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Adventures / Summit Fever

Climb Mount Triglav (2863m)

Trek, gawp and gram your way to the top of Slovenia's highest peak

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Adventures / Summit Fever

Climb Mount Triglav (2863m)

Trek, gawp and gram 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 12 people

MEETING POINT

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Slovenia

ACCOMMODATION

Hostel · Mountain hut

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

Included

Guides

Professional, English-speaking guides

Accommodation

1 night in a hostel in Bled, 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

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Ljubljana Airport

Day 1 at 11:30 or 16:30

Ends

Ljubljana Airport

Day 3 at 18:30

Transfers

On Day 1 you'll be picked up at either 11:30 or 16:30 from Ljubljana Airport and taken to the Jazz Hostel in Bled. On Day 3 we recommend you book any flight that departs after 20:15. If you arrive outside these times, transfers are not included but can be arranged for a small fee.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Ljubljana from major airports across the UK and Europe.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

Day 1

Hostel · Same sex dorm

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. 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 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.

Most food requirements can be accommodated and the hut also lists potential allergens in each dish as well as serving some allergen-free options.

What is the accommodation like?

Bled

You’ll stay at the Jazz Hostel, in dormitory-style rooms with a shared bathroom. Double / 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 Jazz Hostel, subject to availability. You can also upgrade to the 3-Star Astoria Hotel. It is not possible to have private accomodation in the mountain hut.

Day 1

Arrival in Bled

Check into your hostel and spend the afternoon/evening exploring this incredible 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 · 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 · 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.

Please Note

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.

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What do I need to bring?

Bags

  • 1 small backpack

Clothes

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Thermal top and bottoms
  • A warm sweater or fleece jacket
  • Wicking shirts and trousers (not cotton)
  • Sturdy hiking shoes and socks
  • Warm hat and gloves

Other

  • Sun protection
  • Water bottle
  • Head torch

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! 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 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.

Of course. You can either leave your extra luggage in the hostel luggage room in Bled or at the host’s office. Please remember to take another, smaller backpack with you on the hike.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

All of our group adventures are especially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded.

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I've ever been on!" Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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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Yes, there is phone signal on the way, at the hut and often even on top of Mt Triglav itself.

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.

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Transferrable Deposits

Cancel up to 31 days before departure and we'll transfer your deposit into credit for a future booking.

Free Date Changes

Free date changes up to 31 days before departure.

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