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Zabljak and the Black Lake

Posted By Explore Montenegro on 11 August 2014

Tucked away in the centre of the Durmitor mountains there is a very special place. Known for its wide variety of outdoor activities and famous Black Lake, Zabljak is a just a four hour drive from the Montenegrin coast though can be easily overlooked by tourists. The drive up to this wonderland is scenic to say the least, and can be difficult if visiting during winter because of the increasing levels of snow, though is worth every minute! Approaching this small town feels like being inside a snow globe. From the sloping roofs of the wooden snow cabins, to the hanging icicles and glowing lamp posts over snow covered roads, it is a winter holiday dream. 

 

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After a quick stop at one of the local kafana’s the next destination should be the Crno Jezero or Black Lake. There are actually two lakes, one large and one smaller which are directly connected to eachother via a narrow strait. During the summer time this strait dries up thus creating two separate water bodies. There is a track that leads all the way around the lake allowing for a 360 perspective of this natural masterpiece. In winter, the trail and lake is frozen in parts which will make the walk quite difficult at times (there is one point that requires you to hold a rope as you make the descent) though the breathtaking view more than made up for it. The walk is approx 3.5km, and must be navigated with the correct footwear during winter! There are plenty of other hiking trails available around the lake if in need of further adventure.

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If your one for adventure then we would highly recommend you take the trip up to this small but diversely interesting location as there is plenty more to see and do!

 

 


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