Durmitor National Park is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It spreads across 39000 ha, and its area of 20000. This natural oasis is rich in flora and fauna -there are 1,600 different kinds of plants and a rich animal life. A special phenomenon is the Ice Cave, which contains stalactites and stalagmites all year round. During the summer, you can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing or rafting, and during winter skiing.
Zabljak, the city with the greatest height above the sea level in the Balkans, 1,456 m, is situated here. It is surrounded by 23 mountain peaks over 2300m high.
There are 18 glacier lakes called “mountain eyes” in the area of Durmitor. The most famous is Black Lake (Crno jezero), covered with ice and crystals of frozen snowflakes in the winter. You can swim in it in the middle of the summer. Between the steep hillsides or hidden in the green, thick foliage, are the magic beauties: Zmijinje, Barno, Riblje, Vrazje, Modro and the other lakes. “Bobotov kuk”, the highest peak 2523 m, dominates over all of Montenegro.
The rich flora, containing over 1500 species derived from the far geologic past, has been saved. There are over 130 kinds of birds and eagles are distinguished among them. Bears and wolves are also typical for the Durmitor woods.”Ledena pecina” (the Ice Cave), located under the peak Obla Glava, 2100 m above sea level is fascinating natural phenomena. It can be easily reached by a marked mountain path. One can enjoy its “museum” of stalactites and stalagmites, even in the summer. There are snowy areas in the highest parts of Durmitor even in the middle of summer, and you can ski in the area of Velika Kalica.
Black Lake – Crno Jezero
Crno Jezero – Black Lake (1416 m) is the second largest glacial lake in Montenegro and the largest one on the Durmitor Mountain. Safely dipped into deep conifer forest with perfect background provided by Savin Kuk and Medjed peaks, Crno Jezero deserves every superlative it gets. It is placed on the northeastern side of the rounded central part of the Durmitor mountain, at the edge of Jezerska Povrs plateau, 3 km away from center of Žabljak town. The Black Lake is divided in two parts by two peninsulas : smaller and larger lake. The narrow and shallow passage Struga connects peninsulas. Lake is 1155m long and 810 m wide.
Walking path goes around the Black Lake that provides premium experience to visitors from all over the world while staying in the marvelous mountain. In mid-summer water temperature in upper layers along the Black Lake shore can reach 20°C or more that makes it suitable for swimming.
Đurđevića Tara Bridge
Đurđevića Tara Bridge is a concrete arch bridge over the Tara River in northern Montenegro. It is located at the crossroads between Mojkovac, Žabljak and Pljevlja, between the villages of Budečevica and Trešnjica. Built between 1937 and 1940, Djurđevica Tara represent one of the most visited attraction in Montenegro.
The 365-metre-long bridge has five arches; the largest span is 116 meters. The roadway stands 172 meters above the Tara River. At the time of its completion, it was the biggest vehicular concrete arch bridge in Europe.
Bobotov kuk (2.523m)
Bobotov kuk is the highest peak on Durmitor. The climb to the top of the mountain is not just a trophy enterprise for visitors, but also an impressive insight into the diversity of the mountain relief resulting from intensive glacial, and even pre-glacial, erosion. This is especially true for the ascent up the north side, from Žabljak.
Prutaš is an extraordinary summit, not only in comparison with the neighboring peaks of Durmitor, but also regarding the whole territory of Montenegro. It boasts with mild ridge lines, green mountain sides, magnificent sediment layers resembling twigs (“prut”), after which it was named, vertical cliffs, but also the typical karst. Its projection on the north side, Gruda (2,302m) attracted the first climbers on Durmitor seventy years ago. Its cascade of rocks on the north side reaches to the bottom of the Sušica canyon initial portion. In addition to these other qualities, Prutaš displays its most valuable vantage point in a majestic arc barrier of glacial rock. If one peak on our mountains can be synonymous with a pleasant climb and enjoying a magical mountain landscape, then it is certainly Prutaš.