Walking the Lakes Circuit trek and Climbing Triglav from Bohinj
Triglav Park, Bohinj, Slovenia:
First Day - From Ribčev Laz to Dom Planika - 6-8 hours: From Ribčev Laz (530 m) to Stara Fuzina, to Planinska Koca Na Vojah, to Grintovica (1170 m), to Na Zagonu (1824 m), to Vodnikov Dom (1817) (here you can stay for the first night if you are tired or go on for 2-2.5 hours more to Dom Planika), Konjsko Sedlo (2020 m), Dom Planika (2401)
Second Day - Climbing Triglav - 3-4 hours: From Dom Planika up to Small Triglav (2725) and from there on the exposed ridge to Triglav itself (2864 m) (round 3-4 hours there and back - ONLY IN GOOD WEATHER).
Second day - from Dom Planika to Koca Pri Triglavskih jezerih - 3.5-4.5 hours: from Dom Planika to Dolic (2151 m), to Cez Hribarice (2358 m), to Seven Lakes, first lake is Zeleno jezero (1988 m), to Koca Pri Triglavskih jezerih (1685).
Third day - From Koca Pri Triglavskih back to Ribčev Laz. There are two ways:
Shorter way - 3-5 hours: From Koca Pri Triglavskih jezerih to Dvojno jez, to Bela Skala, to Crno jesero (black lake) (1294 m), and steep down to Savica waterfall and Koca pri Savici (653). From there hitch or walk on the road to Ukanc on the lake and from there take short bus to Ribcev Laz.
Longer way - 4-6 hours: From Koca Pri Triglavskih jezerih up to Stapce (1851 m), to Planina ovcarija (1660), to Planina visevnik (1625)), Brezno pri gamsovi glavici, to Kosijev Dom na Vogarju (1054), to Stara Fuzina (546), to Ribcev Laz.
Map of Triglav park
Map of Triglav peak
The trek starts at Ribčev Laz, on the Bohinj lake. Around two hours bus from Lubliana and 50 minutes from Bled.
Great map of Triglav park, 1:25,000 is available at the tourist office at Ribčev Laz
For additional information, including reservation for apartment in Ribčev Laz or Stara Fuzina, you can email tourist office by the lake email@example.com (at Ribčev Laz) or call them on +386 (0)4 574 60 10
There is generally no need to book a place in the mountain huts in advance, unless you are coming on the weekend during high season. For any case: Dom Planika +386 (0)50 614 773, Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih +386 (0)50 656 571
You also don't need to bring food or sleeping bag with you. You can get everything in the hut. Just carry your daily sandwich and water.
Carry enough water with you (two bottles at least), since after Vodnikov Dom it is all exposed and could be hot. The last place to get water for free on the route is Grintovica. After that you will need to buy mineral water at the huts (tap water at Vodnikov Dom and Dom Planika is not recommended for drinking). Buy water at Vodnikov Dom before going on to Dom Planika and at Dom Planika before climbing Triglav and going to Koca Pri Triglavskih jezerih. At Koca Pri Triglavskih there is a drinkable tap water, so no worries.
DO NOT climb Triglav at bad weather.
Say hi from me to Zlatorog on the route. You will sure see one on the second day, going down from Cez Hribarice to the Seven Lakes.