Climb Montenegro's Highest Peak - 2523m
Climb Montenegro’s highest mountain and hike magical Black Lake in a weekend. 1 day off work.
Experience the wilds of Montenegro as you explore some of her most remote corners. You’ll hike around the beautiful Black Lake, immerse yourself in the UNESCO World Heritage protected national park and climb Bobotov Kuk (2522m), Montenegro’s highest peak. Go now, before more people start to flock to these truly dramatic mountains.
Friday: Explore Montenegro’s Black Lake
Meet your guides at Dubrovnik Airport. You’ll be transferred to Nikšić, where you’ll stop for a welcome lunch before driving to your accommodation in Central Montenegro’s Durmitor National park.
Settle in, then it’s time to see the Black Lake – but don’t let its name fool you, as it is famed for its clear, turquoise waters. Immerse yourself in its untouched beauty as you hike its circumference while encircled by rugged mountains and pine forests.
Return to the chalet for dinner and unwind after the day’s activities.
3.5 hours driving, 2-3 hours hiking
Saturday: Climb Durmitor’s Highest Peak
Today’s the day – wake up bright and early, and depart for the Katun Dobri Do trailhead (1700m), where you’ll begin the day’s hike. The trail is one of Durmitor Massif’s most beloved, due to its quiet, natural beauty and outstanding views of the surrounding park.
Once you reach the summit, you’ll be greeted with awe-inspiring panoramic views of the glacial lakes known as the “Eyes of the Mountain”. Ascend the peak and head back to the accommodation.
14km hike, 6-8 hours, 900m vertical ascent
Sunday: Departure Day
Pack up and tuck into the trip’s final breakfast. Then you will be driven to Podgorica Airport where you'll fly either home or to your adventure’s next destination.
2 hours driving
Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.
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.
You’ll spend two evenings in a quaint mountain chalet. You’ll wake up to views of the highlands, an area prized for its rich biodiversity and unparalleled landscapes. The chalet has a delightful in-house restaurant that serves traditional dishes. Meanwhile, the rooms are comfortable and basic. Two rooms have their own bathrooms. There is Wi-Fi across the whole building.
Accommodation choice varies due to availability. Photos and description based on Nevidjeno Lodge.
Montenegro’s coastlines may get most of the attention, but it’s the highlands that really deserve it. In this lesser known corner of the Balkans, you can experience all the Alps’ and Pyrenees’ beauty (and then some) without battling the crowds. Picture serrated, black peaks sprinkled with the winter’s remaining snow. The mountains’ basins are hugged by pine forests and luscious green meadows and are littered with deep canyons and emerald glacial lakes.
Durmitor national park’s World UNESCO’ status is well earned; it’s home to innumerable ecosystems and habitats, some 314 protected animals – including 163 birds – while Tara Canyon, Lake Zaboljsko and its fir forests are worthy destinations in themselves. As well as natural wonders, the area is also steeped in history, such as its eight historical monuments that are scattered across the park.
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