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Climb Mount Triglav (2863m)

'gram Lake Bled then trek, via ferrata and gawp your way up Slovenia's highest peak. 1 day off work.

Location

Slovenia

Fly To

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport

Difficulty

Challenging

Located in the centre of Triglav National Park, the dramatic rocky summit of Mount Triglav (2864m) is hard to miss. An ascent of Slovenia's highest peak is considered a rite of passage for Slovenians and visitors alike. Climb Triglav via the classic 2-day approach with the assistance of a professional guide. Your hassle-free trip includes:

  • 2 days of guided hiking on Mount Triglav
  • 1 night accommodation in Bled, 1 night in a mountain hut
  • Airport transfers + round trip transfers from Bled to the mountain
  • Meals included: Breakfast on Days 2 and 3. Dinner on Day 2.
  • Professional, qualified, English-speaking guide
  • Via ferrata equipment
  • Photos taken by your guide

**Perfect for: **
This 2-day ascent of Mount Triglav is perfect for travellers looking for a quick, exciting, classic Slovenian adventure weekend.

Read "A first-timer's guide to conquering Slovenia's highest mountain" by Hugh Morris in The Telegraph.

What's Included

Accommodation

Airport Transfers

Equipment

Guide

Local transport

Meals as described

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bled

Jump on a flight to Ljubljana and meet your airport transfer for the short journey to Bled. You'll be whisked away to check in to your overnight accommodation at the Jazz Hostel. Spend the afternoon/evening exploring this incredible city. If you don't fancy one of the city's numerous restaurants, you can book food and drinks at your accommodation for £20 per person.

Day 2: Bled to Kredarica hut

You'll meet your guide in the morning and drive to the start of the trek in the Krma Valley in Triglav National Park. Your ascent will begin in a peaceful forest, then climb out of the trees onto a high plateau with wonderful views.

In the afternoon you'll arrive at the Kredarica hut. Relax with a hot drink and enjoy the views, or explore the area and find a nice vantage point for sunset.

1 hour driving, 6 - 7 hours walking
Elevation: +1640m

Day 3: Kredarica hut to Triglav summit, return to Bled

Wake up early to finish the hike to the mountain's summit. After walking half an hour along a rocky path you'll arrive at the base of a 400m via ferrata. Your guide will help you attach your equipment and climb the series of cables and ladders safely. Arrive at the summit an hour or so later and enjoy impressive views in every direction.

Descend back to the hut, then continue back down the mountain the way you came. You'll arrive back at Ljubljana airport in the early evening.

8 - 9 hours walking, 1 hour driving
Elevation: +350m

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.

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All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

Accommodation

In Bled you will be staying in Jazz Hostel. Accommodation is in dormitory style rooms with a shared bathroom.

Private rooms in the Jazz Hostel are available on request. You can also upgrad to the 3-Star Astoria Hotel - see optional extras for details. Just ask your host when booking.

For the trek, you will be staying in 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.

Location

Mount Triglav (2864m) is the highest mountain in Slovenia, and the jewel of the Julian Alps. With a sheer, rocky summit that juts far above surrounding peaks, the mountain draws climbers from around the world. The name "Triglav" means "three heads", referring to the peaks three rocky bulges. Triglav is so beloved it is the national symbol of Slovenia, appearing on the country's flag. First climbed in 1778, the mountain is now visited by thousands of climbers each year.

Mount Triglav forms the centre of Triglav National Park. The park preserves a beautiful landscape of limestone rock walls and cave networks, rushing rivers, and endless green hills and forests. Wildlife in the park include golden eagles, griffon vultures, lynx, chamois, marmots, ibex and hares.

Meeting Point

Start Point

Ljubljana Airport - 11:30 or 16:30
Your adventure begins at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) with an airport transfer at your preferred time departing at 11:30 or 16:30. Please schedule your flight to arrive more than 30 minutes before this time, your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area.
If you’re not able to join either transfer, you can book any flight and easily get to the start point via a 25-minute taxi ride. You will meet your guide and fellow adventurers at the Jazz Hostel Bled at 08:00 on Day 2.

Finish Point

Ljubljana Airport - 18:30
At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) at 18:30. You’re free to book any flight that departs after 20:15. Alternatively, if you would like to be dropped off in Ljubljana city centre, please let your host know when booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

You certainly can. You can either leave your extra luggage in the hostel luggage room in Bled or the office in Bled, whichever you would prefer. Please remember to take another smaller backpack with you on the hike.

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Flights
  • Dinner on the first evening in Bled, packed lunches on Sunday and Monday
  • Additional drinks on the hut
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

The hike is of moderate difficulty, suitable for reasonably fit hikers comfortable walking for up to 8 hours a day. No previous via ferrata experience is required.

Sure can! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

This trip will run with a maximum of 8.

Food in Slovenia is very diverse, with lots of influence from neighbouring countries. In addition to traditional Slovenian foods like meat stews and dandelion salads, you can also find plenty of Italian food and other international cuisine. The mountain huts serve simple, hearty food, including meat stew, goulash, sausage, ham and eggs, polenta, bread with honey, wine, beer, tea and Turkish coffee. Food prices range from €1.80 for tea to €7.50 for goulash.

Absolutely! The hut lists the potential allergens in each dish, and many allergen-free options are available.

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 10°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.

Pack a waterproof jacket and trousers, a thermal top and bottoms, a warm sweater or fleece jacket, wicking shirts and trousers (not cotton), sturdy hiking shoes and socks, sun protection, a warm hat and gloves, a water bottle, a head torch, an ID, cash, and a rucksack to carry these items on the hike.

Yes, there is phone signal on the way, at the hut and on top of Mt Triglav. Not all the time, but most of it.

Of course! Buses leave every hour on the hour from the main bus station in Ljubljana. It takes around 70 minutes and costs roughly €7.

Your local host for this trip runs 2 arrival airport transfers on Day 1: One at 11:30 and another at 16:30.

The return airport transfer will arrive at Ljubljana airport around 18:30.

Transfers outside of these times are not included but can be arranged for a small fee.

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