Although Triglav is not the most difficult mountain to climb in Slovenia, it still requires a certain level of experience.
Climbing Triglav without the experience (or someone who has it) with moving in exposed and steep terrain, route-finding, and knowing the local weather conditions can lead to dangerous consequences — getting lost, seriously injuring oneself, or in the worst case, death. What’s 100% sure is that your hike won’t be half as enjoyable as it could have been.
A professional local guide has all the necessary experience and knowledge to make your hike safer and therefore, more enjoyable. They can also enhance the climbing experience with interesting stories and tips, making sure climbing Triglav is a fond memory.
Triglav is amongst the most popular mountains in Slovenia. It has a great symbolic value for us and the saying goes that you are not a true Slovenian until you stand on its summit. Therefore, you can expect a lot of people on the mountain in the high season (July-September), especially on weekends. On week-days, however, it is much more peaceful. Luckily, our guides have some tricks up their sleeves when it comes to avoiding the crowds. Hint: they know exactly when and where to go.
Thousands of people climb Mt.Triglav every year. Some come better prepared than others, who underestimate the climb, which can lead to accidents. But with the right approach, knowing the weather conditions (especially the possibility of thunderstorms and snowfall), with the proper safety equipment and an experienced guide, you can minimize the objective dangers and feel completely safe.
Mountain huts in the Slovenian mountains are very cosy and authentic, but provide only basic comfort. Don’t expect too much luxury. Early bookings are usually rewarded with a room but if all rooms are full there are dormitories. There is no shower and the lavatories are basic. There is running water but it is not drinkable. The food is tasty and local but the menu is limited to a few dishes and drinks.
The earlier the better. The highest season, from July to September, it is not unusual for huts to be fully booked for months ahead. Weekdays are better but we still suggest bookings at least a month in advance. Last-minute bookings are very dependable on the weather – if the forecast is not a perfect bluebird, then some spots usually become available a few days before.