"Put your hiking talents to a test!" Top 5 Page for this destination Nacionalni Park Durmitor by Nykaenen

Nacionalni Park Durmitor Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 188 photos

What you are about to read is not a story about
hiking in Durmitor National Park, although that's what I did there.
Somehow all my trips usually end up with me doing what I thought
I'd never do and having great time doing it.

While arranging the trip to Montenegro with my friend Przemek,
I gave him a promise that I would put my hiking talents to a test.
Not that I had any hiking talents since I had never been
on a proper hiking adventure before.
Still, I made a promise and there was no way out of it
as I am not the kind of person who would break promises.
During the first week of my stay I admired mountain tops from a safe distance,
but then the second week began...

Like I said, I had never been on a hiking trip before
so to me it really did not matter where we go.
All mountains looked equally frighteningly high, yet beautiful.
Przemek opted for Durmitor because he wanted to see it himself.
I trusted him completely (you'd think a 30-year old woman would be smarter than that!).

The base for hiking trips in the Durmitor area is Zabljak,
a small town living almost exclusively on skiing (winter)
and hiking (the rest of the year) tourism.
It was a relief to leave the unbearably hot Podgorica
knowing that Zabljak would offer temperatures as low as +30 Celsius.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful landscape. Well-marked trails.
  • Cons:Poor infrastructure.
  • Last visit to Nacionalni Park Durmitor: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 6, 2007
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2009 at 10:01 PM

    We paid a short visit to the Durmitor in May and enjoyed it a lot. I love your hiking story and map hunting! May be next time, we will try some hiking but not to Babotov Kuk!

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2004 at 4:15 PM

    Who was 'forgiving' whom? ;-] No Babotov kuk? Hmm..... Not exactly Sljemme though ;-] Nice pictures and great story!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2004 at 4:09 AM

    Never heard of the place, looks good. Love the hotel receptionist story.

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2004 at 4:31 AM

    if its any consolation I didn't make it to the ice-caves either!

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2004 at 1:02 AM

    Did Anna's "Mr. Fitness" really carry you up the mountain as Inga said??? Come on girl how are you going to climb Mt.Triglav with me if I need to carry you ^O^

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2004 at 1:40 AM

    Pioniri maleni, mi smo vojska prava .. tralalala.C'mon Lazy Daisy, the crowds are screaming MORE, MORE ...!

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2003 at 8:23 AM

    Beautiful photos and great narrative of your travels in Nacionalni Park Durmitor! I look forward to visiting next summer!

  • IngaA's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2003 at 10:37 AM

    Hmm... Zdenka professional seems to be falling on Mr.Fitness, at least on the pic. No, he must have been carrying you in the rucksack and once you did smth yourself you fell :)))

  • Oct 21, 2003 at 10:35 AM

    So you do some hiking when there's no cable car around? ... Waiting for the last tips - it's intriguing to see what happened next....

  • shpynka's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2003 at 4:48 AM

    I think this page needs more explanation. Who is Mr. Fitness for one (IJ visited you already?)?? And why the last tip says "Forgiven"? Oh please tell more our Wild Beauty Zdenka!!!


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