Jalovec over Kotovo Saddle

1-Day Tour, start from Planica, pick-up in Kranjska Gora

The most photogenic mountain of the Julian Alps, imposing Jalovec, is one of the most talked about mountains in Slovenia. Climbing it is a true accomplishment, particularly in winter, and as such a thrilling climbing experience to put even the most experienced and adventure-seeking mountaineers to the test. Stunning panorama, starting as early as the trailhead in Planica, the unforgettable Alpine wild and steep slopes of the trophy mountain are the winning combination that will make you yearn for more.

Recommendable to extend the tour into 2 days due to its length.

Guided by an experienced IFMGA mountain guide.




We leave our cars in Planica, not too far from the Olympic Sports Center Planica, and head in the direction of Tamar towards great Jalovec, the sixth highest mountain in Slovenia. The trail first ascends slowly passing the Tamar Hut, but then gradually becomes steeper taking us over large scree slopes towards Kotovo Sedlo. We'll be putting on our climbing harness soon after a crossing of two main routes,  one coming from the Vršič Pass, Jalovška Škrbina, and our route via Kotovo Sedlo. After climbing a few secured spots, we soon arrive at a well-known bivouac (Bivak pod Kotovim sedlom) in the shape of a piton. The trail crosses more and more rocky grounds until it becomes close to vertical at about 2,400 m altitude. As the climbing part is secured with steel cable and pitons, we continue our way to the top safely with an experienced mountain guide keeping an extra eye on the safety of our journey. After a rough 6-hour adventure, we are rewarded with mind-blowing views from the summit of Slovenia's 'King'. The descent will follow the same route, but, as the thing is with all descents, we'll need much less time to get down compared to the getting-up part - 4 hours. 

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

10 h, 1,537 m | 1-day tour; estimated 6-hour ascent, 4-hour descent. 1,537 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

Strenuous (5/5) | Designed for very fit travelers; 10+ hours per day.

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.

Additional information

For the best experience we recommend that you extend the tour over two days and spend the night prior to the ascent at the Tamar Hut.

Availability And Enquiry

Dates Availability Price
Custom dates available! Contact us for custom departure date. Make Enquiry
July 2024
Thu, 25 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul Available 239 € Make Enquiry

Available extras

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