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Climbing Mont Triglav from Krma valley

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Climbing Mont Triglav from Krma valley
Climbing Mont Triglav from Krma valley
Climbing Mont Triglav from Krma valley

Mitja Šorn and his group of certified guides will take you on an exciting 2-day climbing trip to the summit of Mount Triglav, leaving from Krma Valley.

Alps

2 Days

All year

High

Intermediate


Description

I guide the ascent on Mont Triglav (2864 m), the highest peak in Slovenia, from different routes. Here is the program I propose for the one leaving from the Krma valley, the easiest way to get to the summit.

We start and finish the hike at the same point, in the Krma valley. We will sleep in Triglavski dom. From there, we'll go to the top and we can descend the way to Planika hut. That way, we make a small circle.

In addition, there is via ferrata from the hut to the summit of Mount Triglav and back.

You can do this route in one day, but only if you are a super fit person (usually it takes from 12-16 hours). However, I recommend to do it in two days. That way, you can really enjoy the hike as well as admire the beautiful landscapes.

Below this description, you'll find an itinerary for the 2-day trip.

If you are interested in climbing the most famous peak in Slovenia, please get in touch with me. We can discuss together the most suitable option for you!

Besides, I organize many other trips in the surroundings of Mont Triglav, like ski touring, rock climbing and ice climbing.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Harness

- Helmet

Price details

This price is for a group tour that can be done twice a week on Sundays/Mondays and Wednesdays/Thursdays. The price includes guiding, equipment rental, guide costs, and transport from Bohinj, Bled, Kranjska Gora, or anywhere close if you don't have a car. There is an additional cost of cca 70€ per person for food, drinks, and sleeping in the mountain hut.

A minimum of 2 participants is required for this trip to take place.


Itinerary

Day 1: Krma Valley - Triglavski dom

The route to the Triglavski dom has an extension of 7,3 kilometers and we will face a height difference of 1500 meters. It usually takes us around 5 hours to reach the hut. On the way, we will find a water spring, so you only need to bring a water bottle of 1 or 1,5 litres and snacks.

Day 2: Triglavski dom - Summit! - Krma Valley

From the hut, we will need to ascend another 400 meters. Due to the exposed terrain (via ferrata), the ascent and descent will take us around 3-4 hours from the hut (Triglavski dom) to the top and back, plus 4 hours down to the valley.

If weather allows it, we will go for the summit on day 1 and descend to the valley on day 2

 

Details

More info

Equipment: you can rent it on site. Technical equipment(harness, helmet, via ferrata lanyards) is included in the price.

Extra information for the 2-day trip: -Halfboard is around 43€ per person.

Meeting point


FAQs

Is it possible to join a group?

Yes, it's possible to join a group to climb Mt Triglav from Krma Valley. We have weekly departures on Sunday and Wednesday from mid-June till the end of September. When inquiring, please specify if you wish to join a group or have a private ascent.

What will happen if the weather forecast turns bad?

You can select a different climb or reschedule the date of your ascent if the weather is poor or if the conditions are insufficient to complete the climb safely. If none of these solutions work for you, you will receive a partial refund less the fees.

How experienced and fit do I need to be to climb Mt Triglav from the Krma Valley?

The ascent of Mount Triglav from the Krma Valley is regarded as being of intermediate difficulty. Although it isn't particularly challenging, the last stretch features a few exposed, steep portions that require the use of the rope. You must be in good physical shape and have no fear of heights. You need to be able to walk continuously for up to 6 hours. No climbing experience is needed.

What equipment do I need to bring?

The Technical equipment which will be used on the 2nd day (helmet and harness) will be provided by myself.

Please bring with you the following items:

  • headlamp
  • warm clothing
  • waterproof jacket and trousers
  • gloves
  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • hiking shoes
  • poles
  • backpack (30 L)
  • water bottle
  • medicine prescribed by your doctor
  • camera
  • energy bars, chocolates, and other food for during the climb.

What is the program of the 2-day ascent? How long are we going to walk per day?

On day 1, we’ll hike between 5 and 7 hours. The altitude gain is 1500 meters.

On day 2, we’ll hike between 3 and 5 hours from the hut (Triglavski dom) to the top and back. Then, we’ll hike around 4 hours from the hut to the start of the hike in the valley.

The ascent starts at around 8 am on the first day and finishes at around 4 pm on the second day.

What’s included in the price I’m paying here? What’s not?

The price includes:

  • the guiding fee
  • the helmet & the harness for the via ferrata section on the 2nd day
  • the transportation from and to your accommodation

On top of this, you’ll need to cover the hut fee and the food (around €70 per person). Please bring cash with you.

Where are we going to sleep?

We’ll stay at Triglavski dom after hiking for 5 to 7 hours from Krma Valley. The hut is very comfortable. It has blankets, sheets and mattresses. The accommodation, meals and drinks are around 70€ per person. I’ll reserve your sport, but you’ll need to pay it when we are there.

What is the meeting point and time?

I'll pick you up at your place on the morning of the first day. I will let you know about the exact pick-up time a day or two before we go, as it will depend on the weather conditions.

Can you recommend a place to stay close to the Triglav National Park?

I recommend you to stay in one of these villages before your Triglav climb: Bled, Kranjska Gora or Mojstrana.

Here are some suggestions of places to stay in:

In Bled:

  • Garni Hotel Berc
  • Old Bled House
  • Old Parish House

In Kranjska Gora;

  • Kotnik hotel
  • Spik hotel
  • Julijana Guest House Martin

In Mojstrana:

  • Hostel Lukna

I'll pick you up in the morning and drive you back after the climb.

I have food allergies, can you confirm that I can stay safely with you for the 2 days foodwise?

The mountain hut where we'll stay offers diet food. The dinner is usually pasta with meat, or a type of stew like cabbage, barley, etc. For breakfast, they serve eggs, bread, marmalade, honey...

What is the size of your group for your weekly Mt Triglav climbs during the summer?

On the first day of the hike, we allow a maximum of 8 people accompanied by one guide. On the second day, we limit the group size to a maximum of 4 people, for safety reasons.

Is there a secure place where we can store our luggage while we are on the mountain?

Although we cannot take responsibility for your luggage, you are welcome to leave it in our car. We have never had any issues with guests leaving their luggage in the cars over the past 14 years. Alternatively, you may wish to check with your accommodation if they can help you with this.

Is it possible for children to climb Triglav?

My own children climbed Triglav before reaching the age of 7. With nearly 2000 vertical meters to climb, this adventure demands a certain level of hiking experience and familiarity. What makes this accomplishment even more fulfilling is when the desire to conquer Triglav emanates from the children themselves, rather than solely being their parents' aspiration. This genuine enthusiasm significantly contributes to a smoother and more enjoyable ascent for everyone involved.

Once at the summit, the via ferrata poses little challenge for children, granted they do not have fear of heights. Interestingly, they often derive even greater enjoyment from this thrilling form of climbing compared to adults. The via ferrata route is designed to be technically accessible, eliminating the necessity for prior climbing experience.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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-Mitja

4.70

(252)

Mountain Guide

I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide, ski instructor, and sports teacher.

I believe guides do their best job when they guide in the mountains they are most familiar with. That is one of the biggest reasons why I specialize in guiding in Slovenia. I climb Triglav more than 25 times per year, which means I have climbed the most famous peak in my country around 400 times.

If you want to climb or ski in the Slovenian mountains, I am the right choice. I guide via ferrata, rock climbing, snow climbing, ice climbing, hikes, freeride skiing, and ski touring. Most of my summer work involves climbing Triglav, and most of my winter work involves Triglav and ski touring around it.

Slovenia offers 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 spreche auch ein bisschen Deutsch. Parlo anche un po' di Italiano e hablo también un poco de Español.

If I am not available to guide you, one of the super experienced guides in my team will be your guide.

Languages

Slovenian | Italian | German | English

Certificates

ZGVS | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

JEANNE

5.00

It was a great experience. My guide, Tadej was very accomplished and confident. I trusted him 100%. The interactions and communication were very professional. I would recommend explore share!

Hugh

5.00

Igor was a fantastic guide, Martin joined us for the summit and was also joined. Would definitely recommend to a friend

Elie

We cant do the climb with the bad weather. The explore share team and Mitja answer at your question very quickly and they are friendly. Sad to not do the climb but good service !

Ryan

5.00

Our guide Matea was very knowledgeable and personable. Even with varrying levels of experience and abilities within our group, Matea was able to make it an enjoyable experience for all. I am very thankful for his leadership and recommendations and decisions as a guide to keep us safe and make the hike as successful as it could be.

Celine

5.00

Excellente excursion réalisée avec Rok et ALec comme guides. Tout était parfait ! Guides très attentifs et sérieux tout au long de la randonnée ; organisation parfaite lors de l’arrivée au refuge.


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