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4.7
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Climb Mount Triglav (2863m)

2 nights
Challenging

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

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with professional, English-speaking guides

Hostel & Mountain hut

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

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 8 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

4.7
| 85 reviews
Fabulous views, well led, well surpassed my...
November 2023
Andrew
Fabulous views, well led, well surpassed my...
November 2023
Andrew
Fabulous views, well led, well surpassed my...
November 2023
Andrew
Fabulous views, well led, well surpassed my...
November 2023
Andrew
Fabulous views, well led, well surpassed my...
November 2023
Andrew
A proper adventure! The exposure on the via...
November 2023
Hannah
A proper adventure! The exposure on the via...
November 2023
Hannah
A proper adventure! The exposure on the via...
November 2023
Hannah
A proper adventure! The exposure on the via...
November 2023
Hannah
A proper adventure! The exposure on the via...
November 2023
Hannah
Great hiking experience. Be ready that you...
July 2023
Elina
Great hiking experience. Be ready that you...
July 2023
Elina
Great hiking experience. Be ready that you...
July 2023
Elina
Really fantastic trip! The climb to the sum...
June 2023
Kirstin
Really fantastic trip! The climb to the sum...
June 2023
Kirstin
Really fantastic trip! The climb to the sum...
June 2023
Kirstin
Great experience. Unfortunately myself and...
December 2022
Olivia
Great experience. Unfortunately myself and...
December 2022
Olivia
Great experience. Unfortunately myself and...
December 2022
Olivia
Great experience. Unfortunately myself and...
December 2022
Olivia
Great experience. Unfortunately myself and...
December 2022
Olivia
Perfectly organised weekend away with some...
September 2022
Ivona
This was challenging, as billed, although p...
September 2022
Cris
This was challenging, as billed, although p...
September 2022
Cris
This was challenging, as billed, although p...
September 2022
Cris
This was challenging, as billed, although p...
September 2022
Cris
Amazing, stunning scenery and the via Ferra...
August 2022
Kieran
Amazing, stunning scenery and the via Ferra...
August 2022
Kieran
Amazing, stunning scenery and the via Ferra...
August 2022
Kieran
Beautiful country and great people who look...
August 2022
Adam

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

Key Information

Day 1

Welcome to Slovenia

Meet your host at Ljubljana airport and transfer to your base on the doorstep of the Julian Alps. Most groups will stay in the charming town of Radovljica, some groups will stay on the serene Pokljuka Plateau (please see the ‘food and accommodation’ section for more details). Check into your accommodation before meeting up with your guide for a chat through the adventure to come.

Day 2

The Kredarica hut

Hiking

6-7hrs · 8km · 1640m up

Groups staying in Radovljica will 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.

Groups staying in Pokljuka will start today’s hike from a different trailhead. The path traverses lush meadows and dense forests, passing Vodnik hut, before continuing the ascent to Kredarica mountain hut. This route usually takes 7-8hrs with an elevation of 1520m.

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.

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 Radovljica, in twin/double rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioning and free WiFi. Triple rooms can also be requested, subject to availability.

Select groups will stay at the alternative Hotel Pokljuka on the Pokljuka Plateau in ensuite twin/double rooms. The hotel has a restaurant and bar on site and offers free WiFi. This applies to groups starting on the following dates: Saturday 29th June 2024, Saturday 6th July 2024, Saturday 27th July 2024, Saturday 3rd August 2024 & Saturday 10th August 2024.

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

map

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. 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 be dropped off in Bled or Ljubljana city centre on the way if you would prefer. 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.

For groups staying in Pokljuka there is no public transport, however, in July and August, there is a free 'hop on, hop off’ bus line from Bled. Take the Poljuka line and get off at the second to last stop, which is Goreljek. Your hotel is about a 10 minute walk from there. Alternatively, your host can also arrange a complimentary pickup from Bled at 5pm on arrival day. Please request this with your host, if required.

Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 12.5% discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

What do I need to bring?

Bags

  • 1 backpack (20-25L) with raincover

Clothes

  • Sturdy hiking boots with ankle support and good grip, preferably with a Vibram sole (N.B. light walking shoes, trail runners or trainers are not appropriate for the hike and your hiking boots should be well broken in)
  • Hiking socks - warm, coolmax
  • Warm jacket or fleece - softshell, windproof and waterproof
  • Waterproof poncho or raincoat outer layer
  • Quick drying, warm long sleeve t-shirts, plus spare/s to change into
  • Long hiking trousers (not cotton)
  • Warm hat and gloves (especially for early and late summer)
  • Clothes to sleep in

Other

  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Bug repellent
  • Large refillable water bottle (1.5L)
  • Headtorch (in case of early start on summit day)
  • Walking poles (optional but advised if you normally use them for hiking)
  • High energy snacks
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Pre/post trip accommodation (single room)

Payable Before Departure

Pre/post trip accommodation (single room)

Pre/post trip accommodation (twin/double room)

Payable Before Departure

Pre/post trip accommodation (twin/double room)

Optional private room upgrade (day 1 only)

Payable Before Departure

Optional private room upgrade (day 1 only)

Per Person

Private transfer to/from Ljublijana Airport (each way)

Payable Before Departure

Private transfer to/from Ljublijana Airport (each way)

Private transfer to/from Ljublijana city (each way)

Payable Before Departure

Private transfer to/from Ljublijana city (each way)

Matt(November 2023)

A great experience but more challenging when compared to other treks with the same rating by MBA. Be prepared for a physically demanding day on the 2nd day, and pack lots of water.

Andrew(November 2023)
Fabulous views, well led, well surpassed my...
Fabulous views, well led, well surpassed my...
Fabulous views, well led, well surpassed my...
Fabulous views, well led, well surpassed my...
Fabulous views, well led, well surpassed my...

Fabulous views, well led, well surpassed my high expectations. Great mixed group too.

Charlotte(November 2023)

Really good guide, good trip. Well organised.

Hannah(November 2023)
A proper adventure! The exposure on the via...
A proper adventure! The exposure on the via...
A proper adventure! The exposure on the via...
A proper adventure! The exposure on the via...
A proper adventure! The exposure on the via...

A proper adventure! The exposure on the via ferrata is incredible & Triglav National Park is so beautiful! I would say this is a very challenging trip & you really really need a head for heights!

Chaz(November 2023)

fantastic trip, well organised, great staff, amazing location

Locky(November 2023)

An amazing experience. Beautiful hike, and the first time my partner and myself completed via ferrata. This was a challenging experience, but super rewarding, and we can't wait for the next one!

Rella(August 2023)

Slovenia is incredibly beautiful, and climbing Triglav is no exception. The views and countryside are unbeatable. This trip is 100% worth it but be warned that it is a lot more difficult than it sounds. The ascent is sharp and fast, with lots of scrambling, and even at 2500m, you really start to feel the thinner air in the exertion. I would treat this trip as 'tough' rather than 'challenging', as I've been on treks graded as 'challenging' by MBA and this one is certainly the hardest trek I've ever done!

Elina(July 2023)
Great hiking experience. Be ready that you...
Great hiking experience. Be ready that you...
Great hiking experience. Be ready that you...

Great hiking experience. Be ready that you can be hot with rain any time as rain and thunderstorms are quite common here. Luckily we managed to get an afternoon window to summit Triglav as 2nd day was raining all day. Triglav climb is safe and the paths are well maintained. Definitely take extra food for a mountain hut as options are limited and portions can be small. Overall Great experience even though no views at the summit.

Kirstin(June 2023)
Really fantastic trip! The climb to the sum...
Really fantastic trip! The climb to the sum...
Really fantastic trip! The climb to the sum...

Really fantastic trip! The climb to the summit was challenging but Andraz and Alenka were amazing guides! Would definitely recommend this trip!

Olivia(December 2022)
Great experience. Unfortunately myself and...
Great experience. Unfortunately myself and...
Great experience. Unfortunately myself and...
Great experience. Unfortunately myself and...
Great experience. Unfortunately myself and...

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.

Steve(October 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

Ivona(September 2022)