Bobotov Kuk, Zabljak

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Hike to for views of the mountain's vast alpine meadows, dense pine forests, and glacial lakes. Start from the saddle, about 1,900 m (6,234 ft) above sea level, and follow the signs. The route starts gently but gets more strenuous. The last 200 m (656 ft) before the peak are very steep with some loose rocks. Wear good shoes, bring enough water and food, and pack warm and waterproof clothing. It's wise to inform the park authorities of your plans before heading up. To visit Bobotov Kuk and other attractions in Zabljak, use our Zabljak trip itinerary planning website .
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  • We took 8 hours to go up and down Bobotov Kuk! It was a long walk, but very rewarding with different scenery and (thankfully) good weather. Highly recommended  more »
  • Drove around the so-called "golden ring" Durmitor through Bobotov Kuk. Simply stunning views. Feeling like a hit in another reality! The place is an absolute must see! As well as a paradise for photographers and lovers of natural beauty.
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  • Broke on Bobotov Kuk three times and will go again! This is a beautiful, moderately complex and very emotional route for trekking. Paths to the top of several: the easiest and most logical from the pass seat. The second, slightly shorter but steeper ascent-3 km to that pass, if driving from Zabljak. Third way-from the Black Lake. He's about 5-5, 5:00, so I advise you to leave no later than 6 am. For the most advanced trekking enthusiasts recommend camping on day 2: option 1) go through mount Prutash, go down to Shkrchko Lake and spend the night there and on the second day of climbing through the pass Samar ascend the Bobotov Kuk, then move across Lake Green Vir on route. Option 2) Through Mt. Prutash come down and stay the night at the Shkrchko Lake, then descend through stone chaos and visit the icy cave, then walk to Zabljak through Black Lake. By the time it is most optimal beauty/options. Condition: you must be in good form, with a map, a compass, a reserve of water, food, first-aid kit and flashlight in case of a late finish-go through high spruce boron on darkness not quite comfortably. Second: try to climb to the top before lunch, then the weather is often bad. The third under the Pinnacle at dangerous sections provesheny Rails. However, if you have a fear of heights, it would be difficult to pass even holding on to them.
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  • Absolutely worth the climb. Started from Sedlo and made our way up to the top. Lucky to get some good weather in October. Would not recommend of covered with thick snow. Views at the top and en route are unrivalled. Certain sections come with via ferrata or fixed ropes that you can use for support. Involves a lot of scrambling, and some very tight paths
  • The biggest mountain peek on Durmitor Really nice for climbing, but in the same hand really hard to get to the top.
  • A great place with great views! Bobotov Kuk is considered the highest peak in Montenegro, but physically it is not. The highest is Maja Kollata (higher by 11 meters), but it is partially located in Albania, so they decided to call the highest - Bobotov Kuk, which is completely in the territory of Montenegro.
  • We hiked to Bobotov Kuk from the so called saddle. The most beautiful trail on Durmitor leading to the summit. Not so long in km but it takes about 3h to climb. The last 200m tend to be crowded. Watch for escarpments. On the way down if you're up for it you could change trail, take the one leading directly to Black Lake if you're not tired. It's more challenging. One of the most beautiful hikes for sure.
  • Be careful. The hike is easy technically, but a little demanding physically. Stay careful when approaching the top, and when descending the first 100m - the weariness and the slippery rocks can be a deadly mix. Quite literally, if you're not careful. We did the whole hike in sneakers - that is because we were lucky to have great, sunny weather with no single cloud on the sky. I still claim it was a stupid decision - the rocks are at some parts slippery even in a hot sunny day. Don't challenge your luck. Go with solid mountain shoes. If there's a slightest shower, mountain shoes with a good grip are a must. We did the hike in 5,5 hours with 2x10min breaks (mind you, that's not much), maybe 10min on the top, and mediocre tempo. If you're an experienced hiker, you'll be able to do it under 5h easily. Finally - there are moments where you're facing a precipice. If you know that might paralise you, do think twice. Some numbers from a 'once-a-year hiker': Technically the hike is 1/5. Physically it's 2/5 (going from Sedlo pass). Exposition-wise - 4/5. Views - 5/5. Truly, truly breathtaking.

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