The High Tatras mountains are among the most rugged and spectacular in Europe, part of the granite Carpathian Range, rising to almost 2500m. The dramatic scenery, combined with a sophisticated network of footpaths, makes Poland a popular walking destination.We trek through valleys, past lakes and over ridges. The walking is demanding but rewarding, the terrain tough but beautiful, and the mountain huts we stay in for 2 nights are basic but friendly, clean and hospitable. The National Park is a pristine area with abundant wild flowers and animals. On the higher ground these include marmot, lynx and eagles, as well as the 60 or so bears that roam the park. They generally feed on berries, seeds and grasses and keep away from humans! The trip includes one free day when you can simply relax or perhaps take a trip out. Zakopane is only 2 hours away from the delights of Krakow, Poland’s most fascinating city. It is possible to visit the UNESCO salt mines and/ or the Auschwitz museum. Your guide will help organise these optional tours.
Price includes: 7 nights full board (5 hotel / 2 refuge); NP fees; airport transfer meeting certain flights; walks transport. Single room available on 5 nights – total supplement of £70.
Not included: flight to Krakow