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Climb Montenegro's Highest Peak - 2523m

Climb Montenegro’s highest mountain, Bobotov Kuk, and hike to the magical Black Lake in a weekend

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Adventures / Summit Fever

Climb Montenegro's Highest Peak - 2523m

Climb Montenegro’s highest mountain, Bobotov Kuk, and hike to the magical Black Lake in a weekend

DURATION
2 nights
LOCATION
Montenegro
ANNUAL LEAVE
1 day off work
GROUP SIZE
Up to 12 people
MEETING POINT
Dubrovnik Airport, Croatia
ACCOMMODATION
Guesthouse
DIFFICULTY
Moderate

Summit day involves 14km (6-8 hours) of hiking with 900m of ascent, so a decent level of fitness is required.

Enjoy the view from the top of Bobotov Kuk (2522m), a dramatic peak surrounded by beauty

Experience the wilds of Montenegro's most remote corners

Hike around the beautiful Black Lake and immerse yourself in this UNESCO World Heritage protected national park

Included

Guides

Expert, local guide

Accommodation

2 nights in a mountain chalet

Meals

Munch on tasty food throughout

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in-between

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Dubrovnik Airport, Croatia on Day 1

13:30

Ends

Podgorica Airport, Montenegro on Day 3

08:30

Transfers

You'll be picked up on arrival in Dubrovnik and dropped off in Podgorica in time for departure. If you could prefer to be dropped in the city centre of either, please let your host know.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Dubrovnik and back from Podgorica from airports across the UK and Europe. Please arrive in Dubrovnik by 13:00 or earlier. You are free to book any departing flight that leaves after 10:30.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

Day 1

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Expect to eat fresh, home-cooked delicacies, including the region’s famous cheeses, as well as cured meats, fish, freshly baked bread and pastries and locally sourced fruits and vegetables. Most dietary requirements can be catered for, just let your host know in advance.

What is the accommodation like?

The mountains

You’ll stay in a twin-share room in a quaint mountain chalet in an area prized for its biodiversity. Rooms are comfortable but basic, while the chalet itself has Wi-Fi throughout and a delightful in-house restaurant that serves traditional dishes.

Day 1

Black Lake

Hiking

2-3hrs · 10km

Meet your guide at Dubrovnik Airport and then drive to Nikšić for lunch before continuing on to your chalet in the beautiful Durmitor National Park. Settle in, unpack and then head to Black Lake – don’t let the name fool you, it's famous for its clear, turquoise waters. Let the peace and quiet of this untouched area wash over you and then return to the chalet in time for dinner.

Day 2

The high peaks

Hiking

6-8hrs · 14km · 900m up · 900m down

Wake up bright and early and travel to the Katun Dobri Do trailhead (1700m). Follow one of the Durmitor Massif’s most beloved trails through a world of quiet, natural beauty and see some outstanding views of the surrounding park. Push on to the summit where you’ll be greeted with awe-inspiring views of the glacial lakes known as, 'The Eyes of the Mountain.' Head back to the hotel and relax over dinner with the rest of your team.

Day 3

Return home

Pack up, enjoy a last breakfast in the mountains before heading to Podgorica, from where you can fly home or head to your adventure’s next destination.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

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What do I need to bring?

  • Hiking trousers
  • Hiking shoes (broken in)
  • Wind stopper/jacket
  • Breathable, quick-drying, sport clothes
  • Sandals/trainers
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun cream)
  • Warm layers
  • Backpack (30L minimum)
  • Shorts and summer clothes

The hike around Black Lake is an easy 2-3 hour trek, with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. The peak ascent is the tough day, with 900m of climbing and around 14km total hiking. It can be taxing, so a decent level of fitness is needed. To the summit and back usually takes around 6-8 hours, depending on the group's fitness level. There are no technical sections, although the final step before the peak itself requires the assistance of fixed wire cables, but your guides will be on hand to help.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Montenegro’s summers are lovely with temperatures ranging from 24 – 30 °C. At night it tends to get cooler due to the Durmitor's high altitude, so be sure to bring layers of clothing to keep you cosy and warm.

Any excess luggage can be safely left in your accommodation.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

For current advice about travelling in Montenegro, have a read of the UK Foreign Office pages here.

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

All of our group adventures are specifically designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want them to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly likeminded.

“I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I’ve ever been on!” Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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