Julian Alps - Mount Triglav Ascent   

A Superb 7 Day Holiday including 4 Days Trekking

The Julian Alps are the eastern outpost of the Alpine range that  stretches across southern central Europe and in this region the beautiful Soca River rises in the heart of these mountains, cutting a serpentine valley southwards into Italy, where it becomes the Isonzo. These mountains formed the front line of what became known as the Isonzo Front, during World War 1 and from 1915-17, the Italians faced the Austro-Hungarians on a battlefield like no other - the high peaks and ridges of the Alps. Today much fascinating evidence remains of that conflict in the shape of lines of trenches, mountain-side caves and some poignant memorials to the fallen, high up near the peaks. Our trip is based in Triglav National Park, with its glacial lakes and rivers, hidden gorges, snow-capped mountains, alpine plateau and lush valleys, and includes the ascent of Slovenia's highest peak, Mt Triglav (9395ft/ 2864m) as well as neighbouring Kanjavec (2568m). The National Park extends along the Italian Border and is also close to the Austrian border in the north-west of Slovenia and located in the south eastern sector of the Alps which are known as the Julian Alps.

There is a healthy population of wolves, lynx, and brown bears, although you are unlikely to see them and the forests are home to red deer, roe deer and wild boar; and chamois and ibex can also be found in the mountains. Pine and beech martens are present, as are hares, badgers and foxes and there is a wealth of bird-life, including grouse and black grouse, birds of prey (golden eagle, buzzard, hawk, white-tailed eagle), owls (tawny owl, Ural owl, long-eared owl and eagle owl) and woodpeckers (green, black and grey). Slovenia will enthrall you as you walk around the famous Soca valley with its cascading turquise waters, lush pastures, small hamlets, meadows with traditional hayricks, orchards and vegetable gardens dotted around Triglav National Park. Trip highlights include stunning panoramas of rugged peaks, lush valleys, deep gorges, the largest lake in Slovenia - Lake Bohinj, the 78m high Savica waterfalls and Lake Bled.

This trek is very diverse and includes walking at high altitude on ridges where the weather can suddenly change for the worse and is mostly designed for good walkers with previous mountain walking experience. However, for the seasoned walker with experience of big days on the Scottish mountains, this holiday provides a memorable challenge and will take you to a pristine area in one of the most under-developed parts of the European Alps. If you have never been to Slovenia this trip provides an ideal opportunity to summit the country's highest peak and embrace an emerging region before it becomes a prime destination.

What's included

  • Full event planning and client liaison
  • Experienced Mountain guide
  • 3 nights half board mountain hut accommodation
  • 2 nights Bled and 1 night Mojstrana accommodation - half board
  • Entrance to Savica waterfall and Vintgar gorge
  • Transfers from/to Ljubljana Airport + local road transport
  • Discount outdoor clothing voucher for Cotswold Outdoor and Montane

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses, lunch, daytime snacks and drinks
  • Travel insurance

ITINERARY

Day 1 Fly to Ljubljana Airport and onward transfer to your accommodation in Mojstrana village followed by a briefing about your trip by our Guide.
Day 2

We start with a short vehicle transfer from Mojstrana to Kot Valley where we begin our trek in a steep sided valley walking along a forest trail which takes us via the Stanic hut to Kredarica hut (2515m) where after a short break recovering from our exertions we ascend the ridge making our way via Mali Triglav onto Triglav summit (2684m) and then descend back to our overnight stop at the Kredarica hut. Duration: 8-10 hours)

Day 3

Setting out from the Kredarica hut we enjoy spectacular views towards the western Julian Alps as we make our way via the Planika hut to Mt Kanjavec (2568m) before arriving at our overnight stop at the Prehodavci hut. Duration: 7 hours

Day 4 Today you will enjoy spectacular natural scenery as we make our way via Triglav 7 Lakes valley to our overnight stop at the Komna hut. Duration: 7-8 hours
Day 5

After a short hike to the spectacular Savica Waterfall we then have an hour's walk through magnificent beech woods towards Lake Bohinj where we follow an easy walking route around the lake where you can wash away the exertions of you trip with a swim. At this point you might also wish to see the famous traditional houses at Stara Fusina village and enjoy some local refreshments before transferring by vehicle to your overnight stop at Lake Bled. Overall Duration: 6+ hours.

Day 6 Today is your own to spend as you wish relaxing in/around the stunning scenery of Lake Bled and options include a walk along the wooden walkway to Vintgar Gorge followed by a short walk back to Bled, a visit to Bled Castle overlooking the lake, or you can take a 'pletna' rowing boat to the island in the lake where you can visit the church of St. Mary.
Day 7 Depart after breakfast for transfer to Ljubljana Airport and flight home.

RESERVATIONS - please call or email to check latest availability

Availability May to September
Spaces 3

Comments

Click here to go to the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation website

This is an excellent short trekking holiday to a forgotten backwater of the alpine chain; however, with up to 30 hours walking over 4 days it requires a good level of fitness and is an ideal test for those with mountain walking experience in the Lake District, Wales or Scotland. This trip is offered as a small group excursion for 3 persons; however, it can also be run as a specialist trip for 1 or 2 people and priced accordingly.

Custom trip

Alternatively, if you would like us to organise a customised trip please click here to see a selection of mountain walks and via ferrata routes that can be tailored to specific requirements based on the ability of the group over a pre-determined holiday period.
 

INFORMATION

DATES AND PRICES

May to September: £895.00pp

Triglav National Park

Lake Bohinj - Triglav National Park

Slovenia trekking holidays

Mountain walking holidays in Slovenia

Mount Triglav

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