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Triglavskih Jezerih Hut to Komna Hut

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  • Descending Towards the Komna Plateau
    / Descending Towards the Komna Plateau
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  • Back Below the Tree-Line
    / Back Below the Tree-Line
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  • Bogitanom Hut
    / Bogitanom Hut
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  • WWI Memorial and Bogitanom Hut
    / WWI Memorial and Bogitanom Hut
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  • View to Bohinj Lake from Komna Hut
    / View to Bohinj Lake from Komna Hut
    Photo: Josiah Skeats, Macs Adventure
Map / Triglavskih Jezerih Hut to Komna Hut
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Today’s walk leaves behind the barren high mountain slopes and descends through woodland and meadows, finishing in Komna Hut which enjoys a spectacular view to Bohinj Lake.

moderate
7.7 km
4:00 h
133 m
305 m

The past few days of walking have been high in the mountains and characterised by a rocky, inhospitable and seemingly-lifeless environment (unless you have been lucky enough to spot chamois, ibex, or any other of Slovenia’s stealthy wildlife). Today that changes as we continue our downward march, dipping below the tree-line and into meadows that burst with wildflowers. It is sure to make for a refreshing contrast.

At these lower altitudes there is a frenzy of activity as a chorus of birds sing, lizards scamper between the rocks, bees bounce between the wildflowers, and giant monolithic ant-hills crawl with life. The footpath twists and turns, not in any hurry to get anywhere, which lends a reflective and meditative quality to the hike. Keep putting one foot before the other and let the rhythms of nature unfurl around you.

Komna Hut, where you will spend the night, may have been built purely to showcase the spectacular view from this vantage point. Poised on the edge of the Komna Plateau, the earth drops away from the terrace to reveal Bohinj Lake sprawling across the valley 900 metres below. A single verdant green valley kisses the shores of the lake, but otherwise it is completely enclosed by an amphitheatre of forested slopes and craggy mountains. It is into this picture-perfect scene you will descend tomorrow.

Author’s recommendation

Dom na Komna Hut enjoys sensational views overlooking Bohinj Lake. Enjoy a beer and some hearty food on the terrace.

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Author
Josiah Skeats
Updated: August 22, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1722 m
Lowest point
1516 m

Safety information

Some of the path is along rocky steps or short rocky scrambles; be careful as these may be slippery, especially when wet.

There are some exposed edges; be sure to read instructions carefully, stick to the main path, and don’t wander close to the edge. Use handrails where provided.

In early spring/summer there may still be patches of snow. Walk around where it is possible, and otherwise place your feet carefully and use walking poles if you have them.

Equipment

Such is the way of hiking in the mountains that you need to be prepared for all seasons and weathers; sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required, as is plenty of sun-cream and a healthy respect for the sun.

Walking poles will be a big advantage on some of these ascents and descents.

Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.

This walk is isolated with few opportunities to buy food or water so be sure to bring enough with you.

Tips, hints and links

Points of Interest

Bogatinom Hut

Bogitanom Hut was constructed in 1915 as a front-line hospital during World War I. It was part of a complex of 20 stone and timber buildings, the ruins of which can still be seen, which formed a military camp for the Austro-Hungarian soldiers. There was a chapel, officer’s dormitory and mess, a bakery, a cableway station and a cemetery. The remains from the cemetery were interred and buried below the nearby pyramid monument.

 

Mining – The Iron Route

This region has 2,500 years of mining history, as evidenced by Bronze Age posts, pottery shards, arrowheads, and even mining-pits. A trekking trail is in the process of being formed which will connect many of these sites and help preserve this rich past. Part of today’s trail walks alongside the Iron Route.

 

Food and Drink

The only option to buy food or drink after leaving Triglavskih Jezerih comes at Bogatinom hut, which you will reach after 7 kilometres, and only 15 minutes before finishing the walk in Dom na Komni. Dom na Komni serves a variety of delicious mountain hut food.

Start

Triglavskih Jezerih Hut (1688 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.318535, 13.778974
UTM
33T 405997 5130164

Destination

Dom Komna Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

0.00km – Start facing the entrance of Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih hut. TURN RIGHT to walk towards the lake, and then as the path forks by the terrace after 20 metres, BEAR RIGHT to pass to the right of the heli-pad and towards the right side of the lake, following the sign for Komna.

0.10km – As the path splits into three just before the lake, BEAR RIGHT to head uphill and into the woodland, following the sign for Dom na Komni. Remain on this path for 2 kilometres as it meanders through woodland before winding downhill.

2.10km – As you reach the bottom of a valley and are surrounded by bushes, CONTINUE STRAIGHT ON following the well-established path to Dom na Komni, and ignoring the grassy right turn to Planina za Skalo.

2.60km – BEAR RIGHT as the path forks, to follow the rocky path uphill into the woodland. Follow the nearby rock painted for ‘Komna’ and ignore the grassy left turn. Remain on this path for 3.1 kilometres as it twists and turns and undulates through woodland and wildflower meadows.

4.40km – You will pass a tall, prominent red post guiding you to CONTINUE STRAIGHT ON for ‘K’ (Komna). This is the first in a series of 5 such posts you’ll pass, though they are somewhat redundant as the path is clearly established and there are no junctions during this section.

5.70km – BEAR RIGHT as the path forks, following the sign to Koča pod Bogatinom and ignoring the left fork signposted to Dom na Komni. The right fork is only marginally longer but passes Bogatinom hut which boasts an interesting history, constructed as a hospital in World War I.

6.80km – TURN LEFT as you arrive at a T-junction with a wide gravel footpath, and with the Bogatinom hut and a pyramid monument directly ahead. Feel free to explore the scattered huts and ruins which were constructed during World War I. A few information boards in English help explain their significance.

7.50km – BEAR RIGHT as the path forks, following the sign to Dom na Komni.

7.70km – BEAR LEFT as you emerge at the first metal hut, then pass to the left of the brick building to finish at the entrance of Dom na Komni. Be sure to head up to the terrace to gawp at the view of Lake Bohinj.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
133 m
Descent
305 m

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