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| 2h30 | 7.1 km | 303 m | 126 m
This stage leads through the stunning world of the highland lakes. Officially, there are only seven lakes, but several smaller tarns and pools can be found, depending on the time of year. The valley is also home to numerous animal and plant species. Climb up to the Na Kalu pass, below which there once was a shepherd's hut. Enter the valley and go to the hut at Dvojno jezero lake.
From Dom na Komni, head towards Savica down the gently sloping path. You will soon reach a crossroads, where you will change direction and follow the path to the left heading towards Koča pri Triglavski jezerih. Go north and walk up the slight incline to the small peak, where there is a good view. Walk down the other side across an overgrown plateau to reach the trough-like Razor valley, above which there once used to be pastures. On the way you will pass a crossroads with the path from Koča pod Bogatinom, then continue walking past some derelict buildings. Slowly climb up the plateau, which is covered with pine trees, until you reach the Na Kalu pass (1,636 m), from where there is a beautiful view. Behind you will be the spacious Lepa Komna plateau, and overlooking it the peaks of Lanževica (2,003 m) and Mahavšček (1,997 m), where, according to legend, a treasure is buried under the guard of the mythical Zlatorog (Goldenhorn). In front of you is the wide Triglav Lakes Valley and the peaks that surround them. 1h. From the pass, climb down to the grassy trough in which the Planina na Kalu pasture once thrived. In order to bypass the pasture, the path makes a sharp right turn and begins to gently descend down a diverse Karstic landscape overlooking the deep Kosova konta valley to your left. You will find yourself in the wide Lopučnica valley. Walk north through the valley to the Planina Lopučnica meadow, where you will be joined by the road from Planina za Skalo. 1h. The Zgornja Komna plateau overlooks the meadow. Turn right and climb up the overgrown ridge. In front of you will be the Dvojno Jezero lake and Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih, which you will reach by way of a comfortable path leading through the forest. 30 minutes. The hut lies between the Dvojno jezero and Močivec lakes, just below the rock face of Tičarica. This short and very pleasant stage through the Julian Alps takes 2h 30 minutes. The lakes comprising Dvojno Jezero ("Two Lakes") are the fifth and sixth Triglav lakes, whilst the seventh and last lies lower down in the valley and is host to an endemic subspecies of the Alpine newt. The remaining lakes lie higher up in the valley, through which you shall hike in Stage 12. The waters of the lakes flow out through a Karstic subterranean complex and emerge at the Savica waterfall below Komarča.
The Dom na Komni hut (1,520), built by the Slovene Alpine Association in 1936, lies at the eastern edge of the Komna plateau. It has subsequently been renovated and extended. Dom na Komni is one of the most frequently visited Alpine stations in Slovenia and lies at the crossroads of the most important summer and winter Alpine trails.
Other long-distance trails and alternative routesČrno jezero, Bohinj: Enter the valley from the path crossing at Dvojno jezero. The trail leads to the lowest-lying of the Triglav Lakes - Črno jezero (Black Lake), to which a subspecies of the newt is endemic. At the path crossing, you can either descend to Lake Bohinj or go towards Dom na Komni. If you go to Lake Bohinj, the return route will lead you past the spectacular Savica waterfall.
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Last update : 2011-08-17