Vysoke Tatry Things to Do

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    Mountain meadows in Zadne Medodoly

    by evaanna Updated Jul 25, 2005

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    Mountain meadow in the High Tatras

    If you choose the path on your left at Pol'ana pod Muran'om (the Glade under Muran), you will soon find yourself in a fairyland of beautiful lush mountain meadows with a wide variety of plants taking turns to flower throughout the summer. If you look up from your rocky path past the meadows, you'll see the spruce forest dotted with some leafy trees like mountain ashes which contrast best with the green of the spruce in the autumn (see the travelogue). Still further up you can only see dwarf mountain pine wood and to top it all just the rugged rocks of the Belianske Tatras interspersed with moss-like plantlife. This kind of landscape will accompany you throughout the Zadne Medodoly mountain valley, which will eventually bring you to the mountain pass of Kopske Sedlo.

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    Javorova Dolina or the Javorova Mountain Valley

    by evaanna Updated Jul 23, 2005

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    Javorova Valley

    The name of the village where we always stay - Javorina - derives from the mountain stream Javorinka which flows all the way from the High Tatras along Javorova Dolina past the Slovakian village Podspady and Polish Jurgow and joins the Bialka River on the Polish side of the border.
    The Javorova Valley can be a good starting point for hikers who want to reach e.g., L'adowy Stit (the Ice Peak - 2627 m a.s.l.) and then go down to Smokovec. This trail will be described in a different tip.
    As you leave the village walking west past the forester's house, fill up a container with the water from the stream - there are special spouts - no need to buy mineral water, the water here is pure and very tasty.
    You won't see much at the beginning of your walk, the forest hides the views, but you can hear and at places see the rumbling stream on your left, with some rapids a little further. The road goes uphill but not much, real climbing starts a long way from here. On your left are also the Belianske Tatras, of which you will get a better view as soon as you reach the mountain clearing Polana Pod Muran'om described in my next tip. That's where the TANAP (Tatransky Narodny Park) begins and you may have to pay rather symbolic entrance fees if you happen to be there in the high season (July - August). In the picture our host selling the tickets on a bench there. Notice how many clothes he has with him in the event of a change of weather. He certainly knew what he was doing..

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    From L'adovy Stit to Smokovec

    by evaanna Written Jul 23, 2005

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    Down from L'adovy Stit to Smokovec

    Having climbed L'adovy Stit, or rather Sedielko just beneath it, you may choose a different trail to go back to civilisation. Another trail leads from there to Smokovec, but you must be prepared to negotiate steep mountain slopes on the way, where some snow may lie all the year round. Still, you are only a short (if steep) way from a mountain shelter, the popular Teryho Chata where you can take a rest, have a meal or even spend the night to gather strength for tomorrow's hiking.

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    Hiking 2

    by zizkov Written Apr 18, 2005

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    Majestic

    Well, I may pad out the story later, but I walked on, there were German pensioners in tracksuits and trainers out on the trails, so I though 'if they can do it, I sure can'. So I did. It was the start of October, but even about 1700m up, I was down to my t-shirt. A couple of hours later, I arrived at the top gondola station, and then took the chairlift a bit further up, and scrambled on a bit more.

    In the picture, I am about 2100m up (about 7100 ft). One of my favourite pics from my travels.

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    Hiking in the Mountains

    by zizkov Written Apr 18, 2005

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    Down from the fall

    I didn't really mean to go hiking, it just kind of ended up like that. There are some scary hikes and I 'm sure there are more informative VT pages than this will be about them. But anyway, my tale.

    I took the Hrebienek funicular up and I thought I would wander off for about ten minutes, not being equipped for mountain hiking, bearing in mind how you should treat the mountains with respect, I am 1300m up, it is a lovely day but weather can change etc. I hear a waterfall and, well, I'm a sucker for them I have to go find it. And I am descending now through the woods and the sound is getting really loud...and here it is, and I'm far from the only person to have heard it. It is not a big drop but has a run over a lot of rocks, so many in fact you can walk across and clamber up amidst it. Fantastic. I spent a bit of time here, feeling the nature. And then I kept walking...

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    Who loves hiking, will be satisfied

    by katamorgana Written Feb 25, 2005

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    Skalnate pleso, the middle station of the funicular from Tatranska Lomnica to Lomnicky stit. If You love hiking, forget funicular and go there on foot form Hrebienok. The path offers amazing wiews. You will be tired, but enjoyed.

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    Studenovodský Vodopad

    by Aurorae Updated Dec 16, 2004

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    at Studenovodsk�� Vodopad

    Studenovodský Vodopad is one of the most visited waterfalls, because it's very easily reachable in a very populated area. Studenovodský Vodopad means "coldwater waterfall", and it has lovely cascades on one of the many streams in Tatras.

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    Krivan peak 2 494.7 metres a.s.l.

    by sigiz Written Apr 3, 2004
    Krivan peak

    Krivan, the westernmost High Tatran peak (and relatively easy to climb), is an eight-hour return journey from Strebsko Pleso via Janske pleso.
    Krivan is the holy mountain for all Slovaks and the national symbol of Slovakia. In 1841, Slovak nationalists Stur and Hurban staged a patriotic march up the mountain, a tradition that is continued to this day at the end of August

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    Winter in High Tatra

    by Skipka Written Jul 29, 2003

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    winter is really great season here but a lot of tourists who enjoy skiing and snowboarding. I love to sit somewhere even there is deadly freezing and my ears should be broken in a minute :) and listen to shivering of wind and watching snowing :) oh yeah ... and then you should drink grog (rhum and tea), eat bryndzove halusky and garlic soup :) and later hurray on sledging >:)

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    Kamzik - Goat

    by Skipka Updated Jul 29, 2003

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    Kamzik vrchovsky (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a symbol of High Tatras and sometimes if you are lucky and not loud when trekking or hiking, you can see them grazing :) Kamzik is also the symbol and emblem of TANAP (Tatra National Park) with its seat in Tatranska Lomnica.
    First note about kamzik has been found in Chronicle of Konrad Sperfolg of Levoca in 1517.
    Unfortunately, nowadays there is very rarely to see them thanks to wide tourism and ecological changes and catastrophes. In 1994 according the TANAP statistics there were just around 40 of them... really sad ... So, a little advice, if you are there be a part of nature not civilisator and colonizer ...

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    The Green Lake

    by Skipka Written Jun 24, 2003

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    The most beautiful place in Slovakia

    This is for me the most beautiful place in Slovakia. Zelene pleso (The Green Lake) is situated near Velka Svistovka and if you want to see these beauties then take all possible hiking trekking stuff :) it takes hours to get there but it is worth to... :)
    Other info see this site :
    http://www.vysoketatry.com/chaty/chpzplese/en.html
    http://www.vysoketatry.com/ciele/dzplesa/en.html
    There is also a photogallery

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    Stones?

    by KiNyA Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Stones :-)

    Vysoke Tatry is the westernest part of the Charpatians and so its geological structure is pretty much different than our Alps. I was pretty surprised by these more or less big stones, even boulders were seen in many places.

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    Sweet village with special Architecture

    by Skipka Written May 13, 2003

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    zzdiar

    This is a house from the village Zdiar situated in the Western part of High Tatras. There is the ski resort and during the summer or other season you can explore the beauties of Tatra mountains.

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    charming houses

    by Aurorae Written Mar 22, 2003

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    Stary Smokovec

    Tatras are full of BEAUTIFUL façades, cute houses are everywhere! They look like fairy tale cottages!

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    Tatra peaks

    by Aurorae Written Mar 22, 2003

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    There are many spectacular mountain peaks, often hidden in the couds. As you hike you'll find yourself at many beautiful sceneries....

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