Vrtaško Sleme, also known as Sleme, is a wonderful panoramic hill rising high above Mojstrana. At the beginning the path ascends steeply through the forest, but then you proceed on a pleasant path past Vrtaška alpine meadow and enjoy the fantastic views towards Vrata valley and the summits above it. Best time to come here is in autumn when the larch trees glow in yellow. Fantastic colors and a view like no other!
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Mojstrana village. Leave the main road 'Jesenice - Kranjska Gora' at Mojstrana. Drive through the village towards Vrata valley. There is a small parking lot behind the last houses in Mojstrana where you can leave the car.
An unmarked footpath ascends just by the parking lot on the right side of the road. A bit higher, it merges with a wider path that runs from Mojstrana. There are not a lot of markings, so pay attention at the first splits. The path is very steep. Before Vrtaška alpine meadow it flattens and leads to the lovely meadow through a nice forest.
Head to the right at Vrtaška meadow and continue across a grassy 'gully'. The path turns left into the forest a bit higher (pay attention to the markings!), gradually ascends westwards and reaches the ridge between the summits of Vrtaški vrh and Sleme. Continue between dwarf pines and overcome the last section across a steeper grassy slope.
The view from the summit is amazing: Kukova špica is right above you, Triglav is reigning on the other side of Vrata valley while Karavanke and the Austrian summits are catching the sunlight on the other side of Upper Sava valley. Spectacular!
Descend down the same path. P.S. Another option across Vrtaški vrh back to Vrtaška meadow is added in the GPS track. This route is without any markings and there are some pathless areas.
Vrtaško Sleme: 2077 m
Parking (Mojstrana) - Vrtaška meadow: 2 h
Vrtaška meadow - Sleme: 2 h
Sleme - Parking (Mojstrana): 3 h
Total: 7 h
2 - The path is not technically demanding. It is rather steep at the beginning.
Type of path:
Marked - Although the path is generally marked, some signposts are not very well visible. Pay attention to them.