Climb Mount Triglav (2863m)

Trek your way to the top of Slovenia's highest peak

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Climb Mount Triglav (2863m)

Trek your way to the top of Slovenia's highest peak

DURATION

2 nights

LOCATION

Slovenia

ANNUAL LEAVE

1 day off work

SEASON

Jun—Sep

GROUP SIZE

Up to 8 people

MEETING POINT

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Slovenia

ACCOMMODATION

Classic

Hostel · Mountain hut

OVERALL RATING

4.7

Based on 76 reviews
DIFFICULTY

Challenging

You’ll need to be reasonably fit and comfortable walking for up to 8 hours a day, however, no previous via ferrata experience is required.

Ascend Slovenia's highest peak, Mount Triglav – considered a rite of passage for locals - via the classic 2-day approach

Explore the Triglav National Park, a preserved area of limestone rock walls, caves, rushing rivers and endless green hills and forests

Eyes open for the huge variety of wildlife that calls this area home, including golden eagles, griffon vultures, lynx, chamois, marmots and ibex

Deemed an epic 'Walk of a lifetime' by The Guardian

Day 1

Arrival in Radovljica

Check into your hostel and spend the afternoon/evening exploring this charming town. If you’re hungry there are numerous local restaurants and bars just waiting to be tried.

Day 2

The Kredarica hut

Hiking

6-7hrs · 8km · 1640m up

Drive to the start of the trek in the Triglav National Park's lovely Krma Valley. Ascend through a peaceful forest and onto a high plateau with some wonderful views. In the afternoon you'll arrive at the Kredarica hut. Relax with a hot drink and enjoy the view, or explore the area and find a nice vantage point for sunset.

Day 3

Summit Mount Triglav

Hiking

8-9hrs · 11km · 350m up · 1990m down

Walk along a rocky path until you arrive at the base of the 400m via ferrata route to the top. Climb the series of cables and ladders and work your way up to the summit. Enjoy the views in every direction and then descend back to the hut and return to Ljubljana airport in the early evening in time for onward travel.

Included

Guides

Professional, English-speaking guides

Accommodation

1 night in a hostel, 1 night in a mountain hut

Meals

Breakfast and dinner on Day 2, breakfast on Day 3

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in-between

Equipment

All your via-ferrata equipment

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Some meals as described

Visas where required

Day 1

Hostel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Mountain hut · Mixed dorm

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Food in Slovenia is very diverse, with lots of influence from neighbouring countries but you can also find international cuisine in Radovljica. For dinner, the mountain hut serves simple, hearty food, including meat stew, goulash, sausage, ham and eggs, polenta, bread with honey, wine, beer, tea and Turkish coffee. Prices range from €1.80 for tea to €7.50 for goulash. You'll need to make your own packed lunches for the hike as there are no huts along the way. You can buy food for this in town and then at your overnight hut. Most requirements including vegetarian and vegan diets can be accommodated.

What is the accommodation like?

Radovljica

You’ll stay at the Life Hostel, in twin/double rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioning and free WiFi. Triple rooms can also be requested, subject to availability.

On the Trek

You’ll be staying in the Kredarica mountain hut on the slopes of Mount Triglav. The hut is basic but comfortable, with dormitory-style bunks, electricity, water, central heating and a restaurant serving a range of foods. Beds are equipped with pillows, sheets and blankets.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, private rooms are available on night 1 in the Life Hostel, subject to availability. It is not possible to have private accommodation in the mountain hut.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Ljubljana Airport

16:00 on Day 1

Ends

Ljubljana Airport

Approx 18:00 on Day 3

Transfers

Your host will meet everyone at Ljubljana Airport at 16:00 ready for the group transfer to your accommodation in Radovljica, which is around a 35-minute drive. On Day 3, you'll be dropped back off at the airport by approximately 18:00 - it's important to book flights that depart after 20:00 to ensure you aren't late for check-in. You can either be dropped off in Bled, Ljubljana city centre or at the airport. If you arrive or depart outside these times, private transfers can be arranged - see Optional Extras for prices.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Ljubljana from major airports across the UK and Europe, with plenty of connection options for those heading to Slovenia from outside Europe.

Ljubljana is accessible by train via various routes across Europe. A popular and easy route from Western Europe is via Munich. You can travel by rail from there to Slovenia's capital, through beautiful Austrian scenery on daytime services or on a sleeper train from Munich-Ljubljana.

There is a frequent public bus service between Ljubljana city and Radovljica (1hr) and between Bled and Radovljica (15mins). The bus station in Radovljica is just across the street from your accommodation.

There are also frequent trains between Ljublijana city and Radovljica (50mins) and the train station is a 10 minute walk from your accommodation.

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What do I need to bring?

Bags

  • 1 small backpack (20-25L)

Clothes

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Thermal top and bottoms
  • A warm sweater or fleece jacket
  • Wicking shirts and trousers (not cotton)
  • Sturdy hiking boots with ankle support and good grip
  • Hiking socks
  • Warm hat and gloves

Other

  • Sun protection
  • Large Water bottle (1.5L)
  • Headtorch (in case of early start on summit day)

Pre/post trip accommodation in Radovljica (single room)

Payable Before Departure

Pre/post trip accommodation in Radovljica (single room)

Pre/post trip accommodation in Radovljica (twin/double room)

Payable Before Departure

Pre/post trip accommodation in Radovljica (twin/double room)

Optional private room upgrade (day 1 only)

Payable Before Departure

Optional private room upgrade (day 1 only)

Per Person

Private transport between Ljublijana airport and Radovljica

Payable Before Departure

Private transport between Ljublijana airport and Radovljica

Private transport between Ljublijana city and Radovljica

Payable Before Departure

Private transport between Ljublijana city and Radovljica

- Cris(September 2022)

This was challenging, as billed, although people of differing fitness levels will perceive it more or less so. It was a great intro to Via Ferrata. Slightly daunting, really exhilarating, always felt safe. The guide was really great, kept a good pace according to the group and was a really nice and interesting chap. He was joined by another guide throughout and they split the group in to two smaller groups for the final push to the summit, which we did after a short rest, on the same day, since we kept a good pace on the first stretch. Stunning views, all very well organised throughout, looking forward to the next much better adventure!

- Ivona(September 2022)

Perfectly organised weekend away with some stunning scenery. I don't think the hike up to Triglav Dom is that challenging for a fit person. Can't comment on the part of the trip to the actual peak of Triglav as the weather conditions didn't allow us to conquer the mountain!

- Steve(September 2022)

Had a wonderful experience in Triglav national park, unfortunately book the the last weekend available and was beaten by the weather. We met up Katarina the host on Saturday evening, to be told that due to heavy snow forecast for Saturday evening and Sunday morning out attempt to the summit will not be possible. Our two fantastic guilds did manage to make the most of the opportunities left to us, and climbed Visevnik 2050m to get the best view of Triglav. Looking forward to returning next year in August to complete the challenge,hopefully with better weather. Final thankyou to Jani at the Jazz hotel and especially The wonderful breakfast they provide every day

- Olivia(August 2022)

Great experience. Unfortunately myself and another member of the team were often left behind on the via Ferrata. The group splits into groups of 4 with a guide per group. In my group the guide often went on ahead with two members and left myself and another behind. I have experience so I wasn't concerned but this was the first mountain and via Ferrata for the other member of the group that was left with me. I ended up helping them to the top and asked the guide twice to keep the group together and they kept going on without us. Potentially a one off but could have been really dangerous. The main guide was amazing, very understanding and caring. I would recommend this trip, just to be aware that that was my experience. The mountain hut is a really incredible experience and the views are to die for. All in all a great trip with a great group.

- Kieran(August 2022)

Amazing, stunning scenery and the via Ferrata is not for the faint of heart! Such a thrill though! The hike is quite challenging but the views are second to none, loved it. Our guides were also really cool, had a few beers with them on the night!

- Priya(August 2022)

Hiking guides were incredible. Fun climb! Slovenia is beautiful, would recommend!

- Amy(August 2022)

Fantastic trip, the via ferrata was a great experience and really made the climb memorable. Great group. The mountain refuge was comfortable. Would recommend bringing a headtorch as we started our summit climb before sunrise due to weather.

- Gerald(August 2022)

Brilliant action-packed long weekend in the Slovenian Alps and a great introduction to via ferrata. We were fortunate to have a narrow weather window to make the summit attempt on Triglav - with the team up at 4.45am and safely back down at the Kredarica hut by 9 for a well-deserved hot breakfast! While not terribly physically demanding, the via ferrata section on Triglav is a serious climb with a fair amount of scrambling. If you're looking for a good dose of the outdoors in 3 days this is a great option and deservedly a staple of the Much Better Adventures offering.

- Anthony(August 2022)

A great short trip, the first day is a decent hike and the second day provides a thrilling ascent up the steep and exposed ridge line. Note that there are nervy sections on the summit climb where the via ferrata guide wire is absent! Also, be sure to allow yourself enough time to take in the stunning Lake Bled before or after the trip.

- Gerald(August 2022)

Triglav is truly an action-packed weekend. Stunning views of the Julian Alps, great food and company, and topped off with a via ferrata section on the summit attempt that'll be a highlight for any adventure seeker. We were lucky to make a successful summit attempt in a narrow weather window - leaving the mountain hut in pitch darkness and watching the sun rise over Triglav as we approached the summit has to be one of my best travel experiences. Much Better Adventures delivers yet again!

We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 41kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal for 2022 to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
  • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. For every person booked with us since 2016 we’re planting enough trees to suck at least 2x more carbon out the atmosphere than is emitted by their trips. All native trees, as part of amazing projects that are re-foresting degraded land, tackling the biodiversity crisis and supporting local communities at the same time. We go further than that too, also funding re-wilding projects worldwide to help protect important keystone species from extinction. See the reforestation and re-wilding schemes we support. See our carbon action plan.

Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

The hike is challenging and suitable for reasonably fit hikers comfortable walking for up to 8 hours a day. You will need to walk 8 hours uphill on day 2, then a via ferrata climb using cables and ladders to the summit, followed by a 2000m descent on day 3. No previous via ferrata experience is required.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

The climbing season for Mount Triglav is from July through October, though early and late season ascents are also possible. Summer weather on Triglav is quite cool; when it's pushing 30°C on the Slovenian plains, it may be just 5°C on Triglav. It often drops below freezing at night, and snow may persist in nooks and crannies throughout the year. Weather on the mountain is highly variable, bringing unexpected wind, rain and snow.

Of course. You can either leave your extra luggage in the hostel luggage room. Please remember to take another, smaller backpack with you on the hike.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our adventures. Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure.

Your insurance policy should also include specific Covid-19 cover, including cancellation and curtailment cover if you, your travel companion or a close relative are diagnosed with Covid-19.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

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All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

You're in good company. Our adventures are typically made up of a mix of solo travellers and small groups of two or three friends who simply love adventure, pushing themselves and meeting awesome like-minded people. See here for more info about our lovely bunch of Much Better Adventurers.

Want to book a private trip? Just tap ‘Private Group’ in the dates and prices tab.

Your trip is led by carefully curated local hosts and expert guides. See here for more info about the guides we work with.

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