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Type of Trip
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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Personal equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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.
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.
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)
-warm clothing (fleece…)
-waterproof jacket and trousers (depending on the weather forecast)
-hand gloves(it can snow on the mountain in August also)
-sun glasses, hat and sun cream (high factor)
-shoes (high hiking boots recommended)
-medicine prescribed by your doctor
-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.
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