A walk in the Vrata valley, near Mojstrana, Slovenia

by David Robertson ~ 23-Sep-2009 ~ updated 14-Oct-2014

Walk 7 – through Vrata from Aljažev Dom to Luknja, under the north face of Triglav, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.

Partisan memorial in Vrata, Slovenia

Partisan memorial in Vrata, 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

Vrata and Slap Peričnik

Vrata and Slap Peričnik

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. 

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The nearest campsite, Camping Kamne, is at Dovje, just opposite Mojstrana on the other side of the valley.  

Luknja, Julian Alps, Slovenia

Luknja, Julian Alps, Slovenia

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  • Andrew Oplas says:

    Completed the hike yesterday; it was more difficult than expected. The posted sign says ‘2 hours, 15 minutes’ but the climb was closer to 3 hrs 45 mins. Fairly strenuous and steep up loose, snowy rocks last 30 minutes. Well worth it, though; European ibex and other wildlife greeted me at the peak. Plan for a 6 hour hike roundtrip.

    • David Robertson says:

      Lucknja is one of our favourite places, it’s just beautiful up there. We too encountered snow on the final slopes on our first visit (early June), it certainly makes the ascent tricky.

      Timing of walks is always difficult. The times on the Slovenian signposts are consistent though, which means that they can be used to judge your own pace and plan accordingly.

      Thanks for your comment and have a great trip!



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