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Bregarjevo Zavetišče na Planini Viševnik

A cute and authentic shepherds' hut
Elevation
1620 m
Group size
15
Season
June - September
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This is a small but incredibly authentic Alpine post located on the high mountain pasture Viševnik. This is one of the most beautiful mountain pastures in Slovenia, and the shepherds’ cottages that are scattered across it offer a genuine look into the everyday lives of shepherds that have been spending their summers here since as early as the 18th century.

The hut itself is a repurposed building that used to be a cheese dairy. It is named after the mountaineer Drago Bregar, who was the first Slovenian to die in the Himalayan mountains. This quaint cottage has 15 beds and a very friendly keeper who will be glad to offer you something to drink if you stop by.

Zavetišče Draga Bregarja stands a bit off the beaten path, and we sometimes make a detour to say hello to the caretaker on our Seven lakes hike.

Access
From Blato Pasture: 1:30h
From Bohinj (Savica): 3h
Interesting tours
Pršivec: 1h

Things to know

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.

Expert Local Guides

Our professional guides know the local terrain and are trained to make this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity both safe and enjoyable.

Equipment Rental

We can provide all the special gear you need, like helmets, harnesses, and more.

Hassle-Free

We handle route planning, accommodations, transfers, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

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