Durmitor National Park is a Unesco World Heritage site known as the resting place of the Gods and the pillar of the skies. It is steeped in legend and offers fantastic wilderness walking with a huge variety of walks from easy to the most challenging. Walk from the door and discover the Black Lake and Valley of the Lakes, meander through the pine forests and take on the peaks, no crowds just you and the beautiful wild landscapes!
Day 1 – Arrive and transfer to Zabljak your base for the week. Zabljak is a tiny town situated within the National Park. It is the highest town in the Balkans at 1456m above sea level. You stay at a charming and comfortable family run hotel on a B&B basis. Transfers are between 3 to 5 hours depending on your arrival airport.
Day 2 – 4 – Receive your maps and trail info and plan your walking. There are 18 listed recommended walks, most are way marked for easier navigation and explore the lakes and surrounding peaks. We recommend on some walks that you book a guide. Guides are available at approx 40 euros a day.
There are walks for all levels and no one will be disappointed. Your local contact will inform you about all the walks and you can organise a suitable itinerary with him. They will also brief you on safety regarding weather and mountain rescue.
Grades of Walk – Durmitor has approx 18 routed walks of varying grades from easy to full mountaineering hikes. There are 6 walks of 3/6 hours graded easy/moderate that explore the forests and Black Lake near Zabjlak. Lokvice Valley has several easy walks of 3/5 hours, graded easy to moderate. To follow are walks that explore some of the peaks of Durmitor. Planinica Peak(2330m) is a 7/8 hour walk with a 900 meter climb. Medjed Peak (2287m) is a circular route with 729m of climbing and 5/6 hrs hard in places. Savin Kuk Peak (2313m) takes 6 hrs with a 897m climb . Bobotov Kuk Peak (2523m) takes 6hrs with a 1067 climb. Sljeme Peak (2455m) 1039m of climbing takes 7hrs and is hard in places. Prutas Peak (2393m) requires a short transfer and takes 4/5 hours with a 693m climb.
Day 5 – Today you transfer to Cetinje the old royal capital of Montenegro on the edge of Lovcen NP. This charming town is steeped in history with many musuems and a monastrey to visit. You stay at a comfortable pension on a B&B basis. There are plenty of restaurnats an dcafe’s near by for you to try the local dishes.
Day 6 & 7 – A short transfer takes you into Lovcen National Park. The Lovcen Massif is a beautiful area, the National Park has endless paths for all abilities tbenchhat take in the Beech Woods and rocky ridges with fantastic views across to the Adriatic Sea and the fjord known as the Bay of Kotor. Not to be missed is the mausoleum of King Petar (1813. -1851) with amazing views and a solid 30 tonne statue it is well worth the walk up the 200 steps!
Day 8 – Transfer to the airport and depart.
Accommodation & Meals – The accommodation is in 3 star small family run hotels where you will receive a warm welcome. The holiday is 4 nights B&B in Durmitor and 3 nights B&B in Cetinje. Generally rooms in Montenegro are double or triple rooms and you may find that some are small apartments with a kitchen. If you require a single room a supplement may apply and the amount would be confirmed at time of booking. The food is simple and well cooked. You can buy your lunch from the local deli counters, bakeries & supermarkets and in Cetinje there are plenty of restaurants and cafes for your evening meals.
Your holiday includes – Transfers between Durmitor & Centinje, B&B accommodation in 3 star or similar hotel, trail transfers, 24/7 Host, All National Park fees, Tourist tax and insurance, Trail Packs & Maps.
It does not include – Flights, Drinks, Personal spending, guides and mountain huts, Extra activities, Travel Insurance (obligatory)
Available between 1st June and 31st October. Any departure date no min number.
Durmitor & Lovcen Two Center Holiday £595 pp ex. flights
Upgrade to 4 star Hotel Soa / Hotel Ivan Konak 7 nights £70 pppw
Return Transfers – All airport transfers included from Dubrovnik, Podgorica and Tivat.
Additional Activities – An additional activity in the NP is white water rafting in the Tara Canyon approx 45 euro per person inc transfers and lunch.