(Julian Alps Hut to Hut) Trekking from the Dolic hut in the Julian Alps
JULIAN ALPS HUT-TO-HUT (GUIDED)   5 days . 6 nights . Slovenian Julian Alps   Booking

Julian Alps Hut to Hut
Guided trekking holiday

+ Varied and flexible route in Slovenia's mountains
+ Bring your group for a private trek, or join a group
+ Captivating trails and charming huts

Latest news November 2019
Our 2020 dates and prices are up! Availability is great at this early point. Please ask us about a trip - thank you.

The Julian Alps are a range of limestone mountains in Slovenia, near the borders with Italy and Austria. The highest point of the range is Triglav at 2,864m.

This trekking holiday approaches the Julian Alps as a mountain range to be explored in depth. Your group immerses itself in the forests, high rocky valleys, ridges and peaks, arriving each night at a new hut. A particular benefit of trekking the Julian Alps with us is that the group's itinerary is very flexible. Our aim is to run this trek in the style of a group of friends, with the freedom to decide which paths to take according to people's wishes.

A large network of huts is spread across the mountains, making the Julian Alps an excellent destination for a multi-day hut tour. The group sets off on the 5-day trek. Arriving back in the valley we enjoy a celebratory meal in one of the restaurants near Lake Bohinj.

Mountain huts provide the group's accommodation for the 4 nights of the trek. For the first and last night of the holiday we stay in a friendly family-run 4-star hotel in Bohinj.


Map showing the route of Alpine Exploratory's guided Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut walking holiday


Alpine Exploratory
JAHg Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut (Guided)
19 July to 18 September 2020
Prices in GBP
per person
Hutty Classic Comfy
Scheduled guided trips
5 stages
(6 nights)
Private trips only 930
Singles 60
Main JAH
Private trips only
Private guided trips
4 stages
(5 nights)

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Singles 60
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5 stages
(6 nights)

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Singles 60
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5 stages
1 valley day
(7 nights)
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Singles 90
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Here is our normal schedule of 5 stages.

Arrival day: Arrival in Bohinj
Evening arrival in Bohinj. It�s enjoyable to wander along the shore of Lake Bohinj. The group goes out for dinner.
Hotel in Bohinj

Stage 1: Bohinj to Vodnikov Dom
Red3 grade, 13km with 1450m ascent, 65m descent
There is time to stock up with supplies in the village before setting off on trek. The walk up to the first hut is scenic and straightforward but involves a lot of height gain. Find this cosy old hut perched on a hillside with broad views to Triglav.
Mountain hut

Stage 2: Vodnikov Dom to Koca na Dolicu
Black2 grade, 5.5km with 700m ascent, 390m descent
Today continue the uphill walking to reach Dom Planika (2,401m) on the high slopes of Triglav. The effort needed to climb up will hopefully be balanced by the unfolding views of the whole of the Southern section of the Julian Alps. Beyond, expect in clear weather to see the Karavanke and Kamnik-Savinja ranges. Leaving the Planika hut the path starts an intriguing traverse to the second hut, our home for the night.
Mountain hut

Stage 3: Koca na Dolicu to Triglav Lakes hut
Red3 grade, 8.5km with 250m ascent, 710m descent
The Hribarice plateau at 2,358m is the highpoint of the third day. It�s a stiff climb to this high expanse of limestone. Later is a delightful walk down through the Triglav Lakes Valley. Our hut tonight is a larger affair with good food.
Mountain hut

Stage 4: Triglav Lakes hut to Dom na Komni
Red2 grade, 13.5km with 435m ascent, 600m descent
Today�s objective is not too far away, so we climb to a saddle with a wide view West. First we cross some beautiful wooded Karst ground. Legend has it that Zlatorog, a horned goat, inhabited these parts. We descend to reach our fourth hut with its high views of the Bohinj area.
Mountain hut

Stage 5: Dom na Komni to Bohinj
Red3 grade, 15km with 660m ascent, 1650m descent
We trek onwards to the Konsjsko Sedlo, a col revealing the landscape above Lake Bohinj and its ski area. Descend to Lake Bohinj with a cable car as an option.
Hotel in Bohinj

Departure day: Departure from Bohinj
We depart from Bohinj after a great breakfast. The bus runs regularly to Ljubljana and, with a change, to Ljubljana airport. Please ask us to advise on your onward Slovenian travel.

Our usual schedule of accommodation might not be available, especially if there is not much time between booking and your trip. We book accommodation as closely as possible to this itinerary and present a schedule for you to check before we proceed.

Why Alpine Exploratory for your guided trip?

Expert knowledge of the routes
The same careful research that goes into our self-guided Julian Alps trips informs our guided trips too. We keep on top of changes to the local routes and we place a lot of emphasis on good relations with our hotels and huts. Friendly welcomes await.

Flexible, personal planning
As per our general ethos, even on our scheduled guided Julian Alps trips we like to be flexible. Single rooms are no problem in your valley hotel. If you'd like extra nights in Bohinj before or after the trek, please just ask us.

Small groups expertly led
Alpine Exploratory follows best practice in the mountains. Our leaders are all International Mountain Leaders and we keep to a maximum group size of 8 clients. The aim is a small, tightly knit group with an engaging leader, completing the local walks with safety, proficiency and fun.

About us - more about what makes us tick

Baggage transfer

On our Julian Alps hut treks, we move between mountain huts which are not reached by road. Thus baggage transfer is not possible - however, nor is it needed, because there is not too much to carry. We seek a simple trekking lifestyle. Also, you are welcome to leave luggage in the valley hotel while we trek.

Options (for private trips)

If you join us as a private group instead of joining our scheduled trips, then we can adjust your trip in various ways.

+ Spend more time in huts for longer in the mountains
+ Shorten the trip to a walking-packed long weekend
+ Favour auberges or private rooms which we know in Bohinj
+ Stick to harder or easier walks for the mix that suits your group

Of course, on a private trip you can come on the dates that suit you. Except for the composition of the group and the dates, everything else is the same as on our scheduled trips.

Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut (Self-guided) - all the options

The route

Our approach to the Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut
Set off from Bohinj having stocked up for the trek. Your route takes to the forests above Lake Bohinj before skirting around the base of Triglav and descending through the Triglav Lakes Valley. A last day takes you under the mountain Vogel and back to Lake Bohinj.

The terrain on our Hut-to-Hut trek comprises all of our hardest walking in the Julian Alps and involves steep zig-zagging paths, narrow forest and mountain paths, and wide stony tracks through forests.

The route has some sections of particularly steep, rocky and loose mountain paths. Some sections have metal handrails, pegs or short ladders to make things easier. This trip has no via ferrata or climbing sections and is a walking trip throughout albeit at a challenging level.

How to get there

Your holiday starts and ends in Bohinj, the collection of villages including Ribcev Laz and Stara Fuzina. Ljubljana is the most convenient airport with several transfer options available. Other airports in Austria and Italy can work well with longer transfers by train.

Travel to and from the trip is not included in the holiday price. We take care to give the most useful notes possible about all the travel options. We supply these both on booking and in your info pack, and we offer personalised tips at any point. The aim is that our trekkers arrange their travel by the simplest and most scenic means as suits their plan.

Key information Summer 2020

Trip name: Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut
Guided or self-guided? Guided
Trip code: JAHg
Route: The Julian Alps (Walking guide)
(Prefer Self-guided?)
Group size: 4 to 8 people
Length: 5 days' trekking
Start: Bohinj in Slovenia
End: Bohinj in Slovenia
Typical walk: 15km, 600m ascent
(First trek day has 1,400m ascent)
Total distance: 55.5km or 34.5 miles
Highest altitude: 2,410m
Grade: Black3 (Walking grades)

Dates Summer 2020

Scheduled trips 2020
Please join our guided trip:

JAHg4 23 to 29 August 2020
Guided by Luke Emms
Book (Spaces)
Leaders at Alpine Exploratory

Private trips 2020
Please join us any time in our season from
19 July to 18 September 2020

Research Summer 2020

Keith Miller at Alpine ExploratoryAlpine Exploratory's 2019 research in the Julian Alps was led by:
Keith Miller in July

Recces 2020

Zasavska koca na Prehodavcih, the wonderfully positioned hut high above the deep Trenta valley
The Zasavska hut (Photo gallery)

Alpine Exploratory's service

6 nights, staying in:
Mountain huts (4)
4-star hotel (2)

Accommodation and itinerary
Breakfasts on 2 mornings
Guided trekking with your IML

The UIMLA logo An IML leads your trek

The IML is the award needed to lead treks on the Adlerweg

The IML award

Jezero Ledvica, Kidney Lake, in the Triglav Lakes Valley with the peak of Kanjavec rising ahead
Jezero Ledvica (Photo gallery)

The Julian Alps in the wider Alps

Map of Bohinj within the Alps

Our city information included in your info pack:
Ljubljana, Venice, Vienna, Graz, Salzburg

City breaks after trekking

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About our walking holidays Our FAQs page covering equipment, weather, insurance and more about how our trips work

Walking guides Our background page on the
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