Walk 7 – through Vrata from Aljažev Dom to Luknja, under the north face of Triglav, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.
The Vrata valley lies at the foot of Triglav’s great North Face and in this walk we explore from Aljažev Dom to Luknja, the high pass at the head of the valley. On the way we pass an unusual memorial to the WWII partizans and start of three routes which lead to Triglav.
Start/Finish – at the road-end in Vrata near Aljažev Dom
Distance – 7.5km/4.7miles
Height gain - approx 750m
Time – 3h39min
Grade – strenuous. The upper part of the climb to Luknja is a steep ascent on loose scree slopes. Snow can lie here until early summer, and in these conditions we only recommend Luknja to experienced and well-equipped hill walkers used to walking on steep snow.
Recommended map(s) – are either the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) map published by PZS, who also publish the 1:25 000 Triglav map. There is also a 1:30 000 Kranjska Gora map published by GZS
Equipment – Walking boots, walking sticks. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.
Refreshments on route – Drinks and basic meals at Aljažev Dom in season. See our mountain huts of Slovenia page more information.
Updates to the 2010, 3rd Edition – There are no updates.
Public transport – Access by car only; parking charge at Aljažev Dom in season.
Nearest Town/Village – Mojstrana and Dovje at the foot of Vrata have shops and some accommodation including a campsite. Kranjska Gora, a little further away has a full range of accommodation and shops.
The nearest campsite, Camping Kamne, is at Dovje, just opposite Mojstrana on the other side of the valley.
To view some pictures taken on Walk 7 please visit David’s Vrata picture gallery on his photography website, or click on the image below. Prints can be purchased online and all images are also available for publication.
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