Triglav Lakes Valley

  • Double Lake (Dvonjno jezero) Comprises of two interconnected lake - © Wikipedia - uploaded by Matijap
  • Julian Alps - © Flickr user: Andrij Bulba
  • Triglav Valley  - © Flickr user: Javier Sanchez Portero
  • Triglav Lake - © Flickr user: Vida Dimonvska
  • Above Triglav Lakes valley - © William Mackesy
  • Gutted that we only got glimpses of this remarkable trail... - © William Mackesy

Key information: Triglav Lakes Valley

    • 7 lovely and different lakes below magnificent high, unbroken ridges allow for superb views with both day and multi-day walks including an ascent of Veliko Spicje (2398m) which gives spectacular views over the Julian Alps.
    • The Triglav National Park both protects alpine wildlife and contains perfect mountain villages and remote farmsteads, offering an insight into traditional ways of life.
    • This can be tough walking in high, remote mountains with unpredictable weather.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating85
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest4
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating85

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Your choice
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,398m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
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Julian Alps - © Flickr user: Andrij Bulba

WALK SUMMARY

The relatively undiscovered Julian Alps (think Dolomites without the crowds) fills north-west Solvenia offering superb Alpine walking, with outstanding natural beauty and spectacular views. The area's favourable climate and plentiful rainfall support a wide variety of flora and fauna.

The Triglav Lakes Valley to the north of Lake Bohinj, is unmissable, a long valley accessed to the right of the great Komarča cliffs; forested in its lower end, it nestles 7 lovely and different lakes below magnificent high, broken ridges. Really superb views and visual thrills throughout.

You can do a day walk here, but 2 days, overnighting in the Triglav Lakes hut or the higher (amazingly positioned) Zasavska Koča na Prehodavcih, would allow a full exploration, including an ascent of Veliko Spicje (2,398m) and its high ridge, which commands truly amazing views over a huge expanse of the Julian Alps. The climb involves an exposed, cable-assisted section, which is fine for experienced walkers.

You could make it a 3 dayer by adding in a full day in the high range. Or make the lakes valley part of the multi-day walk we call the Grand Bohinj Horseshoe.

Beautiful Lake Bohinj to the south, Slovenia's largest, sits in a superb glacially gouged trough, beneath huge cliffs to its north and west end, and is an excellent walking base, with fine walks in every direction. All tastes are catered for, from a tour of the lake and other lower-level saunters (including around the lake and to Slap Savica waterfall), to low peaks to high ridge traverses and summit assaults, including the easiest ascent of great Triglav.

PLEASE SEE OUR JULIAN ALPS PAGE FOR FURTHER PHOTOS AND GENERAL AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION INCLUDING:

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Gutted that we only got glimpses of this remarkable trail... - © William Mackesy

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Triglav Lake - © Flickr user: Vida Dimonvska...
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