Hiking Triglav National Park Adventure
Self-guided | 4 days, 3 nights | | July to September
Hike Through Slovenia’s Most Diverse Nature Within the Only National Park
Enjoy the rugged landscape of the Triglav National Park on a high mountain traverse hiking tour through the heart of the Julian Alps with the Seven Triglav Lakes Valley walk and, should you fancy, the Mount Triglav summit climb too. Experience lodging in the mountain huts for a more thorough understanding of an area’s rich natural and cultural history. Share amazing stories with hut keepers over a glass of homemade liquor and traditional mountain dish with your lungs filled with the fresh mountain air.
Walk through the
Seven Triglav Lakes Valley
Make this hiking adventure yours
350 € per person
3 nights with breakfast and dinner in private rooms. Shared bathrooms.
Transfer from Lake Bohinj to the start of the hike.
Personalized smartphone app with uploaded GPS tracks for easy independent navigation.
Detailed hiking descriptions, maps etc.
Information pack about other local sights, restaurants, activities.
Planning, organisation, 24-hour holiday service & support.
Arrival to and from Lake Bohinj.
Meals and drinks not specified in the Inclusions.
Other services not specified in the Inclusions.
Single traveller supplement: 120 €
Your trip designer
As a kid, I was introduced to the beauty of mountaineering through mountain summer camps with my local alpine club, where I established my love and respect for nature. I have since become an active member of the club, an alpinist, a recreational mountain biker, a ski mountaineering enthusiast and a certified hiking guide. This has enabled me to share my fondness for the mountains with others. These days, I spend an equal amount of time exploring not only rugged mountains but also local history & culture, and good food. Ultimately, I have blended my passion, knowledge and skills into a profession which I love and enjoy.
How do your self-guided tours work?
You will be surprised! We have done (and are still doing) a ton of work to make sure your independent active holidays in Slovenia (and across the borders) are flawless, fun, and hassle-free. With the implementation of modern technology and our extensive local knowledge, we believe we are on the right way of delivering exceptional hiking & biking experiences that you are able to enjoy at your own pace. Read more about our “self-guided added value”.
How difficult is the hiking?
Expect to walk 5-7 hours per day, with 10-15 km (6-10 miles) in distance and up to 1000 m (3300 ft) of elevation gain on the hardest day. It might not sound much, but so far no one has ever said that is was too easy. Therefore be in reasonable shape and have some hiking experience to fully enjoy this tour.
What are the mountain huts like?
The huts in the Slovenian Alps are quite basic, but they offer everything a hiker needs: food, drinks and accommodation. Most of the huts are accessible only by helicopter (no roads). Thus food supply is limited. Therefore expect simple menus of mountain food like different stews (vegetable or with meat), pasta and sausages. They also sell chocolate, soft drinks, water, beer etc. The usual breakfast would be eggs, ham, cheese, butter, jam…
The huts we use on this hiking tour have normal flush toilets, running (drinking) water and sometimes even hot showers.
Do the mountain huts provide vegetarian/vegan meals?
The food in mountain huts is quite basic. There are options for vegans and vegetarians, but the selection is very limited. If you have any special dietary restrictions or needs, we recommend bringing your own snacks and treats.
Do I need a sleeping bag?
You don’t need a sleeping bag. We strongly suggest bringing a lightweight cotton sleeping liner (travel sheet), even though the huts provide blankets and single-use paper sheets. It’s because you’ll be more comfortable and sleep better. Moreover, we encourage you to be a responsible traveller and avoid making unnecessary waste and help preserve some trees.
Check our recommended packing list.
What are the trails like?
The trails are uneven, sometimes rocky and narrow. Moreover, you will need to overcome several steep sections on the uphill as well as the downhill sections. On some days you will hike partly in the shade of a forest, on others above the treeline, but mostly without any shelter along the way.
Can I swim in the Triglav lakes?
No! The lakes are fairly small, especially during the summer drought. The water in and outflow is super small and the water barely changes. The lakes’ micro-ecosystem is very fragile and we must not endanger it with our sweat, sunscreen etc. Moreover, it is considered an offence by the Triglav National Park organisation.
What is the weather usually like?
In summer (from June to early September) the weather is usually hot, with temperatures around 25-30 deg C (75-90 deg F). In peak season (August) you can expect a heatwave with temperatures likely exceeding 35 deg C (95 deg F) as well as a significant temperature drop in the mountains on a cloudy, windy or rainy day.
Read also our Best time to hike in Slovenia blog post.