Mount Triglav Climb – Julian Alps, Slovenia
3-day self-guided Mount Triglav Climb and Triglav Lakes Valley trekking. Mount Triglav is undoubtedly the most well known, most visited Slovene mountain. Ascending the highest mountain in the Julian Alps is a remarkable experience.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
Mount Triglav is undoubtedly the most well known and most visited Slovene mountain. A classical ascent of Slovenia’s highest mountain, mostly recognised by its outstanding shape of the three heads.
This 3-day, self-guided Mount Triglav Climb with Triglav lakes Valley trekking is truly the best of both worlds. Hiking on your terms and pace with all the help and support you need so you can focus on what matters to you the most.
Mt. Triglav is considered as one of the mighty mountains with marvelous views. On a clear and sunny day, one can see far across the Julian Alps, all the way to Grossglockner on the northwest and to the Adriatic Sea on the south. Triglav has numerous excellent paths from various surrounding valleys, which lead up to the very top in a meandering way.
- Experience breathtaking scenery of high mountain peaks and lakes.
- Magical Bohinj Lake and Triglav National Park.
- Mount Triglav (2864 m) – the highest peak in the Julian Alps.
- Stay in rustic mountain huts.
- Walk through the well-known Triglav Lakes Valley.
- Visit Savica waterfall and Mostnica gorge.
- Visit the picturesque town of Bled.
- Duration: 3 days / 2 nights.
- Activity: Self guided trekking with section of via-ferrata climb.
- Grade: Moderate to Challenging.
- Length: 40.6 km / Elevation: + 2.760m climb
- Accommodation: Mountain huts (2 nights)
- Date: From July 1st to September 30th.
- Booking: Any day of the week.
- Start of the tour: Bohinj Lake / Arrival cities are Bled or Bohinj.
Our References – Mt. Triglav climb:
- 225 People on Mount Triglav – 3-day Self guided trekking tour.
- 161 climbing-hiking groups in last 20 years.
- 1.200 people on the very top of Mt Triglav.
- We are a partner of 6 biggest Trekking agencies around the globe.
- We climbed North Triglav wall many times and skied from top of Mt Triglav.
- We know Mt Triglav and Julian Alps very well – It is near our homes.
- 24/7 Services: Office manager and HQ office are very close to Triglav Park.
- We use the best brand and new hiking and climbing equipment.
- With over 21 years of experience.
- Full organisation of the trip.
- Introductory briefing on day 1 by expert.
- Booklet with detailed itinerary, route instructions and details with vouchers.
- A original map with marked routes (1:25.000)
- GPX track (digital route for mobile phone, watch or Garmin device).
- APP for navigation.
- Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
- 2 nights in Mountain Huts (dormitory rooms, breakfast included).
- Private transfer from Bled to start of the tour in Stara Fužina (Lake Bohinj).
- Private transfer from Lake Bohinj to Bled at the end of the tour.
- Rental of via-ferrata equipment (helmet, harness, via ferrata set) and hiking equipment (hiking poles, basic rain jacket, backpack).
- Tourist tax and VAT.
- Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip.
- Purchase of single-use sheets at the huts (2,50 eur/set). The use of sleeping sheets is obligatory at the huts. You can either bring your own or buy single-use ones. Blankets are provided free of charge.
- Food and drinks: lunch (approx. 10-15 eur/meal) and dinner on all days.
- Items of personal nature.
- Travel Insurance.
- Half board - additional cost: 30 €
- Single supplement: 60 €
Bled - Bohinj lake - Planika Mountain Hut
You will start your hike from Lake Bohinj towards a nearby village of Stara Fužina where you will enter a forest trail that will lead you through Voje Valley and Mostnica Gorge. The hike will take you up to Vodnik Mt. Hut and onward to Planika Mt. Hut where you will spend the night.
Hike: 7-8 hours
Elevation: 1.855 m
Planika Mountain Hut - Mount Triglav - Triglav Lakes Valley Hut
Today you will climb the via ferrata from the hut to the summit of Mt. Triglav (400 m height difference). You will descend through the well-known Triglav Lakes Valley, past several mountain lakes. You will stop at the Triglav Lakes Hut by the Double Lake, where you will spend the night.
Hike: 8 - 9 hours
Elevation: 652 m
Triglav Lakes Valley Hut - Bohinj - Bled
The path will lead you past Black Lake to Komna plateau. You will descend to Bohinj Lake, where your hiking adventure will end. Optionally, at the end of your hike, you can do another 20-minute hike and visit the well-known Savica waterfall.
Afternoon Transfer from Lake Bohinj to Bled.
Hike: 5 hours
Elevation: 1.015 m
Accommodation is organised in two different mountain huts:
Day 1: Planika Mountain Hut / dormitory rooms, breakfast included
Day 2: Triglav Lakes Mountain Hut / dormitory rooms, breakfast included
Mountain huts are basic, generally with excellent mountain views, hearty cuisine and warm atmosphere. In the mountain huts you will generally sleep in dorm rooms with 5-30 people. There are no showers in the mountain huts.
Meals can be ordered in hut's dining room. You can purchase picnic lunch supplies in towns before the start of the tour or purchase lunch from your accommodation providers the night before. It is always good to have snacks and energy bars with you, particularly when you are staying in the huts where supplies are limited.
Appropriate footwear is essential part of any hiking tour. There are a variety of models on the market designed to meet the needs of different types of hikers; the challenge is finding the one that works best for your purposes.
You will often hike on rocky or uneven terrain that calls for a stiff boot with a higher cuff for ankle protection, for both preventing sprained ankles and blocking stony blows to the side of your foot.
Choose hiking boots that have good ankle support and are well protective on a rocky terrain. Hiking boots are typically heavier and have stiffer soles and sides as well as a reinforced, protected toe area.
Those kinds of boots take time to break in. You should not go on multi-day trekking with brand new boots!! Before you hit the trail, make sure to break them in properly, to avoid serious blisters and other unnecessary pain.
Food and beverage prices at the mountain huts are slightly higher than average.
Here are some examples:
- coffee 2 EUR,
- large bottle of water 4 EUR,
- beer 5 EUR,
- home-made Slovenian stew 6-8 EUR,
- goulash 7 EUR,
- soup 4 EUR,
- sandwich 4 EUR.
Please note that the huts don't accept credit card payments! Cash only.
Here is a list of what is good to have for a climb:
- Shoes – hiking boots with ankle support
- Socks – warm, coolmax
- Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof, softshell
- Long, comfortable pants
- Thermal underwear – good evaporation and warm
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, any other sun protection
- Water bottle (preferably reusable) not bigger than 1 litre.
- First aid (a small basic kit with items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, antibacterial ointment, sterile pads)
- Food - snacks, granola bars, chocolate (optional, can be bought at all mountain huts)
- Backpack – lightweight, strong and durable material, adjustable straps (size: approximately 60-70L)
- Hiking poles (optional)
- The hike is considered a challenging activity with a demanding climb to Mt. Triglav. The hike demands 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 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 a good physical condition or are afraid of heights. The climb is also not recommended for children younger than 15 years and pregnant women.
- All travellers are required to notify us before booking the tour of any medical conditions they might be suffering from, as well as dietary restrictions. All medications can and should be brought to all activities in the program. If you suffer from any medical conditions, we strongly suggest that you consult your physician before booking a tour to receive an expert medical advice. We are more than happy to discuss and recommend the most suitable adventure for you based on your conditions, but cannot carry responsibility for your health.
- Do not bring too much water - 1 litre/person is enough. The path passes by mountain huts where you can get a refill and you will be able to enjoy fresh mountain spring water along a way, which is a special treat on its own.
- There is no need to bring food, as all food can be purchased in mountain huts you will pass by. We do however suggest you bring some small snacks. Our favourites: energy/chocolate bar, granola bars, apple, banana, raisins.
- And last but not least: everyone, who climbs Slovenian peaks, hikes Alpine meadows, or takes a dip in crystal clear rivers, must understand and remember that Slovenians hold nature very close to their hearts and are as a nation devoted to protecting its beauty and health. Please, respect mountains and valleys, don’t litter, do not be wasteful, or loud, do not pick flowers along a hiking path and keep away from wild animals. Enjoy the surrounding pristine nature.
Never underestimate extreme and unpredictable mountain weather. Come prepared for any weather conditions. Keep in mind that you will spend your days high in the mountains. Even on hottest summer days, the weather in the mountains can change quickly. Thunderstorms are relatively common in July and August. They develop rather quickly, but usually build up in late afternoons and evenings, so it is best to start hikes early in the morning.
The climbing season for Mount Triglav is from July through September. Summer weather on Mt. Triglav is quite cool; when it’s pushing 30°C on the Slovenian plains, it may be just 10°C on Mt. Triglav. It often drops below freezing at night, and snow may persist in nooks and crannies throughout the year. Weather on the mountain is highly variable, bringing unexpected wind, rain and even snow.
The hike is considered a challenging activity with a demanding climb to Mt. Triglav. Although certain parts of the trail may seem easy due to low incline, they do demand 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 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 a good physical condition or are afraid of heights. The climb is also not recommended for children younger than 15 years and pregnant women.
All travellers are required to notify us before booking the tour of any medical conditions they might be suffering from, as well as any dietary restrictions. All medications can and should be brought to all activities in the program. If you suffer from any medical conditions, we strongly suggest that you consult your physician before booking the tour to receive an expert medical advice. We are more than happy to discuss and recommend the most suitable adventure for you, based on your conditions, but cannot carry responsibility for your health.
Do not bring too much water – 1 ,5 litre/person is enough. The path passes by mountain huts where you can get a refill and you will be able to enjoy fresh mountain spring water found a couple of times along a way, which is a special treat on its own.
There is no need to bring food, as all food can be purchased in mountain huts you will pass by. We do however suggest you bring some small snacks. Our favourites: a chocolate bar (chocolate is a great energy booster!), granola bars, an apple, a banana, raisins.
And last but not least: everyone, who climbs Slovenian peaks, hikes Alpine meadows, or takes a dip in crystal clear rivers, must understand and remember that Slovenians hold nature very close to their hearts and are as a nation devoted to protecting its beauty and health. Please, respect mountains and valleys, don’t litter, do not be wasteful, or loud, do not pick flowers along a hiking path and keep away from wild animals. Enjoy the pristine nature that is all around you!
We suggest that you travel with a comprehensive travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the event that you are unable to attend our trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances). We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent to purchase travel insurance. As coverage and a price of the insurance changes depending on your travel destination, do make sure that you purchase a coverage for all countries you will be traveling in during your holidays.
You will be provided with full via-ferrata climbing equipment (helmet, harness and via ferrata set). Upon request, you can also be provided with hiking backpack and/or hiking poles.