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hiking in Tatras

HIKING the TATRA MOUNTAINS

There are 275 km of marked tourist trails located in the Tatra National Park (the park was established in 1954 and covers an area of 21,197 hectares), with various degrees of difficulty from very easy to extremely difficult ones, fitted with safety equipment, such as chains, iron steps or rope ladders. The various colours (yellow, red, blue, green and black), the trails are marked with, don't indicate the degree of difficulty, but they help to identify the individual route in the open area.
A ticket to the Tatra National Park costs 5 PLN (2,50 PLN for kids).

  • On the territory of Tatra National Park walking is allowed on marked tourist routes only!
  • In Tatra National Park dogs are allowed only in the Chocholowska Valley and on the Droga pod Reglami.
  • Camping in the Tatra National Park is not allowed. The only possibility of accommodation in the Tatra Mountains is accommodation in one of the eight shelters. Here you will find a list of them: shelters in Polish Tatra Mountains
Our suggestions: try to start your hiking early morning (around 8.00 am or even earlier in August) to avoid walking in the crowds. Don't forget a rucksack with some drink, food and a jumper and waterproof jacket.
Add the emergency number of Tatra Mountain Rescue Team +48 601 100 300 to your mobile phone memory!
Notice please that even Tatra Mountains seems to be very small (one can climb the highest summit Rysy in 6 hours) many routes are very difficult.

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hiking the Tatra National Park

WALKING PRIVATE TOURS

Walking, sightseeing tours for individual tourists: DISCOVER ZAKOPANE & TATRA NATIONAL PARK:

All of our tours are “private” (we don’t mix groups) and all the tours are guided by English speaking, licensed Tatra Guides
SUGGESTED CLOTHES: To enjoy your walking comfortably and safely, your footwear, clothing and equipment need to be suitable for the conditions likely to be encountered. Tatra Mountains are particularly famous for its changeable weather. You’ll need: comfortable footwear with a good grip, walking boots are recommended, and are essential for our mountain walks. Sport shoes in lower valleys, in Zakopane any comfortable footware. A waterproof jacket and waterproof over-trousers (not essential). Warm clothing, such as a fleece just in case. Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer. A warm hat and gloves are useful additions, essential for mountain walks in the autumn and winter. A small rucksack, a water bottle, some food or a snack. Many guests find walking poles useful, particularly for descents, but these are not obligatory. In summer sun hat, sunglasses and sun cream may also be useful additions. Good sense of humour and adventure – absolutely essential!
PRICE LIST: the prices of our tours depend on the route difficulty and number of participants. Below each tours description you will find the prices for 1 up to 12 people. For larger groups prices are calculated individually. The lunch is included only in the price of the first tour - Discover Zakopane. The cost of the most expensive tour - Discover Zakopane combined with the Kasprowy Wierch cable car ride includes cable car tickets for the participants and the guide, as well as a lunch and an entrance to the art gallery. The tours are described from the easiest to most difficult but none of them requires any special climbing skills or equipment.
TRANSFERS: all the transfers included in the tours costs are organized by the public buses but for the extra cost we can order private transfers.
MEETING: when your booking is confirmed you will receive the voucher with the meeting place and time.
CANCELLATION TERMS:

WALKING PRIVATE TOURS for individual tourists:

willa pod Jedlami

DISCOVER ZAKOPANE / easy tour

DISCOVER ZAKOPANE TOUR - 4 hours walking tour around the town: a very nice walk through our favourite parts of the town, from popular (ski jumping hill) to less visited ones. After a visit in the gallery of contemporary art „Oksza” guide invites you for a small lunch of typical Polish dumplings in a restaurant from the old communist times. „Discover Zakopane” tour can be combined together with „Kasprowy Wierch” tour.

DISCOVER ZAKOPANE TOUR - PRICING FOR 2018:
Price including: licensed Tatra Guide service, entrance fee to the Oksza gallery and a small lunch.
1 person - 350 PLN2 persons - 400 PLN3 persons - 450 PLN4 persons - 500 PLN
5 persons - 650 PLN6 persons - 700 PLN7 persons - 750 PLN8 persons - 800 PLN
9 persons - 850 PLN10 persons - 900 PLN11 persons - 950 PLN12 persons - 1000 PLN
DIFFICULTY: easy WHEN & WHAT TIME: all year round, meeting between 8 and 11am, gallery is closed on Mondays
Optional, extra paid attractions: horse-drawn carriage ride: 120 PLN for 1-4 persons; chair lift ride to the top of the ski jumping hill - 15 PLN per person
Required DEPOSIT: 50 PLN / payment with PayPal.
BOOKING: to book our trip fill in the booking form below please

Kasprowy Wierch cable car

DISCOVER ZAKOPANE with KASPROWY WIERCH cable car ride / easy

DISCOVER ZAKOPANE plus KASPROWY WIERCH TOUR - 6 hours tour: the above programme of Discover Zakopane walk combined with a cable car ride to Kasprowy Wierch summit (1987 m a.s.l.) and optional hiking (easy)from Kasprowy Wierch to Beskid (2.012 masl). Prebooked tickets – no waiting, up-and-down cable car ride.

DISCOVER ZAKOPANE with KASPROWY WIERCH TOUR - LOW SEASON PRICES
(16-30.05; 04-29.06 and 1-30.10.2018):

Price including: licensed Tatra Guide service, necessary transfers, cable car tickets bought in advance to avoid queuing to the cash desk, entrance fee to the Oksza gallery and a small lunch.
1 person - 590 PLN2 persons - 720 PLN3 persons - 850 PLN4 persons - 980 PLN
5 persons - 1210 PLN6 persons - 1340 PLN7 persons - 1470 PLN8 persons - 1600 PLN
9 persons - 1730 PLN10 persons - 1860 PLN11 persons - 1990 PLN12 persons - 2120 PLN
DIFFICULTY: easy ; WHEN & WHAT TIME: all year round, meeting between 8.00 am and 1.00pm; gallery is closed on Mondays.
Required DEPOSIT: 50% of the total costs should be paid with PayPal.
BOOKING: to book our trip fill in the booking form below please.
DISCOVER ZAKOPANE with KASPROWY WIERCH TOUR - HIGH SEASON PRICES
(31.05-03.06; 04-29.06 and 30.06-30.09.2018):

Price including: licensed Tatra Guide service, necessary transfers, cable car tickets bought in advance to avoid queuing to the cash desk, entrance fee to the Oksza gallery and a small lunch.
1 person - 660 PLN2 persons - 820 PLN3 persons - 980 PLN4 persons - 1140 PLN
5 persons - 1400 PLN6 persons - 1560 PLN7 persons - 1720 PLN8 persons - 1880 PLN
9 persons - 2040 PLN10 persons - 2200 PLN11 persons - 2360 PLN12 persons - 2520 PLN
DIFFICULTY: easy ; WHEN & WHAT TIME: all year round, meeting between 8.00 am and 1.00 pm; gallery is closed on Mondays.
Required DEPOSIT: 50% of the total costs should be paid with PayPal.
BOOKING: to book our trip fill in the booking form below please

Olczyska Valley

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 1 / moderate

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 1 - up to 4 hours walking tour: a nice walk through lower forests of the Tatra Mountains. From a bottom of ski jumping hill, through picturesque White Water Valley, to a rocky view point at 1377 m a.s.l. After a beautiful traverse, refreshments in a mountain hotel, walk in an old manor park and finally visit to a shepherd’s hut where they produce a local specialty – smoked sheep cheese.

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 1 - PRICING FOR 2018:
Price including: licensed Tatra Guide service, necessary transfers and Tatra National Park entrance fee.
1 person - 320 PLN2 persons - 340 PLN3 persons - 360 PLN4 persons - 380 PLN
5 persons - 550 PLN6 persons - 570 PLN7 persons - 590 PLN8 persons - 610 PLN
9 persons - 630 PLN10 persons - 650 PLN11 persons - 670 PLN12 persons - 690 PLN
DIFFICULTY: moderate ; WHEN & WHAT TIME:all year round, meeting between 7.00am and 2.00pm (10.00-12.00 in winter time)
Required DEPOSIT: 50 PLN / payment with PayPal.
BOOKING: to book our trip fill in the booking form below please

willa pod Jedlami

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 2 / challenging

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 2 / 4 - 5 hours walking tour: Two summits (Kopieniec 1328 and Nosal 1206 m a.s.l.) both with a beautiful panorama of the Tatra Mountains and Zakopane valley. Nice valleys, lovely forest and meadows, huge karst spring, clear river – beauty of the nature. Easy rock scramble (optional).

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 2 - PRICING FOR 2018:
Price including: licensed Tatra Guide service, necessary transfers, Tatra National Park entrance fee.
1 person - 330 PLN2 persons - 360 PLN3 persons - 390 PLN4 persons - 420 PLN
5 persons - 600 PLN6 persons - 630 PLN7 persons - 660 PLN8 persons - 690 PLN
9 person - 720 PLN10 persons - 750 PLN11 persons - 780 PLN12 persons - 810 PLN
DIFFICULTY: challenging WHEN & WHAT TIME:from May until November, meeting between 7.00am and 2.00pm
Required DEPOSIT: 50 PLN / payment with PayPal.
BOOKING: to book our trip fill in the booking form below please

Polana Rusinowa

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 3 / challenging

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 3 / 4 - 5 hours walking tour: after a 10 minutes minibus transfer a walk to a beautiful mountain clearing, on the way lovely wooden church. Optional walk to a view point at 1488 m a.s.l. with a great view on High and White Tatras. Than a walk along forest, by a picturesque waterfall to a cosy mountain shelter for rest and a lunch (not included). After short break 30 minutes walk to the parking area and 30 minutes ride on a public bus back to Zakopane.

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 3 - PRICING FOR 2018:
Price including: licensed Tatra Guide service, necessary transfers, Tatra National Park entrance fee.
1 person - 340 PLN2 persons - 380 PLN3 persons - 420 PLN4 persons - 460 PLN
5 persons - 650 PLN6 persons - 690 PLN7 persons - 730 PLN8 persons - 770 PLN
9 persons - 810 PLN10 persons - 850 PLN11 persons - 890 PLN12 persons - 930 PLN
DIFFICULTY: challenging WHEN & WHAT TIME:from May until November, meeting between 7.00am and 2.00pm
Required DEPOSIT: 50 PLN / payment with PayPal.
BOOKING: to book our trip fill in the booking form below please

hiking in Tatra National PARK

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 4 / challenging

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 4 / 6 - 7 hours walking tour: alpine style walk to a high mountain clearing of Hala Gasienicowa and Black Lake above it. Optional ascent to a high pass (1853 m a.s.l.) and during the descent a break in a mountain shelter. Longer and more demanding than other walks – 6 to 8 hours.

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 4 - PRICING FOR 2018:
Price including: licensed Tatra Guide service, necessary transfers, Tatra National Park entrance fee.
1 person - 430 PLN2 persons - 460 PLN3 persons - 490 PLN4 persons - 520 PLN
5 persons - 650 PLN6 persons - 680 PLN7 persons - 710 PLN8 persons - 740 PLN
9 persons - 770 PLN10 persons - 800 PLN11 persons - 830 PLN12 persons - 860 PLN
DIFFICULTY: challenging WHEN & WHAT TIME:from May until November, meeting between 7.00am and 2.00pm
Required DEPOSIT: 50 PLN / payment with PayPal.
BOOKING: to book our trip fill in the booking form below please

Mount Giewont

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 5 / difficult

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 5 / 5 - 6 hours walking tour: early morning hike to a spectacular summit of Giewont (1894 m a.s.l.) with a descent through a picturesque limestone valley. On the summit a short rock scramble equipped with chains for support. More demanding than other walks, requires a good head for heights.

TATRA NATIONAL PARK 5 - PRICING FOR 2018:
Price including: licensed Tatra Guide service, necessary transfers, Tatra National Park entrance fee.
1 person - 530 PLN2 persons - 560 PLN3 persons - 590 PLN4 persons - 620 PLN
5 persons - 750 PLN6 persons - 780 PLN7 persons - 810 PLN8 persons - 840 PLN
9 persons - 870 PLN10 persons - 900 PLN11 persons - 930 PLN12 persons - 960 PLN
DIFFICULTY: difficult WHEN & WHAT TIME:from May until November, meeting between 6.00 and 8.00am (July and August 5.30 - 7.30)
Required DEPOSIT: 50 PLN / payment with PayPal.
BOOKING: to book our trip fill in the booking form below please

PRIVATE WALKING TOURS - BOOKING FORM:

ZAKOPANE GARDEN APARTMENTS

Garden Apartments in Zakopane
two cozy apartments for 2 and for 4 persons in the centre of Zakopane

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What would be appropriate clothing for the tour?

Depending on the weather and chosen tour.


Will any other people join our tour?

No, they won't. All our tours are private and the guide is booked exclusively for you.


Does your offer is the cheapest one in Zakopane?

No, it isn't the cheapest one, but I hope it's the best one:)


Should we expect any extra fees?

No, all the obligatory fees are included but you can order some optional attractions or extra meals / drinks, etc.


Do the guides speak English?

Yes, the guides speak English.