A demanding route that takes you over 2000 metres of altitude in roughly 12-14 hours. This hiking thrill is not for the faint of heart and good stamina is obligatory. If you’re a mountain lover with a day to spare and want to ascend Mt. Triglav with all the perks it offers, then this tour is a no-brainer. It’s the quickest way of experiencing Slovenia’s most famous peak. Up we go!
Triglav is the champion of Slovene mountains. This legendary peak is not only iconic, the trails leading up to it are regarded as some of the most scenic in this part of the Alps. Most hikers opt for a two-day ascend, but it’s certainly very enjoyable to do it in one leap. Just ask a guy called Franjo Potočnik who climbed Triglav 366 times in one calendar year. He’s also reached the summit twice in one day and has over 600 ascents under his belt. Let that be an inspirational morale boost.
We begin in the stunning Krma Valley. The ascent starts off nice and easy up a relatively undemanding trail. The rocky landscape promises a soothing calm that only the mountains can afford. We witness several unique landmarks, overcome ridges and pass mountain huts as we make our way up the gravel path towards the highest-lying parts of Slovenia. The awe-inspiring beauty makes the journey easier and every step so very rewarding.
The final push to the summit is where it gets technically more demanding. Triglav is known for its via ferrata sections. A steep, 400-metre-long incline is where fear of heights should be left aside and quite a bit of climbing endured. But don’t worry, the route is safe, well secured and your guide will be there to lead you through it. The summit is literally right around the corner. And with it, that fantastic feeling of knowing you have just reached the highest point in the country. Descending back towards the valley is of course as adventurous and breathtakingly beautiful as the climb, but be careful with your tired legs. Now that’s what we call a day well spent!
If you manage to climb Triglav in one day you can really be proud of yourself.
Distance: 18 km (11,2 mi)
Elevation: 1800 vm (5900 feet)