Destination: Mount Triglav, Slovenia

Hike Mount Triglav

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Bordered by Italy, Hungary, Croatia, and Austria, the Republic of Slovenia is a mountainous country that’s full of incredible outdoor recreation opportunities. The country boasts an extensive network of mountain huts which allows for exhilarating days of hiking and climbing followed by a real bed and a hot meal at the end of a long day. If you are headed to Slovenia and you enjoy hiking, why not test your prowess on the highest mountain in the country during the day and also take advantage of a spectacular mountain hut for a restful night’s sleep?

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Hike Mount Triglav and Sleep in the Dom Planika Mountain Hut

Mount Triglav is the highest peak in Slovenia and it can be found in the famous Julian Alps at 2,864 meters above sea level. An ascent of this famous peak is not a casual outing for most people, generally requiring two days of hiking with an exposed via ferrata route to the summit.

Dom Planika Mountain Hut in Slovenia

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One way to make this outing more approachable is to break the climb up with an overnight stay in the Dom Planika pod Triglavom hut which consists of two separate buildings that were originally constructed in 1877 and 1911 but have since been updated (in 1992). This mountain refuge is generally open from June 1 to September 30 but the exact dates are ultimately dictated by snow and weather. This rustic mountain retreat offers hot meals, sleeping space for over 120 guests, and pit toilets. Please be aware that the hut does not have drinking water, however, spring water is available at Vodnikov dom (another hut along the hiking route).

Enjoy hiking, skiing, and mountain huts? Check out our article on Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division hut system, here.

mount triglav seen from a distance

Mount triglav behind the Dom Planika mountain hut

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For a very thorough itinerary, complete with route and accommodation info for hiking/climbing Mount Triglav, check out this informative article on the Moon & Honey Travel blog.

 

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When he's not publishing campervan content or gear reviews on ExPo, Matt Swartz is honing his paragliding skills, hiking a 14er, or exploring the backroads of Colorado. His love of travel has seen him bike across the United States, as well as explore more exotic destinations like the Amazon basin and Patagonia. Matt spent three years living in a 1964 RV with his partner, Amanda. He's worked as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and his photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.