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Climb Mount Triglav (2863m)

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

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Trip Ref #8677

Climb Mount Triglav (2863m)

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

DURATION
2 nights
LOCATION
Slovenia
ANNUAL LEAVE
1-3 days 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 85 reviews
DIFFICULTY
Challenging

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

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

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. 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.

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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)
  • Walking poles (optional)
*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

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

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

Charlotte

Really good guide, good trip. Well organised.

Hannah

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

fantastic trip, well organised, great staff, amazing location

Locky

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

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

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

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

Olivia

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.

We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity.

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 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. We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity, ensuring the protection of the reserve and its wildlife.

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 70% 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 leave your extra luggage with your hosts whilst you are on the hike. Excess luggage must be either tied together or clearly labelled with your name. Please remember to take another, smaller backpack with you on the hike.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

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!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

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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 always in good company on one of our adventures.

Our trips are typically made up of a mixture of solo travellers and small groups of 2 or 3 friends, with most in their 30s-50s.

Our sociable adventures are solo-friendly by design and naturally attract outdoorsy people with a shared mindset; a love for adventure, a desire to push themselves and meet awesome, like-minded people along the way.

It’s this camaraderie that has so often turned a great adventure into a life-changing one.

Don't just take our word for it:

  • 95% of people rate the group dynamics on our trips 5/5
  • 90% of people recommend joining a trip to make new friends
  • 75% of people have met people on our trips that they would now consider friends

See here for more info about the Much Better Adventures tribe.

Interested in a more exclusive experience? Opt for a 'Private Group' through the dates and prices tab to book this adventure for just you and your chosen companions.

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

TRIP DEPARTURE DATES

June 2024

Saturday • 22nd June 2024

to Monday • 24th June 2024
Fully Booked
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Saturday • 6th July 2024

to Monday • 8th July 2024
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Saturday • 13th July 2024

to Monday • 15th July 2024
Fully Booked
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Saturday • 20th July 2024

to Monday • 22nd July 2024
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Saturday • 3rd August 2024

to Monday • 5th August 2024
7 Booked • 1 Spot left
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Saturday • 17th August 2024

to Monday • 19th August 2024
5 Booked • 3 Spots left
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Saturday • 24th August 2024

to Monday • 26th August 2024
2 Booked • 6 Spots left
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Saturday • 31st August 2024

to Monday • 2nd September 2024
2 Booked • 6 Spots left
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Saturday • 7th September 2024

to Monday • 9th September 2024
2 Booked • 6 Spots left
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Saturday • 14th September 2024

to Monday • 16th September 2024
2 Booked • 6 Spots left
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Saturday • 21st September 2024

to Monday • 23rd September 2024
1 Booked • 7 Spots left
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Saturday • 21st June 2025

to Monday • 23rd June 2025
8 Spots left
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Saturday • 5th July 2025

to Monday • 7th July 2025
8 Spots left
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Saturday • 19th July 2025

to Monday • 21st July 2025
8 Spots left
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Saturday • 2nd August 2025

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8 Spots left
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Saturday • 16th August 2025

to Monday • 18th August 2025
8 Spots left
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Saturday • 30th August 2025

to Monday • 1st September 2025
8 Spots left
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Saturday • 13th September 2025

to Monday • 15th September 2025
8 Spots left
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