(Julian Alps Hut to Hut) Zasavska koca na Prehodavcih hut
JULIAN ALPS HUT-TO-HUT (SELF-GUIDED)   5 days . 6 nights . Slovenian Julian Alps   Booking

Julian Alps Hut to Hut
Self-guided trekking holiday

+ Clear mountain paths link charming huts
+ Organisation taken care of for you
+ Options for side exploration throughout

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 ideally set up for multi-day trekking. Differing in scenery from the Western Alps, the views of limestone peaks can be enchanting as well as simply jaw-dropping.

This holiday sets off from the shores of Lake Bohinj on the Southern edge of the Julian Alps, for a 5-day trek. Reach your first hut above forests with high mountain views to Triglav. Three huts follow, making a clever route that gives a huge insight into the area.

This is a self-guided walking holiday, so you are free to complete the walks as you choose: we arrange everything for you, including booking your accommodation and providing you with routecards and maps for the walking. For the hut nights we book your places but must leave it to you to pay the wardens - your joining notes tell you how much cash to take with you.

Your accommodation is in mountain huts for the 4 nights of the trek and in a friendly family-run 4-star hotel in Bohinj on the first, and last two, nights of the holiday.


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


Alpine Exploratory
JAHsg Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut (Self-guided)
19 July to 18 September 2020
Prices in GBP
per person
Hutty Classic Comfy
Popular schedules
5 stages
(6 nights)

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Singles 60
Our main JAH
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Specialised schedules
4 stages
(5 nights)

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Singles 60
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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 or to go out for dinner at the local restaurants.
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. There are options for detours on the way. 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, your 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. Your 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. This gives you chance to explore off the beaten track or to climb to a gentle saddle with a wide view West. First cross some beautiful wooded Karst ground. Local legend has it that Zlatorog, a horned goat, inhabited these parts. Descend to reach your 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. A difficult alternative (Black grade) is described up the the rocky and spectacularly sited peak of Vogel (1,922m). Descend to Lake Bohinj with a cable car as an option.
Hotel in Bohinj

Departure day: Departure from Bohinj
Departure 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.

Baggage transfer

None of the 4 huts on our Hut-to-Hut route can be reached by road. Thus we don't offer a baggage service on this route. Your first and last nights are in the same village and you are welcome to leave luggage with your host.

Hut payments

Uniquely among Alpine Exploratory's routes, at some Julian Alps huts there is no mechanism for us to pay your hut fees. On this Hut-to-Hut route this applies to 3 of your 4 huts. We make your reservations and leave you to pay the warden directly. Our prices reflect this. In your info pack we advise on how the huts work and on how many Euros to take for each night. To plan in advance, please assume 25 to 40 euros per person per night for these 3 huts including dinner, breakfast and a drink. The amount varies among huts; it is also influenced by the choice of dormitory or private room, and how much you order from the bar!


The Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut route allows a few variations:

Make it 4 stages
The stages are not overly long, designed to allow side exploration using the Slovenian maps that we supply in your pack. Fast groups might prefer to take 4 days over the trek. Please ask us to advise on stage lengths and amounts of ascent.

Stay in extra huts
Our route skirts the side of Triglav, purposefully to avoid the summit unless parties would like to take a detour under their own steam. This is possible within the (otherwise short) day in question, but it is possible to add 1 hut night to make this detour easier.

Bohinj or Bled
Please ask us to advise on extra nights after your trek, in either Bohinj or the busier resort of Bled. The lakeside setting of Bled is charming, but please ask our candid thoughts on this and other options in Slovenia. (We love Ljubljana!)

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.

Happy clients

"Enjoyed the area around the Triglav lakes hut (very good walks and great flowers) and also the last day going up Vogel (wonderful airy walking).

"A well organised holiday with great attention to detail - thank you!"

Michael, UK
(Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut)

Key information Summer 2020

Trip name: Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut
Guided or self-guided? Self-guided
Trip code: JAHsg
Route: The Julian Alps (Walking guide)
(Prefer Guided?)
Group size: Any, from solo trekkers to groups
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)

Prices Summer 2020

6 nights, per person:

JAHsg Classic
GBP 490 (singles 60)
Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut (Self-guided)

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

The statue of Zlatorog, the legendary horned goat, next to Lake Bohinj
Lake Bohinj (Photo gallery)

Alpine Exploratory's service

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

Accommodation and itinerary
(2 nights' hut fees payable locally)
Breakfasts on 2 mornings
Expert and unlimited advice
Routecards JAH1-9 of the Exploratory system
Maps and local information

Season for self-guided treks
19 July to 18 September 2020
Trek on your ideal dates

Trekkers at the Dolic hut - the Trzaska Koca na Dolicu - enjoying a lunchtime break from the trail
A hut lunch (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

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