Photo expedition in High Tatras

A trip above the tree level with a possibility to take pictures

The High Tatras or High Tatra Mountains are the smallest alpine type mountain range on the planet with a unique endemic fauna and flora.

Ticha dolina Jan Dobsovic panorama

characteristics: Our expedition will take us to Tatra National Park (TANAP). The oldes national park in Slovakia, established in 1949, protects the area or Slovakia’s highest mountain range – High Tatra Mountains, which is also the highest part of Carpathian Mountain Range. We will be situated at the altitude of approx. 1250 m, walking in spruce tree, alpine pine and alpine meadow level. Because many parts of the Park suffered from 2004 tempest, we will, between marmot observation, talk also about broader ecological relations of TANAP’s nature.

points of interest of the area: glacial relief, waterfalls, glacial lakes, calamity area

protected areas visited: Tatra National Park, Protected bird sanctuary Tatras

target species: mammals: Tatra alpine marmot (Marmota marmota latirostris), Tatra chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica), red deer (Cervus elaphus), fallow deer (Capreolus capreolus), red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), area also provides sanctuary for red fox (Vulpes vulpes), gray wolf (Canis lupus), Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) and brown bear (Ursus arctos)

birds: golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), common buzzard (Buteo buteo), black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), three-toed woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus), grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea), water pipit (Anthus spinoletta), white-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus), Eurasian wren (Troglodytes troglodytes), dunnock (Prunella modularis), alpine accentor (Prunella collaris), robin (Erithacus rubecula), goldcrest (Regulus regulus), common firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus), coal tit (Parus ater), European crested tit (Parus cristatus), willow tit (Parus montanus), Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius), Eurasian nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes), common siskin (Carduelis spinus), red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

Trip duration: 1 day

Difficulty: difficult

Route is difficult one with length of maximum 17 km and superelevation of maximum 1100 m. It will lead on walking paths throughout the whole time. Trip may be adjusted according to snow thickness and actual animal occurrence.

Important notifications and conditions: Participants undertake the trip at their own risk. Tour operator does not provide participants with specific tourist insurance. Tour operator provides professional guiding and gear to observe animals. We do not recommend participants to be accompanied by children below 10 and/or dogs.

Required accessories: warm clothes, food and drinks for the entire trip, own photo equipment

Recommended tour date: June – October

Price per person with English speaking guide:

130,-€ / 1 participant

80,-€ / 2 participants

65,-€ / 3 – 4 participants

55,-€ / 5 – 7 participants

40,-€ / 8 – 10 participants

Price includes: full guiding service, spotting scope

Price does NOT include: photo equipment rental, food, individual travel insurance

If interested in participating on this tour at your specific date(s), contact us by e-mail on info@watching.sk or by dialing +421 948 495 111. We’ll send you an application form after discussing a specific tour date.

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