Triglav Via Ferrata from Vrata Valley
Vrata Valley – Plemenice – Triglav (Triglav Via Ferrata Bamberger)
Towards the top of Mount Triglav leads several routes from different valleys. In the upper finishing section almost all of them have the character of ferrates. But certainly the hardest and only real ferrata is the Bamberger Route. And we will climb to the top of Triglav exactly in this direction. Therefore don’t hesitate and firstly let’s preparing for the ascent.
Triglav Via Ferrata Bamberger is a demanding ascent along the western ridge of the northern wall, which requires good mountaineering and technical knowledge. Ferrata leads us to the edge of the famous Sphinx, the largest monolith in the north wall of Triglav. Unforgettable views and the winning Triglav summit are complemented by a great experience.
- Starting point: Aljažev dom in Vratih (1015 m)
- Altitude difference: 1849 m
- Recommended equipment: helmet, self-loading Via Ferrata kit
- Duration: 2 days
- Walking time: 6 h 30 min/ day
- Difficulty: a very difficult marked way
Prices (All inclusive!):
- 249 EUR/ PERSON (at 3 people in the group booking)
- 299 EUR/ PERSON (at 2 people in the group booking)
- 349 EUR/ PERSON (at 1 people in the group booking)
- A professional English speaking local guide with good knowledge of Slovenian history, natural and cultural heritage and hiking trails
- Mountain hut accommodation with breakfast and dinner
- Transfer from Bled or Bohinj to starting point and back
- On the tour max 4 people in the group, please ask for a private tour if you want it
Triglav Via Ferrata ascent description
Meeting with a guide and transfer from your accommodation to the starting point.
Start of the tour in a beautiful Vrata alpine glacial valley at an elevation of 1015m in Triglav National Park. Firstly, the path leads under a large north wall with a breathtaking view of Mt. Triglav north face, 3 km wide and 1 km tall. A wide trail through the forest soon changes to a narrower and a steeper one below the scree. The view of a north face follows us all the way up to the Luknja saddle on 1758 m, an old passage between Sava and Soča river valley. (2h 30 min)
After break continues on a very demanding trail, which climbs up almost vertically from the saddle. Slowly ascend with a protection of a guide and cables. Subsequently the trail becomes less steep, but it’s still very exposed. Continue along the ridge, with an amazing view over the famous Sphinx (the sternest Triglav pillar).
See the ruins from World War I. and continue over a scree to the rocky wall, where are some cables and pitons for easier progression to the Western Triglav plateau. (3h)
After Triglav stubber steep, but the well-secured trail leads to the peak ridge and the top of Mt. Triglav. (1h)
Triglav Via Ferrata descent
Once on the highest Slovenian mountain, you will enjoy amazing views around you and get some rewarding rest. After that follows descent descent on a different trail to Triglav hut on Kredarica plateau. Further traditional Slovenian mountain dinner in a hut and after that overnight in a dorm. Next day in the morning descent down to Vrata valley on a path over Prag. Further, the path is much easier than the first day, even though there is a short section of the route where the help of cables and pitons is needed. (5h)
Finally, here are other routes to the Mount Triglav, which have in their final part Via Ferrata characteristic. So you can choose, for example, Triglav from Krma Valley, Triglav from Pokljuka or Triglav avross Seven Lakes Valley. In other words, you can not conquer the Triglav peak without having to climb Via Ferrata.