Adventure Queens Mt Triglav Slovenia Trek -

Adventure Queens Mt Triglav Slovenia Trek

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Join the amazing women’s adventure community on the Adventure Queens Mt Triglav Trek
  • Trek to the summit of Slovenia`s highest mountain – Triglav at 2,864m
  • Perfect introduction to Via Ferrata and alpine scrambling
  • Enjoy the incredible atmosphere and views as you stay in a Slovenian mountain hut
  • Opportunity to celebrate your post-trek achievements at the picturesque Lake Bled
  • Great way to spend your August bank holiday weekend as part of the Adventure Queen team
  • Registration fee: £95 per person payable at the time of booking
  • Final balance: £295 per person payable 4 weeks prior to departure

This fantastic bank holiday weekend adventure takes you on a stunning journey across the Julian Alps of Slovenia to the summit of Mt Triglav at 2,864 metres. Straddling Italy and Slovenia the beautiful Julian Alps offers some of the most impressive mountain scenery in Europe. Triglav National Park is home to alpine pastures, pine forests, clear streams, crystal lakes, traditional mountain huts and a rich variety of jaw-dropping trails.

The climb to the summit of Triglav is outstanding and excitingly airy as your route follows a breath-taking trail which offers some brilliant scrambling and sections of via ferrata as you near the summit. No previous via ferrata experience is necessary as instructions, support and equipment will be provided. On reaching the summit you will be rewarded with jaw-dropping panoramic views spanning across the Julian Alps, Karavanke Mountains, Kamnik Alps and as far as neighbouring Austria, Italy and Croatia.

Be part of this wonderful community of adventurous women and tackle Mt Triglav Slovenia on this Adventure Queens trek. Plus it’s a great opportunity to further explore this adventurers paradise with stunning gorges and caves, sparkling emerald-green lakes and rivers and picturesque coastline along the Adriatic Sea by bike, raft, kayak, gorge walking or hiking. Or you can decamp and spend a day or two exploring or relaxing around the well renowned Lake Bled or Lake Bohinj and sampling Bled’s famous Slovenian Cream Cake. With more than half of its total surface still covered in forest, Slovenia does more than simply claim it’s ‘green’, it really is one of the greenest countries on earth.

Included:
– Qualified IFMGA English speaking mountain guide. 
– Adventurous Ewe guide
– Via Ferrata section, additional IFMGA guides provided for teams of 3 – 4 trekkers
– 2 nights accommodation – one night in a hostel and one night in a traditional mountain hut (dormitory style rooms in both). Upgrades available upon request and at an additional cost
– Breakfast in the hostel
– All road transfers in Slovenia
– Via ferrata equipment, training and support

Not included:
– Flights. Easyjet flights available from UK to Ljubljana. Preferred flight times and transfer information provided when you book
– Personal Travel Insurance (essential)
– Drinks with meals and alcoholic drinks
– Lunches and snacks
– Meals, allow €20 per day (this is to allow you the flexibility to order what you want)
– Tips (optional)

 

Day 1

Travel from UK to Lake Bled, Slovenia

Depart the UK on your flight to Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hostel on the shores of Lake Bled (approx. 1 hour). Preferred flight timings with transfers will be provided once you have booked onto the trip.

With its bluish-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is the ideal base for the start of your Adventure Queens Mt Triglav Trek. Time permitting, you will have a chance to explore the trail around Lake Bled prior to dinner and your trek briefing. 

Accommodation: hostel in dormitory style rooms with shared bathrooms. Upgrades available on request and for an additional cost
Meals: not included to allow you the flexibility to order what you wish. A packed lunch and snacks can be purchased from a local supermarket

Day 2

Bled to Triglavski Dom

Following breakfast which will be provided in the hostel, you will meet your local mountain guide and take a scenic 1 hour drive to the start of your trek in the Krma Valley in Triglav National Park. Your trek will start with the route winding through pristine alpine forest before climbing out of the trees onto a high plateau with spectacular views. Trekking through meadows and surrounded by impressive mountains your path will finally zig-zag it’s way up to the the Triglavski hut at 2,515 metres which you will reach in the afternoon. This is the highest mountain hut in Slovenia with the highest meteorological station in the country. Triglavski Dom is one of the most welcoming huts in the park with its dramatic setting where you can relax with a hot drink and enjoy the views, or explore the area and find a nice vantage point for sunset.

Your leaders will decide whether or not your team will attempt the summit climb of Triglav that afternoon which is mainly dependent on weather conditions and the group. If the summit bid is not made that day, it’s a great opportunity to relax, enjoy the incredible views from the high vantage point, chat to your fellow Adventure Queens and meet some locals. Triglav is a symbol of Slovene nation. Every Slovenian ‘has’ to climb it at least once. At the top of the mountain stands Aljaz Tower, a landmark and a symbol of the Slovenes and Slovene territorial sovereignty. As a result, there are always locals on the mountain who turn the mountain hut into an amazing atmospheric experience with plenty of singing and chatting.

Trekking info:
Distance covered: approx. 15kms
Ascent: 1,650 metres
Trekking time: approx. 6 – 7 hours

Accommodation and meals info:
Accommodation: mountain hut in dorm style rooms
Meals: Breakfast provided. Other meals are not included to allow you to purchase what you wish. Please allow approx. €20 per day. A packed lunch will be purchased before starting your ascent

Day 3

Triglavski Dom to Triglav summit, return to Bled

This morning, make sure you set your alarm early to experience the spectacular sunrise over the Julian Alps. Weather permitting, it will be one of the most incredible sunrises you will ever experience as the mountains glow orange when the sun’s early morning rays hit their peaks.

If you have not climbed Mt Triglav the previous day you will have an early start for your ascent to the summit of the highest peak in Slovenia in the glow of the early morning sun. This section of the mountain is climbed by Via Ferrata and alpine scrambling in which you will ascend in teams of 3 – 4 people accompanied by your own IFMGA Mountain Guide. You will be given full instruction and support by your Mountain Guide and equipment will be provided. You are welcome to leave your day-packs at the hut and travel light. The ascent via the East Ridge which is quite exposed though rest assured you will be safe as you are connected onto cables. You will be wearing a harnesses which is attached to the fixed ropes known as Via Ferrata. The experienced Guides will be on hand to offer help, support and guidance. The scrambling is excellent alongside a breath-taking mountain setting and stunning views. You’ll be focused on the ridge and the climb over Mali Triglav (little Triglav) so the two hours to the summit will pass quickly and before you know it, you’ll be stood on the highest point in Slovenia with a tremendous sense of achievement. The 360-degree view from the summit is a real wow-factor and span across the many peaks of the Julian Alps whilst the valleys of Kot, Krma, Vrata and Trenta spread out below. You will also see the neighbouring peaks in Austria and Italy. After taking in the views and the all-important summit photos you will return to the Triglavski Dom mountain hut for lunch. In the afternoon, you descend through alpine forests of Dwarf Pine into Alpine meadows famous for their summer pastures. Cattle are herded to these mountain pastures at the end of June where they graze the meadows for at least two months. As you near the end of your trek the view still remains across the magnificent Julian Alps. 

Arriving back krma valley you will be transferred to Ljubljana Airport for your return flight to the UK or you are welcome to extend your stay in Slovenia.

Trekking info:
Distance covered: approx. 15kms
Ascent: 349 metres
Descent:1950 metres
Trekking time: approx. 8 – 9 hours

Accommodation and meals
Accommodation: not included however this can be arranged for an additional cost if you wish to extend your time in Slovenia
Meals: Not included, please allow approx. €20 per day

 

Essential Information

Weather 
The weather during the Spring/Autumn months is generally sunny days and cold nights.  However, conditions can change very quickly in the mountains. What can start out as a good day can soon become very poor.  It is very important to be well equipped and prepared for all conditions. However the scenery is simply stunning, the beech and larch woods cloaked in the golden hues of Spring/Autumn. The mountains should be free of snow and the summit should be accessible, however, be snow can fall in the mountains at any time of the year and lie for several days.

Trekking in the mountains can be precarious and although we take important steps to manage and minimise this risk, we can never eradicate it altogether. Your Mountain Guide reserves the right to change the itinerary at any time should the conditions require it. This may be for a variety of reasons – climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

Health
All our guides IGMFA qualified and first aid trained and carry fully equipped medical kits for serious medical emergencies. There are no compulsory vaccinations for Slovenia but we recommend you consult your GP before departure. A good level of fitness is required for this trek.  

Altitude 
This trek does not involve any significant ascent to altitude and we would not expect any altitude issues with this trek.

Accommodation
The first night will see you staying in a hostel near Lake Bled. Accommodation is in dormitory style rooms with a shared bathroom. Private rooms are available on request for an additional cost, as is an upgrade to stay in the 3-Star Hotel. Please enquire at the time of booking if you wish to opt for these upgrades.
Whilst on the trek you will be staying in a comfortable mountain hut in dormitory style rooms (4+) with bedding provided. The huts have basic toilet facilities and running water however shower facilities are not provided. These huts range in size but are all staffed and catered.

Passport & Visa
All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary. The information is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their relevant embassies. 

If the UK leaves with a deal, travel to the EU will remain the same as now until at least 31 December 2020. You will not need to apply for a visa to travel or work in the EU during this time.
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the rules for travelling or working in Europe will change.

For British citizens, please check the website below for up to date information:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/slovenia/entry-requirements

Adventurous Ewe is not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise.

Insurance
It is a condition of joining this trip that you are insured against medical and personal accident. It is compulsory to supply Adventurous Ewe with documentary evidence of your travel insurance prior to departure. Unusually for the Alps, mountain rescue is free in Slovenia unless you are shown to have been ill-prepared or unduly negligent, in which case charges can be extremely high. Mountain rescue teams are very well organised. There is a network of 17 bases around Slovenia, and a helicopter with an experienced team on board is on duty every weekend from June to September.

Mountain Guides
The Adventure Queens group will be accompanied by a Local Mountain Guide who holds the IFMGA carnet and a dedicated Adventurous Ewe Guide. Your Local Mountain Guide will hold the IFMGA carnet, the highest qualification in the world for leading people in the mountains, be it skiing, climbing or mountaineering. In short, Mountain Guides are recognised internationally as mountaineering experts and your safety is paramount. All our Local Mountain Guides are carefully selected to ensure you have the best experience on your traverse and summit climb with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure.

During the Via Ferrata section additional IFMGA Local Mountain Guides will join the group as you will be split into teams of 3 – 4 people for this section. 

Trekking experience and level of difficulty 
To complete this trek comfortably, it is preferable that you have previous trekking experience in varied and irregular terrain carrying a 35 litre day-pack. You must be a confident walker with a good level of fitness and head from heights in order to manage sections of the trek. There are some sections of scrambling however you will be well supported during the trek.

During the trek you will be required to carry your own kit including packed lunches & snacks, drinking water, wet weather gear, additional warm layers and personal items such medication and toiletries.

The walking hours stated are given as approximates only. Timings include lunch and photo stops though will vary depending on the pace of your group and weather conditions.

Previous experience of using Via Feratta is not required as full instructions and support will be provided by your guides.

How to Book your Trip
Simply sign up online by either creating a personalised account for new comers or logging into your existing account if you have traveled with Adventurous Ewe before. You will need to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £95 per person at the time of booking.  The remaining balance of £295 per person is required to be paid no less than 4 weeks prior to departure which is also when you need to have completed any outstanding registration details such as travel insurance documentation, dietary requirements, medical information, etc.

Please note, you can opt to pay the registration fee only at the end of the booking process.

Difficulty Rating
This challenge has a rating of High
Cost
£ 390

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