The best view, or panorama, of the mountain range is from across the valley on Gubalowka where tourists who aren’t in a rush often spend their first day acclimatising and taking in the spectacular views.
Giewont lies at 1895 metres altitude and is less than a thousand metres higher than the town of Zakopane. The distance there and back as you trek is about 15kms. It took us about three hours to get to the top from Zakopane and some two hours to get down.
The following are photos of our day trek there earlier this year, in early June.
It gets a bit steeper as you approach the cross and you have chains to help you get a grip.
Back just before the rains poured forth