Escape to the Dumitor National Park and UNESCO World Heritage site to discover the majestic peaks, stunning plateaus, and deep valleys crowning northwest Montenegro. Explore some of the tallest peaks in the Dinarides and the Tara River Canyon, the deepest in Europe. Wander through the stalactites and stalagmites of Dumitor’s Ice Cave or visit glacial lakes known as the “Eyes of the Mountain”. Adventurers can also ski, hike, or cycle, or river raft through this beautiful park.
- Status: National Park since 1952. UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage designation since 1980
- Location: Northwest Montenegro
- Area: 39,000 hectares
- Elevation: 500 m to 2,525 m above sea level
- Highest Peaks: Bobotov Kuk - 2,523 m (8,278 ft) above sea level
- Climate: Moderate continental and mountain climates influenced by the Mediterranean with annual precipitation of 2,500 - 3,600 l / m²
Points of Interest
- Visit Europe’s deepest river gorge at the Tara River canyon, which is a stunning 2,300 m (4,250 ft) deep. Cross the Tara River bridge for a thrilling experience and exhilarating views.
- Crno Jezero (“Black Lake”) is the largest of 18 glacial lakes in the National Park. It rests on the Komarnica plateau, between Medjed Mountain and a primeval cone forest. Circle Crno Jezero’s 3.5 km (2.2 miles) walking path or take a summer dip in its sparkling waters.
- Dumitor’s Ice Cave is a unique feature of the park, its stalactite- and stalagmite-laden caverns accessible year-round.
- Southeast of the park lies Žabljak, the highest town in the Balkans, at an elevation of 1,456 m (4,777 ft)