The last few years I have my spent holidays in my favorite mountains - Prokletije. This year was the same, but goal was different: we wanted to go where we haven't been yet. This is not difficult, even after more than 10 years of exploring this mountain region.On the first day we did Maja Rosit, the third peak of Montenegro. It is a long and demanding hike, but without major technical difficulties. The summit is between the Valbona and Ropojana valleys.
It does not make sense to tell you how it was, you must go and see it by yourself! We spent the next three days on a cross-border trekking trail between Montenegro and northern Albania: through Ropojana valley to Thethi National Park, then to Valbona valley and finally over Preslopit pass below the Kolata peaks back to Montenegro. Amazing, awesome, impressive...!!! The trail is part of 190 km. long cross-border hiking trail: "Peaks of the Balkan". It requires a good physical condition. In Albania it was very nice, people were friendly, food and accomodation were found in many guesthouses or campsites. Simple, but good and cheap. No shops in these valleys - you eat what they produce. The trails are guite well marked. Huge rocks are all around. No doubt we will come back. I wonder how it looks in winter. Thanks to Ana, my girlfriend- this was her idea:-)
Two days of hiking in Prokletije with Nives and Mojca, two ladies from Slovenija. Mount Prokletije was, as always, full of contrast: flowers, green meadows, forests and snow higher on the northern slopes.Thanks to Nives and Mojca for the chance to show them my favorite mountains. Unfortunately, two days were not enough, but we did the best we could: Grbaja and a round trip over the ridge of Volušnica, Popadija and Talijanka peaks, and next day we walked to Hridsko Lake and the peak of Hridski Krš with a beautiful view of the whole Prokletije masiff.
Mount Durmitor, a national park under UNESCO protection since 1980, is the most famous mountain massif in Montenegro.When you come and see it, you will find out why. With more than 40 peaks above 2000 m. and 17 lakes, kilometers of mountain trails and numerous steep rocky walls, this mountain range has to offer a lot, from easy hiking tours, over more demanding all-day hiking tours, to adventure rock climbing on the steep walls up to 700 m. high and ski touring trips on yet untouched snow!Durmitor is situated in the northwestern part of the country, above the small town of Žabljak and the Tara river canyon, another natural landmark of Montenegro. In Žabljak we would accomodate you in one of the finest private apartments or hotels. It is hard to mention all hiking tours. There are numerous possibilities, from a day tour like the ascent to Bobotov kuk, Crvena Greda, Medjed or Bandijerna to multiday tours like the one from Komarnica valley - Dobri do - Trojni Pass to Žabljak. We are ready to guide you on any peak of this beautiful mountain range in summer and winter too, or to tailor a tour by your wishes, physical and techical capabilities.
No doubt the most beautiful mountain massif in Montenegro. Only a small part of it belongs to Montenegro, but the heights and beauties exceed all other mountains. The relatively narrow area in the northeastern part of the country, along the Albanian border, hides many secret paths, more or less demanding trails, non-climbed walls, glacial lakes and rarely visited peaks. The three highest peaks of Montenegro are situated in these mountain. The highest of them is Maja Kolata (2534). Prokletije consist of a few smaller masiffs,hidden in between several valleys. In 2009 the area was proclaimed national park, the fifth one in Montenegro. Come and see why these mountains are also called the Balkan Alps!