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Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.77165°N / 14.05282°E

Object Title: NANOS

Season: Spring

Elevation: 4140 ft / 1262 m


Page By: vili

Created/Edited: May 3, 2006 / Oct 1, 2012

Object ID: 191806

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Nanos from south

Nanos from North

Nanos is a karstic plateau over 1.000 m high northern from Vipava valley, with basic ride in direction east-west. The major summit “Plesa” is on east edge of plateau, with quite steep slope to the village Razdrto, from where is also a most common path to the summit.

Nanos is part of high karstic plateaus of Slovenia, in mountain group: Trnovski gozd Group.

The ridge is partly covered with woods, major beech tree, but You can find also a pine tree. Also the flowers on the ridge are some kind of richness on the plateau, but the visitors are asked only to see this flower, not to take away: the flowers are most beautiful in domestic’s surroundings.

Because of a very nice view from the summit this is very popular point for the locals, as also for other climbers. Nearly the summit Plesa is hut “Vojkova koca “, in a year they have about 30.000 visitors.

Getting There

Nanos from East

Very nearly is a highway from Ljubljana to Koper. In Razdrto are also crossroads to Gorica (Ajdovscina). Distance to Ljubljana and Gorica about 60km, a little less to Koper.

It is possible to get there also with a car (from Podnanos, village in Vipava valley), last few kilometers only on macadam road.

Red Tape

On top
Is no limitation


Vojko hut

1. »Vojkova koča« - Vojko hut – regular and provisional beds – opened from 1-th of May to end of October – tel.: +386 5 726 4529, weekends all year
2. Furlan hut on Abram – only provisional, see also a Turistic farm Abram, Nanos 6, 5271 Nanos, tel.: +386 50 618 111, e-mail: abram@bvtn.net
3. Hotel Jama in Postojna: Jamska 30, 6230 Postojna, tel: +386 5 700 01 00, e-mail: sales.dpt@postojnska-jama.si

External Links

Postojna cave

In neighborhood is Postojna with world famous cave.
More information: POSTOJNA CAVE

A few more picture to see (from winter time):
Nanos in Winter

Routes Overview

St. Hieronimus

From Razdrto (steep path)
From Razdrto (easier path)
From Podnanos
From Abram
Form Smihel
From Ubeljsko

Info: path from Abram to Smihel is also a part of Slovenian mounting tour; it is marked with number 1 beside the mark.

Miscellaneous Info

Because of popularity of Nanos they called him also a “Primorski Triglav” – seaside Triglav (Triglav is the highest summit of Slovenia). For locals this mountain has also some magic significance, some kind as a holy mountain of seaside region.


Postojna caveGradiska TuraNanos summit viewRazdrto from NanosSt. Hieronimus on NanosNanosNanos from SW
Nanos - narrow partSt. HieronimusNanos from NorthNanos from EastNanost from the highwayVipava valleyLook to the east
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