Summit Slovenia's highest peak in one weekend
This short-break takes us on an adventure to the heart of the Julian Alps and the summit of Mount Triglav (2864m). Walking through a wild mountainous National Park, we spend the night in a traditional mountain hut before climbing up to the highest summit in Slovenia. We spend the first and last night in a lovely hotel in the charming lakeside town of Bled. A week long version of this trip is also available: *Slovenia: Julian Alps Traverse (TVJ).*
All breakfasts and 2 dinners included. Lunches are not included and can be bought en route in the mountain huts we pass each day. Hut breakfasts are usually made up of: bread, jam, cheese with tea, coffee etc. Dinner is usually two courses consisting of traditional Slovenian alpine food (for example - goulash, spaghetti, or alpine stew followed by fruit, pudding, strudel or pancakes). For vegetarians there is a little less variety, vegans even more so, but this shouldn't lead to anyone going hungry. Please inform sales at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.
Fly to Ljubljana; transfer to lakeside town of Bled. In the evening our leader will give us a short briefing of the weekend.* * *Hotel Astoria or similar*
We will start our walk on the Pokljuka Plateau (1350m), and head over the Ablanca pass from where we will enjoy fantastic views to Bohinj Lake and Bohinj Medovs. After about 4hours walking we will reach the Vodnik Mountain hut (1817m) where we will enjoy a well earned lunch. We then continue to the Planika mountain hut (2401m) where we stay for the night. *Mountain Hut*
The ascent of Triglav takes us up the East Ridge, over Mali Triglav (little Triglav) towards the summit. The trail follows the ridgeline for most of the way. There are some quite exposed sections where we have to use the harnesses, which are attached to the fixed ropes. The guides will be on hand to offer help and support. After the ascent we will return to the Planika mountain hut for lunch. From here we will make our way down to Krma and transfer back to Bled. *Hotel Astoria or similar*
After breakfast we transfer back to Ljubljana; fly back to London.
* All breakfasts and 2 dinners included * All accommodation * Transfer for group flights
This was a great trip with the perfect balance of walking/climbing and free time to explore the beauty of Lake Bled. The climb is exciting and challenging but not difficult. The scenery is beautiful as you walk towards the mountain hut. Sadly the weather didn’t afford us a summit view. However the ridge walk is spectacular.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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