OverviewWhen you looking from Zabljak (1456 m) town, you will notice easily one peak in the first line of peaks of DURMITOR massif. That is Čvorov Bogaz (2152 m) (Chvorov Bogaz). This peak of Durmitor massif don't belong to the group of the highest peaks of Durmitor, but is for sure one of the most spectacular viewpoint peaks of whole massif of Durmitor.
Čvorov Bogaz is very popular in winter season, while many mountaineers likes to climb it. Climbing of Čvorov Bogaz (2152 m) is very beautiful adventure, so that's the nice chance for many mountaineers to enjoy in it's incredible summit panoramas of different sides of Durmitor's massif.
Čvorov Bogaz (2152 m) E face looks to Lokvice (1693) valley, while it's W face dominate above Biljegov Do rocky basin. From both sides, Cvorov Bogaz's massif looks impressive.
This peak is placed on the way when you approaching Bobotov Kuk (2523 m) and Bezimeni Vrh (2487 m) from the north, going through beautiful Lokvice Valley. Also, you can meat Čvorov Bogaz peak if you use northern approach to climb Bobotov Kuk and Bezimeni Vrh via Ledena Pećina (Ice Cave).
Čvorov Bogaz peak invite everyone who like impressive mountain summit panoramas, specially views to highest peaks of Durmitor's massif.
The summit of Čvorov Bogaz (2152 m) is one of the most spectacular viewpoints to highest peaks of Durmitor - Bobotov Kuk (2523 m) and Bezimeni Vrh (2487 m) N faces, which proudly and very impressive dominates above the rocky sea of Valoviti Do rocky basin. Čvorov Bogaz (2152 m) summit is maybe the best viewpoint to see NW face of Minin Bogaz (2387 m), sharp and elegant peak of Durmitor massif. Also, you can enjoy in impressive W face of Medjed (2287 m) and N face of Terzin Bogaz (2303 m), which both dominates above beautiful Lokvice Valley (1693 m).
Čvorov Bogaz (2152 m) peak is placed in the heart of highest peaks of Durmitor massif. It's beautiful peak is surrounded by impressive and elegant forms of many peaks like Bobotov Kuk (2523 m), Bezimeni Vrh (2487 m), Rbatina (2401 m) and Minin Bogaz (2387 m), Terzin Bogaz (2303 m), Obla Glava (2303 m), Medjed (2287 m).
Čvorov Bogaz (2152 m) massif is situated on the W from Savin Kuk (2313 m), Medjed (2287 m) and , on the N from Bobotov Kuk (2523 m), Bezimeni Vrh (2487 m), Djevojka (2440 m), Prutas (2393 m) and Stit (Sareni Pasovi, 2248 m), on the NW from Sljeme (2455 m), Milosev Tok (2426 m), Bandijerna (2409 m), Minin Bogaz (2387 m), Zupci (2309 m) and Terzin Bogaz (2303 m), on the E from Rbatina (2401 m), Planinica (2330 m), Obla Glava (2303 m), Susica Canyon and Skrka Valley, on the S from Stuoc (2200 m), Gologlav (2196 m), Pasina Gomila (2196 m) and Crvena Greda (2175 m).
E: Savin Kuk (2313 m), Medjed (2287 m)
W: Rbatina (2401 m), Planinica (2330 m), Obla Glava (2303 m), Mt Bioc (2397 m), Mt Maglic (2388 m), Mt Volujak (2336 m)
N: Stuoc (2200 m), Crvena Greda (2175 m)
S: Bobotov Kuk (2523 m), Bezimeni Vrh (2487 m), Prutas (2393 m)
SE: Sljeme (2455 m), Milosev Tok (2426 m), Bandijerna (2409 m), Minin Bogaz (2387 m), Zupci (2309 m), Terzin Bogaz (2303 m)
Routes OverviewCVOROV BOGAZ (2152 m)
1. Lokvice Valley (classical) approach: Lokvice Valley (1693 m) - Prla (1965 m) - Cvorov Bogaz (2152 m): 2.30h
2. Ledena Pecina (Ice Cave) approach: Crno Jezero (1416 m) - Jaksica Mlin (1514 m) - Stari Katun (1931 m) - Ledena Pecina (Ice Cave) - Cvorov Bogaz (2152 m): 3:30h
3. Skrka Valley approach: Skrka Hut (1723 m) - Planinica (2330 m) summit - Alisnica Valley - Velika Struga (2274 m) pass - Valoviti Do (2027 m) - Biljegov Do - Cvorov Bogaz (2152 m): 4.30h
Gateway to Durmitor National Park and Cvorov Bogaz (2152 m) peak is Zabljak (1456 m) town. Information how to get there:
~To Beograd (Belgrade, Serbia&Montenegro capital) airport. Than with plane to Podgorica, capital of Montenegro, or with bus or car to Zabljak town.
~To Podgorica airport. Than with bus or car to Zabljak town.
Information about flights find on the sites of JAT Airways, a former Yugoslav airlines, or on Montenegro Airlines.
Buses go to Zabljak from Beograd (Belgrade) twice a day and from Podgorica, Niksic, Pljevlja and Mojkovac several times per day.
~Beograd (Belgrade)-Zlatibor-Nova Varos-Prijepolje-Pljevlja-Zabljak
~Niksic - Savnik (47km) - Zabljak (37km): 84km; Niksic to Zabljak approach from south.
~Niksic - Savnik (35km) - Zabljak (37km): 72km;
~Podgorica - Niksic (55 km)-Savnik (47 km)-Zabljak (37 km): 139 km; Add this length if you are going to Zabljak from Podgorica via Niksic. Road to Niksic from Podgorica is good.
~Podgorica - Kolasin (71km) - Mojkovac (21km) - Zabljak (67km): 159km; road is good all the way to Zabljak. Behind Podgorica (56m) you go inside Moraca River canyon (one of spectacular Montenegrin canyons). It is up to 1000m deep and has wild sides. That's spectacular drive. After that, from "Djurdjevica Tara" bridge to Zabljak - 23 km.
When To Climb
Cvorov Bogaz (2152 m) peak in the massif of Durmitor you can climb during all year seasons, but ideal period for climbing is mid June - mid September. But, you can also climb with crampons, ice axe and other equipment in winter-spring period. Cvorov Bogaz is very attractive peak for climbing in this period.
During the winter, Durmitor usually switches into ski resort. Under Savin Kuk peak (2313 m) is Durmitor Ski Center. (gondolas, ski lifts, chair lifts, restorants and their customers).
Crno Jezero (Black Lake, 1416 m) and Ivan Do Camp locations are a common climbing starting points for reaching Cvorov Bogaz (2152 m) summit. All major trails further uphill are well marked with white circle/red border marks.
Whole Durmitor massif is very good marked. Thanks to Branislav Cerovic, greatest knower and devoter of Durmitor National Park, who marked all routes on Durmitor mountain.
CampingCamping permitted on camping dedicated spots only.
The nearest camping place for climbing of Cvorov Bogaz (2152 m) peak is Lokvice Shelter (1800 m) in Lokvice Valley (1693 m).
Also, from Skrka Hut (1723 m) in Skrka Valley you can climb Cvorov Bogaz peak via Planinica (2330 m) summit, Alisnica Valley, Velika Struga (2274 m) pass, Valoviti Do and Biljegov Do rocky basins.
Also, near Obla Glava (2303 m) peak, on the way to Cvorov Bogaz via Ledena Pecina (Ice Cave) existi Stari Katun (old shepherd hut), but this hut is empty and without any service and beds. You can sleep inside in your bivouacs and sleeping bags.
Generally, in Durmitor, major huts are in good condition, but without service. Still, open to the general public. Just in mountain Skrka Hut in Skrka Valley and Susica Hut in Susica Canyon you can buy the food, but not cooking meal. There you can sleep on beds with blankets. In other huts, hikers/climbers are supposed to bring all the jummy stuff with them.
On Durmitor exist camps in Ivan Do and Razvrsje (near Savin Kuk), and few mountain huts and bivouacs:
~Hut with few small shepherd's houses in Lokvice valley
~Hut in Skrka Lakes valley (you can sleep and buy the food)
~Bivouac in Velika Kalica valley
~Hut "Mushova koliba" (Stari Katun) on the road from Zabljak to Obla Glava (2303 m) peak, near Ledena Pechina (Ice Cave) - empty simply hut from wood, without service, simple conditions...
~In Ivan Do camp price for camping is 4 Euro per day.
Also, in Zabljak town you can rent private room or apartment. Price for 2-beds apartment with kitchen and bathroom: 10-12 Euro (5-6 Euro per person).
In some villages on mountain, for example in Bosaca village, you can rent a 2-beds apartment for price 6-8 Euro (3-4 Euro per person) with free milk products every day (1 liter of caw milk).
Mountain ConditionsThe best weather forecast on Internet for Durmitor (Zabljak town) is VREME YUBC NET site. You can see 5 days forecast for Durmitor area, 4-times-daily forecast.
Red TapeNo fees or extra fees for entering the National Park.
No permits needed either.
Usual rules of behaviour for NP's do apply.