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JULIAN ALPS TRAVERSE

JULIAN ALPS

TRAVERSE

1.140,00 €/p

Season

June 20 to September 30

Departure

8:00 AM

Meeting

10 minutes before departure

Pick up & Drop off

Tour starts in Kranjska Gora, but a transfer from Ljubljana airport or city can be arranged upon request.

Duration

8 days / 7 nights (6 days of trekking)

Group size

minimum 4 pax  / max 12 pax

Private groups

Upon request

Restrictions

Not suitable for children under 12 years and pregnant women.

Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
Easy-Moderate

Options / Prices

1.140,00 € / at min 4 pax // 1.280,00 € / at min. 6 pax

One of the most

spectacular treks

Experience breathtaking scenery of high mountain peaks and lakes  /  Beautiful Triglav National Park and Triglav Lakes Valley  /  Stay in rustic mountain huts  /  Walk surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery – The best walk in Slovenia!  /  Climb Mt Krn (2.244 m) – famous peak from WWI  /  Explore magic Tolmin Gorges  /  Visit the picturesque town of Bled with its famous lake  /  Option to ascend Mt Triglav (2864m) – the highest peak of the Julian Alps

Hike among breathtaking mountain scenery of Mt Triglav area

Enjoy the views of some of the most dramatic peaks in the Julian Alps. On this trekking experience you will enjoy the fresh Slovenian air as you trek the Julian Alps from Kranjska Gora to Tolmin (Soča Valley). This challenging hiking traverse will reward you with mesmerising views of green meadows, deep valleys and, of course, the majestic Mount Triglav. Travel across high passes and through Alpine meadows and recharge at night with delicious mountain cuisine in simple mountain huts.

Included
  • Introductory briefing on day 1.
  • 6-day guided trekking, by a professional, licensed, English speaking mountain guide.
  • 2 nights B&B accommodation in Hotels at Kranjska Gora and Tolmin.
  • 5 nights half-board accommodation in mountain huts (Breakfast and dinner).
  • All transfers according to the itinerary:

    Private transfer from Kranjska Gora to Planica (day 2).

    Private transfer from Tolmin to Most na Soci (day 8).

    Private transfer from Tolmin to Lake Bled (day 8).

  • Via ferrata equipment for climbing Mt Triglav.

  • Organisation, 24/7 agency services.

  • All tourist taxes and VAT.

Not Included
  • Travel to the start and from the endpoint of the trip.
  • Food and drinks: lunch on all days (approx. 10-15 eur/meal) and dinner when staying in hotels, drinks with all meals.
  • Purchase of single-use sheets at the huts. The use of sleeping sheets is obligatory at the huts. You can either bring your own or buy single-use ones. Blankets are provided free of charge at the huts.
  • Luggage transfer between mountain huts (you carry your gear for mountain trekking from day 2 to 5).
  • Main luggage depot. 
  • Food and drinks in the valley (except breakfast).
  • Personal expenses and items of personal nature.
  • Travel/health insurance

Supplements
  • Optional storage of main luggage for the duration of the tour: 20 €/group.
Needed
  • Sporty clothes, sneakers, walking shoes, medium-size hiking backpack for the 4-day hiking.
Accommodation
  • Accommodation during trekking is in mountain huts. There is a basic culinary offer and some modest comfort in an otherwise pleasant environment. Breakfast and dinner are included on all hiking days.
  • In the valley you will stay in a private room in hotels. Breakfast is included.
Itinerary

Welcome to Kranjska Gora! A small alpine village with big mountains surrounding it. after checking in at the accommodation and introductory meeting with your guide, you will have free rest of the day to explore it on your own. Relax by the breathtaking Lake Jasna or do the warmup walk to Zelenci Nature Reserve.

  • (optionally) Transfer from Ljubljana Airport to Bled
  • Arrival to Kranjska Gora
  • Introductory meeting / Hotel, Kranjska Gora
  • Optional: Easy walk to Lake Jasna
  • Duration: 1-2 hours of walking.
  • Overnight, Hotel***/****, Kranjska Gora (breakfast included).

Starting in Tamar valley, and walking through a ravine, in between steep rocky walls of mountains to Mt. Slemenova Špica. Enjoy the stunning views from the peak, before a short descent to Vršič mountain pass.

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Transfer to Planica.
  • Walking from Planica through Tamar Valley and Slemenova Špica to Vršič Mountain Pass.
  • Duration: 4-6 hours of walking.
  • Elevation: +1000m / -300m
  • Overnight, Poštarski dom na Vršiču (1737 m.)
  • Dinner in Mountain Hut.
  • Accommodation in Poštarski dom na Vršiču (breakfast and dinner included).

Altitude: +1000m & -300m / Duration: 4-6 hours 

A scenic walk from Vršič pass will lead across the mountain slopes and Planja Saddle to Kriški Podi hut. Nearby there are three Alpine lakes, definitely worth the visit. And with a little bit of luck, you might encounter the mighty ibexes.

  • Breakfast in Mountain Hut.
  • Walking from Poštarski dom na Vršiču via Sedlo Planja (2349 m) to Pogačnikov dom na Kriških Podih (2050 m).
  • Duration: 5-7 hours of walking.
  • Elevation: +700m / -300m
  • Overnight, Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih (2050 m)
  • Dinner in Mountain Hut.
  • Accommodation in Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih (breakfast and dinner included).

Altitude: +700m & -300m / Duration: 5-7 hours 

Today’s route will lead towards Dolič hut via Mt. Bovški Gamsovec, one of possibly the most underrated mountains of the Julian Alps. The stunning views from the summit reach far away to the valleys and rivers, and Mt Triglav and its famous north wall. The mountain is also a home to countless chamois and ibexes.

  • Breakfast in Mountain Hut.
  • Walking from Pogačnikov dom na Kriških Podih (2050 m) via Bovški Gamsovec (2391 m) to Koča na Doliču (2151 m).
  • Duration: 5-7 hours of walking.
  • Elevation: +450 m / -350 m 
  • Overnight, Koča na Doliču.
  • Dinner in Mountain Hut.
  • Accommodation in Dolič Hut (breakfast and dinner included).

Altitude: +450m & -350m (Optional Mt Triglav climb: +720 m & -720 m) / Duration: 5-7hours (+3-4hours with summit climb)

In the early morning you can choose to climb to the summit of Mt. Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain. It will take you about 3-4 hours to reach the summit and return to Dolič hut from where you continue on the planned route on undoubtedly the most beautiful route in Slovenian mountains – the route through the Triglav Lakes Valley. You will pass by many lakes and eventually arrive to the Double Lake and its mountain hut where you will spend the night. 

  • Breakfast in Mountain Hut.
  • Walking from Koča na Doliču (2151 m) via Triglav Lakes Valley to Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih (1.685 m)
  • Optional: Mt Triglav Climb (2.864 m)!
  • Duration: 5-6 hours of walking / 8-9 hours with Mount Triglav Climb.
  • Elevation: +200 m / -750 m
  • Overnight, Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih
  • Dinner in Mountain Hut.
  • Accommodation in Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih (breakfast and dinner included).

Altitude: +200m & -750m (Optional Mt Triglav climb: +720 m & -720 m) / Duration: 5-6 hours (+3-4 hours with summit climb) 

Today’s route will take you past Black Lake and will ascend to Bogatin saddle where you will see former Italian military barrack ruins, built in the 1930s. From the saddle the path is descending  all the way until it reaches Lake Krn, the largest Alpine lake in Slovenian mountains. Although swimming in the lake is not allowed, relax by the lake and enjoy stunning views.

  • Breakfast in Mountain Hut.
  • Walking from Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih via Koča pod Bogatinom (1.513 m) to Planinski dom pri Krnskih jezerih (1.385 m).
  • Duration: 5-6 hours of walking.
  • Elevation: +200 m / -500 m
  • Overnight, Planinski dom pri Krnskih jezerih.
  • Dinner in Mountain Hut.
  • Accommodation in Krn Lakes Hut (breakfast and dinner included).

Altitude: +200m & -500m / Duration: 5-6 hours 

On the last day of the hike, you will reach the summit of Mt Krn. From the mighty mountain you can see the sea side and on the mountain plenty of World War 1 remains, such as tunnels and bunkers, can still be seen. After reaching the valley, before the hike is officially over, you will visit the magnificent Tolmin Gorges, a natural masterpiece of Tolminka river, that carved a deep gorge in the rock.

  • Breakfast in Mountain Hut.
  • Walking from Planinski dom pri Krnskih jezerih via Krn Lakes, Mt Krn (2.244m) to famous Tolmin Gorges and Tolmin town (258 m)
  • Duration: 7-8 hours of walking.
  • Elevation: +1000 m / -2000 m
  • Overnight, Hotel***, Tolmin (breakfast included).

Altitude: +1000m & -2000m / Duration: 5-7 hours 

After breakfast at the hotel, you will take a train back to Bled, where the trip will conclude. Optionally a transfer to Ljubljana Airport or City can be arranged.

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Private transfer to Most na Soči and by train to Lake Bled.
  • Easy circle walk around Bled Lake and to/back famous Vintgar Gorge.
  • Trip concludes.
  • (optionally) Transfer from Bled to Ljubljana airport.

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