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Montenegro’s Highest Peak Climb

Est Adventure - 3 days

  • Montenegro’s Highest Peak Climb
  • 3 days / 2 nights
  • Max. group: 16 Persons
  • Difficulty: Medium
Overview
Route
What's Included
Accommodation
FAQ
Packing List
Safety
EST Adventure
How to Book

Overview

> Hike around “Black Lake” and enjoy the impressive mountain scenery
> Conquer Montenegro's Highest peak, Durmitor Massif
> Admire the glacial lakes known as the “Eyes of the Mountain”

Experience the true face of Montenegro on this long-weekend adventure. Your trip will start in the protected and impressive Durmitor National Park with a hike around Black Lake, before climbing Montenegro’s highest peak – Bobotov Kuk (2523 m) – on the next day. During the entire trek, you will be surrounded by the natural, rugged beauty of Montenegro. This trip is perfect for active hikers who want to explore the UNESCO World Heritage protected national park and climb Montenegro’s highest peak.

Note: For this trek, the minimum number of trekkers to open a new group is 4. If you are alone or less than 4 people, get in touch with our trekking experts to find a group to join!

Route

What's the plan?

Day 1: Friday, Arrival and Hike around Black Lake

Your transport will meet you at Dubrovnik Airport where you will be transferred to Nikšic for a welcome lunch with your guide. Afterward, we head straight to your accommodation in the highlands of Central Montenegro.

Check into your chalet, then stretch your legs with a scenic hike around “Black Lake” and enjoy the impressive mountain scenery before you head back to your chalet for a delicious dinner.

3 hours of driving, 2-3 hours of hiking

Day 2: Saturday, Climbing Montenegro's highest peak

You’ll begin your day with a drive to Katun Dobri Do trailhead (1700m), the starting point of your hike to the summit of Bobotov Kuk (2522m).

This hike is considered one of the most scenic in the Durmitor Massif, thanks to its outstanding views along the entire trail.

When you reach the summit, you’ll be able to look down to the glacial lakes known as the “Eyes of the Mountain”.

Take some pictures before you begin the descent down the same trail. When you get to the bottom, head back to the chalet for a well-earned meal.

1 hour of driving, 7 hours of hiking

Day 3: Sunday, Departure

Take your time to enjoy breakfast and your last morning in Montenegro. Your guide will then drive you to Podgorica Airport where you’ll catch your flight home.

3 hours of driving

What's Included

Included:

√ Transport
Airport transfers and all local transfers during the trek are included. On the first day of the trek we will pick you up at Dubrovnik Airport and we will take you to Nikšic. On the last day of the trek, your guide will drive you to Podgorica Airport, where you’ll catch your flight home.

√ Accommodation
You will spend 2 nights of accommodation in a mountain chalet. Your trekking company will take care of all the arrangements.

Meals
All breakfasts, dinners and packed lunches are included in the price of the trek. The food is local, fresh, home-cooked and hearty. Common food items include domestic cheeses and other dairy products, dry meats, fish, freshly baked bread and pastries, and local fruits and veggies. Let us know if you have any dietary needs we should meet.

√ Guide
You will be accompanied by a professional, local, English-speaking guide during the whole trek.

√ Taxes and fees
The tourist taxes and park fees required for this trek are included in the price of the trek. The trekking company will take care of all the arrangements for you.


Excluded:

× Airfare
You have to make your way to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV). The total amount is exclusive of flights. 

× Accommodation before and after the trek
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Single supplement
If you want to stay in a single room, you will have to pay an additional fee.

× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

× Extra drinks
Your trekking company will provide all meals during the trek. Drinks, however, are not included.

× Tipping
Tipps for the guide are not included in the price of the trek. You decide how much to tip, but if you got a good service from your guide, be generous.

Accommodation

Accommodation

On this 3-day to the peak of Durmitor Massif, you will spend 2 nights at a mountain chalet in the highlands of Central Montenegro. The trekking company will take care of all the arrangements and all bedding items will be provided. Dinners will be provided at the chalet.


FAQ

FAQ

Can I start the trek from somewhere else?
This 3-day trek to Montenegro's highest peak begins at Dubrovnik Airport, in Croatia. However, if you are already in Montenegro, you can meet your guide in Podgorica as well.

Best season

The interior of Montenegro has a sub-alpine climate, which means that summers are warm but winters can be quite harsh, with temperatures falling down to -15 °C and heavy snowfall. Summer and early fall are the best times to visit Montenegro (June to September). Overnight lows in the mountains range from 3 – 8 °C and daily highs range from 13 – 20 °C. Across the country, it generally rains about a third of the days each month. 

Tipping
Tipping is not so common in the Balkans and it is by no means a mandatory requirement. However, if you got a good service from your guide and you want to thank him, it will always be much appreciated. How much to tip your guide is up to you. 

Training
A reasonable level of fitness is required for hiking, approx. ascending 700 m at a relaxed pace. You will need to be able to handle 5 – 6 hours of hiking at a continuous pace for this adventure.

Being fit for this trek is not only important for your own safety but also for the whole team's. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the trek. If you are in good shape, this trek shouldn't be a problem for you. However, if you are worried that it might be too much, you can always train in advance, walking a few hours a day and climbing some stairs. But don’t worry, your guide will be with you at all times and help you if needed, to complete your adventure securely and safely.

Packing List

Packing List

There are many things to take into account when getting ready for a trek. Packing the right stuff should be at the top of the list: the right clothes and equipment can make the difference when spending several days in the mountains. This is the reason why we always ask our partners to recommend a packing list for their trekkers. Here is EST Adventure's packing list:

- Hiking shoes
- Hiking trousers
- Breathable, quick-drying, sport clothes
- Sandals
- Swimsuit and towel
- Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
- Warm layers for evenings
- Backpack
- Shorts
- Energy/protein bars

Safety

Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment.

EST Adventure

EST Adventure

EST Adventure is one man’s dream come true. No achievement in life, no peak climbed and no journey to the remotest part of the world can be fully appreciated if there is no friend with you to share the joy. It is for this very reason that EST Adventure was established – to share with you the wide experience gained by a small group of people in expeditions, explorations and adventures over the past fifteen years.

We believe that deep down in every one of us lies a little explorer, who, if given proper support, could climb even the highest peaks of the world. It only takes a little persistence to regain lost confidence and everything is possible. The people who have joined us and achieved their dreams, the dreams they could not even say loudly before are undeniable proof. Under our guidance over 250 mountaineers have successfully climbed the peaks over 6000 m high, and over 20 of them have had opportunity to view the world from summits over 8000 m high, the youngest of them was 18 years of age when he reached the top of Aconcagua (6962 m), while the oldest celebrated his 70th birthday on the same peak.

We shall not forget to mention those to whom objectives and major achievements do not represent the essence of their efforts, but it is the path they follow and the vastness they explore that they cherish. With them, we have travelled around areas seen by only a very few, met people whose simplicity of life and purity of soul changed our views of the world.

Our basic principle is unus pro omnibus et omnes pro uno – one for all and all for one, because we believe that good team spirit creates an atmosphere where everyone can express their value. We can thank this approach for the fact that our expeditions, treks and adventures represent true schools, where we all learn something new

Climbing to the top of a mountain is not just about testing your abilities; the experience that slowly penetrates your mind during the expedition, continuous questioning of yourself, insight into and discovering of your own inner self. It is a permanent process of self-knowledge in communication with Nature, and with other people in extreme conditions of life. It is also the communication with the people you meet there that will make you reconsider some of your own beliefs and prejudices. The encounter with another culture and way of life helps us gain a better perception of ourselves when we return home. What is important is not whether their or our views are right, but the broader viewing angle we gain by considering their points of view, either inward or outward.

In everyday life we are witnessing a great alienation between people, flourishing of individualism and egocentrism, fear of straightforward and honest communication, loss of confidence, which are all occurring before our own eyes… To travel together with like-minded people and sharing an experience can mark the beginning of a new chapter in your life. So, I am inviting you to join us on our adventures, to change together and go back home feeling completely renewed after each trip, with a secretive smile at the corners of your mouth, the meaning of which will remain unknown to all but a few. Life is wonderful.

How to Book

How does it work?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company.

Bookatrekking.com uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking.

After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on support@bookatrekking.com

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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