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Vysoké Tatry

Vysoké Tatry

The High Tatras are the highest mountains in Slovakia and Poland. They are the only mountains of Alpine type in these countries. The territory of the High Tatras occupies 341 km2.

The mountain range borders Podtatranská kotlina to the south, Spišská Magura to the north, Kôprová dolina, which divides the High Tatras and the Western Tatras to the west and Belianske Tatras which are lower than High Tatras to the east.

The mountain peaks available for tourism are the following: Svinica (2301 m), Rysy (2503 m), Kriváň (2495 m), Kôprovský štít (2636 m), Jahňací štít (2230 m).

The territory of High Tatras belongs to two drainage areas : Baltic and Black Sea. Some of the most important rivers in Slovakia like for example Váh spring here. In most valleys there are glacial lakes and lakes which are also called tarns. There are 120 tarns in the High Tatras. The most famous of them are Veľké Hincovo pleso, Štrbské pleso, Popradské pleso, Morskie oko.

Tips for Trips

The High Tatras and their surroundings offer tourists a wide range of sport activities in summer as well as in winter.

The most popular tourist destinations are the following:

  • Tourist path from Štrbské Pleso to Popradské Pleso with the length of almost 4km
  • Belianska Cave famous for its bizzare rock formations
  • Važecká Cave famous for its rich stalactite decoration
  • Botanical Garden situated in the north-east of Tatranská Lomnica
  • Lakes of Love in Štrbské Pleso
  • Nature trails
  • Chalets in High Tatras  -  Zamkovského chata (Zamkovského Chalet), Téryho chata (Téryho Chalet) Rainerova chata (Rainerova Chalet) , Zbojnícka chata (Zbojnícka Chalet), Mountain Hotel Sliezsky dom, Chata pri  Popradskom plese (Chalet near Popradské pleso), Chata pod Rysmi (Chalet under Rysy), Chata pod Soliskom (Chalet under Solisko), Chata pri Zelenom plese (Chalet near Zelené Pleso), Chata Plesnivec (Plesnivec Chalet).
  • Valleys in Tatras – Tichá dolina, Kôrová dolina, Furkotská dolina, Mlynická dolina, Mengusovská dolina, Batizovská dolina, Velická dolina, Veľká Studená dolina, Malá studená dolina, Skalnatá dolina, Dolina Kežmarskej Bielej vody , Javorová dolina, Bielovodská dolina, Monkova dolina.
  • Waterfalls – Waterfall Skok, Waterfall Kmeťov vodopád, Waterfall Večný dážď, waterfalls and cascades of Studený potok .
  • The most popular ski slopes in winter months are the following: Štrbské Pleso, Lomnické sedlo, Čučoriedky, Ždiar, Ski Bachledova, Ski Centre Levoča.



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