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8-DAY HIKING PACKAGE ON ŠENK HOMESTEAD – DEMANDING HIKING ROUTES

8 days / 7 nights, rocky terrains and the highest peaks

The Valley of Jezersko is a truly unique alpine paradise, surrounded by the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Karawanken. With everything Jezersko has to offer, it won't disappoint even hikers with the highest expectations. Terrains are suitable for everyone: from beginners to experienced hikers and climbers. All true mountain spirits will find something for themselves. Jezersko offers an unforgettable experience in all seasons. Spring takes our breath away with magnificent colours of blooming meadows. In summer we enjoy the smell of freshly dried hay. Autumn is always unique when the whole Valley turns into a canvas of numerous shades of brown, red and yellow. And in winter the whole Valley becomes like a giant white coat evoking special feelings in everyone who has an opportunity to experience this breathtaking winter beauty.

- Above precipitous walls, on steep screes and at the top of the highest mountains you can feel the true meaning of life.

- Moments in mountain huts, with a cup of delicious homemade tea, make you feel at home.

- Sunrises and sunsets in the mountains are an unforgettable experience.

Day 1: Šenk homestead – the Jezerski vrh pass (Seeberg saddle) – Pristovški Storžič –the Jezerski vrh pass (Seeberg saddle) – Šenk homestead

In the early afternoon, we expect you at Šenk homestead. After the check-in, you will settle in your room/apartment or set up your tent. It is time for your first warm-up hike! The most enthusiastic hikers can start their hike right at our homestead. Pass our camp and continue to the main road where you turn right and continue to the Jezerski vrh pass. All the little less enthusiastic hikers can drive to the pass and park there. The trail is very well marked (just follow signs in colours of the Austrian flag – red and white). For the ascent, you can choose a shorter, but a bit more demanding trail that starts at the forest road and then leads you across a meadow and along the ridge to the north-western side of the mountain. Some parts of the trail are a bit exposed and require more caution. At the top Pristovški Storžič stands a big iron cross. Pristovški Storžič will reward you with one of the most beautiful views. From the top you can see all over the Valley of Jezersko, neighbouring Austria (Kärnten), the Karawanken and even to the Julian Alps. For your descent, you can take the same trail or choose another, less demanding trail (past »Pastirkov vrh« and »Skalarjeva planina«). Return to Šenk homestead where you are served delicious dinner. Overnight stay.

Hike from Šenk homestead to the Jezerski vrh pass (Seeberg saddle)

Trail length: 1.8 km

Estimated hiking time: 0.5 h

Altitude difference: 220 m

Hike from the Jezerski vrh pass to Pristovški Storžič

Trail length: 3.8 km

Estimated hiking time: 1.5 h

Altitude difference: 550 m

Day 2: Šenk homestead – Mt. Velika Baba – Šenk homestead

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Šenk homestead. After breakfast, you can take a walk along the Ravenska Kočna theme path to the parking lot in the Valley or go there by car. From the parking, lot turn left and you can start your ascent on the western slope of Goli vrh. The trail leads you through the beautiful forest that treats you with a pleasant shadow. After an hour of hike, you reach the Jenkova planina highland, where you turn right and continue to Mt. Mala Baba. From Mt. Mala Baba trail becomes more exposed and very demanding. Be very careful! After a short descent, you reach the top of Velika Baba. The name» Baba« in Slovene means an old woman and if you observe the mountain from the western side, you might notice a face with a kerchief on the head. The whole ridge lies on the border with Austria and offers beautiful views over both sides – Kärnten on one side and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Valley of Jezersko on the other side. After a short break, continue towards Jezersko sedlo. There it is time to descent to the Kranjska koča na Ledinah hut. There you can enjoy a snack and a cup of tea. Pleasantly tired but happy, return to the Valley and then back to Šenk homestead. At your request, we can serve you a delicious dinner. Overnight stay.

Hike from Šenk homestaed to the parking lot in the Ravenska Kočna Valley

Trail length: 3.5 km

Estimated hiking time: 45 min

Altitude difference: 110 m

Hike from the parking lot to Mt. Velika Baba

Trail length: 4.7 km

Estimated hiking time: 3 h 30 min

Altitude difference: 1100 m

Hike from Mt. Velika Baba to Ledinski vrh and Ledine and back to parking lot

Trail length: 5.6 km

Estimated hiking time: 3 h

Altitude difference: 1100 m (descent)

Day 3: Šenk homestead – the Češka koča hut – Mt. Kočna – Mt. Grintovec – the Češka koča hut – Šenk homestead

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Šenk homestead as you will need a lot of energy today. Today you will take one of the most popular hikes in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps: From Češka koča to mountains Kočna and Grintovec. You can start your hike right at our farm (the trail leads you past farms Jenk and Kropivnik and along the Ravenska Kočn theme path into the Valley) or you can drive to the parking lot in the Ravenska Kočna Valley. Several trails lead to Češka koča. The most popular one leads past the Štularjeva planina mountain pasture. When you go past the Štularjeva planina trail becomes a bit narrower and more demanding. There are also some steel ropes for your safety and also a short wooden ladder. When you go past »Mrzla dolina« (cold Valley), Češka koča is just a couple of steps away.

Continue on the trail that leads over screes of Spodnje and Zgornje Ravni. When you get to the crossroads, turn right. This trail leads you to the eastern part of Mt. Kočna. Ascent using a protected route to the northern ridge and then continue to the crossroads for Dolška škrbina. It is advisable to wear a protective helmet as the trail can be exposed and the terrain crumbling. Soon you will find yourself in front of another challenge: You need to crawl through a narrow crevice (crack). Pass short scree and you are at the top of Mt. Kočna – one of the most prominent mountains near and far! Your effort is paid off with a magnificent view. After a short break, return to Dolška škrbina and then ascent to Mt. Grintovec, the highest peak of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Take a rest and enjoy the unforgettable moments. To descent take Frischauf's trail that leads you to Češka koča. At Češka koča it is time to enjoy some great dishes made by Carmen, the keeper of the hut. Return to the Valley taking the already known trail. At your request, we can serve a delicious dinner. A little suggestion: After a long day you can pamper yourself with a relaxing massage and enjoy your evening in our sauna area. It doesn't sound bad, right?

Hike from Šenk homestead to the parking lot in the Ravenska Kočna Valley

Trail length: 3.5 km

Estimated hiking time: 45 min

Altitude difference: 110 m

Hike from the parking lot to the Češka koča hut

Trail length: 3.3 km

Estimated hiking time: 1 h 45 min

Altitude difference: 530 m

Hike from Češka koča to Mt. Kočna

Trail length: 2.8 km

Estimated hiking time: 3 h 30 min

Altitude difference: 1000 m

Hike from Mt. Kočna to Mt. Grintovec

Trail length: 1.7 km

Estimated hiking time: 1 h 45 min

Altitude difference: 230 m

Hike from Mt. Grintovec (Frischauf's trail) to Češka koča

Trail length: 3.4 km

Estimated hiking time: 2 h 30 min

Altitude difference: 1020 m (ascent)

Day 4: Šenk homestead - Centre of Zgornje Jezersko – the old church of St Oswald – Šenk homestead

After three very active days in the mountains, your body needs some rest. Enjoy a slow breakfast. You can spend the first part of the day at our farm. Grab a good book (ask our staff), enjoy a board game or simply take some time to relax. In the afternoon take a walk to Lake Planšar and continue to the centre of Zgornje Jezersko. In the centre of the village, there is a small grocery store, pizzeria, hotel Vila Planinka, the parish church of St Oswald. From the centre of the village, you can take a walk to the old church of St Oswald that offers s splendid view over the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. You can also arrange a cheese tasting at farm Karničar or enjoy delicious pizza and coffee at pizzeria Kočna. Return to Šenk homestead. Dinner (at your prior request). Overnight stay.

Hike from Šenk homestead to the centre of Zgornje Jezersko

Trail length: 3.6 km

Estimated hiking time: 45 min

Altitude difference: 70 m

Day 5: Šenk homestead – the Kališče mountain lodge – Mt. Storžič – Šenk homestead

Breakfast. After the breakfast drive towards Preddvor and Kranj. When you arrive in Spodnje Jezersko, right before Pension Kanonir, you turn right and go straight to Dol. At the crossroads, follow the road that leads to Podstoržič. There is a small parking lot. Follow the signs for mountain Storžič. After a hike through the forest, you arrive at Bašeljsko sedlo. From there follow the signs for the Kališče mountain lodge (Dom na Kališču). There you can get a snack and some warm tea and enjoy a beautiful view. All of you, who want some more hiking adventures, can ascent to Mt. Storžič. First, you have to return to Bašeljsko sedlo and then ascent to the top of Storžič. Mt. Storžič was given that name as the shape of the mountain reminds us of a cone. At the top of the mountain, there is a beautiful wooden cross. And the view is splendid: When the weather is clear, you can see the Julian Alps, the Karawanken and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. You will also be able to see the Kranj Fields and the Ljubljana Basin. You can return to the same trail or choose a trail that leads through Škarjev rob to Javorniški preval. At Javorniški preval turn right and continue to Podstoržič. Drive to Šenk homestead. Dinner (at your prior request). Overnight stay.

Hike from Podstoržič to the Kališče mountain lodge

Trail length: 9 km

Estimated hiking time: 2 h 15 min

Altitude difference: 810 m

Hike from the Kališče mountain lodge to Mt. Storžič

Trail length: 2 km

Estimated hiking time: 1 h 30 min

Altitude difference: 600 m

Hike from Mt. Storžič via Javorniški preval to Podstoržič

Trail length: 9.7 km

Estimated hiking time: 3 h

Altitude difference: 1410 m

Day 6: Šenk homestead – Via ferrata – the Češka koča hut - (theVratca viewpoint –) Šenk homestead

Enjoy your hearty breakfast at Šenk homestead. Today it is via ferrata day! Today you will experience something unforgettable! If you do not have a special ferrata kit (protective kit), you can borrow it on our homestead. You take a known trail to the Ravenska Kočna Valley (or simply drive there). From the parking lot go straight until you reach cargo cable cars. Follow the signs for the Kranjska koča na Ledinah hut. At the crossroads turn right, walking on scree. The trail leads you to the starting point of via ferrata. Get yourself ready and let the adventure begins. In the first part the route ascents steeply. You should use more strength in your arms (difficulty rating: E). Go over a short overhang and then arrive at less demanding terrain. The first part is behind you. On the left, there is a route that enables you to leave via ferrata. The route continues by steel ropes. Soon follows more demanding part over overhang (difficulty rating: D+), but soon the demanding part is over. Just a little bit more and you reach the end. Take a short hike over the meadow and very soon you find yourself on the trail that leads to the Češka koča hut. Those, who are not completely exhausted from ferrata experience, can ascent to the Vratca viewpoint. From Češka koča you ascent to Kamplejc (the biggest boulder around) and there turn right. Continue across the scree and enter a very narrow part of the trail between Vratca and Zeleni kup. The terrain is very crumbling and this part of the trail is equipped with some steel ropes. When you reach the top you will be blown away by a magnificent view over the Makekova and Ravenska Kočna Valleys. For descent use the same trail and return to the Valley. Spend your afternoon resting and relaxing. At your request, we can serve you dinner. Overnight stay.

Hike from Šenk homestead to the parking lot in the Ravenska Kočna Valley

Trail length: 3.5 km

Estimated hiking time: 45 min

Altitude difference: 110 m

Hike from the parking lot to the Češka koča mountain hut

Trail length: 3.3 km

Estimated hiking time: 1 h 45 min

Altitude difference: 530 m

Hike from Češka koča to the Vratca viewpoint

Trail length: 0.9 km

Estimated hiking time: 45 min

Altitude difference: 260 m

Day 7: Šenk homestead – the Kranjska koča na Ledinah hut – Mt. Koroška Rinka – Mt. Kranjska Rinka – the Kranjska koča na Ledinah hut – Šenk homestead

Early breakfast at Šenk homestead. You can walk to the parking lot in the Ravenska Kočna Valley or simply drive there. From the parking lot go straight until you reach the cargo cable cars. Follow the signs (Kranjska koča na Ledinah) that lead you to Slovenian trail (Slovenska pot). During the ascent, you will also help with some rungs and steel ropes. Through the ravine, you finally reach more flat terrain and you are at Kranjska koča! Trail leads you to Jezersko sedlo. Meanwhile, you can admire the glacier under Mt. Skuta. Turn right and continue through the scree until you arrive under the wall that leads to Mt. Koroška Rinka. Follow protected route (very demanding!). At the top, when the adrenaline rush slowly loosens, it is time for pure mountaineering pleasure! But your adventure is not over yet! To continue your hike to Mt. Kranjska Rinka, follow the trail that is some ten metres lower and ascent to the neighbouring peak. Descent on the same trail. Those in peak performance can continue to Mt. Skuta and Mt. Dolgi hrbet and then descent over Mlinarsko sedlo to Češka koča. Return to Šenk homestead. Pleasantly tired you can enjoy (at your prior request) a 3-course dinner. Overnight stay.

Hike from Šenk homestead to the parking lot in the Ravenska Kočna Valley

Trail length: 3.5 km

Estimated hiking time: 45 min

Altitude difference: 110 m

Hike from the parking lot to the Kranjska koča na Ledinah hut (Slovenian trail / Slovenska pot)

Trail length: 2.8 km

Estimated hiking time: 2 h

Altitude difference: 700 m

Hike from Kranjska koča to mountains Koroška and Kranjska Rinka

Trail length: 2.7 km

Estimated hiking time: 3 h

Altitude difference: 750 m

Day 8: Šenk homestead - Veliki vrh – Return home

The last breakfast at Šenk homestead. It is a time to say goodbye! We will be happy to host you again next year. Leave Šenk homestead and drive to the centre of the village. Park next to the municipality building. Right before the school building, turn left. Cross the bridge and continue on a paved road that after a while becomes a gravel forest road. You will be able to see the former ski slope. After approximately two kilometres of the hike, you will reach a turn for Veliki vrh. A narrow marked trail leads you to the Mlinar pass. The last part of the trail is steeper, but the view at the top is worth your effort. Return to the Valley. Goodbye, Jezersko!

Hike from Centre of Zgornje Jezersko to Veliki vrh

Trail length: 5 km

Estimated hiking time: 2 h

Altitude difference: 840 m

PRICE PER PERSON IN A STANDARD DOUBLE BEDROOM IN HIGH SEASON: FROM 420 EUR

Price includes:

- 7-nights in a standard double room

- 7x homemade breakfast

- welcome Package

- free parking

- free Wi-Fi

- booklet Jezersko Mountain Trail

- map of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps

Supplements:

- 3-course traditional dinner: 20 EUR / person

- tourist tax: 2 EUR / person / day

Discounts:

- children 7 – 12 years: 30 %

- children 2 – 6 years: 50 %

- private sauna use: 10 %

- mountain bike rental: 10 %

The above offer is only for your information. Per your interest and request, it will be our pleasure to modify the offer for other types of accommodation or the duration of your stay. We are available on +386 41 467 008 or e-mail: info@senkovadomacija.si.

Information about the trail length estimated hiking time and altitude difference apply only to one direction (ascent). The only exception is the first day when the provided information applies the whole circular trail.


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