Mangart, Vršič, Trenta valley

Mangart Slovenia

Mangart (2679M)

Mangart (also spelled Mangart, both forms are grammatically correct) is a mountain that experiences very high visitation during summer. Access to the summit is significantly shortened by a road that winds up to more than 2000 meters high. Among the highest in Slovenia, the peak features a cross at the top and a registration box below it. The summit is spacious and offers beautiful views in all directions. The most stunning view, however, is of the neighbouring Jalovec, which is only a few meters lower. The Italian Julian Alps are also clearly visible from Mangart.

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About the hike or drive to Mangart

It is a mountain in the Julian Alps, located on the border between Italy and Slovenia. With an elevation of 2.679 metres, it is the third-highest peak in Slovenia, after Triglav and Škrlatica. It was first climbed in 1794 by the naturalist Franz von Hohenwart. Mangart is also the name of the mountain range between the Koritnica Valley and the Mangart Valley, with the highest peak called Veliki Mangart (Big Mount Mangart).

The road to Mangart Saddle (Mangartsko sedlo; 2.072 metres) is Slovenia’s highest road. The Mangart Pass Lodge is located at the western foot of Mangart. There are two lakes under Mangart’s northern face.

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Mangart, a majestic peak in the Julian Alps of Slovenia, is one of the region’s most iconic and beloved mountains. Its rugged beauty, challenging trails, and panoramic vistas make it a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers worldwide. Here’s a detailed exploration of Mangart:

Location and Overview of Mangart:

Mangart, also known as Mangrt, is situated on the border between Slovenia and Italy, towering over the Mangart Pass at an elevation of 2,679 meters (8,789 feet) above sea level. It is the third-highest peak in Slovenia and offers commanding views of the surrounding Julian Alps, including the neighbouring peaks of Jalovec and Razor.


The hike to Mangart typically begins from the Mangart Pass, which is accessible by car from Bovec in Slovenia. The pass serves as the starting point for several trails that lead to the summit, offering hikers a variety of routes to choose from based on their skill level and preferences.

Trail Routes to Mangart:

Several trails lead to the summit of Mangart, each offering its unique challenges and rewards. The most popular route is the Mangart Road, a winding mountain road that provides access to a parking area near the pass. From there, hikers can follow a well-marked trail that ascends gradually towards the summit.

For more experienced hikers and mountaineers, the Mangart Saddle (Mangartsko sedlo) offers a more challenging route to the summit. This route involves steep ascents, rocky terrain, and some exposed sections, requiring a higher level of fitness and mountaineering skill.

Scenic Beauty:

The hike to Mangart offers breathtaking views of the surrounding alpine landscapes, including lush green valleys, crystal-clear lakes, and snow-capped peaks. Along the trail, hikers are treated to panoramic vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see, showcasing the natural beauty and diversity of the Julian Alps.

As hikers ascend towards the summit, they are rewarded with ever-expanding views of the rugged mountain terrain and dramatic rock formations that define the landscape. The juxtaposition of light and shadow on the rocky slopes creates a dynamic and mesmerising spectacle that captivates the imagination.

Summit Views:

Reaching the summit of Mangart is a truly unforgettable experience, offering unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. From the lofty vantage point, hikers can gaze out across the vast expanse of the Julian Alps, taking in the sheer beauty and grandeur of the alpine wilderness.

On clear days, it’s possible to see as far as the Adriatic Sea to the southwest and the Dolomites in Italy to the west. The summit of Mangart provides a perfect setting for rest and reflection, allowing hikers to savour the natural world’s splendour and appreciate the mountains’ awe-inspiring beauty.

Safety Considerations:

While hiking to Mangart is rewarding, hikers must be prepared and exercise caution along the trail. Weather conditions in the mountains can be unpredictable, and hikers should dress appropriately, carry plenty of water and snacks, and be prepared for changes in temperature and weather.

Additionally, hikers should be mindful of their physical fitness levels and avoid taking unnecessary risks on exposed sections of the trail. It’s also essential to respect the fragile alpine environment and follow Leave No Trace principles to minimise your impact on the ecosystem.

In conclusion, the hike to Mangart is an unforgettable journey through the pristine wilderness of the Julian Alps, offering hikers a chance to immerse themselves in the beauty and grandeur of the mountains. As hikers venture into the alpine terrain, they embark on a transformative odyssey that celebrates the timeless allure of nature and the enduring spirit of exploration.



Disclaimer: While Erjavčeva koča (Erjavčeva mountain hut) and the surrounding area offer breathtaking scenery and exciting outdoor opportunities, it’s important to remember that winter mountain environments can be unpredictable and potentially hazardous. Visitors should exercise caution, be adequately prepared with appropriate gear and equipment, and stay informed about weather conditions and avalanche risk. The information provided here is intended as general guidance and inspiration only. Erjavčeva koča does not assume responsibility for the safety of individuals who explore the area based on the provided recommendations. Visitors should use their best judgment and take personal responsibility for their safety while enjoying winter activities in the Julian Alps.

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