Snowshoe Hiking to Two Peaks of Montenegro

Explore Bjelasica Mountain as you snowshoe to peaks over 2000m and learn winter survival techniques. 2 days off work.

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Snowshoe Hiking to Two Peaks of Montenegro

Explore Bjelasica Mountain as you snowshoe to peaks over 2000m and learn winter survival techniques. 2 days off work.

  • Montenegro
  • January, February
  • Podgorica Airport, Podgorica (TGD)

Immerse yourself in the winter life as you snowshoe to mountain peaks and learn how to build a snow shelter. This winter adventure will see you explore the medieval Morača monastery in Podgorica, before heading to the breathtaking Bjelasica mountain. From here, you will summit not one, but two mountain peaks; both with extraordinary views of the breathtaking landscape. So, what’s included:

  • 1 day snowshoeing in Kolašin
  • 1 day climbing the summit Zekova Glava on snowshoes
  • Winter shelter building course
  • 3 nights of accommodation in 3-star hotels
  • All breakfasts and dinners and packed lunches
  • Local professional, English-speaking guide
  • Airport transfers
  • Local transfers
  • All snowshoeing equipment
  • Entrance fees in Durmitor National Park
  • Tourist taxes

Perfect for: Fit hikers who want to climb two mountains peaks, as well as learn essential winter mountain skills. No snowshoeing experience is needed for this winter adventure.

What to Expect

Thursday: Arrival and tour of Morača monastery

Your guide will meet you at Podgorica Airport. From here, you’ll be taken to the capital for lunch, to get to know each other.

You will then continue to Morača monastery. Located in a canyon, it is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Montenegro, as well as one of the oldest.

After your visit, your host will take you to the accommodation on Bjelasica mountain, where you then prepare for tomorrow’s adventure.

1.5 hours driving, Monastery visit

Friday: Snowshoe to the peak of Zekova Glava (2117m)

In the morning, your host will help you check your gear and adjust your equipment for the winter terrain.

Then, you’ll have a short training on how to use snowshoes as well as the safety procedures, before setting off for Zekova Glava.

With moderate slopes, Zekova Glava offers the ideal conditions for your first day of snowshoeing. You’ll hike along the ridge from where you’ll have stunning views of the surrounding peaks of Bjelasica.

After enjoying a whole day of snowshoeing, head back to your accommodation for a much-deserved mountain meal.

6 – 7 hours snowshoeing

Saturday: Snowshoe to the peak of Ćupov (1885m)

Now that you’ve had some experience with snowshoeing, you’ll head to the Kolašin ski centre to begin the 11km long snowshoe hike.

The hike will begin in the dense forests that Bjelasica is famous for, before heading through the fields and to the peak of Ćupov. You will descend using a different route home, so you can really explore the mountain.

On the way to your hotel, your guides will give you a demonstration of how to make a snow shelter*, simulate an avalanche rescue, as well as a lesson in checking the quality of the snow.

After a successful day out, head back to your accommodation and relax with some traditional food and drinks to celebrate the successful trip.

4 - 5 hours snowshoeing, 2-3 hours of winter outdoor skills

Sunday: Departure

After breakfast, it’ll be time to say your goodbyes to your hosts.

Pack your bags and hop on your transfer back to the airport in time for your flight.

Should you wish to stay longer, just let us know when you book on.

1.5 hours driving

*Want to bring the emergency simulation to the next level? Ditch the hotel room and spend the night in the shelter (optional). Just let your host know in advance.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions, and forecasts, special events, etc.

Accommodation

You will stay in a 3-star hotel in Kolašin, located 8 km from the ski resort and 10-minute drive from the Biogradska Gora National Park. The rooms will be on a twin-sharing basis, with en-suite bathrooms and included WiFi and TV.

Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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Location

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The Durmitor is a spectacular limestone massif in North-Western Montenegro, among the Dinaric Alps. The area is famous for its 18 glacial lakes, commonly referred to as the “Eyes of the Mountain” as well as its abundance of wildlife, including brown bears, grey wolves, and golden eagles. The lower slopes are covered in beautifully preserved forests of old growth Black Pine, making the area particularly stunning.

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro and lies at the confluence of two rivers. The city is home to the Morača monastery, founded in 1252 and one of the best known medieval monuments in Montenegro. Besides the spectacular architecture, the frescoes of the city are also particularly interesting, with the oldest dating back to the 13th century.

Start point?
Your host will pick you up at Podgorica Airport (TGD) at 13:00 or earlier on Thursday afternoon. Your host will be in touch before your trip to finalize details.

Finish point?
Your transport will drop you off at Podgorica Airport (TGD) on Sunday and you are free to book any flight departing on Sunday. Your host will be in touch before your trip to finalize details.

Getting there and away?
Podgorica (TGD) Airport is served by regular, inexpensive flights, including well-timed return flights on Ryanair.

You can get any flights that suit you, but make sure they fit the times above to take advantage of the included transfers.

Your host will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, such as erupting Icelandic Volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a Credit Card.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Flights to/from Podgorica
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Additional charge for a single room
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for your guide (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 12.

Please note, this trip may be rearranged or cancelled if fewer than 4 people are booked.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Much Better Adventures are very social in nature and we’ve seen lots of new friendships born out of them. Expect a mix of solo travellers and very small groups of 2 or 3, all with a shared appreciation of escaping the city for the great outdoors to try something new and meet new people.

As you will be snowshoeing for five to six hours each day, you will need a moderate level of fitness. But don’t worry, your guide will be with you at all times and help you during any rough parts. Besides that, the trip is absolutely beginner friendly.

All of the food is local and freshly cooked mountain food meals to fill you up for those long days of snow shoeing. These include domestic cheese and other local milk products, dry meat specialities, fish, local fruit and vegetables. Drinks are not included.

Absolutely! Just let us know when you book onto this adventure.

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Please contact your host upon booking, so all needed preparations can be made.

As this is a winter adventure, the average temperature in Montenegro will be around zero degrees. However, it can get colder in the night, even as low as -10°C to -20°C, so make sure you bring extra layers of clothing to keep you warm. During the day, it can be pretty sunny with clear skies.

Unfortunately, this is dependent on the weather. If there isn’t sufficient snow, it is difficult to build a good shelter. Also, if it’s raining that very day it won’t be possible to dig and build a shelter. But no worries the last years, this hasn’t been a problem.

No problem! There are several ski slopes around if you would rather ski and your host can show you where to rent skis and a ski pass if you need. Just let us know in advance!

It costs around 25 euros per day for a full ski pass and ski rent.

Your host will provide you with:

  • Snowshoes
  • Snowshoe poles

Your host recommends that you pack:

  • Backpack (about 30 ~ 40l)
  • Warm trekking trousers
  • Gore-Tex or similar jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Warm winter boots
  • Socks (thermal + cotton)
  • Woolen cap (or polar)
  • Clothes in layers
  • Winter gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-cream (sun protection SPF 50)
  • Water bottle (thermos recommended)

Start point?
Your host will pick you up at Podgorica Airport (TGD) at 13:00 or earlier on Thursday afternoon. Your host will be in touch before your trip to finalize details.

Finish point?
Your transport will drop you off at Podgorica Airport (TGD) on Sunday and you are free to book any flight departing on Sunday. Your host will be in touch before your trip to finalize details.

Getting there and away?
Podgorica (TGD) Airport is served by regular, inexpensive flights, including well-timed return flights on Ryanair.

You can get any flights that suit you, but make sure they fit the times above to take advantage of the included transfers.

Your host will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, such as erupting Icelandic Volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a Credit Card.


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