High Tatras Hiking – Vychodna Vysoka|Slovakia

As every year during the summer, I went to High Tatras in Slovakia again for some hiking. The weather was abnormally hot this year with temperature rising above 30°C in the mountains. How crazy is that! Nonetheless, I had a great time and enjoyed the hike, even though it was tough.

Route

I was starting from Sliezsky Dom. You can get there by multiple routes, depending on where you live, but the easiest is to book a car that will take you there from Tatranska Polianka. From Sliezsky Dom follow the green marks around waterfall and up to Poľský hrebeň. From there you can go up to Východná Vysoká for some views, but you will have to come back the same way, so might want to skip it. I did. Next, follow blue marks and go to Prielom and Zbojnícka Chata from where you can go to Hrebienok and down to Starý Smokovec. Be aware, there are 2 blues from Poľský hrebeň, so follow the signs rather than the colour marks.

Hike

I would say the hike is medium to hard. There are places, especially going up and down Prielom, where you have to pull yourself up either holding the stones themselves or using the chains placed there. That being said I am not muscly and do not workout very often and I was still able to do it easily, just be careful. It goes without saying not to go there if you are afraid of heights and scared when you have to use chains as this hike is full of them.

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