Trip Ref #9740
Hotel · Mountain hut
There's no physical requirement and this trip is suitable for beginner or experienced photographers.
Discover the serrated peaks, roaring rivers and ancient mountain culture of the Triglav National Park
Work with a professional photographer to hone your skills surrounded by beautiful and inspiring subject matter
Experience Slovenian culture first hand by staying in a traditional mountain hut
Meet your guides at Ljubljana Airport and drive to the delightful town of Bohinj. After checking into your accommodation you'll be left to your own devices until dinner, so spend the time exploring the village, unwinding in your room, taking a dip in the lake or grabbing a cold beer before sitting down to dinner and a chance to get to know your host and fellow travellers.
Wake to a Slovenian sunrise, pack your gear and head to Zajamniki, where you’ll be met by a roaring fire, some freshly brewed coffee and the sight of your mountain hut for the night. After lunch, take part in a workshop on landscape and architectural photography and then put your skills into action with a visit to Zajamnikihe town. After some serious ambling, stop for dinner and learn how to capitalise on contrasts and colour in time for sunset as well as extra skills like utilising lens flare. When ready, turn in for the night or try your hand at some night photography.
Photograph Mt Triglav
Get up bright and early, grab your camera and photograph the orange-hued Mt. Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak. Then it’s back to the hut for breakfast and some free time, before packing your bags and driving back to Bohinj. It's not over, however, as once there, you’ll have the chance to try Slovenian delicacies like Carniolan sausages and Žlikrofi (dumplings), finishing with a slice of Gibanica cake. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to sneak in some sauna time (entry fee not included) before heading back to the airport and home.
Professional, local photographer to guide you
1 night in a hotel/apartment and 1 night in a mountain hut
Munch on tasty food throughout
To and from the airport and everything in-between
Flights to and from the meeting point
Some meals as described
Visas where required
What is the food like?
Expect delectable continental breakfasts, locally sourced lunches and traditional dinners. Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for - please just let your host know on booking.
What is the accommodation like?
On your first night, you'll stay in a twin-share room at a cosy 3-star hotel or apartment in the centre of Bohinj.
Your second night will be spent experiencing traditional Slovenian culture in a mountain hut. Built using the area's long-utilised methods, these huts are comfortable but have no hot water or electricity - the perfect chance to reconnect with nature and detox digitally.
Starts & Ends
Ljubljana Airport, Slovenia
Your adventure begins at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) with an airport transfer at 17:00, so 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 the transfer, you can book any flight and easily be picked up from Ljubljana Main Bus/Train Station before 15:30 or Bled Bus Station between 17:00 and 18:00. At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) or Ljubljana city centre, please let your host know your preference when booking.
There are regular flights to Ljubljana from airports across the UK and Europe. On the final day, you’re free to book any departing flight that leaves after 19:00.
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What do I need to bring?
- Photography equipment - digital camera and lenses, tripod, filters (recommended, but not necessary)
- Backpack for carrying your personal gear
- Warm clothes (plenty of layers as the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable
- Waterproof hiking shoes or boots
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
- Water bottle and snacks
Optional Private Room Upgrade
Payable Before Departure
Optional Private Room Upgrade
Beautiful scenery and a lovely host!
Slovenia is a beautiful country - I can't put into words how stunning it is! Due to weather we were unable to get to the mountain hut, but the scenery was wonderful regardless and we got to some really off-the-beaten-track places.
I learnt some new things about photography and Slovenian culture, and met some great people. Katja is a very friendly guide and it was a fun weekend.
I'd recommend this trip for people who know the basics of photography and how to use their camera, and who are looking to step up their knowledge, rather than complete beginners.
I really enjoyed the experience, and learned new tricks and techniques, which improved my skills.
I also liked the role that the weather played in all of this, as it gave me a very good idea as to how difficult being a landscape photographer is, and what kind of challenges to expect.
Aleš was a fantastic guide - kind, approachable, patient and brimming with enthusiasm for both Triglov National Park and photography. I learned a lot from his photography tips, but equally enjoyable was how much I learned from him about Slovenian life and culture. The stay in the mountain pasture, in the old shepherd's hut, was an incredible experience - I loved the food - and the sunset and night photography were real highlights. Na zdravje!
Katja was fantastic, spent time with everyone to discuss their individual needs for photography, was full of information and was also a great part of the group socially. It felt more like visiting a friend than being 'hosted' for a trip. The locations were incredible and the food was fantastic.
Beautiful location, the mountain hut was so tranquil and a perfect spot for photography. The night photography workshop was really interesting.
Well organised, amazing location, friendly, knowledgeable host.
The host was fantastic.
The Bohinj region is stunning and the mountain meadow where you stay is lovely and so away from it all. Katja was a great host and very keen to share her knowledge of landscape photography.
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 66kg 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 2023 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.
This trip is suitable for anyone capable of doing a 1-hour forest walk. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or who use a wheelchair.
Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.
During the summer, temperatures in the mountains can rise to 25 °C. Spring and autumn, meanwhile, offer cooler days, with temperatures averaging around 10-15 °C. Winter, like much of Europe, can be very chilly and drop to 0°C, especially in the mornings and evenings.
You'll be guided by Katja, a professional landscape photographer with years of international experience who has worked in countries such as New Zealand, Ireland and the United States. She's dedicated her life to discovering Slovenia's forgotten corners and sharing these hidden gems with the world. She has also participated in National Geographic exhibitions and been published in the Guardian, Petapixel and fStoppers.
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!
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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.
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