Triglav from Pokljuka

2-Day Tour, Pokljuka to Pokljuka

Explore the rugged terrain of the Julian Alps and conquer the highest mountain of Slovenia with us! Oftentimes categorized as the most scenic route to Triglav, the trail from Pokljuka couldn’t be more cozy, dreamy or just plain divine. Marmots and chamois wandering among bushes, rock walls, picturesque meadows and a winding trail – all set up against the rugged mountainous world of the Julian Alps.

Itinerary

Day 1:  Pokljuka to Planika Hut

The initial ascent from Pokljuka up to Studor Pass climbs about 700 m of elevation in the first hour and a half, but when past it, the trail to the Vodnik Hut stays pretty flat. From there on, it again starts to climb on a nice wide trail with only occasional exposed spots, otherwise all secured with steel cable. The ascent continues all the way to the next hut – also the last hut on the way to the summit – the Planika Hut. Yet, since the ascent is nicely gradual, the hike never really feels as hard work as it might feel on some other routes. We spend the night in the Planika Hut.

Day 2: Planika Hut - Triglav - Pokljuka

The next morning we strap on the climbing harness and helmet and enter the final steep section. We carefully pass the secured climbing peak to the top of Triglav and enjoy incredible views of the seemingly endless Julian Alps. When we finally reach the top of Slovenia's highest mountain, the first-timers will be surprised to learn of the Slovenian mountaineering habits, however, everyone will be mesmerised by incredible views from the very top of Slovenia. Afterwards, we slowly return back down and cheer to our great adventure.

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

2 days, 1,650 m | 2-day tour; estimated 7-hour ascent, 5-hour descent. 1,650 meters of elevation gain.

Client to guide ratio

4 : 1 | Small group experience; Max 12. Guide ratio 4:1.

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

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
  • Accommodation
  • Meals and beverages
  • Fun

What's not included

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

Recommended equipment

Via ferrata set, climbing harness, climbing helmet, basic hiking gear.

Additional information

Please find more information on our tours in FAQ. If you wish to discuss any aspect of the tour or your suitability for it, please phone +386(0)31603225 or email info@exploringslovenia.com.

Availability And Enquiry

Dates Availability Price
August 2019
Sat, 31 Aug - Sun, 1 Sep Available 360 € Make Enquiry
September 2019
Sat, 14 Sep - Sun, 15 Sep Available 360 € Make Enquiry

Available extras

  • Pro equipment 100 €
  • Single room 50 €