Mt. Triglav Climb
2 day (4 day package) guided climb to the Mt. Triglav, Slovenian’s highest peak and national symbol.
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You are not afraid of heights. You’re continuously challenging yourself. You’re in search of thrill, adventure, and breaking a sweat before reaching your goal. Capture it all at 9,369 ft when you reach the summit of the highest mountain peak in Slovenia. Conquer the mountain and forge a lasting connection with this majestic national treasure. We cannot promise it will be easy, but we do promise it will be worth it! Mt. Triglav, Slovenia’s sacred mountain, has a distinct silhouette of three peaks, giving the mountain its name: Three Heads. Mt. Triglav sits high above the rest of the Julian Alps, perched on a high-lying plateau and surrounded by deep valleys. On a sunny and clear day, Mt. Triglav can be seen from the capital Ljubljana and even from the distant Adriatic Coast! The mountain rises high above the tree line and your climb over white limestone rocks and boulders, supporting yourself at times by steel wire, will test your endurance. Climbing in the Julian Alps demands steady and precise steps, a focused mind and courageous spirit. Reaching the summit of Mt. Triglav is not a walk in the park!
DAY 1– Transfer from Ljubljana airport (or Ljubljana city to Bled) to your accommodation, in-take meeting and welcome refreshment
DAY 2 – Morning transfer to Krma valley (starting point of the hike), hike to the Kredarica mountain hut, spend the night in a private room with half-board
DAY 3 – Via ferrata climb to the summit of Mt. Triglav, descend to the valley, transfer from Krma Valley to Bled, accommodation in a 3-star hotel
DAY 4 – Free morning and a transfer to the Ljubljana airport (or the capital Ljubljana)
- All private ground transfers according to the itinerary
- 2x half-board accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Bled (twin/double room)
- 1x half-board accommodation at a mountain hut (private room)
- 2-day guided hike to the summit of Mt. Triglav
- Highly qualified and licensed local mountain guide with over 10 years of experience
- Complete via-ferrata equipment set (helmet, harness, self-belaying device)
- 1/2 day rent-a-bike in Bled
- Bottled water: 16oz/person on each day of the hike
- In-take meeting on day 1, logistical support, 24/7 emergency support
- Travel to Slovenia
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Lunches, snacks, drinks
After arriving at the Ljubljana airport, a private transfer to Bled will be waiting for you. Just a short while after leaving the airport, far in the background, you will already be able to see the famous “three heads”, the three peaks of Mt. Triglav. You will soon be standing up there! You will be staying in a 3-star hotel, only a 3-minute walk from Lake Bled. After meeting with our staff to discuss the details of your upcoming 2-day climb, you will have the rest of the day free to explore Bled and its surroundings. To make exploring easier, we will have bikes ready for you along with various recommendations on how to make the most out of your day.
Welcome to the Triglav National Park
After an early breakfast we will drive to the starting point of your hike. The Krma Valley is a 4 mile-long scenic glacial valley in Triglav National Park. Views of the mountains embracing it are simply breathtaking!
The hike starts at the Southern end of the valley, where the path will first lead you through a dense forest. As you ascend, the forest will slowly thin out, and you’ll soon find yourself in the magical world of Julian Alps, so recognizably distinct by its flora and fauna, the views and, we would be remiss not to mention, the local culture and long-lasting tradition of mountaineering, including caring and admiration for the natural environment. You will spend the night at Slovenia’s highest and largest mountain hut. Hike: 5-6 hours, elevation 5,200 ft.
Top of Slovenia
Rising early, we’ll enjoy an early morning breakfast at the hut and head back into the mountains! Soon after leaving the hut a path ascends to a steep incline leading to Mt. Triglav’s summit. A steep cliff path also known as ”via ferrata” (steel hawser or steel wires attached to the rock to provide security), continues along the ridge all the way to the summit. Depending on your skills and experience, you will most likely reach the top within 2 hours. After enjoying magnificent views from the highest point of Slovenia, you will begin your descent to Krma valley on the same route. After arriving back to the valley, your transfer will take you to your hotel in Bled. The rest of the day is for you to relax by the lake or in the hotel spa, reminisce and celebrate your success. Hike: 2-hour via ferrata climb to the summit, 6-hour descent. Elevation approx. 1000 ft on via ferrata, approx. 6,300 ft on a return to the valley.
After breakfast your Triglav adventure will come to an end. Based on your travel itinerary, we will have a transfer ready for you to take you to the airport, train station, or to Ljubljana. Feeling sore and don’t want to leave Bled yet? Wish to climb another peak? Stay in Bled, or come back soon! We will always have more adventures for you!
Your two nights in a valley will be in a 3-star hotel by the lake Bled with half-board (twin/double room). You will spend one night in Kredarica mountain hut, the highest mountain hut in Slovenia, in a private room with half-board.
- Shoes – hiking boots with ankle support
- Socks – warm, coolmax
- Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof, softshell
- Long, comfortable pants
- Thermal underwear – good evaporation and warm
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, any other sun protection
- Water bottle (preferably reusable)
- Food – snacks: sandwich, granola bars, chocolate, fruit
- Backpack – lightweight, strong and durable material, adjustable straps, c. 1800 cu in)
- Hiking poles (optional)
- First aid (a small basic kit with items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, antibacterial ointment, sterile pads)
- Suggested spending money: food and beverage prices at the Kredarica mountain hut are slightly higher than average: short coffee $3, large bottle of water $6, beer $6, a plate of home-made Slovenian stew $8-$10, sandwich $6. No credit card payments are accepted, cash only!
- The 2-day Mt. Triglav climb is considered a demanding climb. Although certain parts of the trail may seem easy due to gradual incline, overall it does demand a high level of endurance and can be challenging for those who are not used of longer treks. The last part of the summit climb is via ferrata (italian for “iron way”), which is an extremely steep climb on steel ladders and steel wires and is not recommended for people, who are not in good physical condition or are afraid of heights. The climb is also not recommended for children younger than 15 years and pregnant women.
- All customers are required to notify us before booking the tour of any medical conditions, as well as dietary restrictions. All medications can and should be brought to all activities in the program. If you suffer from any medical conditions, we strongly suggest that you consult your physician before booking a tour to receive an expert medical advice. We are more than happy to discuss and recommend the most suitable adventure for you based on your conditions, but cannot ultimately be responsible for your health.
Never underestimate extreme and unpredictable mountain weather. Come prepared for any weather conditions. Even on hottest summer days, the weather in the mountains can change quickly. Thunderstorms are relatively common in July and August. They develop rather quickly, but usually build up in the late afternoons and evenings, so it is best to start hikes early in the morning. On 8,200 ft above sea level the temperatures in Julian Alps never rise above 50°F. The average temperature in July and August is 43°F, but in June and September it can drop to 37°F. Wind-chill factor can bring numbers even lower. From late June to early September there is no snow predicted on the mountains. Average temperatures at the Kredarica mountain hut (8,200 ft) are 38°F in late spring, 42°F in summer and 35°F in early fall.
- Hiking boots are an essential part of the equipment. Boots must be appropriate for rocky terrain, light, preferably waterproof. It is important that the shoes are comfortable, to ease the long distance you will hike.
- Do not bring too much water – 30oz/person is enough. There is a water spring halfway to the mountain hut, where you can refill your bottle . You can also get a refill at mountain huts.
- Bring enough food for short breaks on your way to the mountain hut. Our favorites: a sandwich, a chocolate bar (chocolate is a great energy booster!), granola bars, an apple, a banana, raisins.
- Even on warmest days in the summer, you will want to bring an extra layer of warm clothes. The weather high up on the mountain can sometimes be a little unpredictable
We compiled a list of further thoughts and recommendations on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Slovenians hold nature very close to their hearts and are as a nation devoted to protecting its beauty and health. You’ll see evidence of this each day as you encounter locals in the forest and on the trails, and can find this spirit in the traditional songs and poetry. We kindly remind all of our guests who climb the peaks, hike the Alpine meadows, or take a dip in the crystal clear rivers and Adriatic sea, to understand and respect these values. In saying, please do your part to “go local” and join in this commitment to respect the mountains and valleys by packing out what you pack in, being mindful of your impact on the local environment, be mindful of volume, do not pick the protected flowers along a hiking path, and maintain a distance from the wild animals you’ll encounter on the way. Above all, enjoy the pristine nature that is all around you!