Kočna saddle

Saddle Kočna is located at an altitude of 1461 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.), above the village of Javorniška Rovta.

Sedlo Kočna is a point bellow Golica, offering beautiful view into neighbouring Austria.

Dom Pristava

In the village Javorniški Rovt, there is also the artificial lake of the Javorniški Rovt hydroelectric power station. Hiking to Kočna starts at the Dom Pristava. Former Zois accession, located at an altitude of 975 m.a.s.l.

Dom Pristava is even more interesting due to the year 1641 carved on the facade. Because of historical importance, the building is protected as a historical monument. There are no noteworthy views from the Dom Pristava, however, it is an excellent starting point for reaching many surrounding peaks (Golica 1836 m, Stol 2236m, Veliki Vrh 1944m …).

There is also a restaurant where you can indulge in delicious home-made food. In addition to the restaurant, there are also sleeping rooms, heated by stoves.

Sedlo Kočna is reached through an undemanding hiking path towards mountain Golica. Stručna is a small mountain range with several peaks, among which are the Veliki Vrh with an elevation of 1944 m and Belška planina, also known as Svečica, with an altitude of 1700 m.

Sedlo Kočna is a point bellow Golica, offering beautiful view into neighbouring Austria.

Austria

A beautiful and undemanding path with a starting point at the Dom Pristava leads you through the woods towards the slopes, which lead us to the edge of the saddle. At the top,  beautiful view of neighbouring Austria opens and reaches all the way to the Lower Tauern.

On the last photo, there is a lake Ferlacher Stausee visible. In the distance, you can see peaks Hochgolling (2862m) and Zirbitzkogel (2396m). Lower Tauern is also known under the term Low Tours (German Niedere Tauern). The view also reveals Krka Alps, which are separated from the Lower Tauern by the Mura River. The Krka Alps is a lower mountain range, slightly in the foreground in the photograph. Celovec (German Klagenfurt) is also visible on the photography.

Sedlo Kočna offers beautiful view deep into Austria. Similar views offer Trupejevo poldne and Dovška baba

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© Author: Text, photo and video:
Leon G. Milošević

Start
GPS Coordinates
46°27'16.2"N 14°05'28.9"E
Height
1461m
Duration
1h 30min
Easy and marked path.
Winter
Necessary equipment
Crampons and ice axe
Difficulty for this tour