Mt Triglav Trekking Weekend | Climb Triglav Slovenia | Adventurous Ewe

Mt Triglav Slovenia Weekend

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trek to the summit of Slovenia`s highest mountain – Triglav (2,864m)
  • Perfect introduction to easy Via Ferrata and alpine scrambling
  • Stay in atmospheric alpine mountain huts
  • Enjoy your post-trek achievements at the picturesque Lake Bled

This fantastic weekend trek 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 including Triglav National Park which 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 along a breath-taking trail which offers some brilliant scrambling and sections of via ferrata. You will be rewarded with incredible panoramic views from the summit across the Julian Alps, Karavanke Mountains, Kamnik Alps and as far as neighboring Austria, Italy and Croatia.

Pre-trip:

  • Personalised trip support from your Adventurous Ewe team
  • All trip info supplied via our mobile travel app, Vamoos, so you have access to live updates 24/7
  • Discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both in shop and online
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning
  • Direct debit monthly payment plan available.

On your trip:

  • IFMGA Mountain Guide
  • All ground crew per your itinerary
  • Via ferrata equipment and training
  • 1 night’s hostel accommodation (dorm room share basis)
  • 1 night’s mountain hut accommodation (dorm room share basis)
  • Vehicle transfers as outlined in your itinerary
  • Safety equipment and first aid provisions

Currently not included but can be organised at an additional cost

  • Return flights from the UK to Ljubljana Slovenia. Flights operated by EasyJet and British Airways and cost between £150 – £250 return
  • Any trip extensions or additional night’s accommodation

Items not included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Clothing and equipment as detailed on the Kit List
  • Meals as outlined in your itinerary (allow €20 per day)
  • Single room supplement or accommodation upgrade in Bled
  • Any personal snacks, electrolytes, water purification tablets and medication
  • Personal spending money
  • Tips for local crew
  • Any expenses incurred with leaving the trip early ie. hotel accommodation or change of flight costs.

 

Day 1

Flight from UK to Ljubljana Slovenia

 

Free time to explore Lake Bled
On your arrival into Ljubljana Airport on the recommended Adventurous Ewe flight time, you will be met with a transfer to take you from the airport to your accommodation in Lake Bled. You are also welcome to arrive earlier into Ljubljana if you wish as there are taxi transfers available to Lake Bled giving you more time to explore this fairy-tale gem of place.

You will be transferred by minibus from Ljubljana Airport to your hostel at Lake Bled. This transfer will take approximately 30 minutes. On arrival you will have time to get to know your fellow team-mates, make final preparations for your trek and explore this well-renowned picture-postcard wonderland with its natural beauty and wealth of legends. Bled’s bluish-green alpine lake, iconic church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff, some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is an ideal place to begin your discovery of the natural beauty of Slovenia.

Included
Transfer: Transfer from Ljubljana to Lake Bled
Accommodation: Hostel (dorm share basis)
Meals: Not included

Day 2

Transfer from Bled to Krma Valley and trek to Triglavski Dom (2515m)

 

Following breakfast, you’ll meet your IFMGA Guide and take a scenic 1 hour drive via magnificent tracks cutting through the forests, following a wild river to the start of your trek to the start of the trek in the Krma Valley in Triglav National Park.

The start of your mountain adventure will see you trekking through picturesque alpine meadows and forests before rising above onto a high plateau with breath-taking views. Then it’s on to the shoulders of Triglav and the Triglavski hut at 2,515 metres. 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 Guide will decide whether or not you will attempt the summit climb of Triglav in the afternoon or early the following morning which is mainly down to conditions. If your summit attempt is scheduled for the following morning, that afternoon is a great chance to relax, meet some other trekkers from all over the world and enjoy some truly remarkable mountain views from this fantastic location.

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

Included
Accommodation: Traditional mountain hut (dorm room basis)
Meals: Not included (allow €20 per day)

Day 3

Triglavski Dom to Triglav summit, return transfer to Ljubljana Airport

 

This morning, make sure you set your alarm early to witness the spectacular sunrise over the Julian Alps as the mountains glow orange when the sun’s early morning rays reach their rocky peaks.

If you are still to make your summit bid, you will set off in teams under the glow of the early morning sun. Leaving your day-packs at the hut you can travel light on your final 400 metre ascent along the East Ridge. The route is outstanding and excitingly airy as you follow an exhilarating trail of via ferrata to the summit climbing a series of cables and ladders. This means you will be wearing a harness which is attached to the fixed ropes known as Via Ferrata.

The experienced Guide will be on hand to offer help and support. 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.

The 360 degree views from the top are simply jaw-dropping and include the vast display 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 into alpine meadows famous for their summer pastures. Cattle are herded to these mountain pastures at the end of June where they graze for at least two months. As you near the end of your trek it’s your last chance to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Julian Alps. Arriving back Krma Valley you will be transferred to Ljubljana Airport for your return flight to the UK full of an incredible sense of achievement and many stories to be shared.

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

Included
Transfer: From Krma Valley to Ljubljana Airport  
Meals: Not included

Please note, if you wish to extend your stay in Slovenia, we can help you with plenty of recommendations of things to do and see and places to stay. Lake Bled is only a short taxi journey to the airport plus there’s many other areas of Slovenia which are worth exploring if your time permits. Both Jim and Sue have plenty of helpful tips available once you’ve booked on this exciting adventure.

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 all summits 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 you in Lake Bled you will be staying in the Hostel Bledec. Accommodation is in dormitory style rooms with a shared bathroom. Private rooms are available on request, as in an upgraded stay in the 3-Star Hotel. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Whilst on the trek you will be staying in comfortable mountain huts 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. Adventurous Ewe is not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise.
For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

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
Your 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 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.

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. The walking is not dangerous or technically difficult, though you must be a confident walker with a good level of fitness and head from heights in order to manage sections of 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. Full instructions and support will be provided by your guides.

How to Book your Trip
The easiest way to book your trip is online, you will need to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £95 at the time of booking.  It is possible to reserve a place on this challenge by emailing info@adventurousewe.co.uk, however you will need to pay your registration fee of £95 to confirm your place on this trek together with completing a booking form. The full balance is required to be paid no less than 4 weeks prior to departure.

Difficulty Rating
This challenge has a rating of High
Cost
£ 385

Responsible Tourism

Now more than ever our commitment to maintain our support of one of the leading global climate change charities, Cool Earth and the local protection and sustainability work of the Snowdonia Society, is of utmost importance.

To do this we’ll continue to contribute a % from every booking to Cool Earth and maintain our partnership with the Snowdonia Society. It’s time that we all live in a more responsible world.

This means that not only will you have a fabewelous experience when you travel with Adventurous Ewe, you can do so whilst taking pride in knowing that you are helping support both of these fantastic causes.

We have also invested in Water-to-Go bottles so you, our valued flock, will be healthier whilst also helping to make the World a better place! Together we can help reduce our consumption of single use plastics.

When joining us for a long haul overseas trip you’ll receive a free Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle. This is our way of saying thank-ewe and also making a difference to the consumption of single use plastics in developing countries.

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