3 days of hiking and resting in mountain cottages in the High Tatras.
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Highs & Lows
Potato dumplings with sheep cheese so called ´Bryndzove halusky´ are recommended for sufficient strength!
The weather is the most constant in the September with lot of sunlight so the sun protection is a must.
When looking at the High Tatras, it is difficult to overlook the massif of Slavkovský štít/peak. It rises above Starý Smokovec and is popular among tourists as one of the highest peaks of the mountain range (with a height of 2452 m above sea level, it is the third highest freely accessible hill in the High Tatras)
The hike through the Priečne Sedlo/Transverse Saddle definitely belongs to the list of hikes that you simply have to take in the Tatras. At an altitude of 2,352 mamsl. the saddle intersects the middle ridge and thus connects the Malú/Small and Veľkú Studenú dolinu/Large Cold Valley. This route is described as the most technically demanding marked hiking trail in the High Tatras.
Chata pod Rysmi/Cottage under the Rysy is the highest and at the same time the youngest Tatra cottage. It was built in 1933 and since then it has welcomed thousands of visitors seeking refuge between the Tatra peaks. The mountain peak Rysy itself can boast of visiting such personalities as Marie and Pierre Curie or Vladimir Ilijic Lenin.
Q & A
What tips would you give a friend?
You should be at least average fit. You go to an unpredictable mountain environment.
Equip yourself for the hike - with proper clothes and shoes as well as food supplies
The easiest way to get to the Tatras is by train to Štrba / Poprad. And then by bus/train to any of your starting location.