Hiking in Durmitor National Park, Montenegro
Durmitor National Park is a mountainous destination in Montenegro that awakens the imagination. The park encompasses the Dumitor mountain range, a 48-peak massif with numerous glacial lakes. Each peak seems to be its own fabled character frozen in time eons ago. One could almost believe that the mountains awake at night and slowly twist and turn in an attempt to change their point of view.
As we explored the park, some mountains reminded us of the Dolomites, while others of Iceland. The beauty of Durmitor is astounding and accessible. From exhilarating peak hikes to deep forest walks, there’s something here for everyone. And, for those who love scenic drives, the mountain route between Žabljak and Piva Lake (P14 Žabljak – Trsa – Plužine) is not to be missed.
In this guide, we’re going to detail the best Durmitor National Park hiking trails plus fill you in on how to get to the park and where to stay.
Durmitor National Park Entrance Fee
There’s a 3 EUR entrance fee to visit the park. You can also purchase a discounted 3-day ticket for 6 EUR. You’ll pay the fee at the park entrance, which is located on the wide path to Crno Jezero. If you’re hiking into the park from other trailheads (e.g. Sedlo), there may, or may not be someone collection the park entrance fee.
When to Visit Durmitor National Park
July, August, and September are the best months for hiking in Durmitor National Park. We hiked in the park in early September and experienced excellent weather.