At the foot of the mountain Durmitor, the town of Žabljak, whose name also has a specific meaning in the Celtic language, surrounded by 23 mountain peaks, lies on the highest altitude in Montenegro above sea level.
The National Park includes a basic mountain massif of Durmitor, parts and lakes of the Piva mountain, higher parts of the canyon valleys of the rivers Grabovica and Komarnica, the Tara canyon valley and the canyon of its tributaries Sušica, Vaškovska rijeka and Draga. It covers the area of 39,000 hectares and the territory of five Montenegrin municipalities: Žabljak, Šavnik, Plužine, Mojkovac and Pljevlja. The highest peak of the mountain Durmitor is Bobotov kuk – 2,525 metres above sea level.
At above 1,500 metres above sea level there are 18 glacial lakes. Local people call them “mountain eyes”. Among them Black Lake is the largest and the most beautiful lake. It was named “black” because of the reflection of tall coniferous trees in the lake surrounding it. The entire amazing landscape is dominated by the giant peak Međed arising above the lake.
The heart of the Park is the town of Žabljak – which is the largest winter resort in Montenegro with a considerable amount of accommodation capacities both in hotels and private accommodation, with good infrastructure for winter sports and great services in tourism and hiking.
Hiking trails are marked and there is an organized hiking guide service.
In the area of the National Park, on a raft, kayak or rubber boat, taken by the fast river Tara, managed by the safe hand of your raftsman - skipper, you will master whitewater, narrow passages and whirls and you will get to know the beauty of the deepest canyon in Europe.