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Dom Planika pod Triglavom
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Dom Planika pod Triglavom

 
Dom Planika pod Triglavom

Page Type: Hut/Campground

Location: Gorejnska, Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.37154°N / 13.84605°E

Object Title: Dom Planika pod Triglavom

Season: Summer

Elevation: 7877 ft / 2401 m

 

Page By: eza

Created/Edited: Sep 2, 2010 / Sep 9, 2010

Object ID: 656658

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A previous word

On our trip to Slovenia last month, we found out that Triglav is an important mountain for Slovenian climbers. A really important one. Therefore, I was puzzled when I discovered that no-one had taken the time to write a SP page for Dom Planika. I am including here all information I gathered when organizing our holidays, but, -as I come from Spain- my information could surely be improved by more experienced visitors of the area. Any help or comment shall be welcome and included in the page in due time. Thanks in advance

How to get there

Well, there are a number of different ways to reach Dom Planika. The first three ones in my list are properly described in other SP pages, please click on the links to reach them. As I said before, I'll always be open to adding new routes:

- From Stara Fuzina (via Vodnikov Dom): about 7 hours and over 1800 meters to be climbed.
- From the Krma valley (via Koninjsko Sedlo): About 6 to 7 hours.
- From Savica Slap (Bohinj) (via Triglavski Jezerih valley): About 9 hours, over 1800 meters to climb
- From Kredarica mountain hut: Scarcely 1 hour.

The hut itself

 
Triglav (2864 m)
 

Placed on a stony shoulder on the south side of Triglav, Dom Planika is, in fact, a complex formed by two huts (dedicated to shelter and lodging) and a much smaller building that houses three WC cubicles. As a whole, it can offer shelter and bed to 123 climbers or hikers. Opening dates start on June 1st and end on September 30th, and -to the best of my knowledge- there is no open winter room for any other time in the year.
We found up there a warm welcome, nice sleeping rooms, good food and good beer.
Any bad news? Well, if anything, there is no tap water available. Nor showers, obviously. The reason is that the hut is placed in a limestone massif and 2400 meters above sea level. All rain water is therefore filtered through the rocks and becomes sources and/or surgencies in the nearby valleys, but the highest huts in the massif suffer this process by being denied any access to running water.

Hut contact telephone: +386 (0)51 614 773

External Links

Slovenian Alpine Club (Planinska zveza Slovenija): Official web page of the Slovenian Alpine Club (only slovenian language), with contact details for the huts at the Julian Alps.

Images

Dom Planika in sunriseShadow of Planika hut...Planika mountain hutA windy moorning with fresh snow at Dom Planika Towards Dom PlanikaTriglav (2864 m)Planika hut & Triglav
Dom Planika by the TriglavThe hut Dom Planika, on the base of the Triglav ridgeA final look at Dom Planika