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 with the northern Julian Alps panorama. Then 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 will spend the night right in the middle, at the Triglav Lakes Hut.
The last day will see us hike across high-mountain pastures, where some shepherds still keep the traditional cheesemaking alive. We hike through this breathtakingly scenic place and back to our starting point above Bohinj.
This fantastic journey comprises some of the best panoramic views of the Julian Alps and their hidden valleys. You might even 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.
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. There we slowly descend through the beautiful Seven Lakes Valley, reaching our resting lodge at the Double Lake.
Our last day is easier, as we slowly make our way past 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.
Day 1: 11,2 km (7 mi), 1300 vm (4300 feet)
Day 2: 11,6 km (7,2 mi), 600 vm (2000 feet)
Day 3: 13,4 km (8,3 mi), 100 vm (330 feet)
Dom Planika pod Triglavom, Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih