The Triglav Lakes Valley – A Short Overview

Published on 12th of December 2018

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.

Mountain Huts

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.

Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih

Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih

Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih

Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih


Mountain huts around Triglav mountain

Published on 28th of April 2018
Triglav Lodge at Kredarica

Triglav Lodge at Kredarica

Triglav mountain is Slovenia’s national symbol and therefore on the bucket list of most Slovenians. Well-prepared hikers are able to climb it in one day, but most of the first-timer hikers rather choose to do it in two days. Triglav can be climbed using numerous trails, so it’s up to you to choose the trail that suits you best. The hardest routes start in the Vrata Valley, while the easiest are the ones from the South.

Triglav Lodge at Kredarica (Triglavski dom na Kredarici, 2515m) – 1 hour to the top of Triglav

Triglav Lodge is the closest hut to the top of Mount Triglav. It is also the biggest and most known hut in the Julian Alps and accommodates more than 340 hikers in rooms and dormitories.

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Škrlatica Mountain – A Great Alternative to Triglav Mountain

Published on 29th of January 2018

Skrlatica Mountain
Have you heard of crowds on the Triglav mountain? Or have you climbed the Triglav yourself and it let you down? There’s always an alternative. Let us present you a great one!

Škrlatica Mountain

At 2740m above the sea level it’s the second highest mountain in Slovenia. Trust us, if Triglav is the King of the mountains, then Škrlatica is definitely the Queen. An impressive one!

Škrlatica doesn’t know crowds of unexperienced hikers like Triglav and it’s definitely not suitable for anyone. The approach is long and tiring. Before reaching the higher, steeper parts of your hike, you’re facing at least 4 hours of moderate/challenging hiking. Anyway, the views are spectacular! Want to hear the best part? The nearest mountain hut is hours away! This makes Škrlatica suitable only for experienced hikers, which puts an extra value to your hike.
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Snowshoeing in Slovenia

Published on 25th of November 2017

Komna winter
Snowshoeing is one of most relaxing winter activities. Untouched snow and serene wilderness, where you have the whole world all to yourself.
Yes, snowshoeing does have a special charm.

If you’re thinking of snowshoeing, you’re probably asking yourself many questions. Where to go, when and how?

When to go

Usually from November until March, but it all depends on the snow conditions. If you’re looking for the best snowshoeing experience, you should go soon after a snowfall, (well, not a real massive one!) ideally if the snow is dry. Snowshoeing in a wet snow might be much tougher than you imagine.

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The most beautiful ridge traverse – Zeleniške špice

Published on 7th of October 2017

Zeleniske spice ridge traverse

Kamniška Bistrica valley offers a wide variety of different hikes and climbs. Some of the trails are very popular and some hidden from the crowds.

Zeleniške Špice ridge traverse is definitely among the hidden gems. The most beautiful ridge traverse in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, some say even in all the Slovenian Alps! Looking at the ridge from a distance, it seems wild and unapproachable. However, the closer you get, the more you want to admire its beauty.

However, Zeleniške Špice ridge traverse is not suitable for everyone. If you’re not an experienced hiker, choose another peak, trust me! It’s somehow reserved for alpinists and very experienced mountaineers who feel comfortable to climb II+ (UIAA) without a rope. 

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A two-day escape to the Julian Alps

Published on 14th of August 2017

After more than a month without hiking, I was really looking forward to having a few days off to visit the Julian Alps! The weather forecast for the whole Slovenia was just perfect, so I started preparing the itinerary.

Later I got a phone call from a friend, suggesting we should go for a proper climb, instead of just hiking. I had not been climbing for a while but it was hard to say no to alpinism! My eyes were upon the highest Slovenian mountains, so we agreed to climb the South Ridge of Škrlatica (UIAA IV-/III, 350m). The approach was very long and tiring (3-4hrs), so we decided to depart a day before the climb, reach the bivouac and spend the night there. 

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