The National Parks of Montenegro (North)

Self-Guided Tour
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    At 3e Travel, we love introducing guests to our patch – the western Balkans, one of the most fascinating but little-visited regions of Europe. We believe the best tours combine active exploration of its natural wonders and wild landscapes, with getting to know the people and culture of this part of the world.

    We work with more than 200 local partners, all with in-depth knowledge and expertise, and can tailor each tour to you. Explore, experience and enjoy, on a holiday that takes you to the heart of the Western Balkans.

     
    • 8 days
    • Self Guided Tour
    • Montenegro

    Experience the highlights of one of the most beautiful hiking areas in southern Europe the Bay of Kotor. Discover in your pace the beauty of the Montenegrin coastline. Enjoy fantastic views, great food and Mediterranean atmosphere.

    Travel Style

    Self-guided or guided on request

    Duration

    8 days/7nights

    Interests

    walking/mountains

    Availability

    June, Oct

    Price Includes

    • 7 nights accommodation in double/twin room
    • 7 breakfasts
    • Luggage transfers
    • Orientation meeting (self-guided)
    • GPX-Tracks for walks
    • Maps and roadbook
    • Local mobile phone, service line 24/7
    • Transfers according to the itinerary

    Price Excludes

    • Single room supplement
    • Solo traveler supplement
    • Entrance fee National parks Lovcen, Lake Skadar
    • Entrance fees to sights
    • Tasting, boatrides
    • Arrival/departure transfers
    • Lunches and dinner
    • Drinks
    Itinerary

    Day 1Dubrovnik/Podgorica/Tivat – Durmitor National Park

    Meet your driver and drive via Niksic, the 2nd biggest town of Montenegro. A detour of approx. 2,5hrs takes you to the famous Ostrog Monastery, built in a steep wall. Continue your drive to the National Park Durmitor, the top of Montenegro.

     

    Day 2Poscenje – Komarnica Canyon – Durmitor National Park

    Poscenje a small picturesque village at the foot of Komarnica canyon. Your walk gently starts following a gravel road, while the canyon is still wide. Right at the last house starts the beautiful trail to upper Komarnica Canyon. Follow the small river (might be dry in August) to the specially protected mountain forest of Komarnica Greda. Impressive bizarre walls are the boundary of this valley. After the forest follow again the river bed until the trails starts slowly to climb. This walk ends at the Durmitor saddle (ridge) – one of the most iconic mountain panoramas in the National Park. Meet your driver at the small bar slightly below the saddle. Overnight in Durmitor National Park

    (5-6hrs, 12 km ,approx. 1000m ascent)

    Day 3Walk in Durmitor National Park Crvena Greda (2,164m) – Lake Jablan (1791m) – Zabljak (1,450m)

    Today you head out of Zabljak after breakfast to embark on a stunning walk to the summit of Crvena Greda one of the best viewpoints in Durmitor. There are lots of walks in Durmitor but is one of the best, offering a great days walking with plenty of variety and great views all the way. You’ll first ascend through lush pastures full of wild flowers and pine trees with the high peaks of Durmitor in the distance. Soon you are facing what will be your high point as a beautifully arranged cirque comes in to view, which you will begin to navigate, and surrounds the lake below.

    (approx. 5-6hours, 15 km, 700m ascent/descent)

    Day 4Durmitor National Park crossing

    After breakfast transfer to Durmitor saddle at 1900 m. Follow a single trail which takes you to different stunning stone formations – either right at your foot or you see them from distance. Have a short break at a so called mountain eye – a little glacier lake, before you head for the steepest part of this trail – there is a short section you need to use your hands (not exposed, just the trail leads through rocks) before you reach at the ridge below Bobotov Kuk. In the evening hours you are transferred to Biogradska National Park

    (Total: 5 hr 600m ascent/descent; 8 hrs 600 m ascent, 1100 m descent)

    Day 5Biogradska Gora National Park crossing – Peaks of Bjelasica

    Explore the mountain lakes of Nationalpark Biogradska Gora. At first you climb the virgin forest, until you reach a great viewpoint right above the lake. Your walk takes you across meadows and all the time you enjoy a great panorama. If you wish you can climb the highest peaks of Bjelasica before you walk down to a beautiful valley. Overnight at farmhouse.

    (5-6 hrs, 14km, 600 m ascent, 800 descent)

    Day 6Prokletije National Park

    After breakfast you are transferred to beautiful lake Plav and Prokletije National Park. This protected is the youngest and it is the most dramatic hiking destination in Montenegro. Vertical peaks pierce the sky. Wild chamois sprint between jagged cliffs. The park encompasses most of the Prokletije mountains, which form the natural border between Montenegro and Albania. Immerse yourself with this new region and explore with a moderate hike to Volusnica the most incredible view of the Karanfili peaks, the most photogenic massif in the Accursed Mountains. When you reach Volusnica, the hike continues along the ridge to Talijanka (2057 m), the peak that straddles Montenegro and Albania. Prepare yourself to be wowed. Note: Talijanka is often called Popadija. Remark: This a perfect early afternoon hike. If you hike in the morning, the sun will blind your view of the Karanfili peaks.

    (5-6hrs, 14km,600 m ascent/600 descent)

    Day 7 Prokletije National Park The “Kissing cats” circle

    Krosnja is a glacial cirque high up in the Karanfili mountains. It’s a long slog to the top. As you ascend, you’ll have impressive views of Grebaje valley. The trail traverses mountain slopes surrounded by peaks and brings you to a natural arch appropriately named Šuplja vrata, or kissing cats. You’ll climb through the arch, traverse another slope and then descend into a gully. The views are epic! This hike is difficult and best undertaken by experienced hikers. Half the trail is well-marked and the second-half is not marked at all. Remark: If you should feel more confident we can organize a guide for you or you do a different easier tour.

    (6-7 hrs, 15km, 800m/-800m)

    Day 8After breakfast transfer to the airport or extension

    Depending on your departure the next you are shuttled either the same day close to your departure airport. We also recommend to extend your stay at the coast of Montenegro. This transfer to your departure airport or location of your extension is not included, since we like to keep it flexible.

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