Last Updated: August 2018
A guide to hiking across Triglav National Park in 5 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 five 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 thru-hike, we relied on public transit to get to the trailhead. See Stages 1 and 5 of this guide for transit details. 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: 7 amazing hikes in Slovenia, You’ll find several day hiking options in the Julian Alps, including: Seven Lakes Valley and Koča na Planini pri Jezeru. Slemenova Špica is also a popular day hike, which you can read about here (see Stage 1). You can also buy this Cicerone Julian Alps hiking guide.
Triglav National Park 5 Day Hiking Route
This Triglav National Park hiking guide outlines each stage of our trek across the Julian Alps. It was a challenging hike, but definitely manageable, and significantly easier than our multi-day hike across the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. We’ve also included tips on how to save money, what to pack, and where to stay.
- Day 1 (Optional Day Hike): Vršič Pass – Slemenova spica – Poštarski dom na Vršiču
- Day 2: Poštarski dom na Vršiču – Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih
- Day 3: Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih – Koča na Doliču
- Day 4: Koča na Doliču – Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih
- Day 5: Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih – Lake Bohinj