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Hike through Mlynická and Furkotská valleys

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Marian Gabor
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Hike through Mlynická and Furkotská valleys
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The crossing of the Mlynická and Furkotská valleys can be described as one of the most beautiful and also one of the most demanding tourist routes in the High Tatras. The crossing begins and ends at Štrbské pleso and lasts approximately 6–7 hours, depending on the number of people, the route is 15 km long and overcomes a climb of over 1,000 meters.

Route description

What is it all like?

The route starts at Štrbské pleso in front of the Helios hotel and we go towards the waterfall Skok along the yellow mark, which is the destination of a large number of tourists, then ascends the waterfall Skok to Ples pod Skokom, where a few years ago there was a year-round snow field. there only remnants of it. From this place we ascend directly to Bystrý sedlo, on the way we walk around Capie's lake. From the saddle we descend to the Furkotska valley to Vyšný Wahlenberg's ball, then walk past Nižný Wahlenberg's pless and just descend down the yellow mark directly to the Tatra highway, which goes from Three wells, or the second but slightly more time-consuming alternative is to go about a third of the way along the blue sign towards Chata pod Soliskom and the herd go straight to Štrbské pleso.

Mlynická dolina

The views of the surrounding hills are shown from the moment we leave the forest zone and pass into the rhododendron zone.

Mlynická dolina
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Perspectives

View of the peaks of Predný Solisko and Soliskový hump.

Perspectives
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Mlynický stream
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Mlynický stream

The route to the Skok waterfall most of the time passes around the Mlynický stream

The view

Another of the views during the ascent to the waterfall jumps towards the ridge separating the Mlynická and Furkotská valleys

The view
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Waterfall jump

One of the first views of the waterfall jump and the end of the valley, which is still a few hours of pedaling from the waterfall itself.

Waterfall jump
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Waterfall jump
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Waterfall jump

Waterfall jump on the left to see the exit route above the waterfall.

Surprise over the waterfall

In case of favorable weather, it is very easy to meet grazing chamois above the Skok Waterfall.

Surprise over the waterfall
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Chamois

chamois second

Chamois
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Capie dance

Capie pleso is located at the end of the valley and the most challenging part of it starts, the ascent to Bystrý sedlo.

Capie dance
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View through Mlynická valley

The view from Capi Lake brings a view not only of the valley and the Poprad Basin but also in the background you can see the peaks of the Low Tatras and Kozi Chrbt

View through Mlynická valley
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Bright saddle

In case of late arrival in the summer hours (around 13:00), you must take into account the advice, which makes this hike very unpleasant.

Bright saddle
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The view

View not only of Capia but also of the Round Lake in the background with the Hlinská Tower.

The view
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High Tatras shields

View of the High Tatras peaks towards the Mlynická valley.

High Tatras shields
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The view

Furkotský štít in the foreground and Hrubý vrch stands out in the background.

The view
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Furkot Valley

Final photo capturing the Furkot Valley before the storm in the background with the Low Tatras.

Furkot Valley
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Descent

Descent from Bystrý sedlo to Furkotská dolina to Vyšný Wahlenberg's ball.

Descent
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