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Slovenian Mountain Trail: The packing list

Use this Slovenian Mountain Trail packing list for the 617-kilometer thru-hike through this beautiful Alpine country. Luckily, you only need to bring a small pack since you sleep in mountain huts along the trail.

The lighter the pack, the better, because you climb around 37000 altimeters! However, a few items are worth remembering to make the trail a safe and (mostly) comfortable journey.

The base

  • Backpack (Gregory Zulu 35)
  • Poles (Leki Black Carbon Poles)
  • Sturdy shoes or trail runners (Hoka Speedgoat 5)
  • Good hiking socks (Darn Tough)
  • Merino wool T-shirts (Icebreaker)
  • Short and long pants (Arc’tyrex)
  • Down jacket and rain jacket (Rab)
  • Light sleeping bag for the cabin (Grüezi)
  • Water bottle – at least 2 liters (Nalgene)
  • Sunglasses (Cébé)
  • First aid kit (Ortovox)
  • Sports watch for navigation (Polar Grit X)

Important for safety

  • Via ferrata kit + gloves
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet

Make the Slovenian Mountain Trail an enjoyable experience

  • Xtorm Power Bank
  • NKBV member card for discounts at the cabins
  • Headlamp
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal items (passport, cash, insurance card)

Cards and guidebooks*

  • Guidebook SMT
  • Logbook SMT
  • Pohorje map
  • Kamnisko – Savinjske map
  • Karavanke – Osrednji del map
  • Slovenska Istra – Scratch map
  • Triglavski – map
  • Skofjelosko – Idrijsko map

*You can also navigate with a navigation app or GPS.

Of course, you’ll need to supplement this packing list with personal items you’d like to take with you. To learn more, find our whole thru-hiking packing list here.


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