From Bohinj to Soča Valley Trek

3-Day Tour, Lake Bohinj to Soča Valley

High Alpine scenery with enchanting rolling hills and great peaks; an open sunny trail with scenic vistas that passes the mountains above Lake Bohinj, goes past the largest alpine lake in Slovenia, Lake Krn, and to the peak of Mt. Krn, 2,244 m, the highest mountain of the Krn Mountains in the southwestern Julian Alps. The tour ends in the beautiful Soča Valley where we explore the emerald green Soča River, considered one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe, its gorges and countless waterfalls. A truly picturesque trek suitable for anyone 12+ years.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Lake Bohinj - Komna Hut - Lake Krn Hut

Starting above Lake Bohinj from the parking lot at the Savica Waterfall, we continue in the direction of Komna. Notorious for its 48 serpentines that ascend slowly through a forest, the trail opens to beautiful views of Lake Bohinj here and there, yet once we hit the tree line, the views turn spectacular, showing a whole amphitheater of peaks and Lake Bohinj below. Please note that it's about 2.5 hours to the Komna Hut for adults, which should make a 3-hour walk up for young families.

After lunch at the Komna Hut, we head towards Lake Krn along a gorgeous path. Alpine scenery, scenic vistas and a nice family-friendly easy trail. Please note that it's about 3 hours from the Komna Hut to Lake Krn for adults, which should make a 4.5-hour walk up for young families.  Once at Lake Krn, the largest high Alpine lake in Slovenia, we can spend the rest of the day by the lake, eat at the Lake Krn Hut, or hike to the scenic peaks nearby.

Elevation gain for the first day is around 1,167 m (867 m to Komna, 300 m to Lake Krn).

Day 2 | Lake Krn Hut - Krn - Soča Valley

After spending the night at the Lake Krn Hut, we head towards Mt. Krn, 2,244 m, the highest mountain of the Krn Mountains in the southwestern Julian Alps with stunning views of all Julian Alps. The ascent usually takes between 2.5-3 hours and we make about 850 m elevation gain on an easy trail.

After enjoying ourselves at the top for a while, taking pictures and congratulating ourselves for almost completing our big venture, we go for good mountain lunch just a few meters down the peak to a hut and afterwards descend down to the Soča Valley.

Day 3 | Soča Valley - Lake Bohinj

On the third day we explore the beautiful Soča Valley, its famous emerald green river, its gorges and waterfalls. We return back to Lake Bohinj in late afternoon.

Is This for Me?

Adventure Style

Multi-Day Trek | Hike | Walk from one hut to another passing craggy mountains, Alpine pastures and glacial lakes. Get a real experience of Slovenian mountains, its wildlife and flora, and complete our trekking journeys feeling well rewarded.

Length

3-day tour; estimated 5.5-6.5 hours of hiking per day.

Client to guide ratio

10 : 1 | Small group experience; Max 12. Guide ratio 10:1.

Age Requirements

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

Fitness level

Moderate (3/5) | For moderately fit outdoor enthusiasts and the above; 5-7 hours most days.

Technical level

T1 | No previous hiking or climbing experience is necessary. Surfaces: rolling or mountainous terrain with typically easily ascending trails, some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails.

What's included

  • Expert mountain guiding
  • Accommodation
  • Meals and beverages
  • Transportation
  • Fun

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages and non-outside group meals, snacks etc.)

Recommended equipment

Basic hiking gear.

Availability And Enquiry

Dates Availability Price
September 2019
Mon, 16 Sep - Wed, 18 Sep Available 520 € Make Enquiry

Available extras

  • Single room 50 €
  • Airport pick-up 100 €