Since you’ve chosen to stay in the Triglav National Park, we know that you love nature. But do you know how you can show nature your utmost respect? What can you do for the mission of the park to keep being carried out for centuries to come? You can become an ambassador to unspoiled nature, too, by following these simple instructions.
Let your visit to the Triglav National Park be one that you will remember with fondness. Choose it according to your skills.
- Leave your vehicle on the marked parking lots. There are plenty in the area.
- We recommend that you walk along the marked paths. Do not make any noise. Animals will be grateful.
- Respect the home of the plants and animals. Admire them so that your presence won’t disturb their stories, which are just as unique as your own.
- Keep your dogs on a leash.
- Enjoy the clear, star-filled nights from the benches of mountain lodges, huts and bivouac shelters. Camping and bivouacking outside the designated areas is not allowed.
- Be sure to be civil visitors who don’t bring anything into the environment you visit and don’t take anything out of it, save for what you’ve stored within yourselves or on memory cards.
Even our ancestors were enchanted by the incredible beauty of the Julian Alps, and in the early 20th century it was recognised that such a natural gem had to be protected. Let us follow the tradition of respecting it when we set out to discover the wonders it has to offer.
Here is some additional advice:
- Take your trips in small groups so as not to disturb the animals living in the national park too much.
- Be sure to take care of your safety and be prepared for different weather conditions, as the weather may change abruptly in the mountains. Do not forget to take your first-aid kit.
- It is forbidden to pick plants and mushrooms in the Triglav National Park. You may, however, take pictures. Pictures don’t shrivel, so you will be left with a lasting memory of the beautiful flora of the alpine nature.
- After you’ve stayed in a mountain lodge, don’t leave your rubbish there; take it with you.
- You may think that tissues paper decomposes quickly, so it doesn’t harm nature. That is not the case because it takes tissues more than six months to decompose, as they are not 100-percent of organic origin. They are usually processed with chlorine to make them white, which produces a carcinogenic dioxin compound that gets washed into the soil, polluting the groundwater. If “nature calls” during our trip, we should simply put the tissues in a bag that we’ll throw into the rubbish bin once we’re back.
- Sunscreens, too, contain toxins that are harmful for the environment, so be sure to avoid swimming in uncontaminated rivers covered with suncream or other cosmetic products. It is strictly forbidden to swim in the Triglav National Park high-mountain lakes.
- The use of drones is forbidden.
If you show respect to this beautiful nature, nature will show it back to you. Only when you walk along these mysterious paths in complete silence will you be able to hear the voices of the true inhabitants of the national park. You may spot a deer or a woodgrouse, see a golden eagle fly above you, or you may be entertained by the curious looks of an alpine marmot. We hope you have a wonderful exploration experience and a lot of authentic adventures.