2-day mount Triglav guided hike

An unforgettable mount Triglav guided hike to the top of Slovenia’s highest mountain.

STARTING POINT
Krma Valley
Duration
2 days
Group size
max 4 people/ guide
PICKUP LOCATION
Ljubljana, Bled
Fitness Level
Technical Level
  • Take in the memorizing beauty of the mountains 
  • Spend the night in an authentic alpine hut
  • Feel the thrill of standing on the ‘roof of Slovenia’
  • Enjoy the rarest view of the Julian Alps

Included in price

Transfer from Bled
Helmet
Via Ferrata kit
Professional guide

Extras

Transfer from Ljubljana
Overnight stay at one of the lodges (depending on availability)
Trekking poles
Backpack
Headlamp

What to bring to the tour

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Gloves
Toilet paper
Snacks
Headlamp
ID card
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Headwear
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sunscreen
Toothbrush
Sleeping liner (disposable can be bought in the hut)
Backpack 25-30 l
Some cash for the food and accommodation

Pickup location and time

  • Ljubljana - at approx. 7:00
  • Bled - at approx. 7:30

*Can be changed due to conditions or upon agreement

Climbing Mt. Triglav is a longstanding Slovene tradition. It involves a perfect combination of physical challenges, spectacular views, and pride that comes with standing on this symbolically important summit. If you possess a decent amount of stamina and the desire to reach higher, then ascending Triglav is something you simply must try. There’s no hiking adventure quite like it!

At 2,863 m (or 9,395 ft), Triglav towers above the other peaks of Slovenia’s Julian Alps. Not only is it the most popular mountain, the climb up to its peak is among the most pleasurable. Although many alpine enthusiasts tackle Triglav’s slopes during the high season, our expert guides know the best trails off the beaten path. You can avoid the crowds and enjoy the striking mountain backdrop and the local wildlife to the fullest. Don’t be surprised if a chamois or marmot strides into very close proximity indeed.  

This classic Triglav ascent begins in the lovely Krma Valley*. Known as the easiest approach, it’s a relatively undemanding route, suitable for families and hikers with limited mountaineering experience. However, a solid level of fitness is required. Gorgeous scenes of unspoilt alpine terrain are revealed as we gain altitude above the treeline, up gravel paths and over stony ridges to the Planika Lodge. It’s where we will spend the night in the super romantic embrace of the powerful mountains. 

Depending on your preparedness and weather conditions, the final push to the summit can take place the same afternoon or early the following morning. Your guide will lead you up the steep incline, which includes a 400 m via ferrata trail. Don’t worry, it’s all very safe and secure, but you will have to do some climbing. Reaching the top is a triumphant feeling that will definitely keep your spirits high for the panoramic descent into civilisation below. And don’t be surprised if you want to do it all over again. Trust us, it’s a common aftereffect among Triglav hikers. It’s just that awesome!

NOTE: It can be busy up there in the summer. To ensure your spot in the lodge, we recommend booking the tour several weeks in advance, especially for the weekends. For last-minute bookings, we cannot guarantee a free spot in the lodge, but we will try our best or find the most suitable alternative for you.

*Different starting point possible upon request on a private tour.

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Itinerary

We will start our tour by picking you up and driving to Krma valley (45min from Bled). Our meeting time depends on the forecast and time of the year and will be set a day or two before the tour. After a quick gear check, we will start walking in the forest, slowly starting to gain altitude before reaching a small pasture with a freshwater spring after about 2.5h. After a short break, another 2.5 hours of hiking awaits us before reaching the mountain hut Planika.

At the hut, we can leave some stuff we will not need for the summit push and gear up with helmets, harnesses and via ferrata sets. The summit climb takes around 1.5h and about the same time back to the hut. According to the weather and how we feel, we can do the summit climb on the first day in the afternoon or on the second day early in the morning. 

From Planika we have about 3.5h of hiking back to the car, where we arrive usually sometime in the middle of the second day. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear on 2-day mount Triglav guided hike?

It is important that your clothes are comfortable. You should have comfortable shoes with a good grip. It is recommended that you also have some warmer and windproof clothing with you as the temperature can drop or in case of cold wind. You can always leave excess clothes in the van after consulting with our guide.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In case of bad weather the tour can be postponed or you will be fully refunded.

Is the tour only possible in stated season?

The season stated is informative. In case of dry conditions, the tour is also possible sooner or later in the year. If there is early or late snow in the mountains the season is shorter. I that case take a look at our Triglav in winter tour.

How do I pay for accommodation?

We will make a reservation at the hut for you at the time of your booking in advance and you can pay cash on the spot. There are rooms available if you book early enough, otherwise there are cheaper dormitories - let us know your preferred option.

How many people will be in a group?

We believe that your experience will be better in smaller groups. Therefore, there will be a maximum of 4 guests per guide.

Am I fit enough for 2-day Triglav Tour?

You don't need any prior experience for the tour, however, you should be comfortable with two full days of hiking with breaks.

Who will be our guide on Triglav Tour?

Our tours are led by professional local guides. Our guides will make sure that you receive expert guiding combined with great fun and a memorable experience.

Is the tour kid friendly?

Our minimum age for Triglav tour is 12 years old. Children should be able to hike for two full days with stops. If you are planning to go on a tour with young kids, please let us know in advance and we can adjust the tour if necessary.

Do I need a guide to climb Triglav?

Triglav is a high and demanding mountain, not to be underestimated. Tricky route finding in the fog, exposed and steep terrain in the upper parts are some of the reasons to consider a guide. We only work with experienced local guides who know our mountains really well and will not only take care of your safety, but will also show you some new hiking and climbing techniques, share some interesting facts and stories, and overall make it a much more enjoyable experience. Of course, not everybody needs a guide, so for those more experienced among you we have more than a few advanced tours that will prove challenging, even in the company of an expert guide.

Is it crowded up there?

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.

Is it dangerous to climb Mt. Triglav?

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.

What kind of accommodations are available?

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.

How far in advance do we need to book it?

The earlier the better. The highest season, from July to September, it is not unusual for huts to be fully booked for 5 or more weekends ahead. Weekdays are better but we still suggest bookings at least 2-3 weeks 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. For one-day tours, a week in advance is okay.
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    Robyn Sutter
    The 2 days Triglav tour with a night in Dom Planika was great! The final summit climb wasn't too demanding and the 360° is outstanding. My guide also kept giving me nice insights and background stories about different mountains and outdoor topics, which I really liked. And he was super helpful in helping me planning some other hikes in Triglav NP that I wanted to do on my own later on. Even though I could've done Triglav probbly also without a guide, I'd definitely book the tour again because I appreciated the total package that I received!
    Urška Tišler
    It was my first time on Triglav and I would do it again! I’m not much of a hiker so I thought I will never get there but with Triglav Tour I made it and it was one of the best challenges in my life. Our guide was very patient and kind, he kept a slow pace and he never rushed us. Nature was so beautiful all the way up, and the view was breathtaking. My favourite part was climbing on the peak of Triglav. It wasn’t as dangerous as I thought. The path was very safe and well maintained. I’m so proud of myself for reaching the top of the highest Slovenian mountain thanks to Triglav tour and the amazing guide.
    Peter Cox
    Triglav Tours are professional, thorough, and attentive. I highly recommend the 2 day Triglav tour. My guide Klemen was very knowledgable and extremely helpful - from pre walk emails to dropping me off at my hotel in Bled after the hike. A tough hike for a 55 year old with a reasonable fitness level, I wouldn't have been able to achieve it without Klemen and Triglav tours.

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