Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 49.20078°N / 19.70364°E
Activities Activities: Hiking
Additional Information Elevation: 7110 ft / 2167 m
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Just Pachol`a
East face
Pachola (2167 m)
Seen from NW - photo by Petr Drápalík
Descending from Banikov
Pachoľa from Baníkov (ESE) - photo by horrste
This peak lies in the western part of the Západné(SK)/Zachodnie(PL) Tatry (Western Tatra Mountains). It sits on the main ridge of the Western Tatras, between the summits of Banikov/Banówka and Spálená/Spalona. Pachoľa/Pachoł is 2167 m high and has a prominence of 127 m. It is shaped like a pyramid, the origin of the peak's name is not clear. From the summit an interesting view opens up toward the west end of the Tatras and the Chocske Vrchy. Pachoľa has a secondary, western summit called Plačlivé nad Vrecom at approximately 2130 m.
Pachol`a - Pachoł - 2167 m
Pachoľa' and Plačlivé nad Vrecom
Pachoľa & Baníkov from WSW
Pachoľa just left of center, Plačlivé nad Vrecom a bit further left and Baníkov at 2178m ( just right of centre) seen from WSW - photo by yatsek

Red Tape and Camping

Baníkov and PacholaPachoľa (right) from N - photo by Petr Drápalík

You are in Tatra Mountains National Park.
In Slovakia, the trails are open from 15th June to the end of October.
You can't camp here, should walk only on marked trails.
No dogs, on open fire.

You can't go camping in the Tatras, the nearest campsites are in Habovka, Oravice and Pribilina. There are a few mountain huts: Ziarska Chata - in the Ziarska Dolina (Valley) and Tatliakova Chata and Zverovka in the Rohacska Dolina.

Getting There

Rohacska Dolina and Pachol`a
Rohačká Dolina
  • Rohačká Dolina starting point:
    From Poland, cross to Slovakia at the road toll at Sucha Hora, to reach Oravice and Zuberec. From Slovakia, reach Zuberec via Zilina and Dolný Kubín.
  • Jamnická or Jalovecka Dolina starting points:
    From Poland, very long way... from Krakow, prefer the border point at Chyżne. From Silesia, choose Korbielow or Rajcza/Novot. Reach Dolný Kubín and circumvent Tatras. From Slovakia, via Dolný Kubín and Liptovsky Mikulas.


From Adamcula
Toward Pachoľa from NE
  • From the North: parking near Zverovka in the Rohacska Dolina (Valley), about 45 minutes along an asphalt road, at the junction called Razcestie pri Adamculi turn right and follow the yellow/blue marked trail, on the way you'll pass a nice waterfall (Rohacsky Vodopad). Keep to the yellow trail until you reach the saddle named Banikovske Sedlo (2040 m). From here take the red trail west, and soon you'll reach the top - 4 hours up
  • From the South: the starting point is the village of Jalovec: take the yellow trail up the Jalovecka Dolina, then turn right onto the blue trail leading up the valley called Parichvost, to Banikovske Sedlo - 4 hours

Both trails are not demanding, however, the latter makes for a rather arduous ascent.
From Pachoľa you can continue west along the main ridge, to the summits of Salatin, Brestova, and if you are strong enough even to Sivý Vrch.

External Links

From Banikov
Pachoľa seen from Baníkov - photo by Martin Tinak



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visentin - Jan 8, 2010 3:00 am - Voted 10/10


here is a map you could include : Have you done Salatin, Konrad ? I think this is the most important missing mountain to add to Tatry Zachodnie

Konrad Sus

Konrad Sus - Jan 8, 2010 2:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: map



yatsek - Jan 28, 2010 6:13 pm - Hasn't voted


I'd like more links (working:)) and perhaps info that the origin of the name is not clear.

Konrad Sus

Konrad Sus - Jan 29, 2010 1:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Additions

I added to You user privileges, so you can edit this page

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