Hiking

Triglav Tour

A climbing tour to the top of Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain is a must do in Slovenia even for the locals.

START
FINISH
Ljubljana | Bled
TRAIL LENGTH
24 km
ELEVATION
1940 m
DIFFICULTY
Intermediate

Highlights on Triglav hiking tour

  • Stand on the roof of Slovenia
  • Experience the sunset above 2000m
  • Spend the night in an authentic alpine lodge
  • Enjoy a rare view of the Alps and all the way to the Adriatic Sea

Description of Triglav hiking tour

Climbing Mt. Triglav is a longstanding Slovene tradition. It involves a perfect combination of physical challenges, spectacular views, and pride that comes with standing on this symbolically important summit. If you possess a decent amount of stamina and the desire to reach higher, then ascending Triglav is something you simply must try. There’s no hiking adventure quite like it!

At 2,863 m (or 9,395 ft), Triglav towers above the other peaks of Slovenia’s Julian Alps. Not only is it the most popular mountain, the climb up to its peak is among the most pleasurable. Although many alpine enthusiasts tackle Triglav’s slopes during the high season, our expert guides know the best trails off the beaten path. You can avoid the crowds and enjoy the striking mountain backdrop and the local wildlife to the fullest. Don’t be surprised if a chamois or marmot strides into very close proximity indeed.

This classic Triglav ascent begins in the lovely Krma Valley*. Known as the easiest approach, it’s a relatively undemanding route, suitable for families and hikers with limited mountaineering experience. However, a solid level of fitness is required. Gorgeous scenes of unspoilt alpine terrain are revealed as we gain altitude above the treeline, up gravel paths and over stony ridges to the Planika Lodge. It’s where we will spend the night in the super romantic embrace of the powerful mountains.

Depending on your preparedness and weather conditions, the final push to the summit can take place the same afternoon or early the following morning. Your guide will lead you up the steep incline, which includes a 400 m via ferrata trail. Don’t worry, it’s all very safe and secure, but you will have to do some climbing. Reaching the top is a triumphant feeling that will definitely keep your spirits high for the panoramic descent into civilisation below. And don’t be surprised if you want to do it all over again. Trust us, it’s a common aftereffect among Triglav hikers. It’s just that awesome!

NOTE: It can be busy up there in the summer. To ensure your spot in the lodge, we recommend booking the tour several weeks in advance, especially for the weekends. For last-minute bookings, we can not guarantee a free spot in the lodge, but we will try our best or find the most suitable alternative for you.

*Different starting point possible upon request on a private tour.

What is included in the Triglav tour price?

Helmet
Transfer from Bled
Professional guide
Safety gear

Optional extra charge

Transfer from Ljubljana
Overnight stay at one of the lodges
Food and beverages in the hut
Trekking poles
Backpack
299 € per person

What to bring on Triglav hiking tour?

Comfortable sports clothes
Extra layer
Insulation jacket
Rain jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Headwear
Gloves
Sports shoes with good grip
Toilet paper
Water bottle
Snacks
Sunscreen
Headlamp
Toothbrush
ID card
Sleeping liner (disposable can be bought in the hut)
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Backpack 25-30 l
Some cash for accommodation
Taylor Walker
Oktober 2019
The hike up Mount Triglav was super fun. Our guide was fantastic and the climb itself wasn’t too demanding. Although certain parts of the climb can seem a bit intimidating, I’m an amateur hiker and had no problems getting to the top. The views on the way and from the summit are stunning. Go for it!
Jude Carter
Oktober 2019
Climbing Slovenia’s highest mountain may sound incredibly challenging, but it’s not that demanding at all. That said, you should have a fair bit of physical fitness. The guide took us up a very scenic and doable path and we made a number of stops. Sleeping in the mountain hut near the top was also a cool experience. If you want to conquer Mt. Triglav, I really recommend this guided trip.
Ashley Harris
Oktober 2019
I became a true Slovene because I got on the top of mount Triglav. The journey isn’t too hard. Friendly guide, great climbing… At the hut was nice food and panorama of mountains really great!! You must persist a little but you will get reward at the end of your climb…

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear on Triglav Tour?

It is important that your clothes are comfortable. You should have comfortable shoes with a good grip. It is recommended that you also have some warmer and windproof clothing with you as the temperature can drop or in case of cold wind. You can always leave excess clothes in the van after consulting with our guide.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In case of bad weather the tour can be postponed or you will be fully refunded.

How do I pay for accommodation?

We will make a reservation at the hut for you at the time of your booking in advance and you can pay cash on the spot. There are rooms available if you book early enough, otherwise there are cheaper dormitories - let us know your preferred option.

How many people will be in a group?

We believe that your experience will be better in smaller groups. Therefore, there will be a maximum of 5 guests per guide.

Am I fit enough for Triglav Tour?

You don't need any prior experience for the tour, however, you should be comfortable with two full days of hiking with breaks.

Who will be our guide on Triglav Tour?

Our tours are led by professional local guides. Our guides will make sure that you receive expert guiding combined with great fun and a memorable experience.

Is the tour kid friendly?

Our minimum age for Triglav tour is 12 years old. Children should be able to hike for two full days with stops. If you are planning to go on a tour with young kids, please let us know in advance and we can adjust the tour if necessary.

What should I bring with me on a hiking tour?

Bring enough water (can be bought in the hut), snacks for two days, and sunscreen or other sun protection. You can also bring trekking poles if you are used to them. A fresh t-shirt and a pair of socks for the second day, toothbrush and anything else you may need for an overnight stay. If you have your own sleeping liner you can bring it with you, or you can get a disposable one in the hut for a few euros. Also note that there are no restrooms in nature, only in the hut.

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