just amazing! The view...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Anat C
Reviewed August 14, 2017

This is a beautiful alpine lake at 2100m. It was created as a result of glacial activity. It is a moderate hike from Papingo for hikers with some experience. It takes around 3hrs from the village to the refuge and another 1.30h to the lake...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Kostis K
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

It's one of a kind place, unique!! It takes us approximately 5 hours to go by foot but it deserves it! We were swimming there and it was great!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank theofak
Reviewed July 3, 2017

A steep climb through the forest brings you above the tree line to the Astraka mountain lodge with fantastic views. You can then walk for about another hour to the Dragon lake - a beautiful walk with many wildflowers - orchids and electric-blue gentians. Great...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Richard S
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