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MOUNT TRIGLAV

A Slovenian Adventure Holiday

Max Altitude: 2,865m
Walking Per Day: 5-7 Hours
Group Size: 6-14
Land Only Package
Accommodation: Hotels & Huts
Moderate Difficulty - With Exposed Sections
3 Trekking Days - 7 Days Total
DATES TO BE RELEASED IN DUE COURSE
£1,500 -  £1450 without rafting
£300 deposit to secure your place
Final balance paid 8 weeks before departure
ABOUT          ITINERARY          INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS           FAQs           GALLERY

ABOUT THE MOUNT TRILAV TRIP

Trig About

Here we have created a superb itinerary in order to provide you with an adventurous sample of Slovenia. Our main objective of the trip is Slovenia's tallest peak - Mount Triglav. At 2,865m this rugged mountain is a worthy objective for any budding hiker, and with the added requirement of Via Ferrata needed to access the exposed summit it really ramps up the excitement. It's said that every true Slovene has to climb this peak at least once in their lives! 

Quick hit trips aren't in our nature, so we've opted for a stunning 3 day hut to hut hike that takes in Triglav and the Seven Lakes Valley. After our time in the Julian Alps we will stop in Bled, where we can do some whitewater rafting (optional) and sightseeing. This incredible trip is then rounded off with a day in the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. 

This trip is ideal if you want to take just 5 days off work but pack in a lot in an amazing country! 

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MOUNT TRIGLAV ITINERARY

Trig Itin

Day 1 - Get yourself to Ljubljana Airport and then we will transfer to the stunning town of Bled. This transfer is about 50 minutes in duration. Once in Bled you have the opportunity to explore and prep your bags for the following days. 

Day 2 - It's time to strap your boots on as this is the first day of our 3 day hike. We are transferred to Bohinj, from which we ascend into the mountains through lush mountain pastures. On the way we visit Vodnik Lodge, and then continue on to Planika Lodge which sits just below Triglav itself.

(13km of hiking with 1600m ascent / 400m descent)

Day 3 - We'll take breakfast early and then it's out the door and on with our main objective, reaching the summit of Mount Triglav. Early in the hike the walk becomes more technically challenging and we will use Via Ferrata kit (Carabiners on a bungee) to secure ourselves to the cables that lead up the mountain. Our Slovenian Mountain Guides will be there to help you through this exciting and exposed part of our expedition. At the the summit you'll see the Aljaž Tower that is placed there,  as well as enjoy the well earnt far reaching views. Descending from the summit takes care too. We will stop at Dolič Mountain Hut for another hearty Slovenian meal before continuing down into the Triglav Lakes Valley to spent our final night in the mountains.

(9km with 560m ascent /900m descent)

Day 4 - This day is all about taking in the views and soaking up the true beauty the Julian Alps has to offer, with no pressure of reaching summits or exposure. The start of the day will likely start by heading up the steep hillside to the viewpoint at Mala Tičarica . From here we continue through mountain pastures and even have the option to visit a local cheese-maker. On our final descent you will have the option to take a swim in Lake Bohinj, after which we will transfer back to Bled. The evening in Bled is yours to do with what you wish. 

(13km with 200m ascent /1100m descent)

Day 5 - If you've booked the whitewater rafting option then it is on this morning we head out an enjoy this experience. The rafting is a short transfer from Bled and is a great way to see yet more of this stunning country. The experience itself is fun and exciting, but not too extreme. All technical kit such as wetsuits is provided for us. You will have the afternoon back in Bled to explore, swim, eat and relax. If you've not taken the rafting option you have the whole day to do as you feel or to book your own activities. 

Day 6 - After breakfast we will transfer to the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. You may choose to fill your time here by visiting the Castle, the National Gallery, Dragon Bridge or just by sampling the local eateries and bars. 

Day 7 - It's sadly time to leave this amazing country. We'll transfer back to the airport and make our departure. 

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INCLUSIONS

EXCLUSIONS

Tri Inc
  • Internal Transfers 

  • Accommodation throughout - Hotel & Huts (Dorm)

  • Half Board Food whilst on Trek

  • Breakfast in the cities

  • Professional Mountain Guides 

  • Via Ferrata Kit & Helmet

  • LMG Trek Manager

  • Team t-shirt 

  • Medical Kit 

  • Rafting Experience (if selected)

  • International Flights from your destination country 

  • Personal Trekking Insurance - To cover trekking to 2,865m. This is mandatory to join us on a trip. 

  • Tips for the guides (Roughly £50)

  • All meals not mentioned

  • Souvenirs

  • Additional food and beverages

  • Personal trekking kit (Boots,rucksacks etc)

  • Services and Accommodation not included in the planned itinerary. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Trig FAQ

What about Altitude Sickness?

Having concerns about AMS is very natural, however on this trip we are not ascending far into the altitude from which AMS is a probability. Our night in the hut before heading for the Triglav summit will help aid any adjustments your body will need to make. Overall, AMS is not a concern on this trek. 

How fit do I really need to be and what skills do I require?

The fitter you are the more you will enjoy it, and the more chance you'll have of getting to the top, however unlike some of our longer expeditions you just need to have reasonable hiking fitness. If you can easily complete a 6-7 hour hike in the Lake District without being totally destroyed by it you'll be fit enough for this trek. As mentioned in the itinerary, there is a high degree of exposure and a requirement to be sure footed on rocky terrain. You're made safe by being attached to the cables however. Should you wish to see what you're like on Via Ferrata we can always arrange for you to try it our here in the Lake District first. 

You'll find some advice, as well as a free downloadable 12 week training plan on our Fitness Training pageMatt is a qualified Personal Trainer so if you want some formal training just get in touch with us via LMG Personal Training

What Technical Kit do I require?

All technical kit is provided. If you have your own Via Ferrata lanyards or helmet you can bring them. 

What about the Food and Accommodation?

Slovenian Hut food is simple but filling - perfect for what you need whilst in the mountains. Stews and soups are common, as are sausages, pastas and breads. Savoury and sweet pancakes also make an appearance. Our time at the huts will be half board (Breakfast and Dinner) and in the cities (Bled & Ljubljana) it will be breakfast. We recommend you bring some snacks to see you between meals on the trek, and of course budget for (10-15 euro per meal)

Our accommodation in the citites will be mid-range hotel accommodation. In the mountains it is mountai huts, which are best pictured as hostels in the mountains! It is likely we will be staying in a dormitory style room which sleeps up to 12 people. The huts are always clean and a great experience. 

Do I require Travel Insurance?

Most certainly. Travelling, let alone adventure travel, can throw up all sorts of incidents or circumstances that need to be covered by insurance otherwise you could face a very hefty bill. As a minimum your insurance must cover the dates of the trip, the altitude you are trekking to and any additional activities. Our recommendation for travel insurance is Campbell Irvine

Do your trips have a minimum required number of participants to run?

Our scheduled trips do. Our Mount Triglav trip requires 6 people to ensure it is guaranteed to run. We will let you know when it is guaranteed to run and from this point you can book flights. 

Do you organise bespoke trips?

Of course, just get in touch with your group size and we'll offer you a quote. This trip can be run between June and September. 

Why should I trek with LMG Treks & Expeditions?

For over a decade we've provided fun, educational and safe adventures in the UK through Lakeland Mountain Guides. We've taken our experience and academic education and created a company that has the sole aim of providing amazing, personal adventures abroad. Yes, we're just a small company, but this has two big benefits for you. Firstly, we really appreciate each and every booking we get, and you are not one in a few thousand. Secondly. we're able to, and want to, put the time into helping you get mentally and physically prepared for your adventure. 

We pride ourselves on being compliant to UK Package travel regulation laws, diligent with safety, and environmentally sensitive. What's more is we create our trips with the customer experience, safety and chances of success at the very fore of our minds. We will often add in extra days for acclimatisation or contingency to achieve these three major factors, even if it makes our trips a bit more expensive. 

How do we justify the price of our trips?

There's no doubt about it, if you went online you'd likely find a cheaper alternative, but you can't be certain you're buying a like for like product. We get it, these trips aren't cheap, but there are numerous reasons why the price amounts to what it does. Please click here to read deeper into the reasons why

Are you environmentally responsible?

As a company, although small, we will operate responsibly, giving back where we can. One of our best partnerships is that with Trees4Travel. We will plant 2 trees on the behalf of every booking we get, and we will plant enough trees to offset the travel of our trek manager too. Click here to see our Responsible Tourism Policy

We discourage the use of single use plastics on expedition where possible, and are continually thinking of ways to become even kinder to the planet we operate in. 

GALLERY

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Thanks to our Slovenian Tour Collaborator for use of these images. Subject to Copyright. 

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