Winter ski route from Krma valleyThe Triglav Hut on
Kredarica/Triglavski dom na Kredarici lies on the Kredarica
just east and beneath Triglav,
the highest summit of Julian Alps and Slovenia.
2515meters/8251 feet it is the highest, largest and arguably,
the most frequented hut in Slovenia,
mostly due to fact
that it is a starting point for summiting mt. Triglav over the
common and the most popular route.
It is also a back-up point
for various multiday traverse routes.
High lying position and
open spaces offering extensive views make this hut even more popular.
You can often see people sitting on the benches
infront of the
hut and simply enjoying the views. On bad weather, they gather inside
the hut's five dining rooms, in the peak season
sleep here as well. In the winter, crowd is gone. Because it is also a
meteorological station, however, meteorologists always prepare some hot meal and
tea for winter visitors. Recently, they got the Plasma TV as well
look is from 1984. In 1992 chapel was erected next to the hut.
Every hour its bell rings. Actually, bell can be triggered
pulling the outside rope, something that was occasionally
in the midde of the night, by guys having beer or two to many,
the enjoyment of people sleeping in the nearby annexe. Annexe is
between the chapel and the main building, mixed rooms and
and with own toilets, so there is no need to run to the
main toilets in the middle of the night.
Slovenian Alpine Association (Planinska zveza Slovenije) - Alpine club
Triglavski dom na Kredarici, 4281 Mojstrana, phone +386 04
or Planinsko društvo Ljubljana-Matica, Miklošiceva
17, 1000 Ljubjana, phone +386 01 2312645
hot water, cold water, electricity, heating, toilettes, restaurant
Getting to the hut
Detailed 2266x1390, 3.7MB topomap Larger scale overview map Common frontal view of the Kredarica hutGetting there by
From north, direction Munich-Salzburg, via Villach and
Karavanke tunnel, motorways A8/ A1/A10/ + A11, must pay vignette +
tunnel road toll. At the south tunnel exit fork right for Dovje, Mojstrana.
spot can be reached from west, direction Tarvisio, via Kranjska Gora,
and from the east, via Ljubljana, Radovljica, Jesenice.
Mojstrana, there are 3 choices, down 3 different valleys:
valley, 12km from the Mojstrana till the parking lot near the Aljažev dom v Vratih
hut. Partially surfaced road. From the hut, two secured
and Cez Prag
, 5-6 hours. Out of two, Tominskov route is more difficult
and less frequented.
unpaved road till the eastern flanks of Mlinarica (water source there),
up to Stanic hut and another 1 to1 1/2 half hour
valley, from Mojstrana 12km of unpaved road, pass the Kovinarska Koca hut
till the Hunters lodge (Lovska koca). Here, marked path
in two directions;
1. due east up the Lipanska vrata pass
then down to Blejska
koca hut at Pokljuka. 2. Due Southwest up the Upper Krma
( Zgornja krma) valley
and beneath the Rz summit till
Kredarica. From Hunters lodge in Krma till Kredarica hut, 5 1/2 up to 6
This is the only trail with no water sources enroute.
Krma valley trail is common
winter ascent/ski tour route.
Altitude gain from
either of the 3 valleys is about 1500m/4900f
the south, Bohinj
lake, to Stara Fuzina village and pass the Vodnikova koca hut
(water spring), 5 1/2 to 6 hours.
By coach: there is
a seasonal coach service to Aljazev hut parking lot in Vrata valley.
Year round regular coach service to Mojstrana (bus stop),
lake (Jezero bus stop) and Stara Fuzina (bus stop). Schedules
bus station website. Worth noting, bus station is right next
to the main railway station.
Klagenfurt and Ljubljana.
Klagenfurt is closer, also serves no frill cariers (Ryan air) and is
less convinient. You'll have to change trains
at Villach in
order to get to Slovenia.
Routes and traverses from the hut
Looking down to Kredarica hut Sunset on KredaricaRoutes
from the Kredarica hut:
(2864m/9394f) normal route. Time required round 2 hours. Secured path.
Using ferrata gear common these days.
From the hut
slight descend due south to the small pass at the foot of Mali Triglav.
From here up the steep slope till the first rocks,
secured path (lots of iron pegs) begins, leading to the Mali Triglav
(2725m/8939f)/ From here, path continues along the panoramic crest -
crest surface was man made flattened and widened for the safety of
numerous visitors - till the foot of the main Triglav summit.
piece of steep secured path takes as up to the memorial tablet to
Sloveinan painter Marko Pernhart - this particular section is often a
bottleneck in the high season, finally reaching the main summit with
the trademark Aljaz tower on the very top.
From the hut, back
the same way, or by popular and scenic alternative route down
due southwest to Trzaska
koca hut (2150m/7052f) descend into 7 lakes valley
(1700m/5576f) till Triglav lakes hut.
Traverse to other huts
and time required:
- Dom Planika pod Triglavom
(2401m/7875f), 1 hour
- Vodnikov dom na Velem polju
(1817m/4976f), 2 hours.
- Dom Valentina Stanica pod
Triglavom (2332m/7649f), 1 hour
- Aljazev dom v Vratih (1015m/3329f),
koca v Krmi (870m/2854f), 5 hours.
Accommodation 140 beds, 160 bunks.
Price discounts, 30% for all members
of Slovenian Alpine Association(PZS), members of Croatian Alpine
association(PSH) as well for UIAA membership from the following
countries: Austria, Belgium,France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland,
Italy, Liechenstein, Luxemburg, Spain and Switzerland.
1.50Euros discount if you bring your own sheets (not sleeping bag)
up to 4 beds
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Food & Drinks
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Other useful things you can buy at
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You can also buy pins, t-shirts,
hats and other memorabilia
prices indicated for your reference only, calculated at 1.42955 USD for
1 EURO, as of October 2007.