Hiking Hut to Hut across Triglav National Park in 4 days
Triglav National Park is the largest protected area in Slovenia and covers an area of 838 square kilometers. This alpine wonderland encompasses a huge chunk of the Julian Alps (Julijske Alpe), which is part of the Southern Limestone Alps. The park’s name is derived from the highest mountain in Slovenia, Mount Triglav (2864 m).
We hiked four days hut to hut across Triglav National Park, starting at Vršič Pass (close to Kranjska Gora) and ending at Lake Bohinj.
Because this is a point-to-point hike, we relied on public transit to get to the trailhead.
We designed this custom hiking route across Triglav National Park to see the highlights of the Eastern Julian Alps, including the high alpine plateau of Kriških podih, Mount Triglav, the Seven Lakes Valley, Luknja pass, and the fairy tale pasture around Planini pri Jezeru.
This hut-to-hut hike was sensational. It rewarded us with enchanting views of mountains, edelweiss, ibex, and alpine lakes.
Triglav National Park Day Hikes
If you are interested in exploring Triglav National Park but don’t have the time, or inclination, to go on a hut-to-hut hike, read our Triglav National Park Travel Guide and Julian Alps Hiking Guide.
You’ll find several day-hiking options in Triglav National Park, including Seven Lakes Valley, Koča na Planini pri Jezeru, Slemenova Špica, and Mount Vogel.
You can also buy this Cicerone Julian Alps hiking guide.
Triglav National Park 4 Day Hut to Hut Hiking Route
This Triglav National Park hiking guide outlines each stage of our trek across the Julian Alps. We’ve also included tips on how to save money, what to pack, and where to stay.
- Day 1: Vršič Pass – Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih (9 km, 6:30 hours)
- Day 2: Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih – Koča na Doliču (9.4 km, 6 hours)
- Day 3: Koča na Doliču – Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih (9.1 km, 5 hours)
- Day 4: Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih – Lake Bohinj (16 km, 6 hours)
Possible Trail Closures
We encourage you to reach out to the mountain huts for updates on trail conditions in advance of your trip.
The stanje-poti website is one resource to find out if trails are closed. However, in our experience, this website isn’t always updated on a timely basis.
According to the website, part of Stage 1, specifically the trail between Mlinarica saddle and the Planja saddle is CLOSED (part of Stage 1), due to damaged guardrails.
An alternative starting point for stage 1 is Trenta. It’s a 4 hour ascent to Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih along the lahka označena pot.
More info here: Zadnjica – Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih.
However, in early August 2022, several readers have informed us that they were able to complete stage 1 starting at Vršič Pass without any difficulty.
Triglav Trek Difficulty
This Triglav hut-to-hut hike is not suitable for beginners, or hikers without alpine experience.
This is a challenging hut-to-hut hike, but manageable if you have high-alpine hiking experience, specifically in limestone and karst environments. This hike requires scrambling and hiking along secured passages with fixed cables and pegs.
If you’re considering this route, you should be surefooted, agile, and very confident hiking in scree (loose rocks).
Some of our readers have informed us that this trek was the hardest multi-day hike they have ever trekked (and they’ve hiked the GR20 in Corsica among other long distance trails). Other readers said that it was very difficult because of the uneven limestone terrain and scrambling.
The difficulty of this trek will really depend on your experience.
While a full via ferrata kit isn’t necessary to tackle the secured passages along this Triglav Trek, a climbing helmet is essential for your safety.
- Women’s Climbing Helmet: Black Diamond women’s climbing helmet
- Men’s Climbing Helmet: Black Diamond men’s climbing helmet
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