Where: MORskie Oko - Tatra Mountains
Duration: 8-9 hours total
Distance from rabka: 55 km (1 hr drive), 9 km/2,5 hrs walk
Language: English, Polish (with translation)
What we’ll do:
We’ll leave early in the morning (around 6 or 7am) and we’ll travel in a minibus for approximately 1 hour.
At the car park you’ll meet with your English speaking mountain guide (if you chose guided tour), and you’ll start a 9 km walk to the lake. Alternatively you can catch a ride on a horse drawn carriage.
Once you reach Morskie Oko you can take another hike – around the lake (approx 1,5 hours) or up to the Czarny Staw (Black Pond) (approx. 2.5 hours).
To return to the car park you can either walk, or take horse drawn carriage.
I’ll wait for you at the car park, to take you back to Rabka.
What I’ll provide
Transfer by comfortable, air-conditioned minibus, Entry tickets to the National Park, water, 1 snack
What you’ll need to bring
Rain coat, sunscreen, camera, packed lunch (or money to buy lunch at the restaurant)
Where we’ll be
Morskie Oko (literally "Sea Eye" or "Eye of the Ocean") is the largest and fourth-deepest lake in the Tatra Mountains. It is located deep within the Tatra National Park, Poland, in the Rybi Potok (the Fish Brook) Valley, of the High Tatras mountain range at the base of the Mięguszowiecki Summits, in Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
The peaks that surround the lake rise about 1,000 meters above its surface; one of them is Rysy (2,499 meters), the highest peak in the Polish Tatras. Beside Mięguszowiecki Summits (including Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Wielki, 2,438 meters), farther away and slightly to the left, is the distinctive, slender Mnich (“Monk,” 2,068 meters). Many Swiss Pines also grow around the lake.
51zł / £12 / €14 / $16
*price per person (5 people sharing), Doesn't include entry fees
Entry Fees + other charges:
Entry to Tatra mountains National Park: 5zł / £1 / €1 / $1
Option 1: Ride on a horse drawn carriage: 50zł / £12 / €14 / $16 (per person, each way)
option 2: guided tour with an English speaking tour guide: 130zł / £32 / €35 / $42 (per person, min. 5 people)