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Mountaineering in Durmitor National Park & Prokletije, Montenegro (10 days)

Join Klemen, a UIMLA-certified guide, as he leads you on this fun and fascinating 10-day mountaineering trip around Durmitor National Park & Prokletije, Montenegro, an underrated and truly awesome place full of some of the most spectacular and stunning scenery in Europe.

Mountain RangeDinaric Alps
Duration10 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Climb 2000m+ peaks in the spectacular Durmitor and Prokletije National Parks!

  • Visit beautiful lakes, ice cliffs and canyons

  • Swim in the Adriatic Sea, as well as all lakes

  • Stay in Zabljak, the highest town in the Balkans!

Description

If you join me on this 10-day mountaineering trip we will be exploring some of the prettiest and most breath-taking mountains in all of Europe, as we ascend multiple 2000m plus peaks, visit vast and open canyons and take in the gorgeous scenery of lush green forests, tranquil lakes, and even ice cliffs and glaciers, all in Durmitor National Park and Prokletije, Montenegro.

Durmitor National Park is located in the Northwest of the country, and Prokletije in the South, and both are renowned throughout the country for their excellent outdoor activity conditions, both in Winter and Summer.

We meet on the first day in Slovenia, where we hit the road and drive down to Montenegro through Croatia and Bosnia. Zabljak is our starting point, the highest town in the Balkans, and our main base for the subsequent 3 days of exploring Durmitor National Park.

We will be ascending a different 2000m + peak every day we are in Durmitor National Park, each with different characteristics and terrain, and we will also be visiting the mesmerizing Leden pecine ice cliffs, as well as the exquisite Canyon Nevidio and all the nearby lakes.

We then head to the Proklejite National Park on day 6, a massive expanse that reaches the Albanian border, and much like in Durmitor, every day will be devoted to ascending a 2000m+ peak, including one day where we cross the border and climb one in Albania. The scenery is equally as spectacular here as in Durmitor, with the rolling green hills and peaceful lakes making for an epic view.

The 10th and last day is spent driving back to Slovenia via a refreshing swim in the Adriatic Sea, hopefully having given you memories to last a lifetime and inspired you to know more about the underrated gem that is Montenegro.

Discover this overlooked part of the world in the best way possible – book now to experience!

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Accommodation

Lodge accommodation

More info

No special equipment is needed for this trip (usual mountaineering equipment), there are no special requirements regarding health condition. Of course, only healthy travelers may undertake this journey, namely the travelers who are allowed to take on an increased activity. We will ascend to about 2500m above the sea level and there will be from 4 to 8 hours of walking daily. We will send you a list of the recommended equipment after your registration.

Meeting point

Slovenia, however if you would like to join us directly in Montenegro, please contact me for more information.


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Itinerary

Day 1: Meet and drive to Zabljak

Meet in Slovenia, drive to Zabljak via Croatia and Bosnia

Day 2 to 5: Climb and explore Durmitor National Park

Ascend a different peak every day, visit Ledene pecine Ice Cliffs, visit nearby lakes, visit Canyon Nevidio

Day 6 to 9: Climb and explore Prokletije National Park

Ascend a different peak every day (including one in Albania), explore nearby lakes and other scenery

Day 10: Drive back to Slovenia

Spend most of day driving back to Slovenia, stopping briefly for a swim in the Adriatic Sea


About the guide

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I live in Mojstrana, the main starting point for climbing Mount Triglav, the highest peak in the Julian Alps.

I started climbing when I was in Elementary School. I did my first climbing expedition before turning 16 years old: we climbed in the Lofoten Island in Norway. And I was hooked!

I later entered the Mountain Rescue Service very young and saw the mountains from a less friendly point of view. Since then, I have visited many interesting mountains around the world but for me, apart from the Julian Alps, the most beautiful mountains are the Nepalese Himalayas.

I organized the first trekking there 25 years ago and now I visit Nepal and the Himalayas at least twice a year. I have been fully engaged in the training of Slovenian mountain leaders there.

As part of the Mountain Safety team, I have been dealing with avalanches and avalanche rescue for the past 20 years. I am a certified UIMLA leader and the President of the Association of Mountain Leaders of Slovenia, where I am also a trainer/instructor.

My specialties are the lesser known paths in the Julian Alps (Triglav National Park), several days trekking across the Julian Alps (hut to hut), trekking in various Balkan countries (Bosnia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania) and of course trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas.


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Prices per person

Group of 4

EUR 1537 each

Group of 5

EUR 1413 each

Group of 6

EUR 1413 each

Group of 7

EUR 1413 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

Prices are per person for groups of 4-7 people.


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