Montenegro hiking vacation, mountain expedition

“Trek the rugged mountains and unspoiled landscapes of Montenegro on this small group hiking vacation. Guides, a tour leader and all meals are included – just bring your boots! ”

Highlights

Podgorica | Kolasin | two hikes in the Bjelasica range | Biogradska National Park | hike to Hridsko Jezero | hikes in Prokletije National Park | two hikes in the Komovi Massif | all meals included

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22 Jun 2019
€ 1149
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17 Aug 2019
€ 1149
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Montenegro hiking vacation, mountain expedition

Environment

All our guides are local to the region and are personally selected for their specific knowledge of the areas flora and fauna. They are passionate about the environment and ensure that guest follow the simple principal of leave no trace, only footprints. Our staff monitor this area regularly to maintain paths, trail markers and remove refuse.

Accommodation is in a local ethno village or in a hotel or guesthouse selected for its high eco-rating and excellent valid corporate social responsibility policy. Accommodation providers are given support and advice from our staff on all aspects of providing excellent facilities and services in line with the principals of sustainability. All service providers are educated on principles of sustainable development and are encouraged to promote the “Reduce, Recycle, Re-use” principals of waste management.

Recognized service providers licensed by the government of Montenegro provide transfers. All vehicles are eco-rated and chosen for their respective high compliance. This itinerary was designed to minimize excessive vehicle travel and to promote interaction with the natural environment. Guests are given options to reduce their carbon footprint on the tour and educated on the principals of responsible travel. Every participant will get a responsible traveler pack, which will contain a reusable bag and recyclable water bottle.

As with all of our tours, we give 5% of our profits to sponsor environmental programs within Montenegro in line with the priorities set by the ministry of sustainable tourism. Travel with us also helps support our non-profit NGO – Zero Waste Montenegro.

Community

By traveling with us you will ensure ongoing economic benefits, alternative employment and income opportunities for local people and businesses.

As this itinerary includes travel through remote and economically undeveloped regions of the country it provides an excellent opportunity for unique interactions between visitors and the local people, but also is a great source of enhancement to the local economy. Visitors support the local people by both being a guest and through the purchase of local products.

Visitors contribute to the education of local people and stakeholders by providing a cultural exchange between guests and hosts. It can foster understanding between people, which increases the chances for people to develop mutual sympathy, tolerance and understanding and to reduce prejudices and promote the sense of global brotherhood.

Tourism also helps to raise local awareness of the financial value of natural and cultural sites. It can stimulate a feeling of pride in local and national heritage as well as an interest in its conservation, especially in the area of newest National Park of Montenegro – Prokletije.

2 Reviews of Montenegro hiking vacation, mountain expedition

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Reviewed on 27 Aug 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The mountainous landscape of Montenegro was beautiful and surprisigly green and lush. Climbing the different peaks each day, and seeing amazing views in all directions, was very special. We enjoyed swimming in the lakes and picking the wild blueberries and raspberries along the way. It was interesting to hear about
the history of Montenegro from our guide and the night we spent in a traditional village house with delicious home made food was definitely a highlight.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


The different hikes are quite demanding and require a good level of fitness. Some of the paths were narrow with rocky sections so experience of climbing and walking over rough terrain is useful. The higher altitude could also be a factor for some people. It is helpful to have a torch as some Katuns have basic facilities and are not well lit at night - others are very comfortable. It can also be cooler in the evenings so a warm layer is necessary.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


The Katuns and the guide definitely benefit from the hikers as well as the enterprising local family offering food and accommodation. The first area we visited was, however, rapidly developing as a ski area and the new road, tunnel
and ski facilities will have a big impact on the area. I hope Montenegro makes
an effort to protect it’s environment for the future.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was fascinating to travel to a lesser known destination and to learn something of the area. I would definitely recommend the experience.

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


the beautiful views during the hikes especially in the Prokletije mountains

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


As the altitude is quite high, make sure you have some warmer clothes especially for the night. Bring repellent. Hiking sticks proved to be very helpful.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Absolutely

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I have hiked a lot but the views in Montenegro are one of the best. While the accommodation and food are rather basic, you will be taken care of very well and simple is good. Our guide Radonja was very knowledgeable about Montenegro, its history, culture and nature. His English was perfect. He was on a mission to make the week memorable and he definitely oversucceeded. It was a total relax from my busy city life. Exactly what I needed.

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