Mount Triglav Weekend

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Trip code: 
TVI
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Short Breaks
Activity:
New - Walking & Trekking
Min age:
18
Group size:
2–16

Summit Slovenia's highest peak in one weekend

This short-break takes us on an adventure to the heart of the Julian Alps and the summit of Mount Triglav (2864m). Walking through a wild mountainous National Park, we spend the night in a traditional mountain hut before climbing up to the highest summit in Slovenia. We spend the first and last night in a lovely hotel in the charming town of Bled.

Highlights

  • Summit Mount Triglav
  • Stay in a traditional mountain hut
  • Discover picturesque Bled

Key information

  • 2 night hotels, 1 nights mountain hut
  • 2 days walking
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader.
  • Altitude maximum 2864m, average 2000m

What's included

  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners included
  • All accommodation
  • Transfer for group flights

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa's and vaccinations
  • Single supplement
Day by day breakdown
Day 217.0km/10.0miles
Day 313.0km/8.0miles

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly to Ljubljana; transfer to lakeside town of Bled.

    Fly to Ljubljana; transfer to lakeside town of Bled. In the evening our leader will give us a short briefing of the weekend.
    Hotel

  • Day 2

    Head up to Planika mountain hut.

    We will start our walk on the Pokljuka Plateau (1350m), and head over the Ablanca pass from where we will enjoy fantastic views to Bohinj Lake and Bohinj Medovs. After about 4hours walking we will reach the Vodnik Mountain hut (1817m) where we will enjoy a well earned lunch. We then continue to the Planika mountain hut (2401m) where we stay for the night.

    Walking Distance: approx 17 km, ascent/descent: +1500 m
    Mountain Hut

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 3

    Ascend Mount Triglav; transfer back to Bled.

    The ascent of Triglav takes us up the East Ridge, over Mali Triglav (little Triglav) towards the summit. The trail follows the ridgeline for most of the way. There are some quite exposed sections where we have to use the harnesses, which are attached to the fixed ropes. The guides will be on hand to offer help and support.

    After the ascent we will return to the Planika mountain hut for lunch. From here we will make our way down to Krma and transfer back to Bled.

    Walking distance: approx 13km, ascent/decent: +1800m
    Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 4

    Transfer to Ljubljana; fly to London.

    After breakfast we transfer back to Ljubljana; fly back to London.

    Meals included: Breakfast

Essential Info

Visas

Slovenia

Most European nationals, and nationals of Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada do not require a visa for Slovenia.

Vaccinations

Slovenia

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and 2 dinners included.

Lunches are not included and can be bought en route in the mountain huts we pass each day. Hut breakfasts are usually made up of: bread, jam, cheese with tea, coffee etc.

Dinner is usually two courses consisting of traditional Slovenian alpine food (for example - goulash, spaghetti, or alpine stew followed by fruit, pudding, strudel or pancakes).

For vegetarians there is a little less variety, vegans even more so, but this shouldn't lead to anyone going hungry. Please inform sales at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.

Weather

Slovenia has a mixed alpine climate with summer temperatures in the range of 18 to 25ºC. In the mountains cool mornings are normally followed by warm pleasant days, with temperatures in the Alps being ideal for walking. During summer months afternoon showers of rain cool down the humidity, giving way to clear skies and pleasant temperatures.

Is this trip for you?

Walking level: 5 - challenging This is a short trek with only 2 full days of walking, however the level is challenging and you should be confident in your fitness and ability to complete the ascent of Mount Triglav: a non-technical 'via ferrata' and exciting scramble with some element of exposure. You do not need previous experience but a head for heights and sure-footedness are essential. The trails in the Triglav National Park are generally well marked but can vary underfoot; the path will be uneven at times with loose stones. Fixed alpine ropes provided by the Alpine Association of Slovenia are found on trails when the ascent / descent may be steep. You will need to carry your overnight bag to the mountain hut. However the night high in these limestone mountains more than makes up for the extra effort.

Accommodation

Hotels & mountains huts

In Bled we use a comfortable 3-star class hotel. Rooms are on a twin share basis with en suite bathrooms. While trekking we stay in a traditional mountain hut. Rooms are dormitory style (4+) with basic toilet facilities and running water, but no showers. Single rooms may be available for the hotel nights for a supplement.

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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

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