Climb Triglav in 3 days via the Valley of Seven Lakes (Group)

An experienced guide from the Mitja Šorn Team takes you on this 3-day Mount Triglav group ascent through the beautiful Valley of the Seven Lakes route.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Julian Alps

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Climb Mount Triglav through one of the most beautiful and longest routes

  • Stay in small mountain huts, enjoying stunning views over the Slovenian Alps

  • Cover a distance of over 40 km, along the company of an experienced local guide

 

Mount Triglav (2864m) is the highest peak in Slovenia, and the most popular climb in the country, with several routes to the summit. Today we invite you to join us on a 3-day group ascent via the Valley of the Seven Lakes.

This is the longest route, but probably the most beautiful and diverse approach to Triglav. Along three days, we will cover a distance of over 40 kilometers and a height difference of more than 2500 meters.

During these days, we will be sleeping in small mountain huts which offer simple accommodation and typical Slovenian food, enjoying spectacular views over valleys, mountains and lakes.

On the first day, we will drive up to the trail start, high above Bohinj Lake, on Blato meadow. It is also possible to start the ascent lower in the valley, but driving up allow us to cover some altitude difference by car, a great help on this long trek. Also, it gives us the opportunity of enjoying much better scenery.

Then we will hike along the Seven Lakes trail, over beautiful alpine meadows. We will have lunch at a hut and go on hiking up the valley, enjoying amazing views, until we reach the Zasavska koca na Prehodavcih hut, where we will stay overnight.On the second day, we will continue the hike over beautiful landscapes, and stay at the Vodnikov dom hut.

Following an old military trail for about an hour, we will reach a via ferrata. From the hut, it take us about 3 hours to reach the summit of Mount Triglav. We descend to the Planika Hut, crossing down alpine meadows and get back to our car from there. The descend takes about 7 hours from the top of the mountain.

This group tour is a great opportunity for single climbers or for climbers who are part of a small group. The climb will start each Monday and finish on Wednesday, from end of June until the end of September.

Just send us a request if you want to join us on this group ascent to the most famous mountain in Slovenia. You may also be interested in a private climbing tour in Triglav. In that case we can offer you these climbing options.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
390 EUR

Group of 2
390 EUR

Group of 3
390 EUR

Group of 4
390 EUR

Group of 5
390 EUR

Group of 6
390 EUR

Group of 7
390 EUR

Group of 8
390 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 Minimum group size: 2 people / You need to calculate about 120-150€ extra per person for full service on the huts
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Accommodation

Zasavska koca na Prehodavcih Hut and Vodnikov dom Hut

More info

We will provide you with harness, helmet and via ferrata kit.

This is the equipment list for Triglav climb, but don't worry if you don’t have something of the list: headlamp, warm clothing (fleece, etc), waterproof jacket and trousers (depending on the weather forecast), hand gloves (it can snow on the mountain in August also), hat, sunglasses, hat and sun cream (high factor), shoes (high hiking boots recommended), poles, backpack(30l), water bottle, medicine prescribed by your doctor, camera, energy bars, chocolates, other food for the climb (the longest stretch without huts is 5 hours long, you can get warm food at the huts, so don’t exaggerate with snacks), alpine club membership card (if you are a member, you get some discount on sleeping, if not don’t worry about it).

Max group size is 8 people per guide for the whole trek, except for the via ferata section on the ascent to Triglav, which is 4 people per guide.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am a UIAGM mountain guide, ski instructor and sports teacher and the current president of the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association.

I am still the only guide who can make a living working exclusively in Slovenia. I climb Triglav more than 25 times per year, which means I have climbed the most famous peak in my country over 200 times.

If you want to climb or ski in Slovenian mountains I am the right choice. I guide via ferrata, rock climbing, snow climbing, ice climbing, hikes, heliski, freeride skiing and ski touring.

Slovenia has good options for all of these activities, so you are welcome to take a look at my trips and find something for yourself. If you don't find anything let me know and I will see if I can help you!

I speak English. Ich sprache auch ein bischen Deutsch. Parla anche un pocho Italiano e abla tambien un po Espanol.

If I am not available to guide you, one of the super experienced guides in my team - Rok, Peter, Grega or Igor - will be your guide.

 
 

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What People are Saying about -Mitja Šorn Guiding Team

 

We signed up for a winter climb of Triglav and a half-day of ice-climbing for my family of 4 (including 15 & 16 year old children). We achieved neither objective. We had travelled from Australia. We had previously winter-climbed Morocco\'s Mt Toubkal and we are an adventurous family, but are not mountaineers. The Triglav description stated it was technical but appropriate for beginners. The equipment list stated \'Shoes (high hiking boots recommended)\'. On booking, Mitja told me he was unavailable but that his colleague Luka would guide us. One week prior to the trip, I emailed expressing concerns with some of our footwear, as two of us did not have high hiking boots. We were willing to buy them and wanted to seek advice. The weather was looking stable, warm, and no snow had fallen for at least one week. Luka asked me to send photos of what footwear we had. I did that and he replied that none were suitable, and that we all needed 600 Euro mountaineering boots. I was surprised given the equipment list. Over the next few days he suggested the climb was quite technical and said things like \'Do you have any experience with this kind of mountaineering?\' I began to get nervous especially for my wife and daughter. I sought clarity but never really received it. Correspondence became patchy. New Years Eve was upon us and we still had no clarity, and shops were closing. Then climbing pants with ventilation were mentioned. At this point we were looking at spending upwards of $4000 AUD on equipment for a climb that might be beyond us. So we pulled the pin. Luka took us instead on a two day alpine trek and we achieved two summits near 2000m. It was pleasant. However we carried ice picks the entire time but never once took them off our packs (except for a brief lesson). At one point we traversed a 40-50 degree slope on crunching snow with a long fall - but for some reason our ice picks stayed attached to our packs. It was kind of scary. When he proposed a second, similar, traverse we declined and took a safer downhill route instead. The hut we stayed in, Lipanca Hut, was pleasant, warm and uncrowded. On the third day we were meant to go ice climbing however the facility was closed due to warm weather. Luka instead took us rock climbing which was good fun. My two comments, however, is that we all had to wear helmets the entire time but Luka did not; in my mind this is a failure in leading by example. Also we started with the hardest climb and worked towards the easiest; that\'s because the easier climbs were in use when we arrived, which would have been fine if it was explained to us but it wasn\'t until the end of the day. I struggled on the first climb but made it, however it left me feeling initially bad that I had struggled so much on what I expected to be a more gentle start. Anyway despite all that it was a pleasant 3 days. It was just not what we had signed up for.
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Stacey Amcveay
Had a great time even though weather conditions were such that we had to climb a different mountain but Mitja had great alternatives in mind and we very much enjoyed it - highly recommend if you’re in Slovenia looking for a guide. Thanks for the two days!
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Laske Levin
Unfortunately due to bad weather we had to turn around at 1900m on Triglav. It snowed heavy the day before the climb so the snow was also over a meter deep. Fortunately Mitja planned another mountain Mali Draski which we were able to summit. This was a great experience and I got the chance to use my ice axe and crampons which was just what I wanted. Mitja was a great guide who passes on his knowledge and teaches you things along the way. He has incredible knowledge and understanding of the mountains in the area and will keep you safe throughout.
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Colin Malone
 

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