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Mount Triglav Climb (Self Guided)

Bookatrekking.com Trips - 3 days

    Regular days with
  • 15 - 20 km per day
  • 500 - 1000m ascent per day
  • T3 Trails
Overview
Route
What's included
Accommodation
Packing List
FAQ
COVID-19
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Overview

> Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Julian Alps. 
> Climb Mount Triglav (2864 m) - the roof of Slovenia
> Stay in authentic mountain huts
> Hike through the famous Triglav Lakes Valley.

Mount Triglav is undoubtedly Slovenia's best-known and most visited mountain. This 3-day, self-guided trek to Mount Triglav combined with the Triglav Lakes combines the best of both worlds. Self-guided, but with remote support where needed!

Mount Triglav has numerous excellent trails from several surrounding valleys leading to the summit. If you choose this trek, your adventure will start in Bled, according to many the most beautiful place in Slovenia. The route to the summit is challenging, so the satisfaction at the top is all the greater. On a clear and sunny day, you can see far across the Julian Alps from Mount Triglav, all the way to the Grossglockner in the northwest and down to the Adriatic in the south. Once you cross the summit, you'll trek to the Triglav Lakes Valley where you'll pass several Triglav lakes. Your adventure ends at Lake Bohinj where transport will be waiting for you to drive back to Bled. Conquer the roof of Slovenia and visit the most beautiful places in the country!

Route

What's the plan? 

Day 1: Lake Bohinj - Mostnica Gorge - Dom Planika pod Triglavom (2401m)

14.5 km | 7-8 hours | Level: Moderate | ↑ 2000m | Trail type: One way

On the first day you will travel on your own initiative to Lake Bohinj. From Stara Fuzina, the village next to the lake, your trekking adventure begins. Turn onto a forest path to arrive at Mostnica Gorge after about a kilometre and a half. A beautiful gorge with clear blue water. You cross the Devil's Bridge towards the Voje Valley. There is a nice saga about this bridge, perhaps a Slovenian you meet along the way will tell you more about it.  Once crossed, you continue your journey through the Voje Valley to arrive at your accommodation for the night; Dom Planika pod Triglavom (2401m) in the afternoon. After a hike of about 8 hours, you may enjoy a well-deserved rest here. 

Day 2: Dom Planika pod Triglavom (2401m) - Mount Triglav (2864m) - Koca pri Triglavskih jezerih (1685m)
9 km | 5-6 hours | Level: Difficult | ↑ 500m | Trail type: One way

The next day starts early, and you face an immediate challenge! Today the via ferrata is on the programme, because only then can you reach the summit of Mount Triglav. After some supposed ticks against the butt with a rope and capturing the Alja? Tower you will start the descent towards the Triglav Lakes. This day, too, you'll be on the road for at least eight hours, so once you arrive at Koca pri Triglavskih jezerih (1685m), the shoes come off and you can enjoy a tasty štruklji. Sleep well!

Day 3: Koca pri Triglavskih jezerih (1685m) - Lake Bohinj
13 km | 5 hours | Level: Moderate | ↑ 0m | Trail type: One way

Today is already the last day of your adventure. You will encounter several more lakes along the way until you reach the Komna Plateau. You will then descend to Lake Bohinj, where your hiking adventure will end. Optionally, you can take another 20-minute hike at the end of your hike to visit the famous Savica waterfall. The approximately 5-hour hike gives you space in the afternoon to explore some more of the surroundings, after which your adventure has come to an end.

What's included

Included:

√ Full travel guide
We are providing a complete travel guide with detailed itinerary, route instructions and all accommodation vouchers. The booklet also includes maps showing the marked routes.

√ Accommodations
2 nights in mountain huts (dormitory)

√ Half board
Accommodation in the cabins includes dinner and breakfast. We will also arrange this for you. Please note that lunch is not included but can be bought at the mountain huts.

Excluded:

× Via Feratta equipment 
Via Ferrata equipment (helmet, harness, via ferrata set) are not included in the price, but you can easily rent at various shops in Bled.   

× Flights
The total amount does not include flights to and from Slovenia. You also have to make your own way to the starting point of the trek.   

× Transfers
Once in Slovenia, you have to find your way to the starting point of your trek. We will provide instructions and help you where possible. Transfers to Lake Bohinj are not included.  

× Guide
This trek is a self-guided trek, you will set off independently.  

× Lunch
Half-board is included in the price of this trek. However, lunch is not included. You can get a packed lunch at the mountain huts along the way.  

× Accommodation before and after the trek
Before and after the trek, you have to provide your own accommodation

× Sheets at the huts
Purchase single-use sheets at the huts (EUR 2.50/set). The use of sleeping sheets is compulsory in the cabins. You can bring your own sheets or buy disposable ones. Blankets are available free of charge in the cabins.

× Personal expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, laundry and other similar expenses are at your own expense.  

× Travel insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility.

Accommodation

Accommodation

During your ascent of Mount Triglav, you will stay in mountain huts. Mountain huts are simple, generally with fantastic mountain views, hearty cuisine and a warm atmosphere. In clear weather, you can enjoy a beautiful starry sky. 

Dom Planika pod Triglavom (2401m)
Mountain hut Planika under Triglav, literally translated. This mountain hut has 80 seats in two different halls. There are 82 beds divided between 10 rooms with another 41 beds divided between two dormitories. You can also use a shared toilet and sink with cold water only. There is a generator available, so you can also charge your electronic devices here. 


Koca pri Triglavskih jezerih (1685m)
Then the translation should not be left behind here either, a cottage near the Triglav lakes. The restaurant has 150 seats in four different rooms. For a bit more privacy, smaller rooms are available in this mountain lodge, there are 30 beds in 13 rooms. The other 170 beds are spread across 13 dormitories. Again, there is a toilet and sinks on the ground and first floor, with cold water only. In case you forgot to charge your phone the night before, you can do that here too!

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

Via Ferrata
- Helmet 
- Harness 
- Carabiner

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

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 (June, September 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.

What are the prices of food and drinks at the Huts?
Most meals and drinks in mountain huts have regular prices, but water, soft drinks and beer are more expensive than in the valleys. Here are some examples:

Coffee - 2 eur / 1,5l bottled water - 4,40 eur / Beer - 4 eur

Goulash - 8 eur / Veggie/meat stew - 6 eur / Sandwich - 4,50 eur

Please note that the huts don't accept credit card payments! Cash only.

How demanding is the tour?
The hike is considered a challenging trek. Although certain parts of a trail may seem easy due to low incline, they do demand a high level of endurance and can be challenging for those, who are not used to longer hikes. The climb to the summit of Mt. Triglav is by via Ferrata (Italian for “iron way”), which is an extremely steep climb on steel ladders and steel wires and is not recommended for people, who are not in good physical condition or are afraid of heights. The climb is also not recommended for children younger than 15 years and pregnant women.  

Tipping in Slovenia
During this self-guided trip, there won't be a guide to tip at the end of your trek. However, private drivers will take care of your transfers and you will be eating at restaurants and mountain huts. Tipping is not obligatory in Slovenia, but it is always appreciated if the service provider did a good job. A tip of 5 to 15 percent is greatly appreciated in restaurants. The same percentage applies to the trekking guide if you decide to climb Mt Triglav.

COVID-19

COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has had its grip on us, and accommodations around the world have had to take several preventive measures over the past two years. In the meantime, most of the measurements are not taken into consideration anymore, yet it is definitely still a factor to take into account. Some restrictions that are worth mentioning:

- Don't go on your hiking trip if you have symptoms.
- Not all the accommodations are allowed to operate at full capacity yet, so make sure you book your stay in advance.
- Keep your distance and hygiene.
- Use disinfectants and hand sanitizers.

Stay informed about the current rules per country. Make sure you know before you leave which measures you need to take during your stay. The best thing to do is to check the websites of the government.

How to Book

How to Book?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking your match? In that case, you can proceed with your booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 30% of the total amount. In the case of this trek, we will check the availability at the respective accommodations for you. There are two possible outcomes:

 There is availability 
We go ahead and make all necessary arrangements for your trip. Once confirmed, we will send you a confirmation and your personal hiking guide. The remaining 70% must be paid at least two (2) weeks before the start of the trekking.

X There is no availability 
If there is no availability, we will look for other starting dates or another trekking in agreement with you. Are there no other options for you? Then your deposit of 30% will be refunded.

Cancellation Policy
If all the accommodations of this trekking are booked and confirmed, you will lose your deposit of 30% at all times. If you cancel within 14 days of your start date, you will lose your full booking amount.

Is it not quite clear yet or do you have questions? Please contact us via support@bookatrekking.com. We are happy to help you.

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