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Mount Triglav Climb (Guided)

Gotrek - 2 days

    Regular days with
  • 15 - 20 km per day
  • 500 - 1000m ascent per day
  • T3 Trails
Overview
Route
What's Included
Accommodation
GoTrek
Safety
FAQ
Packing List
How to book

Overview

> Conquer Slovenia's highest mountain
> Discover the beautiful Krma Valley
> Spend the night at Dom na Kredarica (2515m), the highest mountain hut in the country

Mount Triglav is located in the Triglav National Park, an absolute must for adventure-seekers. During this trek you are accompanied by an experienced English-speaking guide. We start and end the trek at the same point, in the beautiful Krma Valley. We sleep in Triglavski dom na Kredarici (2515m), with 300 seats and ditto beds, this is one of the largest mountain huts in Slovenia.

Don't get too cosy in the evening, as the next morning you will get up early to start the most challenging part of the route. The last 400m to the summit are the most challenging and is along via ferrata. Once at the top, take a picture of the Aljaz Tower from different angles. Don't be told that something special is waiting for you inside! In fact, according to old tradition, at the top you will be treated to some supposed taps to the butt with a rope, that while just poking your head through the door of the tower.

You follow the same route back to the valley, where you will be taken back to your accommodation. You've made it!

Route

What's the plan?

Day 1: Ljubljana - Krma Vallei - Dom na Krederica (2515m)
12,5 km | 6-7 Hours | Level: Moderate | ↑ 1800m | Trail type: One way

Dean Strosar, your guide for this adventure, will pick you up at your accommodation in Ljubljana. After about an hour and a half you will arrive at the Krma Valley, where the climb to the summit of Mount Triglav begins. In about 5 hours you will reach Dom na Krederica (2515m), your accommodation for today. The first few metres go up gradually until you reach the forest. There you will find some steeper gradients until you leave the forest again. After about an hour and a half you reach a plateau with mighty views, a nice spot for a break?

Then you pass a second plateau, there you will find the first signs of Dom na Krederica. 1 hour to go, not too bad. Don't be mistaken, no one has ever done this in an hour. On the way, you pass a number of bottlenecks where you have to wait a bit. At some point, the zigzag path to the mountain hut looms up, which you follow to the mountain hut. Enjoy the views of the three Triglav peaks. Take a well-deserved rest!

Day 2: Dom na Krederica (2515m) - Mount Triglav (2864m) - Krma Vallei
15 km | 7 Hours | Level: Hard | ↑ 350m | Trail type: One way

Today you will get up early, because the big moment is here; the climb to Mount Triglav. Make sure you have a hearty breakfast, as this intensive hiking day is not to be underestimated. The path to the summit is steep and rocky, but with beautiful views. The guide will accompany you throughout the hike, helping you if needed. At the summit, we take some time to rest and enjoy the breathtaking views. Then we start the descent via the same path. Along the way, you'll encounter a snoring roommate who is still finding his way up, wish him luck. Via Dom na Krederica you will descend back to the starting point, after which you will be taken back to your accommodation in Ljubljana. After 9 hours of hiking, you can enjoy a well-deserved rest.

Tip: Should you have some time left in Ljubljana, visit Metelkova, a hip artist's district! In addition to old barracks transformed into studios, you'll also find an old prison. Spend the night behind bars, as this former prison now offers unique sleeping options. We will gladly advise you.

What's Included

Included:

√ Transport
At the beginning of the trek, your guide will pick you up from your hotel.  All local transfers during the trek are also included in the price. You will be dropped off at the same place at the end of your trek. Go Trek can pick you up from your hotel in Ljubljana, Bled, Bohunj, or in some other place in Slovenia at an extra cost.

Accommodation and half-board
During this 2-day trek, you will spend your night at a Mountain Hut which is definitely part of your trekking experience. The rooms are shared between 6-8 trekkers or more and are included.

√ Guide and guide's expenses
During the whole trip, you will be accompanied by a professional, English speaking tour guide. The expenses of the guide, such as lifts, meals, and accommodation are included in the price of the trek.

√ Equipment
 The rental of any personal technical equipment required for each trek (Hiking poles, climbing belt, helmet, snowshoes, etc. ) is included.

Sleeping Bag
The rental of a cotton sleeping bag for the nights at the refuges is included in this trek.

Excluded:

× Airfare and Visa
You have to make your way to Slovenia. 

× Meals
Meals are not included in the price of the trek. You can either bring your own food or buy your meals at the refuge. 

× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

× Drinks and Snacks
Drinks and snacks are not included.

× Personal expenses
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are for your own account.

× Tipping
Tipps for the guide are not included in the price of the trek. You decide how much to tip, but if you got a good service from your guide, be generous.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Dom na Krederica (2515m)
The highest of them all, that is Dom na Kredarica (2515m). With 300 seats and ditto beds, it is also one of the largest mountain huts in Slovenia. It is the ideal base for the climb to Mount Triglav. A chapel was erected next to the hut in 1992; every hour the bell rings. Slovenian youths with a beer too many sometimes like to abuse this in the night, then they have found the outside rope to ring the bell.

GoTrek

GoTrek

Dean Strosar is the founder of the Gotrek Hiking Company, an outdoor adventure company that offers qualified and professional mountain guiding to domestic and foreign guests and tourists in Slovenia and neighboring countries. 

All training, trekking, hiking and snowshoeing tours are guided by International Mountain Leaders with an international UIMLA license.

Dean lives in Slovenia, a country where mountaineering is a way of life. His team of UIMLA guides and instructors works and lives in Slovenia or Croatia. If he is not available to guide you, one of the experienced guides will take care of you. 

Gotrek organizes mountain experiences in all seasons in the European Alps, the Dolomites, Carnic Alps the Slovenian Julian Alps, Triglav National Park, Kamnik - Savinja Alps and the territory of Croatia, Velebit, NP Paklenica, and the islands in the Adriatic sea.

Safety

Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment.

Via Ferrata
Via ferrata means ‘iron path’. The term Klettersteig is also used. It is a reference to permanent measures to safely traverse steep and rocky terrain, think of ladders, safety wires or metal pegs. But do you have to be a mountaineer to climb Mount Triglav?

Definitely not! You can reach the summit of Mount Triglav even without climbing experience. However, it is important that you are not afraid of heights and are comfortable in rocky terrain. Whichever route you take, the final section to the summit is always a via ferrata, with each route having its own difficulty. You will wear a climbing harness with two carabiners that allow you to secure yourself. Wear a helmet for protection from falling rocks and climbing gloves for extra grip. That's it!

FAQ

FAQ

Best season
Treks to the summit of Mount Triglav are available between June and October, outside these months the mountain huts in this region are closed. July and August are the most popular months, temperatures range between 10 °C and 25 °C. The mountains provide cool air when temperatures rise in lower areas. Summer weather in the mountains is quite cool; when it heads towards 30°C on the Slovenian plains, it is only 10°C at the top of Mount Triglav. On the hottest summer days, the weather in the mountains can change quickly. Thunderstorms are relatively common during this period and they develop quickly in the late afternoon.  July and August are very popular for locals, the mountain huts are pleasantly crowded.

In the pre-season and post-season (JuneSeptember and October), temperatures are slightly lower and you can enjoy the mountain trails without the summer heat or winter cold. In the early and late seasons, you will meet fewer people along the way. It is often below freezing at night and snow can remain in nooks and crannies during this period. The weather on the mountain is very variable during this period, one day it is comfortably warm, and one day later you will need a winter jacket. Make sure you are ready for that. Don't underestimate the extreme and unpredictable weather in the mountains, come prepared for all weather conditions

Training
The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the trek. No doubt about that. If you are in good shape, this trek shouldn't be a problem for you. Remember that during these treks in Slovenia you will be walking many hours in the mountains for several days. If you are worried that it might be too much, you can always train in advance, walking a few hours a day and climbing some stairs. Your guide will be with you at all times and help you if needed, to complete your adventure securely and safely.

Tipping
Tipping is not a must in Slovenia or the Balkans. However, if you got a good service from your guide and you want to thank him, it will always be much appreciated. How much to tip your guide is up to you. Our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 – 6 Euros per day/person as it is an international practice to tip good service.

If you want to get more in-depth information you can check out the following blog posts from Bookatrekking.com about hiking in the Balkans: 

Hiking Albania
Hiking in Croatia
Climb Triglav
Hiking in Montenegro

Packing List

Packing List

We have prepared a packing list with some essential clothing that you should include and some extras that you may find useful:

Essentials

- Walking boots (worn in)
- walking socks
- Base layer tops – ideally thermal
- Mid-layer tops (eg. fleece)
- Trekking Trousers
- Hat for warmth or shade
- Gloves
- Waterproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Warm layer. 
- Casual clothes & footwear for evenings. 
- Nightwear and underwear
- Water bottle
- Sunglasses & sun cream
- Toiletries

Extras 
- Small first aid kit
- Blister Plasters
- Insect repellent
- Electrical socket adapter
- Camera and charger
- Map and compass 
- Whistle
- Book to read
- Energy snacks
- Walking poles
- Buff

Want to read more about what to pack or download a packing list? Check our blog post!

How to book

How does it work?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case, you can proceed to book. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 20% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company.

Bookatrekking.com uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking.

After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all the necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on support@bookatrekking.com

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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