Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek

Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek

Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek


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

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.

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!

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
7-8 hours, ascend 1950m

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
8-9 hours, elevation gain 652m

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
5 hours, elevation gain 1015m

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: $350USD
  • Self-guided groups of 2+: $250USD
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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 $60USD supplement if you are a solo hiker.

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!

Hotels on Standard Tour

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
  • Upgrade to half-board (add dinners)
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequenty Asked Questions about Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek

How hard is the Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek?

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.

Do I need a visa to travel to Slovenia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek?

2 breakfasts are included. You can pre-purchase a half-board package to include your dinners at the mountain huts.

Are lunches included on the Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek?

Your lunches are not included. You can purchase a bagged lunch from the mountain hut the night before your hike. You can also shop for lunch ingredients before you leave Bled and enjoy eating a picnic lunch on the mountain each day.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Bled to start this tour?

The nearest airport to Bled is in Ljubljana. Fly into Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU). Bled is about an hour away, and you can get there by taxi, bus, or by pre-arranging a private transfer.

Is the Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek guided?

No. You will be provided with all necessary information to complete your self-guided tour. Self-guided tours offer great flexibility in your day-to-day pace, but you’ll need to be comfortable with a bit more independence than a guided tour.

Where does Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek end?

This tour ends in Bled, and the nearest airport is in Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU). Take a bus, taxi, or book a private transfer to Ljubljana.

Are climbing equipment rentals included?

Yes, you’ll be provided with a helmet, harness, and via ferrata kit for your final ascent. You’ll also be provided with hiking poles, a backpack, and a simple raincoat for the duration of your tour.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag and camping equipment?

No. During your stay at the mountain hut, you can purchase your meals from the dining room, so it’s not necessary to bring any cooking equipment. Your bed at the huts includes a blanket, so bringing a sleeping bag is not necessary. You are required to use sheets, so you can purchase single-use sheets for 2.50 EUR or you can bring your own.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Slovenia?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Slovenia?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Slovenia for this tour?

The best time to travel to Slovenia for this hike is between June and September when the weather on the mountain is at its warmest.


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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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