What's new?Page totally updated on the 10th of September, 2008!!!
21st of June 2007: Tomas Kristofory added a superb winter-photo of the mountains above Velka Studená valley! You can see the photo at Getting htere section.
12nd of June 2007: Nice ice-climbing pictures have been added by marlenka and julesblaidd!
OverviewVychodná Vysoká (slo), Mala Wysoka (pol), Kis-Viszoka (hun), Kleine Visoka (ger).
The main beauty of this peak is that there might be no crowd on the top which is /to be honest/ sometimes rare according to High Tatras's peaks! There is always silence and peace on the top! But during getting there you may meet a lot of people at Polsky Hreben (2200m).
The routes are not hard for people who know the conditions of high mountains!
There is a beautiful view on the whole High Tatras from the summit.
You can get to the High Tatras by car by bus by train or even by plane. The main center of the tourist atractions in the High Tatras is Poprad. The city of Poprad is situated at the south-east side of the High Tatras not far from the smaller villages in the mountains!
You can get there by plane from Bratislava (Sk), Prague (Cz), and from Viena (At), wich are the closest airports to Poprad National Airport. Unfortunatelly for the hungarian tourists there aren't any planes from Hungary!
You can reach Poprad by train or by bus from most of the bigger cities of the neighbouring countries and Slovakia! Thanks God trains and buses are also comeing from Hungary!
For helping the tourist who come from Hungary:
The trains leave from Budapest, Keleti International Railway Station a few times a day! For more information you might visit the website of the Hungarian National Railways (MÁV)!
The buses come from Budapest, Népliget International Bus Station also a few times a day. The website is www.volan.hu!
You can also go by car from all over Europe!
From Poprad there is a train to all the villages in the High Tatras: Strbské Pleso (1355m), Stary Smokovec (1010m), Tatranská Lomnica (850m), Tatranská Polianka (1005m) and there is a bus to Podbanské (950m). The best way to get to the base of the mountain is to go to Tatranská Polianka! The train goes to Stary Smokovec and there you have to change train and leave to Strbské Pleso. Tatranská Polianka is the fourth stop! The tickets are not expensive!
You can also start climbing from Stary Smokovec but it is a bit longer except if you make a circle and finish your route at Tatranská Polianka or the opposite way (start at Tatranská Polianka and finish at Stary Smokovec).
Red TapeThere are no route fees and summit fees but you might pay at some places for the parking if you go by car.
The routes are closed from the 1st of November to the 15th of June!
Wildlife rules are to keep the mountains as clean as possible and be in silence as the mountains do not make any noise to disturb you! You must not collect anything from nature, you might not take off the signed routes, and do not make fire or put up a tent inside the National Park!
When To Climb
You can climb in every time of the year! But from the 1st of November to the 15th of June you need a mountain guide or a notice from the head of the Tatra National Parks /TANAP-Tatranské Narodny Park/ that you are alloved to climb in the winter, it's dangerous time because of the snow avalanches.
In the winter you might have crampons, ice axes, ropes beside worm clothes!!!
Guided mountaineering: www.tatraguide.com!
You can camp at almost every village in the High Tatras from where you can start your journey in the morning! See more info at www.tanap.sk!
There are hotels on the way to Vychodná Vysoká too. If you go from Stary Smokovec you can sleep at Biliková Chata/Hrebienok (1285m), if you start at Tatranská Polianka there is a sleeping possibility at Slyezsky dom (1680m).
Mountain ConditionsThe website of the Tatra National Parks is: www.tanap.sk!
They can help you find a camp to sleep or in the transport or in wildlife and in mountaineering of course!
There is another website which could help you in the High Tatras: www.vysoketatry.org!
There is a meteorological station at Lomnicky stit (2633m) but I have no information about web cams! There is no web cam on Vychodná Vysoká!
I wish everyone not to use these phone numbers but for the case if there will be need of them:
Red cross at High Tatras: 155
Mountain Rescue Team: 18300
Mountain Helicopter Service: 18155
The Helicopter Station is at Stary Smokovec and they usually make flights to controll the area!
The website of the Mountain Rescue Team is :www.hzs.sk!
Ice climbingText will be added soon!
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