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Climbing Triglav from Blato Meadow

Climbing Triglav from Blato Meadow
Climbing Triglav, 7 lakes valley
climbing Triglav from Blato meadow
climbing Triglav from Blato meadow
climbing Triglav from Blato meadow

Join a guide from the Mitja Šorn Team for this 2-day adventure climbing Triglav, starting from Blato Meadow and hiking over the Seven Lakes Valley.

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Julian Alps

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Description

If you are travelling to Slovenia, climbing Triglav (2864 m) will probably be on your list of must-do activities. This time, I propose a 2-day climbing trip through the Valley of the Seven Lakes. 

This is one of the longest ways to ascend the highest and most famous peak in Slovenia, but it's also one of the most beautiful trails.

The starting point of this hiking trail is Blato meadow, high above Bohinj Lake. Even though we can choose a starting point in a lower spot of the valley, driving up to this place is much more scenic. Furthermore, we'll cover some of the height difference during the car drive.

On the first day of this trip we'll cover a 20 kilometers distance. First we'll approach a hut by the Seven Lakes, which is standing over alpine meadows. We'll have lunch there and then continue our way up to Dolic Hut, the place where we'll spend the night.

The second day, we'll hike for almost an hour through an old military trail until we reach a via ferrata that will take us right to the summit of Mt Triglav.

Finally, we'll return back to the car on a 7-hour hike. We'll be down in the valley in the afternoon.

Please contact me if you want to join me for climbing Triglav through the Seven Lakes Valley. It will be an amazing experience!

You can also consider other alternatives to visit this famous peak, like climbing Mt Triglav from Krma Valley.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 800 Each

Group of 2

EUR 400 Each

Group of 3

EUR 270 Each

Group of 4

EUR 245 Each

Group of 5

EUR 245 Each

Group of 6

EUR 245 Each

Group of 7

EUR 245 Each

Group of 8

EUR 245 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip


Itinerary

Day 1: Blato meadow / Dolic Hut

We drive to Blato meadow, the starting point of the trail.

Then we hike to a hut by the seven lakes over alpine meadows.

After having lunch on the hut we continue up the valley to Dolic hut, where we stay overnight.

We cover almost 20 kilometers distance on that day and deal with 1500 height meters. It takes us between 7-9 hours to reach Dolic hut from Blato meadow.

Day 2: Dolic Hut / Summit of Triglav / Return

We hike for an hour through an old military trail for an hour. Then, we climb a via ferrata right to the summit of Triglav.

It takes around 3 hours to ascend Triglav from Dolic hut.

Descent goes to Planika hut, Vodnikov dom and across alpine meadows back to our car. As there are some longer ascents also on the way down it takes around 7 hours to reach our car from the top of the mountain.

That means that the day is around 10 hours long.

 

Details

More info

Half board (diner, breakfast and sleeping) on the mountain hut costs 40€, beer is 4€, 1,5 litre of water is 4,4€, 0,5 litre of water is 2,3€.

Usually guests spend between 50-60€ per person on the hut where we spend the night. Dishes that are offered for lunch on the huts on the way are ranging between 5-9€ for dish.

Equipment for climbing Mt Triglav: -harness (I can provide this) -helmet (I can provide this) -via ferrata kit (I can provide this) -headlamp -warm clothing (fleece…) -waterproof jacket and trousers (depending on the weather forecast) -hand gloves(it can snow on the mountain in August also) -hat -sun glasses, 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 during 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)


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.

Languages

Slovenian | Italian | German | English

Certificates

ZGVS | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Mojstrana, Slovenia


What people are saying about this trip

Anna du Pont

5.00

June, 2019

We first hesitated to take a guide. We are both young fit people but don't have experience in hiking a mountain. But wauw were we glad we had Mitja! He made sure we were safe the whole time (and that wasn't always a giving (thunder storm aproaching, snow so we coudn't secure ourselves on the mountain,..). We did things we couldn't have done if we hadn't had Mitja with us. Great experience. Wish we could take him to all our mountain trips!

Max

5.00

September, 2018

As soon as we decided to spend our holiday in Slovenia, we wanted to climb Mount Triglav. We both love hiking, but didn't have any climbing experience, mostly because of the lack of mountains in the Netherlands ;). Therefore we searched for a guided trip and found the two-day trip through The Seven Lakes Valley on Explore-Share. Mitja was not available on the date we preferred, so Blaz Stres was our designated guide. The e-mail contact prior to the trip immediately felt good, Blaz closely monitored the weather forecast so we wouldn't be raided by a thunderstorm or heavy rain. Our trip started at 5am and during the trip we gradually found out what an experienced mountaineer Blaz is. While we struggled on the steep parts and had to catch our breath several times, Blaz strolled with one hand in his pocket, totally at ease. At a certain point the weather got a bit rebellious and we walked in the rain for 3,5 hours (rain is something we DO have in the Netherlands, so nothing we couldn't handle), but after a while we were totally soaked. Blaz kept reminding us to only have quick breaks and keep on going, because hypothermia was looking around the corner. Eventually we arrived at the Dolic hut, where we would stay overnight, and it took us a while to get dry and warm again. The next day we started our climb to the top, Blaz explained everything and helped us with the climbing gear. We climbed for 1,5 hour and suddenly we saw Blaz standing before us, with his outstretched hand and a big smile on his face, saying: "Congratulations, you made it to the top!". Although we were pretty fast going up, our descent was rather slow because of a twisted knee, but Blaz kept us motivated (“It’s always an hour”, “We really ARE getting closer!” and “It’s only 100 horizontal meters”). When we finally got back to the car, with very muddy shoes, Blaz showed us the ultimate Slovenian hospitality by letting us put our feet in a garbage bag. For a safe, fun and unforgettable climb on Mount Triglav, we recommend everyone to do a guided trip with Blaz!

Michelle

5.00

September, 2018

We had a fantastic experience climbing Triglav via the Blato Meadow, the seven lakes valley and back. We got the best of both worlds, hiking on our own to the Dolic Hut and back from the Planika hut, meant we could enjoy the scenery and wildlife at our own pace. But meeting Marco and having his expertise, harnesses, helmets and advice for the via farrata, ascent and descent of Triglav, was fantastic. We definitely felt safe and in good hands.

Michiel Heijmans

5.00

September, 2018

Beautiful and challenging hike with superb guide. I can recommend booking this hike with Mitja and his team. With their supper we have been able to enjoy every step. Cheers, Michiel

Danielle Beasley

5.00

August, 2018

Rok and Igor were both fun and experienced guides. The trip was such a great adventure; saw some beautiful sights, met some fun people and just enjoyed every minute. Highly recommended for anyone visiting the Lake Bled area.

Bent Lund

5.00

July, 2018

First of all a great thank you to you Tomo for a great hike and climb of the Triglav. The trip exceeded my expectations and I will be looking back on this hike as one of the best I have done so far! I had two very fine days in the mountains and thank’s to you for your very professional way of guiding! I really can recommend the hike up to the Triglav through the Valley of the seven lakes for anybody reasonably fit and also the way back to Blato was very nice going across the pass at Adam and Eve. It got a little exciting at the end, but I enjoyed it never the less and had great fun!




 

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