Would you like to explore and hike in a less touristy, but still beautiful, area of Slovakia? The High Tatras is not the only mountain range, where it is possible to do the hut to hut trek. You have probably never heard of the Mala Fatra mountains before. It is a small mountain range that you can walk from one side to another in a couple of days. And that´s exactly purpose of this tour – to walk across these mountains.
You will spend most of the trek walking on the mountain ridge with the views all around you. The good (or bad?) news is, that the highest peak of the Mala Fatra, the Velky Krivan (1 709 m), is in the way. Don´t worry, once you reach the mountain ridge, the highest peak doesn´t seem to be so high anymore. Cozy mountain huts were built also in the Mala Fatra to accommodate tired hikers, who walk in good or bad weather and will be awaiting you on your way through the mountains.
This short trekking tour is great for those who wants to escape the city and crowds. Majority of hikers come to the Mala Fatra during the weekends in summer. Otherwise, it is pretty empty and you will meet other hikers only occasionally.
For this tour you need to be reasonably fit, as walking with the heavy backpack requires certain level of physical fitness. The hike on the last day involves also the elements of scrambling, so previous experience with scrambling is welcomed.
We will arrange the accommodation at the mountain huts and give you detailed program for your tour. However you will pay at the mountain hut personally in cash for the accommodation. 2 nights cost 25 € per person.
I recommend to do this tour from April to October.
Tip: Walking with a heavy backpack is much easier with hiking poles, so I recommend you to get a pair.