4 Days
Duration
8-20
Group Size
Poland
Location
4/10
Physicality

Trekking in the beautiful Polish Tetras mountains bordering Slovakia, as a short break trekking and cultural experience; we are based out of the stunning town of Zakopane. We explore the region moving through enchanting forests onto ridge lines providing views of breath-taking proportion. The picture postcard scenery in changing seasons throughout the year, culture, food and fresh air provides that perfect short break get-away.

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Grade 4 Trek (Challenging): are for the hill walker that has some experience, good level of fitness and moving onto the next level of challenge. Walking days are normally 4-5 hours and involve up to 300m or more ascent or descent. 2 to 4 consecutive days walking in altitude, where the fitter you are the more you will enjoy it.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Departure is usually London Heathrow, this may vary and the specific location will be provided upon booking
WEAR Comfortable Clothing for the flight
INCLUDED
International flights
Airport transfers
Tour Leader
English speaking guide
Transport for itinerary
Bottled water
Breakfasts only
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch & Dinners
Personal drinks
Tipping
Travel Insurance
Cost of Excursions:
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Auschwitz concentration camp
Kracow

 

D1

Zakopane

On arrival at Katowice airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation in Zakopane – the capital of Polish Mountains and our base for the next three days. As the flights are normally quite late at night we allow a lay in the next morning. After your welcome breakfast and trip brief, we are going for a walk for the rest of the day. First day walk will take around 4 hours with a nice break for lunch in the middle. We will return to Zakopane in the late afternoon and relax for the rest of the day in preparation for the next two full days of trekking. (breakfast)
D2

Zakopane and full day trekking

After early breakfast we will get a lift to the start of the trek; Depending on the weather conditions we will walk up to 2400m and we will explore and discover some outstanding areas and breathtaking scenery on the Polish/Slovakian boarder. 8-9 hours of trekking including a lunch stop. After the trek, we travel back to Zakopane for an evening in the town exploring which restaurant to enjoy the local cuisine. (Breakfast)
D3

Zakopane and full day trekking

Today we continue to trek through the Tatras Mountains and sample delicious Polish food in Forest and Mountain lodges. The first sight of these lodges is often seeing smoke gently drifting through the pine forests while in the background, huge mountain ridges rise up into the sky. 8-9 hours of trekking including a lunch stop. After the trekking day, hot showers and a chance to reflect over a delicious evening meal. (Breakfast)
D4

Explore Zakopane and after lunch transfer to airport

The final day allows to you have a full morning exploring Zakopane or take a short walk up onto the ridge of Gubalowka and have a bit of fun on the bob-slay run and high ropes forest course. If this sounds too energetic after two full days trekking, then why note find a seat in one of the restaurants and enjoy mid-morning refreshments and admire the view. Transfer from Zakopane to Katowice airport (Breakfast)

Clothing and equipment required for the trekking part of the trip

  • Walking boots
  • Socks
  • Water proof top and bottoms
  • Personal clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Camera
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Snacks (to graze on during the day)
  • Underwear
  • Water bottles – capacity to carry 2ltrs of water (1ltr bottle x2)
  • 3ltr bladder with drinking tube
  • 35ltr day sack for trekking
  • Clothing and kit for all relevant activities
  • Walking poles
  • Protection from the sun and cold for the head, neck, hands, face, torso and legs
  • Sun cream
  • Sun glasses
  • 4 Season Sleeping Bag & liner
  • X2 1ltr water containers
  • X1 3ltr bladder with drinking tube

Personal Expenses

You will need extra money to cover the cost of drinks, souvenirs, meals (where applicable) airport taxes, etc. It is advisable to change money on arrival at international airports whilst waiting for your luggage.

Personal medication

Please note all illness, injuries and medication need to be disclosed to EDGE Travel Worldwide at time of booking – please seek advice from your Doctor to your suitability of participating on this trip.

Weather

Depending on the time of year please note that during the Summer the weather ranges from hot/dry/humid/thunder storms/rain and during the Winter months there can be heavy snow and cold

Park Fees

These will vary throughout the year, but early bookings will avoid a possible change in fee. (These are built into the trip cost.)

Tipping

Tipping is down to personal preference on this trip. There are no guidelines set by EDGE Travel Worldwide.

Meal Plan

Breakfast is provided. Local prices are approximately:

Lunch: £8 (Average cost of lunch)
Dinner: £10 to £13 (Average cost of evening meal)

Optional Excursions

These maybe available, please contact us for further details.

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