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The Highest Peaks of Bosnia and Montenegro Adventure
 

The Highest Peaks of Bosnia and Montenegro Adventure

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Sport & Adventure,   Via Dinarica,   Multimedia Contest 2016,   Hiking,   Rafting
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Explore the Via Dinarica in Bosnia and Montenegro, an area that is yet to be discovered by many hikers. On this adventure, you’ll find a playground for active travelers: Spectacular limestone peaks; the Tara Canyon – a UNESCO Nature site; glacier lakes; amazing views; colorful wildflowers; medieval villages; and welcoming culture.

TOUR DEPARTURE DATES:

Tour 1: July 07 - 14, 2018 (sold out)
Tour 2: Sep 01 - 08, 2018 (2 more to guarantee)

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 90 EUR

Individual guests can join an existing group. Definite departure will be confirmed to participants by mail. Participants interested in a private trip may contact Green Visions, and a dedicated quote will be provided.

ESSENTIALS
Duration: 8 days; 7 nights
Schedule: -
Departure Point: Sarajevo Airport
Departure Time: To Be Defined
Level of Difficulty: Moderate;
Suitable For: Everyone;
Tour Type: Active; Adventure; Cultural; Hiking; Climbing;
Language: English; Bosnian; Croatian; Montenegrin; Serbian;

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit Sarajevo, the Jerusalem of the Balkans
  • Scale Maglic, the highest peak in Bosnia
  • Rafting through the Tara Canyon, Europe’s deepest canyon
  • Emerald glacier lakes of Durmitor National Park, UNESCO heritage
  • MORE INFORMATION
    Included:
  • Transportation
  • Licensed guide
  • Excluded:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Getting around: Private bus; Walking; Hiking;
    Passport needed: Yes
    Payment and cancelation policy: here.
    Minimum people required: 4
    Maximum people allowed: 15


    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrival to Sarajevo

    Arrive in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Your trip leader will meet you outside of the customs and immigration area at the airport. He or she will answer questions, brief you on the immediate arrangements, and escort you to our hotel in the old oriental trading quarter of Sarajevo.

    In the afternoon there will be organized tour of the major historical, cultural and war sites in the city that will help you to piece together it complex and fascinating history.

    In the evening we will enjoy a ‘welcome’ dinner and trip briefing. Our hotel tonight is in the old Ottoman trading quarter of Sarajevo.

    – Dinner / Pension Kandilj, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


    Day 2 - Sutjeska National Park and Hike to Donje Bare lake & Ugljesin peak (1,858m)

    In the morning we transfer to our hotel in Sutjeska National Park, before continuing to the tranquil lake of Donje Bare. After lunch we walk through a beech forest and open mountainous terrain to the summit of Ugljesin Peak (1,858m), for one of the best panoramic views of the Zelengora peaks and the rock-face wall of Volujak. We continue the stunning circuit back to Gornje Bare lake via the Tovarnica ridge (1.5 hours) with Bosnia’s highest peaks a constant companion on the horizon. We will be transferred back to the hotel in Tjentiste valley, before an early dinner.

    – Moderate walk / 4-5hrs walk / 400Δh / 9km
    – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Hotel Mladost – Tjentiste, Sutjeska National Park, Bosnia and Herzegovina


    Day 3 – Ascent of Maglic Mountain (2,386m), Bosnia and Herzegovina’s highest peak

    We transfer to Lokva Derneciste (approx. 1 hour) and head for Bosnia’s highest peak, Maglić Mountain (2,386m), through forest and open mountainous terrain. The ascent itself will take approximately four hours over fairly well maintained mountain trails with steep cliffs and is by far the most demanding part of today’s trek. Please note it is not recommended for anyone suffering from vertigo. Each step takes us further above the surrounding peaks until we reach the summit.

    Here we have lunch and enjoy wonderful views over Montenegro and of our next stop, the emerald green waters of Trnovacko Lake. After descending to the lake in the afternoon we head for Prijevor where we meet our transfer to the hotel in Tjentiste.

    – Challenging walk / 9hrs walk / 700Δh / 14km
    – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Hotel Mladost – Tjentiste, Sutjeska National Park, Bosnia and Herzegovina


    Day 4 – Tara Rafting, the deepest canyon of Europe

    The Tara is one of the four beautiful whitewater rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina that offer professionally guided rafting tours. Tara river ranks among Europe’s best for classes II – IV. This Tara River Rafting Tour will pleasantly surprise you with its stunning wilderness and unforgettable landscapes. A jewel amongst the world’s natural heritage spots, the Tara River boasts the deepest canyon in Europe. The river follows the natural border between Bosnia & Montenegro most of the time. Near the end of the rafting, we enter Bosnia & Herzegovina. The 1,300-meter canyon has created some of the best rafting and kayaking in Europe. We’ll enjoy an early dinner on the Tara River. Tonight we stay at simple wooden bungalows next to the river, enjoying the sound of water and campfire.

    – II-IV class rapids, 3-4 hours of Rafting 
    – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Bungalows at Highlander Camp, Tara river


    Day 5 – Hike to Crkvicko polje and Sokolina plateau

    After short transfer from Rafting Camp to Montenegro side and Mratinje dam, which is 220 metres high, which makes it as one of the highest in Europe, we’ll start today’s hike. The hike takes us in first bit uphill for about two hours after which we come out on plateau and continue over it, with great view on surrounding mountains. We end the day on the edge of Tara canyon at Sokolina guest house, with amazing view on river we actually rafted day before.

    – Moderate walk / 5-6hrs walk / 600Δh / 11km 
    – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Sokolina Guesthouse, Durmitor National Park


    Day 6 – Hiking from Nedajno Village to Susicko and Skrcko lakes

    Today’s hike continues onwards to Skrka mountain hut via the Susicko lake and Skakala waterfall, starting from the village of Nedajno. Today’s hike is total of 19km with rocky, mountain terrain descending to plateau and forested trails, amazing views and stunning peaks surround us.

    -Challenging walk / 8-9hrs walk / 600Δh / 19km
    -Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Mountain Hut Skrka – Durmitor National Park, Montenegro


    Day 7 – Ascent from Skrcko lake to Botun pass (1,877m), descent to Zabljak

    Depart after an early breakfast. Today’s hike is 16.5 km with 900m ascent and 1,000m descent and approx eight hours hiking via the Botun pass, descending straight to the Zabljak, town located in the heart of Durmitor National Park. Part of the trail is scree with exposed and steep or narrow paths in some areas. Clients will be required to carry a backpack with overnight gear, a sleeping bag and packed lunch as well as a small share of the food.

    – Challenging walk / 8hrs walk / 1000Δh / 16.5 km
    – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Mountain Hut Skrka – Durmitor National Park, Montenegro


    Day 8 – Transfer to Podgorica

    Transfer to Podgorica Airport (2.5hrs) will be provided for your homeward-bound flight.

    – Breakfast


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