This three-day hiking tour will take you to the centre of the Triglav National Park and impress you with all the beauties of the mountain area of the Julian Alps.
Distance 44.2 km
The trail starts in the wonderful Trenta Valley and continues uphill to the Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih Mountain hut (2071 m) where the Triglav (seven) Lakes Valley ends. From here, it descends along the lakes to the Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih Mountain hut (1685 m) where you will spend the first night. The second day stage leads past the Dom na Komni Mountain hut and over the Vratca Mountain pass (1803 m) where you can decide to ascend to the nearby Mt. Bogatin (1977 m) - to the Koča pri Krnskih jezerih Mountain hut (1385 m) - where the second day stage of the hike in the Julian Alps ends. The third day stage will take you past the Krn Lake to the highest point of the tour - the historical Mt. Krn (2244 m), a mighty sightseeing hill above the Soča Valley, and down its south-west slope to the village of Drežnica where the tour in the Julian Alps ends.
This tour is appropriate for physically well-prepared hikers as well as families with adult children.
Update: June 23, 2019
Safety informationThe entire trail is routed along practically non-hazardous hiking trails. If the weather goes bad, you can find shelter in at least five mountain huts along the trail. Use of the hiking trails is at your own risk! The majority of the trail is very exposed to the sun, which is why we recommend you to use protection headgear and protective creams. We advise you not to take this trail in full winter conditions. If you intend to take this tour during the winter months you should be particularly cautious when ascending from the Trenta Valley to the Prehodavci Mountain pass because you will have to cross several active avalanche areas. You can find bivouacs (unfortunately not staffed) next to all mountain huts along the trail.
Tips and hintsThe tour is undemanding but long in terms of time and distance, which is why we recommend it only to physically well-prepared mountaineers. If you believe that the distance and strain are too great for three days you can prolong the tour and make it in four days. In this case we recommend you to spend the first night at the Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih Mountain hut, the second night at the Koča pod Bogatinom Mountain hut and the third night at the Gomiščkovo zavetišče Mountain hut on Mt. Krn. We recommend inexperienced mountaineers to hire a mountain guide https://www.soca-valley.com/sl/dolina-soce/ponudniki-storitev/vodniki/.
For more information about hiking trails visit www.pzs.si.
During the summer months it is almost mandatory to book accommodation in the mountain huts.
Getting thereThis tour starts in the village of Trenta by the national road No. 206.
ParkingThere is a free unsecured parking lot available next to the Triglav National Park Information Centre Dom Trenta.
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EquipmentGood mountaineering footwear, trekking poles, protection headgear, clothing for two days, cape, first aid kit, sufficient supply of drinks, eventual sleeping bag.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- 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
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Climbing helmet as required
- 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.
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