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Giant Mountains ridge crossing

The highest trek in the Czech Republic

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Giant Mountains ridge crossing
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The Krkonoše ridge crossing is probably the most classic mountain march you can take in the Czech Republic. It runs on both sides of the Czech-Polish border. The highlight of the march is the ascent to Sněžka (1,603 m above sea level). This short trek will take you 2–3 days, depending on your condition.

Boarding the ridge

Four options to start the trek

The Giant Mountains begin in the west in Novosvětský sedlo (886 m above sea level), which separates them from the Jizera Mountains. From here, right (if we want to go along the main ridge) our march should begin. However, the reality is a bit more complicated. – ** Variant 1: ** the ridge leads from Jakuszyc, Poland via Kocierz, Mumlavská hora (Žlabský vrch), Luboch to Hal Szrenica and further to Svinské kameny. However, the official road does not only lead through the border path through the 1st zone of the national park, so entry is prohibited. – ** Option 2: ** from Jakuszyc along the green route to Hal Szrenica and further to Svinské kameny (2.5 h, 7.5 km) – ** Option 3: ** from Szklárská Poreba along the red to Hal Szrenica (3h, 6 , 5km) – ** Variant 4: ** from Harrachov through the Mumlava valley to Vosecká bouda and to the ridge near Svinský stones (3.5h, 9km). From Svinské kameny, the route is the same no matter which variant you go. In another 2 km / 1 hour you will reach the Czech Booth, where this boarding stage over the Krkonoše ridge ends.

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March over the highest part of the ridge

Crown of the Giant Mountains

This is followed by the highest part of the ridge with a number of peaks and interesting places. This part is about 16.5 km long and will take you less than 6 hours. There is a lively bustle here, because this part of the ridge is very well accessible by a number of day trips from Špindlerův Mlýn or Karpacz in Poland.

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Across Sněžka to Pomezní boudy

Across the highest mountain in the Czech Republic

First you will climb the Sněžka. Here, ideally, be early in the morning or late afternoon, or you will hardly walk through the crowds and you will definitely not enjoy the views. Then you will descend to Pomezní boudy, where most tourists cross the Giant Mountains prematurely. A total of 8km and 3 hours

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