trip duration TRIP DURATION
2 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Julian Alps
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
8 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

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.

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.

Price per person

1 Person500EUR
Group of 2300EUR
Group of 3250EUR
Group of 4250EUR
Group of 5250EUR
Group of 6250EUR
Group of 7250EUR
Group of 8250EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Personal equipment

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
?

Fitness level required

Fit

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)

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