Ascent to Triglav from the Trenta valley is one of the shortest ascent routes available. Nevertheless, it requires good walking fitness and some knowledge on walking in the mountain world. This is particularly important when the weather conditions are not favourable.
The recommended route is circular; it starts and ends in the valley of Zadnjica and takes 3 days including overnight stays in mountain huts.
Zadnjica – Tržaška koča na Doliču
The path starts in the valley of Zadnjica and runs along a mule track towards Luknja. A good hour above the valley it is necessary at a fork to choose the righthand path for Tržaška koča na Doliču (2151m). The hut stands on the Dolič saddle, which separates two massive mountains, Triglav and Kanjavec, offering a wonderful view of the mountain ridges surrounding Trenta. Owing to its location at this important intersection of mountain paths, the hut is very popular with mountaineers, in particular in summer months.
Access: Turn off the Trenta – Vršič road at curve number 50 into the Zadnjica valley. From the car park, follow the righthand road to the head of the valley. Here the road changes into the mule track winding towards the Luknja pass and the Dolič saddle.
Estimated time: 4h of walking to Tržaška koča na Doliču. Height difference: 1500 metres.
Tržaška koča na Doliču – Triglav
The mule track has not ended yet and for a good hour you can enjoy its comfortable style to the karstified terrain of Triglavski podi. The mountaineering part of the tour begins on the plateau of rough scree. The path secured with steel ropes and climbing wedges joins the path from the Planika hut. It traverses the rocky slopes of Triglav taking you over the ridge of Triglav to the top of the mountain.
From the top of Triglav, descend the same way back to Tržaška koča where you can spend the night.
Estimated time: 2.30h of walking from Tržaška koča na Doliču to Triglav. Height difference: 713 meters.
Tržaška koča na Doliču – Triglav Lakes Valley
From Tržaška koča na Doliču continue the tour towards the Hribarice pass and Velo polje. At the foot of Kanjavec, a path bears left towards Velo polje and the Planika hut, but you need to choose the righthand path which runs towards the Hribarice pass, wedged between Kanjavec and Mišeljski Konec. The level Hribarice pass opens up, and from the saddle between Poprovec and Vršaki, you will descend to the fork at Zeleno jezero (Green Lake). Here the righthand path winds towards the Prehodavci pass, but you need to bear right towards Dolina Triglavskih jezer (Triglav Lakes Valley) (1685m) to the hut located at Dvojno jezero (Double Lake). The rock faces of the Zelnarica and Tičarica groups rise above the valley on the left.
The Triglav Lakes Valley is the core area of the Triglav National Park and has been protected since 1924.
Estimated time: 2.30-3h of walking from Tržaška koča na Doliču to Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih. Height difference: descent of 460m.
Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih (Triglav Lakes Hut) – Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih
From the Triglav Lakes Hut you can return the same way to Zeleno jezero (Green Lake) and past Rjavo jezero (Brown Lake) towards the Prehodavci pass and the hut Zasavska koča. The path takes you across karstic terrain to the ridge from which you can enjoy one of the most spectacular vistas in the Julian Alps. There is only a few minutes' walk to Zasavska koča where you can spend the night.
Estimated time: 2.30h from the Triglav Lakes Hut to Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih. Height difference: 380 m.
Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih – Zadnjica (option: over Trebiški dol to Trenta)
There are two possible descent routes from the hut Zasavska koča to Trenta. Both run over screes and grassy slopes until they reach a fork after of good hour of walking.
Here, the first path turns right, taking you to the starting point of the tour, the car park in the Zadnjica valley.
If you do not need to return to the starting point, you can choose the lefthand path which runs mainly through forests and ends in Trenta.
At the fork turn right over the Čez Dol saddle and then down a gravel slope towards the valley. The path offers superb views of the head of the Zadnjica valley, the Luknja pass and the neighbouring rock faces.
When reaching the head of the valley, the path changes into a forest road that takes you to the car park in the Zadnjica valley.
Time: 2.30h of walking to the cark park. Height difference: descent of 1400m.
Turn left at the fork onto a comfortable style path past a hunting cabin, and then into a forest. Follow the mule track path past the abandoned alps of Trebiščina, Lepoč, where you will cross a brook, and Krotica. Below Krotica, you will see the first holiday homes, and somewhat lower a forest road that will take you to the valley. Continue along the main road, and you will reach Na Logu in Trenta in a matter of minutes.
Time: 3.30h of walking to Na Logu in Trenta. Height difference: descent of 1400m.