A whole-day trip in Krivánska Malá Fatra

A whole-day trip in Krivánska Malá Fatra
Trail: Strečno, Starhrad, Chata pod Suchým (cottage), Malý Kriváň, Veľký Kriváň, Chata pod Chlebom (cottage), Trusalová
Attractions: the ruins of the castle Starhrad, the view of closed mountain ranges and the mountain range of Malá Fatra and Veká Fatra, high rocky column located in Malý Kriváň, the mountain cottages of Malá Fatra
Difficulty of the trail: difficult, approximately 9 hours

Trip plan:
08:30 – 09:30 Trek to Starhrad
The ruins of Castle are on the right bank of the Váh (475 m asl), situated near the castle of Strečno on the river's opposite bank, near the Domašínsky Meander.
09:30 – 11:30 Ascent to Chata pod Suchým chalet, coupled with lunch
The hiker's chalet Chata pod Suchým is located at 1,075 metres above the sea level in the Malá Fatra mountain range. The cottage is accessible from a number of paths; it is an ideal starting point for Malá Fatra ridge trek, but also as the end point for treks starting in Strečno, Varín and Kľačianska Magura.
11:30 – 13:00 Ascent to Suchý
The red mark takes us up to the peak of Suchý 1,468 metres above the sea level. In favourable weather, panoramic views open up of the surrounding mountains, including the grassland ridges of the Malá Fatra and Veľká Fatra mountain ranges.
13:00 – 14:30 Trek to Malý Kriváň
Malý Kriváň (1,670.9 m above sea level) is the second highest peak of Malá Fatra.  On the summit of Malý Kriváň, there is a tall stone column and a number of stone "nests" suitable for bivouacking.
14:30 – 16:00 Trek to Veľký Kriváň
Veľký Kriváň (1,708.7 m above sea level) is the highest peak of Malá Fatra.  It is located on the main ridge of  Krivánska Malá Fatra, and gives it its name.
16:00 – 17:00 Descent with dinner at the Chata pod Suchým
The Chata pod Suchým  (1,423 m) is the highest tourist mountain cottage in Malá Fatra open all year round.  The cottage offers accommodation and meals. The surroundings provide an excellent view. Every room in the cottage is named by the mountains as viewed from the windows: Magura, Chleb, Kriváň. There are several ski lifts nearby (the well-known "General" ski run).
17:00 – 18:00 Descent to the village of Turany, Trusalová
Map - starting point
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