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Tržič Alpine Trail: Košuta for the adventurous

Experience a challenging and thrilling mountaineering adventure on Košuta - the most imposing mountain massif in the central part of the Karawanks. Climb the highest mountain in the Tržič region along a very difficult route from the north, and the next day cross the jagged, sharp 10-kilometre mountain ridge all the way to Veliki Vrh.


Day 1:

Transportation from Tržič across Ljubelj to the mountain village of Sele (Zell) and the starting point at Košuta Mountain Hut (Koschutahaus) at 1280 m, with an ascent by way of a a difficult protected climbing route (via ferrata) to:

  • Košutnik Tower 2133 m, following the ÖTK Steig route, an attractive via ferrata with beautiful panoramic views and a spectacular hanging bridge (difficult protected climbing route, C difficulty,3 hours)


  • Cjajnik 1965 m, a nice exposed via ferrata with some very difficult sections (very difficult protected climbing route, C/D difficulty, 4.5 hours)

From Košutnik Tower we will descend to Dolga Njiva (1400 m), spending the night at Dolga Njiva Mountain Dairy.

Day 2:

Ascent along an unmarked trail to the ridge of Košuta, followed by a traverse of the ridge along a marked hiking trail towards Veliki Vrh 2088 m (Macesje–Tegoška Gora–Škrbina–Kladivo–Veliki Vrh, 7 hours). Descent by way of Šija and Kofce to Podljubelj Valley.

Package includes:

  • free parking, transportation from Tržič to the starting point (50 km),
  • accompaniment by a mountain guide on the difficult climbing routes (2 days),
  • 1 x full pension at Dolga Njiva Mountain Dairy,
  • 1 x lunch at a mountain hut,
  • authentic home-made meals at mountain dairies and huts,
  • spectacular views along the mountain ridge of Košuta,
  • transportation of drivers back to the parking area and parked vehicles,
  • loan of climbing equipment required for the via ferrata.


  • minimum number of persons: 2,
  • minimum age: 18,
  • appropriate mental and physical preparation and mountaineering experience,
  • membership in an alpine club (Alpine Association of Slovenia) or suitable international mountain rescue insurance.


Dolga Njiva Mountain Dairy
Jelendol 35, 4290 Tržič

Time valid:

The package is available from 1 July to 30 September 2020.


199.00 EUR / person

Optional (for an additional charge):

  • mountain biking adventure – Hike & Bike (or e-Bike) combination,
  • extension of the trip with an ascent of Storžič 2132 m (3-day tour),
  • arrangement of membership in the Alpine Association of Slovenia or insurance.


  • for 3 or more persons,
  • if the variant of an ascent of Košutnik Tower from the south is selected (easier route).

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