This hiking was part of a 2-week trip in Europe (July 2015).
Triglav is the highest mountain in Slovenia (2863m/9395ft).
- it is also the highest peak of the Julian Alps;
- the word Triglav means ‘three-headed’;
- there are 3 hiking trails from Vrata Valley (in order of difficulty): Prag, Tominšek/Tominškova pot and Plemenice/Bamberg routes
To hike to Triglav we chose the Tominšek/Tominškova pot route. It was a 5h difficult hike to Kredarica Triglav Lodge where we spent the night. In the same day, after arriving to the hut, my husband climbed alone to the top of Triglav and enjoyed a stunning view at sunset. The hike took ~1h/one way. After that, we had dinner at Kredarica where we chose to sleep in a really small room to avoid sharing the bedroom with others (14€/night/bunk). On the second day we descended the mountain by choosing the easier trail, Prag route. The next night was spent in Bled.
HIKING TRAIL (ascent via Tominšek Route, also known as Tominškova pot; descent via the Prag Route)
- Mojstrana →
- after 15mins drive arriving to a large parking lot near Aljazev Dom →
- after 10mins arriving to Aljaž Lodge in the Vrata Valley/Aljazev Dom (1015m/3330ft) →
- Monument to the Fallen Partisan Alpinists →
- follow the marks for Tominškova pot route →
- arriving in ~5h at Kredarica Triglav Lodge →
- arriving in ~1h10 on Triglav summit →
- spend the night at Kredarica Triglav Lodge →
- follow the marks for Prag route →
- back to the car.
⚠️Ascent duration to Triglav ~6h (via Tominsek).
Tominšek Route/Tominškova pot
- medium hard hiking route;
- duration from Aljaž Lodge in the Vrata Valley to Kredarica ~5h;
- includes a short via ferrata with steel cables and pegs, so a via ferrata kit is needed;
- via ferrata – medium difficulty B/C;
- has more exposed areas than Prag Route and is more difficult than the latter;
⚠️Rockfall danger – a helmet is strongly recommended.
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