Trenta is a valley in the upper course of the Soča River, carved out of the limestone rock of the Julian Alps by rivers and reshaped by glaciers. Nowhere else in Slovenia can one find mountain peaks towering so high above the valley floor and river bed. Natural barriers, the remoteness of the area and poor road connections in the past resulted in the area's unique demographic and economic likeness.
New opportunities were provided by mountain climbing and tourism. The first alpine post at Na Logu was built in 1881 and many of the native inhabitants became excellent mountain guides. Julius Kugy (1858 – 1944) played a central role in the exploration of the Julian Alps in his quest to find the mysterious blossom Scabiosa trenta. He describes his exploits in a book, which remains an immortal monument to his Trenta and Julian guides. The Triglav National Park information centre and the Trenta Museum are in the village Na Log. From Trenta the trail leads over Vršič pass and mt. Sleme to Tamar.
Safety informationThe marked descend to Tamar is quite steep, you can choose longer, less steep trail.
Tips and hintsIn winter Vršič pass can be closed due to snow.
Getting thereBy car, by foot, by bus.
ParkingParking available in Trenta and payable parking in Planica
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EquipmentNormal hiking equipment
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.