Slovenia Julian Alps Trek Picture 1
Best Time of Year: April - September
Slovenia Triglav Trek Tour
A view of the Soča and the upper Sava river valleys spreads below Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain. Lying between the two rivers is Triglav National Park, which protects numerous endemic animal and plant species in a region of high rocky mountains, deeply cut river gorges, high-mountain karst shafts, and attractive low mountains as well as the traditions of the once difficult life of mountain farmers and alpine dairymen.
Triglav is Slovenia’s Highest Mountain at 2,864 m, and our treks will take us up close and around the very highest mountains in this region. Our treks will be predominantly walking along moderate technicality trails— although from time to time we may encounter some slightly more difficult scrambling sections to allow us to reach the higher ridges. The two key areas we shall visit are the lower slopes towards Razor - and the beautiful slopes of Triglav. Our intial climb into the high mountains comes up from the village of Mojstrana, ascending steadily for around 1400m to reach the high summit area. Once up here we shall thread our way between the peaks to reach our overnight Refuge at approximately 2000m.
DAY 1— Depart UK
Arrive in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Meet leader and transport, drive to Kranksja Gora to our accommodation for the evening and have a short leg stretch in the surrounding area.
DAY 2—Trek into Higher Mountains - to Julian Alps - Optional Summits
A short transfer to Mojstrana where we start our mountain journey. We take the steeper mountain path towards our refuge for the night, a good clear out of the lungs makes our view of the higher mountains worth every breath. We will explore the higher paths and ridge lines, with options to visit summits of Kriz and Stenar (on either day 1 or day 2 of our mountain journey) before stopping at our accommodation at the mountain refuge.
DAY 3 - Julian Alps Mountain day and return to Valley
We shall enjoy some time up high in the morning to explore this amazing high mountain paradise, before we begin our descent to normality once again. We descend off the mountain via an alternative route to Mojstrana ready for our evening celebrations!
DAY 4— Transfer back to Ljubljana to await our return flights to the UK
*mountain itinerary subject to hut availability
On the first and last nights we shall be using a simple hotel in Kranskja Gora which is one of the main trekking and adventure activity centres in this part of Slovenia. You will have clean comfortable rooms with bed linen provided and washing facilities (most probably en-suite). In the mountains we shall be staying in mountain refuges
What is a Level 3.5 Trekking Challenge Like?
These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and to do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?
You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - these other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level.
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
Travel insurance is required for all overseas adventures and can be purchased through Ventureguard using the link on the left hand toolbar of the website.
Travel insurance is not compulsory for UK adventures but it is advised. For further information, please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
This trek is possible for walkers with a medium to good level of fitness - however, to get the most from the trek, you should have some good trekking experience, and not be phased by heights or exposure.
Visas / Redtape
When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
Included In Trip
Transfers to/from Kranskja Gora, 2 nights in clean, comfortable hotel or pension (b&B style) including breakfast, 1 night in a mountain refuge, first aid trained UK qualified mountain leader.
Excluded From Trip
International Airfares - please ask if you require assistance with flights and we should be able to offer well priced flights with good connections. Excludes transfers in UK to airport. Lunches and evening meals.
Water Purification Tablets, Suncream, Blister Repair Kit
Plasters, Vaseline, Rehydration Salts
Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant
Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Shampoo (not a full size bottle!)
Toothbrush, Toothpaste (small size)
Hill Walking Items
Sleeping Bag - 2/3 season rated to 0° C comfort rating or sleeping bag liner (silk or cotton)
Medium Sized Rucksack - lined with waterproof bags
Rucksack Liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking Poles (highly recommended)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Snack Foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.
Lightweight Fleece, Medium Weight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves
Heavy Gloves (mitten type recommended), Fleece Hat
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers, 1 Pair Tracksuit Bottoms
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Walking Socks, Liner Socks
Underwear, 1 Change of Casual Evening Wear
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
Outer Waterproof Bottoms
Toilet Roll / Pack of Travel Tissues, Spare Lace
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Travel Documents, EHIC Travel Card
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
Penknife, Mobile Phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!)
Emergency Rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek)
Head Torch with spare batteries and bulb
It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.
By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.
Summer daytime temperatures in Slovenia at sea level or at the bottom of the mountains can reach 32—35 degrees. Higher in the mountains temperatures will reduce.
You should be prepared for both extreme heat and sunshine but also for cold and wet conditions.
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