The Triglav Lakes Valley – called also the Seven Lakes Valley is one of the Julian Alps’ best gems. It gained popularity in the 19th century and the first mountain hut was built back in 1880! The government at the time protected the valley in 1924, which is considered the year of the first national park in Slovenia. Although it is called the Seven Lakes Valley, there are actually more than seven lakes, some of them not much bigger than a pond.
How many days should one spend in the Triglav Lakes Valley?
If this is your first trip to the Valley, you will have the best experience when spending two or three days exploring its’ beauty. It can be done in one day, but allow at least 10 -12 hours for a return hike. A three-day hike can be beautifully combined with surrounding areas, such as high-mountain pastures above the lake Bohinj.
When to go?
Summer season starts around June 15th, when most mountain huts open and lasts until the end of September. The Valley is also popular in wintertime, especially for experienced hikers and ski-tourers.
How to get there?
The Valley is accessible from several different starting points. Most people start the hike near Lake Bohinj, either from the Savica waterfall or Stara Fužina. You can reach those starting points by car or public transport (bus). Bear in mind that different trails lead to the Valley from each starting point and some of them are not suitable for beginners.
There are two mountain huts in the Triglav Lakes Valley and a couple of them in nearby areas.
Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih (1685m) is positioned in the heart of the valley, overlooking the beautiful Dvojno Jezero (Double lake)
Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih (2071m) welcomes you at the top of the Valley and overlooks the surrounding mountains.