Bovški Gamsovec Climb

1-Day Tour, start from Vrata Valley (pick-up in Kranjska Gora / Bled or Trenta / Bovec)

An impressive 2,392-meter tall mountain and one of the most picturesque tours in Slovenia, Bovški Gamsovec seems to be the perfect combination for an Alpine adventure, wildlife and spectacular scenery. This fairytale climb lets you soak up breathtaking views of the highest mountain in Slovenia, Mt. Triglav, and its 3-km wide and 1-km tall Triglav North Face. The trails are adorned with fragrant wild flowers. An occasional marmot or deer may peek through the shrubs, and every so often Alpine ibexes break the silence with their loud and sharp whistles. Reserved for adventurous romantics and those seeking great photography opportunities.


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The tour is possible from either the Upper Sava Valley (Kranjska Gora / Bled) or the Soča Valley (Trenta / Bovec).

We park our cars in the Vrata Valley, a spectacular Alpine valley underneath the Triglav North Face, and head towards the mountains on the opposite side of the valley. We'll be looking at the massive Triglav North Face practically the whole day together with Triglav, the highest peak of Slovenia, and the highest mountain hut at Kredarica. In parts the trail is unforgivingly steep and exposed, but generally safe as it's nicely secured with a cable. At first, the trail takes us through a forest, then climbs open gravel slopes and finally a rocky wall until we reach the top. There, the welcoming grass offers a perfect spot for a picnic with mind-blowing views of Triglav, Križ Lakes, and other craggy mountains of the Julian Alps.

The return takes us down the greener southern slopes, speckled with countless wild flowers, while it's also not unusual to meet Alpine ibexes. We refresh ourselves in the Triglavska Bistrica, a crystal clear stream that sources underneath Mt. Triglav. We finish the tour in the nearby Aljaž Hut and cheer to a great adventure with an ice cold drink!

If you extend the tour into two days, we spend the night in the Pogačnik Hut at Kriški Podi, 300 meters below the peak of Mt. Bovški Gamsovec. It's a cute little hut at 2,050 m, located by three mountain lakes, also known for herds of Alpine ibexes and chamois wandering freely nearby. On the first day we climb 1,200 m to reach the hut (4 h), go see the three Križ Lakes (2-3 h), and spend the night in the hut. On the second day we climb the peak of Bovški Gamsovec, 2,392 m, and then descend back down to the valley (5 h).

Is This for Me?

Adventure Style

Intermediate Alpine | Climb | Long, challenging, yet utterly spectacular, prepare yourself to feel stretched to the limit by climbing difficult but secured routes in the Slovenian Alps. Expect high, steep and utterly rewarding climbs.

Length and elevation gain

1 day, 1,390 m | 1-day tour; estimated 4.5-5-hour ascent, 3.5-4-hour descent. 1,390 meters of elevation gain.

Client to guide ratio

4 : 1 | Small group experience; Max 8. Guide ratio 4:1.

Age Requirements

16+ | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fitness level

Vigorous (4/5) | Recommended for fit travelers; 7-9 hours most days.

Technical level

T3 | For mountain enthusiasts with basic climbing experience. Surfaces: mountainous terrain with steep ascents/descents, uneven trails, sections of exposed and secured climbing.

What's included

  • Expert mountain guiding
  • Transportation
  • Pro via ferrata equipment
  • Fun

What's not included

  • Travel insurance

Recommended equipment

Via ferrata set, climbing harness, climbing helmet, basic hiking gear, sleeping bag liner.

Additional information

The tour can also be carried out in two days with a night spent in a mountain hut (active hours per day: 5-6). Please let us know if you prefer doing a 2-day tour.

Availability And Enquiry

Dates Availability Price
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June 2024
Tue, 25 Jun - Tue, 25 Jun Available 179 € Make Enquiry
July 2024
Tue, 9 Jul - Tue, 9 Jul Available 179 € Make Enquiry
Tue, 23 Jul - Tue, 23 Jul Available 179 € Make Enquiry
August 2024
Tue, 6 Aug - Tue, 6 Aug Available 179 € Make Enquiry
Tue, 20 Aug - Tue, 20 Aug Available 179 € Make Enquiry
September 2024
Tue, 3 Sep - Tue, 3 Sep Available 179 € Make Enquiry
Tue, 17 Sep - Tue, 17 Sep Available 179 € Make Enquiry
October 2024
Tue, 1 Oct - Tue, 1 Oct Available 179 € Make Enquiry
Tue, 15 Oct - Tue, 15 Oct Available 179 € Make Enquiry

Available extras

  • Ljubljana transfer (roundtrip) 90 €
  • Backpack 10 €
  • Hiking poles 10 €
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