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The land development plan and the location of buildings allow us to place them in one of three zones influenced by individual valleys. Stage 1 is directed primarily at the surroundings of Dolina Małej Łąki valley and Dolina Kościeliska valley, and stage 2 - at the area of the Dolina Chochołowska valley.

Stage 1 – Małej Łąki zone

Building A – Sarnia Skała - even though the summit itself is at "only" 1,377 m a.s.l., it is the perfect place to admire the Giewont massif. This rocky ridge does not belong to the immediate area of Dolina Małej Łąki valley (the easiest way to get there is from Dolina Strążyska valley side) but through Dolina Małej Łąki valley you can go to Przełęcz w Grzybowcu pass, and from there through the Strążyska valley to the very top. The whole trip will take no more than about 5 hours in both directions. It will be the perfect route to welcome the Tatra Mountains. Building A, named Sarnia Skała, with its interior and details will remind you of how nice and pleasant it is to go into western Tatra Mountains.

Building B - Jego Wysokość Giewont - icon and hero of millions of photos, reports, poems and movies. The Sleeping Knight. One of the symbols of Poland. A must-be for every fan of Tatra Mountains. Legend has it that when Poland will be in danger, then knights napping in the Giewont massif will wake up to defend it. Walery Eljasz-Radzikowski wrote about this mountain: "You can see it from almost every Giewont cottage, so it rightfully deserves the title of Zakopane King".

Building C – Wielka Turnia - Wielka Turnia crag is also known as Wielka Turnia Małołącka. This mountain, slightly lower than Giewont, peaks at 1,847 m above sea level and is characterised by a steep wall that falls spectacularly on the upper part of Dolina Małej Łąki valley. Here you can spot plants as rare as Hacquet's lousewort or drooping saxifrage.

Stage 1 – Dolina Kościeliska valley zone

Building D – Hruby Regiel (1,339 m a.s.l.) - the name comes from the word "hruby", which in highlander dialect means thick and refers to the shape of the mountain. Perhaps due to "streamlined" and "plumptious" shapes on its slopes you can observe a lot of rare plants, and despite not very high peak it is considered a part of the Crown of Tatra Mountains.

Building E – Krzesanica - one of the peaks included in the Czerwone Wierchy, a popular and demanding route to the Tatra - a one day trip. In winter, a great place for a ski-tour expedition. The summit itself is 2,122 m high, and the name comes from the word "krzesać" (stroll) - one of its walls looks like it was made by a man's hand. You will never forget the panoramas you will admire from the Czerwone Wierchy massif and its highest peak - Krzesanica. It's a great place for a selfie with the #collectmomentsnotthings hashtag.

Building F – Suchy Wierch – also known as Maturowa Czuba, inaccessible to tourists, you can admire it from Polana na Stołach clearing, which is a great idea for a small trip, e.g. with family. It's the highest peak in the Stoły massif and rises to an altitude of 1,428 m a.s.l. Older highlanders still remember the times where sheep were a natural and frequent guest of Suchy Wierch. They had ideal conditions for grazing, which resulted in delicious and healthy oscypek cheese.

Building G – Bystra – it's a "foreign" mountain, because its peak lies on the Slovak side. With 2,248 m a.s.l. it has the honourable title of the highest peak of the western Tatra Mountains. Once you manage to climb it, you can admire the panorama of the Slovak national mountain - Krivan, and no less majestic Svinica. In the olden days, before the war, tourists organised trips to Bystra to see the sunrise. Once you reach Bystra's top, it will come back in your memories, and for the views it offers, you will definitely come back to this place.

Building H – Błyszcz – interesting fact is that our hero: despite its 2,159 m a.s.l. it is not ... a summit. This is due to the fact that its so-called minimum absolute levelling is zero. Despite the geographical complexity, Błyszcz can make you tired like any high mountain, and thanks to its location on the border between Poland and Slovakia it has international status - for this fact it is worth trying to climb it.

Stage 2 – Dolina Chochołowska valley zone

Building I – Ornak – this place is associated with the Ornak mountain ridge, which consists of 4 summits, as well as the iconic shelter on Hala Ornak, which is managed by PTTK (Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society). It's the perfect place to reach in the evening, eat a delicious apple pie, and at dawn go to the higher mountain parts. Therefore, the name Ornak - both as a summit and as a shelter - could not be missing on our list.

Building J – Starobociański Wierch - another record holder. Even though it slightly subsides Bystra - 2,176 m a.s.l. - it is still the highest peak in the western Tatra Mountains on the Polish side. The name comes from the words "stara robota" (old work) and means closed excavations. In the records, its description appears as early as 1766 - probably iron ore has been mined here since the 16th century. It is also a legendary and ... fairy-tale place. The legend has it that a treasure is hidden in its slopes - ducats looted by robbers. They can only be found on St. Michael's Day, and you have to look in the place where the first sun will shine.

Building K – Jarząbczy Wierch – 2,137 m a.s.l. - it is only 3,000 meters lower than the legendary Arrarat, which rises to 5,137 meters. And although Noah's ark did not moor at Jarząbczy Wierch, it is worth getting to know this impressive peak in the mighty Otargańców ridge. It's a mythical place - only for people with very strong legs. To cross the Otargańców ridge towards Jarząbczy you have to travel 7 times up and down the road. Maybe it was here that someone used the phrase "behind seven mountains, behind seven seas..." for the first time. It's worth checking out. Award in the form of magnificent views - guaranteed.

Building L – Rakoń – you can run, you can ski-tour, and you can just walk. The mountain lies on the iconic Grześ - Rakoń - Wołowiec route, with the finish at the shelter in the Dolina Chochołowska valley. Ideal place for autumn trips. Fairy-tale colours - golden Polish autumn in the mountains. Can you imagine something more beautiful? As a side-note - Rakoń isn't small. Despite gentle slope and comfortable summit, it has 1,879 m a.s.l. And... who likes blueberries?

Building M – Wołowiec – „Szczyt – Zwornik” - also known as a place where 3 mountain ridges combine. Amazing views. 2,064 m a.s.l. By going on an expedition in its area you have a chance to meet its permanent residents - it's basically certain. We're talking about chamois and marmots. Flora experts can count on spotting Saussurea Pygmaea or Carex lachenalii. By locals, especially shepherds, the place is called Hruby Wierch. The first winter entry was not recorded until 1906, and was done by Hungarian mountaineers. It is best to chat about the Hungarian influence on tourism and exploration of the Tatra Mountains with a bottle of tokai, accompanied by crackling wood in an ecological fireplace. Of course, at the "Enklawa Polany" investment.