Visoka peč

Visoka peč

Visoka peč

Visoka peč (2236M)

Embarking on a hike to Visoka peč is a captivating adventure into the pristine wilderness of the Julian Alps in Slovenia. Here’s an overview of what to expect on this memorable journey.

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About the hike to Visoka peč

Visoka peč, translating to “High Furnace” in English, is one of the prominent peaks in the Julian Alps, standing tall at an elevation of approximately 2,236 meters (7,336 feet). Its majestic presence and panoramic views make it a popular destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Visoka peč

Visoka peč

Hiking to Visoka peč

Starting Point for the hike Visoka peč

The hike to Visoka peč often begins from the Vršič Pass, a renowned mountain pass at 1.611 meters (5,285 feet). From here, hikers wind through alpine meadows, dense forests, and rocky terrain, offering glimpses of the stunning natural beauty surrounding them.

Scenic Beauty

As hikers ascend towards to the top of the peak, they are treated to breathtaking vistas of the Julian Alps and the verdant valleys below. The trail meanders through lush forests adorned with wildflowers, providing opportunities for serene contemplation and immersion in nature’s splendour.

Trail Difficulty

The hike to Visoka peč is considered moderately challenging, with sections of steep ascent and rocky terrain. Hikers should be prepared for variable weather conditions, including sudden changes in temperature and the possibility of encountering snow at higher elevations, particularly during the early spring and late autumn months.

Views from Visoka peč

Upon reaching the summit of Visoka peč, hikers are rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. The jagged peaks of the Julian Alps, including Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain, dominate the skyline. At the same time, the tranquil valleys and alpine lakes below create a picturesque backdrop for memorable moments and photographs.

Wildlife and Flora

The region surrounding Visoka peč is home to a diverse array of alpine wildlife and flora. Hikers may encounter chamois, ibex, and a variety of bird species as they traverse the rugged terrain, adding to the sense of adventure and wonder.

Cultural Heritage

This peak holds cultural significance as a symbol of Slovenia’s rich mountaineering heritage. Its slopes have witnessed countless expeditions and adventures, inspiring generations of climbers and outdoor enthusiasts to explore the beauty and majesty of the Julian Alps.


In conclusion, a hike to Visoka peč offers an unforgettable opportunity to connect with nature and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Julian Alps. Whether seeking adventure, solitude, or simply a deeper appreciation for the wonders of the natural world, hikers will find themselves captivated by the rugged terrain, stunning vistas, and timeless allure of Visoka peč and its surrounding wilderness.


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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