Patria peak is not accessible to everyone as there is not marked path leading to the summit. You can climb this peak only accompanied by a mountain leader or a mountain guide. Guests of the Patria Hotel can complete this tour for a reduced price of € 140 per group, for a discount code please contact the reception or contact us.
Due to the seasonal closure of the Tatra trails, it is possible to take a tour from 15.06.2021 till 31.10.2021
Patria Peak (2203 m above sea level) is a unique lookout point in the Baštas ridge with a view of Štrbské Pleso, Mlynicka and Mengusovska valleys (where is Velke Hincovo pleso and cottage below Rysy). The very origin of the name also points to the uniqueness, as Patria comes from the dialect word belong to watch. In the past (in the 16th century) there were copper mines on the east side, belonging to the Štôles monastery.
The first recorded summer ascent to Patria was made by the high school professor in Spišska Nova Ves, Martin Roth, in 1876. The first winter ascent dates back to 1891, when it was made by the Munich officer and mountaineer Theodor Wundt.
Ascent from the Hotel Patria to the top of Patria peak
The hike with a mountain leader starts at the Patria Hotel, from where you first walk through the Štrbské Pleso urban area to the tourist trail towards Popradské pleso. The hike first takes place on a marked tourist path, from which it turns off and proceeds first through the forest, then through the zone of rhododendrons and finally through the rubble and the alpine meadow to the top. After leaving the rhododendron zone, the ascent route will offer views first to the Low Tatras and Štrbské pleso and then to both valleys. During the ascent to the top, it is possible to turn to the viewpoint, from which there will be views of an impressive rock formation, a free-standing Ihla v Patrii.
Note: Part of the tour leads along the Tatra highway, later through unmarked pedestrian terrain. The ascent is not technically hard, but the progress on the rock rubble can be more difficult for movement skills and balance. The special price for the Patria – Patria is available for guests of the Patria Hotel.
If you are interested in a climbing ascent to the Ihla v Patrii, please contact us, as this ascent can only be completed with a mountain leader and not with a guide. The ascent with a mountain leader takes place on a different route and under different conditions than the ascent with a mountain guide mentioned in this description.
The price includes
- UIMLA mountain leader services (the mountain leader has insurance against third parties and a valid UIMLA membership)
- insurance for the intervention of the Mountain Rescue Service
- photos from the output (mobile and camera)
- good mood, a smile on the leader's face and an interesting interpretation
Price does not include
- rental of hiking equipment (if necessary)