• Group size

    min 4 – max 18 persons

  • Difficulty grade

    Easy to Moderate

  • Departure dates 2023

    17 Jun – 24 Jun

    01 July – 08 July

    05 August – 12 August

    02 Sept. – 09 Sept.

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Overview

The diverse flora and fauna of Biogradska Gora National park is another amazing treasure of nature. Biogradska Gora is one of the oldest protected areas in the world. Only 6 years after Yellowstone was declared the first national park in America, Prince Nikola put Biogradska Gora under state protection in 1878. Due to its immense natural wealth and its preservation, Biogradska Gora National park was proclaimed a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site.

The most impressive part of the National Park is the primeval rainforest reserve, one of the last in Europe. It is located in the valley of Biograd and Jezerstica River, surrounding Biograd Lake where the beauty of the ancient forests reflects in their waters. Many of the trees in the forest are over half a millennium old, with some soaring to 60m high. This is the region of magnificent beauty and graceful experience.

Durmitor National Park is the largest National Park in Montenegro and it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Park is characterized by diversified ecosystems and numerous endemic species, as well as the highest peaks of the Dinaric mountains, Tara River Canyon, which was proclaimed a world ecological reserve, 18 glacial lakes known as “the mountain eyes” of which the Black Lake is the most famous one and represents a sort of the symbol of the Park and its beauty. Here, the water and ice have eroded the limestone typical of the place and thus creating a rare-beauty landscape – a reason enough why you shouldn’t miss experiencing it.

The Park territory covers the Durmitor massif and the narrow Tara Canyon which is 1.300 meters deep – second after the Grand Canyon Colorado. Tara River, also known as the “Teardrop of Europe”, is considered to be one of the most beautiful rivers on the entire continent.

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Moraca Monastery

Day 1

Monastery Moraca & Kolasin

Transfer from airport Podgorica/Tivat/Dubrovnik to Kolasin. The road to Kolasin will lead us through the impressive canyon of the Moraca river, Platije Canyon, where we will take a break to visit the orthodox monastery Moraca built in the 13th century, one of the most monumental medieval memorials in Montenegro.

Kolasin is a small resort located 954 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by three mountain ranges – Sinjajevina, Komovi and Bjelasica. Like most ski towns, it looks far prettier under a blanket of snow, but even in summer, it’s a handy base for exploring Biogradska Gora National Park and other parts of the Bjelasica Mountain.

Day 2

National Park Biogradska Gora – Hiking Zekova glava summit (2117) with descending to Pesica Lake

Mountain Bjelasica with its specific shapes, rolling hills and smooth pastures is predestined for sustainable mountain tourism both in summer and winter. This pastoral mountain invites nature lovers for an easy hike with breathtaking views.

This hike begins at Bjelasica ski centre Jezerine (1450 m). Walking through the forest, we will arrive at the Vranjak katun (katun is a small mountain village made of huts inhabited by shepherds in the summer). After a brief stop, we will hike up to the summit of Zekova Glava and enjoy a prolonged rest at a nearby glacial lake called Pesica Lake. At the lake, we will have a chance to enjoy spectacular nature, take beautiful pictures, and possibly go swimming in the cold water.

Walking for the day: 5-6 hours, 6 km ↑600m ↓600m

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Pesica lake

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Bjelasica

Day 3

Vranjak – Ogorela glava – Goles – Biogradsko Lake

This hike begins at the ski centre Jezerine (1450 m) where we take a dirt road and arrive at the mountain eco-village Vranjak. Then we will proceed over the roof of Bjelasica Mountain along the ridge line of the peaks, with the scenic view of Biogradska forest to the Ogorela glava peak (1988 m). Further, we continue on the ridge to Lica peak (1893 m) to the attractive viewpoint, where a stunning view is spreading of the whole virgin rainforest reserve of Biogradska Gora with Biogradsko Lake surrounded by it. Here we make a photo stop and then proceed downhill to Goles katun, a famous shepherd village which saved its centuries-long tradition and enriched it by opening its doors to tourists. There will be an organized lunch with traditional food. After lunch, we take a steep mountain path (4 kilometres) that leads downhill through untouched rainforest Biogradska Gora all the way to Biogradsko Lake (1099 m). Biogradsko Lake is situated in the heart of the National park and is surrounded by thick forest, which makes it unique and leaves a lifetime impression on all those who had a chance to visit it.

Walking for the day: 7-8 hours, 14 km ↑400m ↓900m

Day 4

National Park Durmitor – Three lakes tour

The “Three Lakes Hike” tour confirms why UNESCO listed Durmitor as one of its World Heritage sites in Montenegro. Glacial lakes reflecting the peaks towering above offer one-of-a-kind landscapes for adventurers, nature lovers, and photographers.

Black Lake is the premium tourist attraction of the Durmitor area. It is the largest and the best known of 18 glacial lakes on the mountain. A hike around Black Lake, that we will take, a 3.6 km long walking path is a must for each visitor. Its position is wonderful: the rounded mass of Mount ‘Bear’, as its guardian behind it. Following a picturesque trail along Mill Creek, we continue our hike to Snakes Lake, which is hidden deep in the spruce forests at an altitude of 1.520 m. It is a calm and peaceful place, perfect for rest. After Snakes Lake, we continue the journey through the Bosaca village and surrounding pine forests to visit Jablan Lake. You will enjoy excellent views from the trail to the most prominent lake in Durmitor – the Black Lake.

Walking for the day: 6-7 hours, 13 km ↑400m ↓400m

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Durmitor-Black Lake

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Black Lake & Savin Kuk

Day 5

National Park Durmitor – Savin Kuk summit hike (2313 m)

Savin Kuk is one of the most beautiful, most recognized, most photographed and most visited peaks on Durmitor. Savin Kuk is an unfailing part of the famous and incredible panorama view above Black Lake (1416 m), offering perhaps the most beautiful views of Durmitor Peaks (Sljeme, Terzin Bogaz, Medjed, Bobotov Kuk, etc.). It’s a beautiful triangle shaped peak on the left from Bear peak, which dominates above the amazing beauty of Black Lake, which is surrounded by beautiful black pine forest. This panorama is the trademark of Durmitor and Montenegro.

The climb starts from the parking lot at the ski lift. The track follows an unmarked but well-trodden and visible path to the Savin Kuk Peak. There is also a possibility of taking a ride with a cable car instead of walking, which stops around 1 km below the summit.

Walking for the day: 5-6 hours, 8 km ↑800m ↓800m

Day 6

Rafting on Tara River

The inevitable outdoor activity during the visit to Durmitor National Park is undoubtedly rafting on the Tara River. Tara River Canyon is the deepest canyon in Europe and the second-deepest in the world next to the Grand Canyon in the United States. Tara River is 158 km long whilst 80 km of its length belongs to Durmitor National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. Rafting is by far the most fun and exciting way to see the Tara Canyon. The water is crystal clear, waterfalls rush down into the river and you can even stand under a waterfall. During the tour you will enjoy in untouched nature of the National Park, passing by river Ljutica, which is the shortest river in Europe and under the famous Tara Bridge. At the time it was built, this bridge which stands 172 meters above the Tara River, was the biggest vehicular concrete arch bridge in Europe. Lunch after rafting and for those who want another adrenaline shot – the longest zipline in Europe is around the corner (optional). Driving back to Zabljak, towards villages Njegovudja and Zminica, amazed by the spectacular nature, we arrive at Zminicko Lake. Without a doubt, you will find this mountain lake surrounded by a thick pine forest perfect. After admiring Zminicko, we continue towards Fish and Devil’s Lake. Beside the road are situated mysterious carved stone tomb monuments (stećci) – dating from between the 12th and 16th centuries (added to Unesco’s World Heritage list in 2016). Arrival and overnight at Zabljak.

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Prutas summit

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Durmitor National Park

Day 7

National Park Durmitor – Prutas (2393 m) peak hike

A hiking tour that provides views of the most beautiful Durmitor NP landscapes — a real mountaineering pleasure and experience! Adorned with unique rock shapes (sticks or rods), the name “Prutas” (eng. mountain of rods), ideally reflects the real beauty of this peak. With easy ascent along the deep, green slopes, amazing views over the glacial Skrcka lakes, including peaks of Djevojka (2440 m), Bezimeni Vrh (2487 m) and Bobotov Kuk (2525 m), the Prutas hiking trail is probably the most beautiful trail at Durmitor National Park.

Our start is from Sarban ( 1,707 m) and during the next 2,5-3 hours with a total ascent of 700 m over the 4 km trail, we will reach this magnificent, grass-covered peak. It is adorned with gentle ridgelines, green mountainsides, cliffs of vertically elevated layers, but also typical limestone rock formations. The peak is a spacious plateau covered with grass and the view spreading from the peak is remarkable in all directions — you will take great photos! This is one of those hiking tours that provide dazzling views thus creating immensely hiking pleasure and experience! At the top, you will have a well-deserved time for rest, while soaking up the beauty surrounding you. This hike will be the highlight of your Montenegro and Durmitor National Park adventure.

Hiking for the day: 6-7 hours, 8 km ↑700m ↓700m

Day 8

Departure or extensions

Departure or extensions. Transfer to airport Podgorica/Tivat/Dubrovnik.

Note: In case you are arriving/leaving one or two days before/after the group departure do not hesitate to contact us for organizing your stay, activities and/or transfers.

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Durmitor National Park