2 180 m n.m.
Štrbské Pleso (1 350 m n.m.) - Popradské pleso (1 500 m n.m.) - rázcestie nad Žabím potokom - Vyšné Kôprovské sedlo (2 180 m n.m.) - Tri studničky (1 140 m n.m.)
hore: 830 m
dole: 1 040 m
Duration: celodenná - 8:25
Conditional intensity: 3/3
Technical intensity: 1/3Starting point:
Trail passes the chalet:
The direction from the Mengusovská valley to the Kôprová valley is recommended, because of the comfortable descent at the end of the tour. The comfortable asphalt road runs through the Kôprová valley to the cross road under Grúnik, to Podbánske eventually.
We walk the trail Tatranská Magistrála through Trigant from the mountain lake Štrbské pleso , the asphalt road from the railway station Popradské pleso alternatively. After one hour we get to the cross road near the chalet Chata pri Popradskom plese. From the crossroad the trail continues in forest and scrub pine to the crossroad upon the brook Žabí potok. Here the red sign turns the north direction to Kotlina Žabích plies and the chalet Chata pod Rysmi. We hike the trail in the northwest direction nearby the brook Hincov potok to Hincová kotlina. We pass by mountain lakes Malé Hincove pleso (1 921 m n.m.) and Veľké Hincove pleso (1 946 m n.m.), that is the biggest and the deepest in the High Tatras. We climb zigzags to the saddle Vyšné Kôprovské sedlo (2 180 m n.m.), in case of time and energy reserves we turn northwest the trail and in 30min we reach the summit Kôprovský štít (2 363 m n.m.). There is beautiful summit view on peaks: Hrubô (2 172 m n.m.), Čubrina (2 378 m n.m.), Mengusovské štíty, Rysy (2 499 m n..m), Mengusovský Volovec (2 227,5 m n.m.) and Vysoká (2 547 m n.m.).
From the saddle the trail runs down through the valleys Hlinská and Kôprová to Tri studničky (5:00).
The highest waterfall in the High Tatras is located in the Kôprová valley - 80 meters high Kmeťov vodopád flows from the southwest valley Nefcerka (0:03). On the crossroad under Grúnik the trail runs to Tri studničky and the asphalt road runs to Podbánske (1:00).Related valley: