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Because its position right in the centre of Bohinj's world Pršivec offers a very nice panorama. Towards the north broad forests and the highest Bohinj Group summits, towards the west the broad romantic plateau of Komna, almost half of the whole horizon towards the south is occupied with the South Bohinj Chain and towards the east we can see the rest of Bohinj valley and the Pokljuka plateau above it. But perhaps the most attractive view is not on far distance. Deep below us lies Bohinjsko jezero, the biggest permanent lake in Slovenia.
It's worth visiting Pršivec any time of the year. Either if it's high hiking season, or if you want the deepest winter solitude. Either if you are coming to admire flowers, blossoming in spring, or if you are coming to see burning golden autumn larches. The tour on Pršivec has nothing to do with mountaineering bravery, but it's fine because of the special feeling of nature up there.
Getting ThereFor general orientation see the Julian Alps and Bohinj Group pages.
The shortest ascent starts on the parking place by Koča pri Savici (hut), 653 m. You climb over Komarča slopes, go to Črno jezero, proceed to Viševnik pasture and from the north ascend the summit.
The eastern ascent starts in Stara Fužina, 546 m, or on the parking place just north of it, 600 m. By a broad path you ascend Vogar pastures and go by the whole edge above the lake up to the summit. Vogar pastures can be also reached in a few minutes from the road through Suha valley (pay toll!).
For northern approaches you must cross Bohinj Group, so they can not be done in one day and Pršivec is only the secondary goal.
Prsivec and its marked paths.
1. From Savica hut, 653m.
From the hut you go north towards the Valley of Triglav Lakes. First the marked path steeply ascends over Komarča walls. On some places the path is exposed and protected with steel ropes and pegs. In 1 h 45 min you reach the top and behind the edge you find Črno jezero (Black Lake), 1294 m. Here you turn by the marked path sharp right (towards the east). By a shallow valley you ascend through forest and in 1 h reach the beautiful Viševnik alpine pasture, 1615 m. Here you turn riht again. A marked path leads you towards the south. Soon it branches and there you take the right branch and in another 30 min reach the highest point. Altogether 3 h 15 min to 3 h 30 min. Marked path, steep and exposed over Komarča wall, but no serious problems. Not recommended in winter until the south slopes of Komarca are free of snow. In winter you will rarely find tracks to Viševnik and further on, so you must go on skis.
2. From Stara Fuzina, 546 m.
From the village you go by the road into Voje valley. 2 km north of the village the marked path deters left (westwards) and takes you by a rough, paved path on Vogar alpine meadows, 1054 m. This path was in the past more in use, today it is quite deteriorated. Interestingly, it does almost the whole slope in only 3 long turns. On Vogar there is Kosijev dom (hut), which can also be reached in 15 min from the road through Suha valley (pay toll!). On Vogar it is also worth mentioning the beautiful lookout point on the edge above the lake - only some 3 minutes from the hut.
From Vogar you go further in the western direction and allways keep left. The marked path goes beautifully by the edge, higher and higher above Bohinj lake. In the last 30 min the ascent goes over steep grassy slopes, so take care if it's slipery or snow on the trail. From Stara Fuzina altogether 4 h.
In deep winter The summit of Pršivec is best done with skis. Generally skiing is not very fine, but if there's a lot of snow it helps you to get down in Bohinj quickly.
The map above can give you some ideas if you wish to accomplish the ascent on Pršivec if coming from the north. In forests north of Pršivec, don't go without a good map!
Red TapeTriglav National Parc, otherwise no limitations. The road through Suha valley needs to be paid (not in winter, when it's not cleaned).
When To ClimbAny time of the year.
For weather see here.
Even better site is wunderground - here's the direct link to Kredarica station, 2515m (below Triglav summit).
CampingUseful mountain huts:
Koča pri Savici, 653 m, (050) 622695.
Dom v Vojah, 690 m, (04) 57 23 213, (051) 308 959.
Kosijev dom na Vogarju, 1054 m, (01)2912297, (050) 613367.
Koča na Planini pri Jezeru, 1453 m, (041)901 999, (050) 632738.
Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih, 1685 m, (01)5721475, (050) 615235.
Camping in the national parc is not allowed, but high on the mountain you will not be bothered if you make it throug a night.