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
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 LinksSlovenian 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.