• Group size

    min 4 – max 16 persons

  • Difficulty grade

    Easy to Moderate

  • Availability

    May – November

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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 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 to experience it.

The Park territory covers 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 of 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 Moraca river, Platije Canyon, where we will take a break to visit orthodox monastery Moraca built in the 13th century, one of the most monumental medieval memorials in Montenegro.

Kolasin is a small resort located at 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 descend to Pesica lake

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

This hike begins at Bjelasica ski centre Jezerine (1450 m). Walking through the forest, we will arrive at the Vranjak village. 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 in 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

Jeep safari (4WD) tour – “Bjelasica ring”

This tour begins at the ski centre Jezerine (1450 m) where we take an off-road vehicle (4WD) and drive up to the mountain along. Passing through some traditional villages (called “katuns”– summer cottages for cattle breeders), we arrive at the mountain hut Vranjak. We will proceed over the roof of Bjelasica Mountain along the foothills of the highest peaks, to the spring of Bjelasica river. Further, we enter National Park Biogradska Gora and drive to the most attractive viewpoint Bendovac. From this place, stunning view is spreading on the whole virgin rainforest reserve of Biogradska Gora with Biogradsko lake surrounded by it. Here we make a photo stop and then proceed through the scenic area of Bjelasica Mountain to the “katun” Dolovi Lalevica, where the lunch with traditional food will be organized. After lunch we drive along the curved serpentine road through the Biogradska forest all the way to the Biogradsko lake. 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.

Day 4

National park Durmitor – Three lakes tour

The Three Lakes Hike tour confirms us 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 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, dominates above amazing beauty of Black Lake, which is surrounded with 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 clearly visible path all the way to the Savin Kuk Peak. There is also a possibility for 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 or hiking Prutas summit (2393 m)

*Option 1- Rafting on Tara River

The inevitable activity during the visit to Durmitor is undoubtedly rafting on Tara River: its main feature is rapids that might seem scary, but are suitable even for the less experienced visitors as long as they are accompanied by a good instructor. We start rafting tour from Splaviste, which is within National Park Durmitor. During the tour guests will enjoy in untouched nature of the National Park, passing by river Ljutica, which is the shortest river in Europe and under famous Djurdjevica Bridge which is 149 m high. We will raft to the Radovan Luka Camp, which is situated at the foothills of Curevac, place where Tara Canyon is the deepest (1300m). Return to Zabljak.

*Option 2- Hiking Prutas summit (2393 m) 

The peak was named after the parallel white limestone cliffs that extend from the foot to the summit. Prutas is one of the most beautiful, most popular and the highest of Durmitor peaks. Nowhere on Durmitor can you have so impressive, breathtaking and unforgettable view as from Prutas summit. Observed from a foothill it looks amazing, but the view is even more breathtaking once you reach the summit. Hiking Prutas is a whole day activity and it requires a certain level of physical fitness. From the top of Prutas, we will be able to see some of the most beautiful parts of Durmitor mountain range, including its highest peak Bobotov Kuk, as well as the glacial lakes named Skrcka lakes.

Walking for the day: 6-7 hours, 11 km ↑700m ↓700m

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Prutas summit

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Durmitor National Park

Day 7

„The Ring of Durmitor“- jeep (4WD) safari

The Panoramic Road “Durmitor Ring” is one of the most impressive routes in the region. Discover the unique, wild landscape and fascinating nature of the Durmitor National Park and the Piva Nature Park in northern Montenegro. Durmitor Ring is a circular route of around 76 km that will take you through some of Durmitor’s most stunning scenery.

During this tour, you will have a unique chance to feel the beauty of the mountain, unspoiled nature and Tara canyon.  During this trip, we will pass the highest villages on the Balkans (Bosaca, Mala Crna Gora) through the Susica river canyon, until we reach village Trsa, where we make a lunch break. We continue towards picturesque plateau Pisce, passing by Prutas massif, enjoying the most beautiful view at the highest peak of the Durmitor, Bobotov Kuk. On the way back to Zabljak, we will pass by ski centre Savin Kuk.

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