Triglav 3-day Hut to Hut

Climb Mount Triglav and visit the Valley of 7 Lakes in a 3-day guided hut-to-hut hiking expedition.

STARTING POINT
Bohinj
Duration
3 days
Group size
max 4 people/ guide
Season
Jun - Oct
Fitness Level
Technical Level
  • Experience authentic life on alpine pastures
  • Sleep in high mountain hut
  • Authentic food served in the huts
  • Stand on top of Slovenia
  • Valley of seven Triglav lakes
  • High alpine flora and fauna
  • Start and finish in Bohinj
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Included in price

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Transfer from Bled
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Helmet
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Via Ferrata kit
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Professional guide
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Extras

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Transfer from Ljubljana
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Overnight stay at Planika Lodge and Prehodavci Lodge
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Food and drinks in the huts
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Trekking poles
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Backpack
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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 food and accommodation

Pickup location and time

*Can be changed due to conditions or upon agreement

Experience the very best of Slovenia’s Julian Alps by trekking across the glorious landscape of Triglav National Park. On this adventurous hike, you will ascend Slovenia’s highest mountain, venture through the unbelievably beautiful Triglav Lakes Valley, witness nature’s imaginative creations, and sleep in authentic mountain huts.

This hut-to-hut hiking tour starts at picturesque Bohinj. The first day is spent hiking in the heart of Triglav National Park. As we head deeper into the mountains, the terrain changes and stunning views open up. We make our way past the famous Vodnik Lodge and up to the Planika Lodge near Mt. Triglav where we spend the night. The following day, it’s time to finish the job of conquering Slovenia’s highest peak. It's the most technically demanding leg of our journey, but our expert guide will make sure everyone feels safe and secure.

From Triglav, we will descend over the western Triglav plateau to the Dolič hut, then over Hribarice pass to the scenic Prehodavci hut where we will spend another night, this time with the northern Julian Alps panorama. On our last day, we will hike through the magical Triglav Lakes Valley, also called the Seven Lakes Valley, home to seven stunning glacial lakes in picture-perfect locations. We hike through this breathtakingly scenic place and back to our starting point above Bohinj.

This fantastic journey is packed with some of the best panoramic views of the Julian Alps and their hidden valleys. You might even get to meet the local wildlife population, like the chamois or ibex. The trails are not too demanding and suitable for amateur hikers. However, a certain level of physical fitness is necessary, especially for climbing Mt. Triglav. You will get to taste authentic alpine cuisine and feel that special type of freedom which comes with hiking, sleeping and waking high in the Alps. As the famous naturalist John Muir once said: “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

NOTE: It can be busy up there in the summer. To ensure your spot in the lodges, 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 chosen lodge, but we will try our best or find the most suitable alternative for you.

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Itinerary

We will start our tour by picking you up and driving to Planina Blato above Bohinj (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 and through mountain pastures, slowly starting to gain altitude before reaching Vodnik hut after about 4h. There is a freshwater spring there as well as an opportunity to eat a quick lunch. After another 2h of uphill hiking, we reach Planika Lodge, our home for the night.

On our second day, we will gear up and start climbing Triglav early in the morning. The climb takes around 1.5h and from the summit we descend to the other side, reaching Dolič mountain hut after around 2.5h. After a break, another short but easy climb awaits us before descending to Prehodavci lodge, for a well-deserved rest.

Our last day is easier, as we slowly descend through the beautiful Seven Lakes Valley, reaching another lodge at Doule Lake and through authentic mountain pastures descending back to our car. If there is energy left, there is also an opportunity to reach another viewpoint on the way. We are usually back at the car sometime around the early afternoon.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear on Triglav Tour?

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 or we can suggest an alternative.

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 Triglav Tour?

You don't need any prior experience for the tour, however, you should be comfortable with three 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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    Rory Yoder
    We had an outstanding experience with Triglav Tours. Klemen, our guide, was extremely helpful both in our preparations for the trip and during the unforgettable trek to the summit of Mount Triglav. He was very responsive in answering our questions on recommended lodging, arranged our transportation to the trailhead, and was instrumental in us being able to reach the summit as a guide. We plan on using Triglav Tours again the next time we are in Slovenia!
    Chris Richardson
    August 2020
    We were searching for a tour where we can see the most in three days and I think we nailed it! Three days is just perfect amount of hiking not to get too long but you really get to experience nature at a high altitude. Spending three days above 2000m is really something unforgettable, thank you team Triglav Tours!
    C Gibson
    The Triglav hut to hut is arguably the best tour you can do in the Julian alps in three days. Starting from the picture perfect Bohinj, reaching the mighty Triglav summit and descending via the breathtaking Triglav lakes valley - a heart full of joy.

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