Nacionalni Park Durmitor Travel Guide

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    snow in August
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    with friend
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    crowded at the top
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Nacionalni Park Durmitor Things to Do

  • Rafting on Tara river

    Rafting on this river is unforgetible experiance. You can chose from 1 day to 7 days rafting. Don't miss to do it on the river which canyon is the deepest in Europe and on second place in world (1300m deep).

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  • Zabljak 1450m

    The place Zabljak is situated in the nort-west of Montenegro, in the heart of the Durmitor, 1450 meters above see level, making this place the highest urban conglomerate in the Balkan. Zabljak is surrounded by 23 mountain peaks over 2200 meter high, with 18 lakes, and with the canyon of Tara river, the deepest in Europe. 4500 inhabitants live here....

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  • Skrcko jezero 1711 m

    Skrcko jezero is the most beautiful lake on Durmitor and also the lake on the highest altitude on 1711m. There are two lakes. Veliko Jezero (1686m) -Large Lake and Malo Jezero (1711m) - Small Lake. The big lake has the coast under stunted beech trees, 17 m deep and 165 m wide with 1720 m long coastline.Malo Jezero is 22m long, 94 m wide and 15 m...

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  • Sljeme (2455m)

    It is the third highest peak of Durmitor. It is 2 kilometers long rocky plateau which height is more than 2400 m in average.Climbing to this peak is not easy at all, because a high altitude of 1000 m.From the top you can see the Black Like. On this plateau exist many peaks and the best known are Istoèni vrh (East peak 2445m) and Vrh Sljemena...

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  • Crno jezero (Black Lake 1416m)

    This is the biggest and the best known lake, also one of the symbol of Zabljak. Above the lake is a mountain Medjed, that leaves you breathless because of its beauty. The lake is surrounded by dense forests and in the summer there is a crowd and a lot of tourists who swimming in the lake. Very charming.

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  • Skrcko Zdrijelo (2114 m)

    Škrèko Ždrijelo (2114 m) is for sure maybe the most beautiful pass of the whole Durmitor. This pass can be reached without any special effort. Only you should come in Dobri Do valley and follow the road to Dobri Do from where leades path to Skrka Lakes Valley and Skrcko Zdrijelo. It is the prettiest route of Durmitor.From this pass you can see most...

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  • Prutas 2393m

    Prutas is only the 9th spot on the list of highest peaks of Durmitor, but climbing on Prutas is for me the best because this massive is the most beautiful and popular and it is also the largest Durmitor peaks. Prutovi which is plural of the word Prut which means a twig of branch, such as those of which baskets are made. Prutas got its name after...

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  • Sareni Pasovi- Colorful Layers 2248 m

    Together with Prutas is one of the most specific peaks od Durmitor. Sareni Pasovi was created from sedimentary crests. It is beautiful and impresive outlook attrack yaer by year many mountaineers to climb it. From this peak you will have very impressive view to Bobotov Kuk, Bezimeni Vrh, Devojka and Prutas. Massif of Sareni pasovi has two summits –...

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  • Sedlena greda 2227 m - Saddle of Gods

    Sedlena Greda is 2227 m high peak and one of the most impresive and beautiful peaks of Durmitor. It is often call peak “Saddle of Gods”. Sedlena greda dominate above grassy waves of Dobri Do valley. Climbing to this peak is not hard and it is a real pleasure.

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  • Bobotov kuk 2525 m

    This is the highest peak of Durmitor massive. Climbing to this peak requires a good fit. The duration of climbing tours is about 5 hours. At the end of the climb is a bit exposed and that's way I decided not to climb to the top.From the top you will get impressive view of Skrcka Lake and it is possible to see some hundred kilometers afar: Kopaonik,...

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  • Kanjon Komarnice

    30 km south to Žabljak, just before Šavnik started on the right the road for Kanjon Komarnice (Komarnica Canyon). The road sign said "19 km" while my map showed only 3 km ! I assumed that the local information was the right one and there was no time to visit Kanjon Komarnice as we had scheduled to sleep in Nikšić (and finally had to drive to...

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  • South to Durmitor

    After Pašina Voda, we go out of Durmitor National Park and a large road sign tells that we are about to pass the limits. As much as the elevation is lower, as much as the landscape become different from the Žabljak plateau.BTW, entrance into Durmitor National Park is free.

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  • Asphodeles

    Asphodeles belong to the Lilly family. They grow especially around the Mediterranean. They were used in the antiquity to flourish graves, and were mentioned by Homer as covering the great meadow, the haunt of the dead. While I documented this tip, I learnt that the English word for Narcissus, “daffodil” derived from asphodele --> affodille...

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  • Isolated chapel.

    As we could not do it by the western route, we drove back and finally took the south route. Just after the road crossing, near Pačina Voda, we spotted a small isolated chapel standing alone on a shelf. It looked almost like a toy !

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  • ¡No pasaran!

    Photo 1. We were now not far from the pass but there was more and more snow along the road and one kilometers further, there was a large strip of snow that covered the whole width of the road dor a good 30 meters. Further, there was a second one… With all these snow drifts, there was no way to go any further.Photo 2. As I have not taken a photo of...

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  • South to Bobotov Kuk

    Photo 1. The road climbs along the south slopes of the Bobotov Kuk (2,522 meters). The mountain should be the Buručkovac, also named Veliki Buručkovac (Great Buručkovac) (2,094 meters), the highest summit of the Treskavac range.Photo 2 was taken a little further and thus at a higher elevation. The mountain in front might be the...

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  • West of Žabljak

    To leave Žabljak for Nikšić, we had the choice between two routes, both about 100 km.1) Drive full West on a small road that climbs along the southern slopes of Bobotov Kuk, with a pass at an elevation of 1908 meters, reach Trsa and the E 762 main road north south.2) Drive full south to Nikšić by a narrow and winding road, with a pass at...

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  • Durmitor massif

    Photo 1. Bobotov Kuk (2528 meters) is the highest point of the Durmitor massif. In late May, there remains a lot of snow from previous winter, which means that some might be permanent and will not melt before next Winter.Photo 2. Seen from some distance, the Durmitor massif looks smoother.Photo 3. The prairie itself is not flat everywhere and there...

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Nacionalni Park Durmitor Restaurants

  • By the Black Lake

    What a pity we were there so early, they had just lit the fire in the BIG grill (pics 2 & 3). No doubt they were going to roast lamb. We just sat down for hot / cold beverages. The ambience is rural and cozy. I just HAVE to go back there to taste the lamb!!!The linked page shows the menu / prices. Od means from, do means to. Some of the words are...

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  • Restaurant Enigma

    On May 22nd, when we arrived in front of Hotel Enigma, there was no car parked in front. The sign in front did not tell there was a restaurant but s we had not see any other on our way and began to be hungry, I gave it a try … and, yes, inside, a small sign showed that the restaurant was upstairs. OK, but that did not mean that the restaurant was...

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  • Lunch in the paradise

    Take some sandwiches and beer , I recommend famous montenegrian-----NIKSICKO PIVO, and have the lunch sitting on the grass or some bench surrounded with natural beauty of this place. Good apetite :)

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Nacionalni Park Durmitor Nightlife

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    by vesna04 Updated Sep 11, 2003

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    Realy nice place to rellax in authentic ambiente. It is open until late at night, I am not sure exactly to what time. The other option is to go to one of the hotels. There are also some restorants with the folk music, but I am not sure it would suite foreigners taste.

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Nacionalni Park Durmitor Transportation

  • Getting there by bus and car

    BUSYou have bus from Podgorica, Niksic, Pljevlja and Mojkovac several times per day.CARFrom Niksic – Savnik (47 km) – Zabljak (37 km) there are 84 km.(before tunnel on Vojnik mountain) This route is beautiful but hard to drive mountain approach as road is slow and narrow with two major ascents: fist it ascends from Niksic (649m ) to Krnovo pass...

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  • Getting there by plane

    If you want to come to Durmitor (zabljak) by plane, the closest airport is in Podgorica, capital of Montenegro. There are two airlines who operated Serbian JAT and Montenegrin Montenegro airlines. Once in Podgorica by plane, you will have to take a bus or rent a car for Zabljak. From Podgorica to Zabljak there are about 160 km.

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Nacionalni Park Durmitor Local Customs

  • What locals do in the woods part II

    Picking mashrooms is one of the favorite job for earning some extra money. There are a lots of various kinds of mashrooms in this area. Please do not do it yourself , some of them are not eatable but dangerous!

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  • What locals do in the woods

    Picking wild strawberries and bilberries are realy local costum here. In picking season, people do it every day. Some of them sell them in the local market and some need them fore homemede delicious canned sweets.

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Nacionalni Park Durmitor Off The Beaten Path

  • Cernogorski Zvončić

    While driving the Tara road, I spotted this beautiful tuft of flowers. It was clinging to the cliff, out of reach but I photographed it with tele-lens. I wondered if that was some kind of Campanula. I found later that it belong to the same family than the Campanula but was an Edraianthus. This genus is special to the Balkans and has a dozen...

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  • Mountain violet

    Viola calcarata, the mountain violet is a plant that is found at high elevations throughout the whole Alps but also in other European mountain ranges. It can be found from 1,200 to 2,300 meters. The photo was taken on the Žabljak plateau, around 1,300 meters.

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  • Monastery of St Michael the Archangel

    The Monastery of St Michael the Archangel is accessed by a rough stony track of about a couple of miles in length (although it seems longer because you have to drive so slowly on it!). We stopped and parked the car about half a mile or so before we reached it, and I then walked on the remainder of the way whilst Andrea had a rest.According to the...

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Nacionalni Park Durmitor Favorites

  • Nature-part II

    You can never get tired exploring this park. The scenery is changing from the freen woods and light green grass to the grey rocks and all over again. All that accompanied with lovely glaciar lakes...I have to finish or I am going there right away :)

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  • Nature part III

    If you like mountin hiking or climbing this is the place for you. Various peaks are waiting for you. You should not having problem finding your way. There are lot of sings that you should just follow. You can also ask someone for the way becouse there are always someone doing the same thing as you>

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  • Simply the nature

    Nature and nature again. Look at following photos ! I am known like person that doesn't like to walk too much. When I was here it was not the case. I went on everyday walking tours and I loved every minut of it. Walking around surraunded with untuched natural beauty, breathing with full lungs...

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