Durmitor mountain

Durmitor is mountain range of Montenegro. Due to its beauty and untouched nature it was declared a national park in 1952. Name Durmitor comes from the Celtic word which means "mountain full of water," as evidenced by the 18 glacial lakes that are located on the mountain range.

The area of the National Park "Durmitor" many describe as a rare and authentic work of nature. Located in the northwest of Montenegro, the park includes mountain Durmitor with the canyon of Tara, Draga and Susica and upper part of the canyon valley Komarnica, covering an area of 39,000 ha.

Relief of Durmitor area makes plateau at 1500 m, that cuts deep canyons and from which rise imposing mountain peaks. Even 48 of them are more than 2000 m high, and the highest peak is Bobotov kuk 2523 m. In this area there are true rarities of nature such as pine woods with height up to 50 m, which at the location Crna Poda resist time for over 400 years.

The largest and the most attractive of the 18 lakes is the Black Lake, surrounded by magnificent forest landscapes above which rises gigantic tip Medjed. The lake is only 2 km away from the mountain town of Zabljak, which is also a famous winter tourist center of Montenegro. Among the most beautiful ornaments of the park are clear and fast rivers that made the astonishing canyon valleys in this area. Particularly impresses the Tara river, with its beauty and flowing water, but also with the depth and canyon landscapes, making it one of the most beautiful in the world.

Due to its natural beauty, landscape and cultural values of Durmitor and Tara, in 1980 in Paris the National Park "Durmitor" has been included in the list of World Cultural and Natural Heritage, while in 1977 the Tara river and its canyon entered UNESCO program "Man and the Biosphere" as one of the world's ecological biosphere reserve.