Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek
Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek

Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek

3 days

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Climb Slovenia’s highest mountain on this classic trek up Mount Triglav

Take on a quintessential Slovenian trekking adventure to the summit of its highest mountain! The Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek allows you to hike at your own pace and enjoy the incredible scenery of Triglav National Park.

You’ll enjoy discovering the incredible beauty of Lake Bled and Bohinj Lake at the beginning and end of your adventure. Then you’ll spend the next three days hiking up Triglav and exploring the alpine lakes and valleys that surround the mountain. During your hike, you’ll enjoy delicious meals and warm beds in the rustic mountain huts perched on the mountain. This short itinerary truly has it all- picturesque villages, amazing mountain scenery, and an exciting via ferrata climb to the summit that you’ll never forget!

Highlights of the Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek

Visit the magical town of Bled and discover the beauty of the Lake Bohinj valley.
Hike the scenic route up Triglav and enjoy amazing views of the surrounding Julian Alps.
Climb the exhilarating via ferrata course on your final ascent to reach the summit.
Enjoy a warm meal and amazing views during your stay at some of the most scenic mountain huts on Triglav.


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Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Hike the Scenic Route up Triglav

When you arrive in beautiful Bled, you’ll have a brief orientation meeting before your transfer to Lake Bohinj. Start your walk through the valley to the village of Stara Fužina and follow the trail through the forest into the Voje Valley. Your trek will pass the spectacular Mostnica Gorge and then you’ll hike up to the Vodnik Mountain Hut.

End the day with a warm meal at the Planika Mountain Hut.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut on Triglav
Distance: 7-8 hours, ascend 1950m
Meals: None

Day 2 Via Ferrata to the Summit

Your day starts with your journey to the summit of Triglav as you climb the via ferrata the remaining 400m to the top. Savour every second on the peak! Those afraid of the heights can take a detour to the top on a hiking path.

The rest of today's hike is your descent into the Triglav Lakes Valley where you’ll love the amazing views of the alpine lakes reflecting the rocky peaks.

Tonight you’ll stop at Double Lake and spend the night at the Triglav Lakes Hut, which is the most scenic hut on the mountain!
Overnight Location: Mountain hut on Triglav
Distance: 8-9 hours, elevation gain 652m
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Descent to Lake Bohinj

This morning you’ll follow the trail to Black Lake and across the Komna Plateau. Eventually, you’ll find yourself descending back into the valley where you’ll find Bohinj Lake. If you have some extra energy, take the 20-minute hike to visit the spectacular Savica waterfall.

A transfer will take you back to Bled where your tour comes to an end.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: 5 hours, elevation gain 1015m
Meals: Breakfast

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Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek Price and Dates

This self-guided hike of Mount Triglav is run as a private tour for your group and the price per person is fixed.

Prices below are per person:

  • Self-guided solo travellers: $295 USD
  • Self-guided groups of 2+: $225 USD
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Accommodation on the Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek

This tour is based in mountain hut accommodations. You’ll be sleeping in the hut’s rustic dormitory-style rooms and enjoying delicious homemade meals during your stay. There are no showers, but there are shared washroom facilities.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are dormitory-style, so there are no single rooms available. There is a $60 USD supplement if you are a solo hiker.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Planika Mountain Hut, Mt Triglav

Enjoy the night at this rustic mountain hut. Relax at the end of the day and take in the amazing views from its perch just under Triglav’s summit.

Night 2

Triglav Lakes Mountain Hut, Mt Triglav

Sitting at the edge of Double Lake with the mountains peeking out above the trees, the location of this hut will take your breath away!

What’s Included in the Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek?


2 breakfasts are included. You can purchase a half-board package in advance that will include your dinner at the mountain huts.


Accommodations for 2 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Bled or Ljubljana are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included between Bled and Lake Bohinj. You will be responsible for carrying your luggage during your trek.

Also Included

  • Introductory meeting in Bled on Day 1
  • A self-guiding booklet with a detailed itinerary, route guide, and vouchers
  • Maps with marked routes
  • GPS routes/tracks
  • Rental of via ferrata climbing equipment, including helmet, harness, and via ferrata set
  • Rental of hiking equipment, including hiking poles, backpack, and a simple rain jacket
  • Bottled water at the start of the tour
  • 24/7 support services
  • Tourist tax and VAT

Not included

  • Flights
  • Guide services
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Park entrance fees

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single-use sheets ($25 USD per set)
  • Upgrade to half-board (add dinners): $50 USD per person
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequently Asked Questions about Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 5/5. This tour is recommended for intermediate and skilled hikers. You’ll have 7 to 9 hours of walking each day while carrying your pack, so some experience backpacking may be beneficial. The final ascent to the summit is on a via ferrata course where those afraid of the heights might feel uneasy, but there is an alternative hiking detour to reach the top.

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