- 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.
Included in the price of the trip
All transfers in Slovenia
1 night’s accommodation in hostel in twin or triple share basis
1 night’s accommodation in mountain huts (dormitory style rooms)
Qualified IFMGA English speaking mountain guide
Via ferrata equipment and training
Not included in the price of the trip
Flights, Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharge (if applicable). Easyjet flights available from UK to Ljubljana)
Personal Travel Insurance (essential)
Drinks with meals and alcoholic drinks
Packed lunches and snacks
Meals, allow €20 per day
UK to Lake Bled
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 (1 hours approx). Bled is one of the largest glacial lakes in Slovenia this unspoilt area is encompassed by high mountains. The valley is an excellent base for the start of your trek in the Julian Alps. Time permitting, you will have a chance to explore the trail around Lake Bled where you can stroll or cycle around the lake shore and enjoying lunch in one of many restaurants plus sample a piece of well-deserved Lake Bled Crem Rezine – cream cake before your evening group meal and briefing.
Meals included: none
Bled to Triglavski Dom
Following breakfast, you’ll meet your guide and take a scenic 1hr drive to the start of the trek in the Krma Valley in Triglav National Park. Your ascent will begin trekking through pristine alpine forest, climbing out of the trees onto a high plateau with wonderful views. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive at the Triglavski hut 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 leaders will decide whether or not you will attempt the summit climb of Triglav in the afternoon and if you don’t, it’s a great chance to relax, meet some fellow trekkers and enjoy the stunning mountain views from this fantastic location.
Accommodation: mountain hut – dorm room
Meals included: none – allow €20 per day
Distance covered: approx. 15kms
Ascent: 1,650 metres
Trekking time:approx. 6 – 7 hours
This morning, make sure you set your alarm early to catch a glimpse of 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 the ascent to the summit of the highest peak in Slovenia in the glow of the early morning sun. You can leave your day-packs at the hut and travel light on the ascent along the East Ridge which is exposed, but you will be well protected by cables. You will be wearing harnesses, which are attached to the fixed ropes known as Via Ferrata. The experienced guides will be on hand to offer help and support. The scrambling is excellent alongside a breath-taking 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 views from the top are simply stunning and include the 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 is breath-taking across the magnificent Julian Alps.
Arriving back krma valley you will be transferred to Ljubljana Airport for your return flight to the UK.
Meals included: none – allow €20 per day
Distance covered: approx. 15kms
Ascent: 349 metres
Trekking time: approx. 8 – 9 hours
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.
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.
This trek does not involve any significant ascent to altitude and we would not expect any altitude issues with this trek.
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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.