are you the kind of person that loves the mountains?
so this post is for you. I will show you how to reach Krn peak and the best route to do it.
Krn is a mountain of the southwestern Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia. It is the highest mountain of the Krn Mountains. The mountain is located about 50 kilometres from the Adriatic Sea. The Soča River flows west of the peak, and the smaller Lepenjica River northeast and the Tolminka River southwest of it.
In the next map, you can see where are the starting point and some interest points like Lake Krn in half the way up and the option you have to sleep and stay during the night:
- Starting point: Dom dr. Klementa Juga v Lepeni (700 m)
- ¿parking?: Yes, there is a parking lot next to the Dom
Peak high: 2.244 m (6 hours)
Lake Krn: 1.394 m (3 hours)
- ¿Sunset in the top? Possible
-¿Sunrise in the top? Possible
- ¿Swim in the lake? Not allow
Sleep options (recommended to book in advance):
- Planinski dom pri Krnskih jezerih (1st hut): Near to Krn Lake
You can book online in this link:
- Gomiščkovo zavetišče na Krnu (2182 m) (2nd hut): 15 minutes walking from the peak
Is not possible to book online, but you can call them to book
We started the route at 11.30 a.m and we stop at the lake to take some pictures and have a good lunch with food provided by us. All the way is with signals and it is very well indicated during the whole route. It took us 6 hours to reach the peak around 5:30 p.m. The views were really breathtaking!!!
We were sleeping and seeing the sunset in the 2nd hut and it is possible to have dinner there but there is no way they can refill the water bottle so I hardly recommend you go with enough water otherwise there is no possibility to refill during the hike.
At 5 a.m we woke up because as sunrise lovers we really would like to see it. It is really worth it.
On the way, also, it is possible to see the rest of World War I in the "Soška fronta". This battle was fought between the armies of the Empire of Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Italy.
Hope all this information can help you!
See u soon,