Three-day hiking tour to the Triglav Lakes and Mt. Krn (2244 m)
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Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih Mountain hut and Mt. Razor in the backgroundPhoto: Darjo Berra, Turizem Dolina Soce
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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.
The next day, start walking towards the Koča pod Bogatinom Mountain hut which you will reach after approximately three hours of walking in a wonderful ambient of high-mountain larches and pine trees. After you have refreshed yourself, continue uphill towards the Vratca Mountain pass (1803 m). From here, you only have to walk for approximately another hour in order to reach the nearby Mt. Bogatin (1977 m) which offers splendid views of almost all of the trail you already made and of course of the prominent Mt. Triglav (2864 m). Return to the mountain pass along the same trail you came from and slowly continue past the ruins of the former military facilities from World War I towards the Duplje Mountain pasture and the nearby Dom pri Krnskih jezerih Mountain hut (1385 m). After an entire day of walking you will certainly enjoy resting at the mountain hut amongst the mighty and peaceful mountain pine trees.
On the third day you will only need fifteen minutes of walking in order to reach the Krn Lake – the pearl among the Slovenian Alpine lakes. Above the lake, the trail starts to gradually ascend to the top of Mt. Krn (2245 m) - the highest summit you will conquer on the entire tour. Just beneath the summit you can refresh yourself at the Gomiščkovo zavetišče Mountain hut where you can also spend the night if the weather deteriorates or if you become too tired. From here, you will descend to the village of Drežnica along the usual hiking trail (you will avoid the Silvo Koren climbing trail because it is too demanding for a descent). After the entire day of walking you will reach the idyllic village of Drežnica in the afternoon, Here you can choose between several accommodation options or engage a transportation provider to drive you to the nearby town of Kobarid. If you are staying in the upper part of the Soča Valley make sure not to miss the last bus to the town of Bovec which leaves at 21:00.
If you believe that daily stages are too long or too difficult you can also prolong the tour to four or five days.
Public transportFrom June to the end of September, there is a bus line connecting the village of Trenta with the towns of Bovec and Kranjska Gora.
In July and August there is a Hop On Hop Off shuttle bus running from the town of Kobarid to the village of Drežnica and back.
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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Triglavski narodni park 1:50 000 (Kartografija). Julijske Alpe 1:50 000 (Sidarta).
Triglavski narodni park 1:50 000 (PZS).
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