Seven Lakes Valley Hut to Hut Hike

Experience the best of the Julian Alps in three days, visit the mesmerizing Seven Lakes Valley and stay in authentic Triglav National Park mountain lodges.
Starting point
Bled, Ljubljana
3 days
Group size
max 8 people/ guide
Technical level
Fitness level
Jun - Sep
One of the most beautiful hikes in Europe
Most popular Triglav lakes valley hike
Experience authentic mountain hut stays
A moderately demanding tour fit for almost anyone
Hiking around the breathtaking Triglav Lakes (Seven Lakes Valley)
Start and finish in Bohinj, the heart of Julian Alps
Highly customizable private tour option
Valley of the seven lakes
prehodavci hut dawn
The seven lakes valley
triglav lakes green lake
planina v lazu
Vodnik Hut and Velo Polje
Having fun hiking in Slovenia
Vodnik lodge with Triglav in the back
Hiking to Mt. Kanjavec
Chamoix in Julian Alps
Triglav lakes lodge in autumn
Triglav lakes lodge in autumn
Double lake and the lodge


Day 1: Mountain Pastures above Bohinj

Depending on the specifics of your tour we will pick you up at your location or meet in Bohinj. After parking, we will walk along the incredibly picturesque Voje Valley. We will follow the steep gorge of the pristine river Mostnica, and see its fascinating rock formations. After crossing a beautiful pasture, we will reach the Voje waterfall. 

Soon after, the path will begin to climb upwards across several smaller high mountain pastures, which will lead us to the Vodnik Lodge. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a well-deserved dinner and head to bed.


11km (6,8 mi), 1300 vertical meters up (4250 feet), 100 m (330 feet) down

Mostnica Gorge autumn
Voje valley
The view of Velo Polje from Vodnik hut
Day 2: The Seven Lakes Valley

On day two, our path will lead us along the Velska dolina valley under the southern slopes of Triglav up to the Dolič mountain hut, for our first taste of the high mountain range. At Dolič, we will cross the mountain pass and reach an altitude where vegetation no longer grows. If we preserve enough of our strength and enthusiasm, we can extend our route here and climb the peak of Mount Kanjavec

We will descend to the Zasavje Lodge on Prehodavci on the other side of the mountain, and recuperate our strengths with some good food while enjoying the gorgeous view of the Soča Valley. Our last mission for the day is to walk down the famous Seven Lakes Valley and reach the Triglav Lake Lodge where we will spend the night.


11km (6,8 mi), 600 vertical meters up (2000 feet), 730 meters down (2400 feet)

Prehodavci lodge and bivouac
Prehodavci lodge and the bivouac
The Kidney lake one of the seven lakes
Prehodavci lodge and the bivouac
Day 3: Descend back to Bohinj

If our energy levels allow it, we will start the day by tackling the steep hillside to Mala Tičarica. If we feel like taking it a bit easier, we will just pass it across the slightly up and down terrain to reach the Ovčarija mountain pasture, and then the Dedno polje mountain pasture. Here we will have the option to pay a visit to a local cheese-maker, who still produces cheese the traditional way up on the pasture

Afterward, we can grab a bite to eat at the mountain hut on Planina pri jezeru. We will then head through the woods to the starting point of our hike. Depending on your wishes we can spend a relaxing afternoon in Bohinj, potentially even go for a swim in the lake, before dropping you off at your hotel.


13km (8 mi), 100 vertical meters up (330 feet), 1200 meters down (4000 feet)

The hut at Triglav lakes
The Double Triglav Lake
Dedno Polje pasture
Dedno Polje pasture
Dedno Polje pasture

Included in price


Transfer from Bled
Professional guide
Tour design and organization

Self guided

Tour design and organization
Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
Service and support during your hike
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app
Accommodation in mountain lodges as per itinerary

Optional extras


Transfer from Ljubljana
Overnight stay at Vodnik Lodge and Triglav lakes Lodge
Food in the huts
Trekking poles

Self guided

Transfer from your location
Trekking poles

What to bring to the tour

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Toilet paper
ID card
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sleeping liner (disposable can be bought in the hut)
Backpack 25-30 l
Some cash for food and accommodation

Pickup location and time

  • Ljubljana – at approx. 8:00
  • Bled – at approx. 8:30

*Can be changed due to conditions or upon agreement

A three-day hiking tour in the Julian Alps allows you to see the best of this mountain range in a short time. This is the most popular multi day mountain trip in Slovenia, and one of the most mesmerizing hikes in all of Europe. We will hike through an incredibly varied landscape, with new sights to marvel at every day.

The path will take you through the famous Valley of the Triglav Lakes, also known as the Seven Lakes Valley, surrounded by the highest summits of the Julian Alps.

Apart from crystal clear high mountain lakes, we will also come across mountain pastures that provided livelihood to shepherds in these parts for centuries, and still do in some cases, so we’ll see plenty of sheep and cows. With a bit of luck we’ll also spot some wildlife residing in the high mountains like the chamois, ibex, and marmot.

We will find our shelter in mountain huts, which will provide us with authentic Slovenian meals and basic comfort for an overnight stay. The atmosphere in these cabins is truly amazing, which is not surprising, since it is full of people who spent the day in nature, breathing clean mountain air, and getting their dose of hiking endorphins.

A three-day hut to hut is the perfect introduction to this type of mountaineering. On this Triglav Lakes Valley hike we will be able to walk through a good part of the Julian Alps, without excessive physical and technical difficulty. We will mostly walk through high mountain valleys, and enjoy the views of high peaks around us. The 7 Lakes Valley Hut to Hut is, therefore, suitable for anyone who is able to walk for half of the day – with regular breaks to regain our strengths, of course.

The richness of the Julian Alps offers plenty of opportunities for adapting your tour, and you will be able to take full advantage of that with a private tour. We can also include a Triglav summit in your tour if some of you are hungry for an extra challenge.

NOTE: The mountain huts can be busy in the summer. To ensure your spot in the lodges, we recommend booking the tour as soon as possible, especially for the weekends. For last-minute bookings, we cannot guarantee a free spot in the chosen lodge, but we will try our best or find the most suitable alternative for you.


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Things to know

We have rated our tours on a scale from 1 to 5. 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most difficult.

Fitness level difficulty tells you about how fit you need to be for a tour and how much walking there is. Most of our tours are suitable for most people that are regularly active and can walk for around 5-6 hours per day with breaks.

Technical difficulty tells us about the paths we use – Level 1 means that zero hiking experience is required, while 5 is only for experienced hikers used to the exposure and basic climbing techniques.

Our guided tours are led by UIMLA or IMFGA internationally licensed guides who have completed many years of training to make your hut to hut hike both safe and enjoyable. They are passionate individuals who call the Slovenian mountains their second home and are ready to share this adventure with you.

Different huts have different options and sometimes, private rooms for 2 or 4 persons are available. It is not the rule and they require a very early booking. We will try to get you the best possible accommodation from what is available at the time of your booking.

We recommend booking as early as possible. Slovenian mountain huts are very popular and get booked up several weeks in advance, especially on weekends. If your booking is late, we will try our best to find a suitable alternative. Sometimes, last-minute spots open up. However, we cannot guarantee a free spot.

No, all of the huts provide blankets, bedding and pillows, but you can bring your own silk or cotton sleeping liner.

All of the huts offer vegetarian options and usually at least one vegan option. Still, kitchens high up are basic, so don’t expect too many choices. Huts generally serve authentic meals like stews, soups, and sausages. If you have strict dietary restrictions, consider bringing your own food as they can’t make a special meal per request.

Most high-altitude huts in Slovenia don’t have a drinking water source, but you can buy bottled water for around 4,5€ per 1,5l. You can also bring a water purifier and filter rainwater or water from the lakes. There are also some freshwater sources on the way so you never have to carry too much.

In our guided tours, we take care of the reservations for you, and you pay for the huts together with food on the spot.  In most huts, you can pay with a credit card, but it is advisable to bring some cash just in case if the internet is down – After all, you’re in the mountains. If you are a member of the UIAA Alpine Association, bring your card and you will get a discount.

For our self-guided tours, the accommodation with breakfast is included in the price.

Cell reception is on and off in most parts of the Julian Alps. The reception is generally better on the peaks and exposed parts and worse in secluded valleys. Some huts offer paid wifi option, but not all.

Most of the mountain huts only operate from June to September. Some huts are open sooner and longer, but those times change from season to season according to weather and snow conditions. Read about best seasons for hiking in Slovenia.

If conditions are favourable we can make a custom tour even before June or after September.

Most of the tours can be done even in light rain, as long as you dress accordingly. It is not unusual in the summer that there are afternoon thunderstorms, so early starts are advisable. If the weather looks really bad, we will try to reschedule or propose an alternative tour.

Try to pack light, only take what you really need. You need your passport or ID for check-in, and some cash is advisable if the internet is down. Bring your sleeping liner and earplugs for the night, and toothbrush and body wipes for hygiene. You don’t need slippers, they are in the hut already.

The tour is suitable for most with basic hiking experience and reasonable fitness level. There are around 5-7 hours of hiking per day with breaks and backpacks not too heavy. The trails are sometimes narrow and uneven with some loose and rocky sections, but without exposure and technical difficulties.

It is important that your clothes are comfortable. It is recommended that you also have some warmer and windproof clothing with you in the case of temperatures dropping or cold wind. You can always leave excess clothes in the van after consulting with our guide.

If only a part of the group plans to climb Triglav, the group starts together on Planina Blato and hikes to the Vodnik Lodge on the first day. The part of the group that is going to Triglav then continues to Planika lodge, where another guide meets them. The first guide then returns to the Vodnik lodge to the first part of the group. On the second day, both parts of the group rejoin at the Dolič hut and continue as one group with the first guide.

Our minimum age for tours is 8 years old. Children should be able to hike for 5-7 hours with stops for breaks and have prior hiking experience. If you are planning to go on a tour with young kids, please let us know in advance and we can adjust the tour if necessary.

You should take at least 1.5 liters of water per person. There are freshwater springs available on the way, plus huts where you can buy bottled water and any other drinks. You should also have a few snacks and energy bars that will hold you up each day between the huts.

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