The best viewpoint to Sušica Canyon
Krecmani (2056 m) peak belong to the Southern DURMITOR. The highest peak of that part of Durmitor is Prutaš (2393 m), but in its neighbourhood exist one peak which is not well known, even it offer incredible enjoyment in beautifully panoramas od Durmitor's massif. That peak is called Krecmani (2056 m) and it is placed SW from Prutaš and its neighbour Gruda, on SW side from Šareni Pasovi, and on SW side from Bobotov Kuk, Bezimeni Vrh and Djevojka. Precissely, Krecmani massif is placed between the W side of Gruda (2302 m) and E side of Raklje (2159 m).
Across the summit of Krecmani continue the path from Todorov Do valley to Skrka Lakes Valley through the amazing Crveni pas (Red Layer) which is cutted in the cliffs of neighbour peak Gruda (2302 m).
Few people know that Krecmani peak offer one of the most beautiful and most impressive view to the highest peaks of Durmitor which hanging above the emerald beauty of Škrka Lakes Valley, where are placed two beautifully lakes, Veliko Škrčko Jezero (Large Škrka Lake, 1686 m) and Malo Škrčko Jezero (Small Škrka Lake, 1711 m). Krecmani and its slopes offer maybe the best view to Durmitor's beautiful massif and its highest peaks. Also, Krecmani offer very wide view to three canyons - Sušica, Piva and Tara. Specially nice view is to deep and impressive Sušica Canyon and its famous Devič Kamen (Devich Rock) which is cutted between the high cliffs on the western side from Raklje. Also, we can't forget on beautiful W summit view to impressive range Maglic/Bioc/Volujak which dominate above the Piva Canyon.
For sure, Krecmani is the peak which offer the easiest ascent and one of the most beautiful view to the magnificent and powerful massif of DURMITOR.
Routes InfoRoute 1
Todorov Do valley - Krecmani: 30-45 min
Krecmani - Crveni Pas (Red Layer) - Skrka Lakes Valley: 1.30h
The ascent on Krecmani peak is maybe the easiest ascent from all of Durmitor's peaks. This route is really for everybody, because the terrain is mostly grassy. The height difference between Todorov Do valley (about 1700 m) and Krecmani summit (2056 m) is about 350 m. The path is not steep and is it possible to reach the summit after 30 min of hiking.
You can parking your car on the asphalt road in Todorov Do below the Krecmani massif. From here you can start your ascent on Krecmani. The easiest and shortest ascent on Krecmani starts from Todorov Do, going below the SW side of Krecmani massif. After about 30 min of hiking you'll reach the summit of Krecmani, from where you can continue your tour to Skrka Lakes Valley crossing the exposed path called Crveni pas (Red Layer) cutted in the cliffs of neighbour peak Gruda (2302 m). This part of the route is unmarked and exposed, so attention is necessary.
When you walking on summit ridge of Krecmani, you can whole time enjoy in amazing views and panoramas of DURMITOR and its peaks, valleys, lakes and canyons. Of sure, the most impressive view is in N-NE direction, to Škrka Lakes Valley which as a diamond stay between the Bezimeni Vrh, Bobotov Kuk and Planinica on the N, Djevojka and Šareni Pasovi on the NE and Prutaš and Gruda on the S. Also, from Krecmani you can admire the best view to Sušica Canyon (and to famous Devič Kamen - Devich Rock) and its natural connection with Škrka Lakes Valley, where the Skakala Waterfall is placed. You can see it during Spring and early Summer.
Gateway to Durmitor National Park and Krecmani (2056 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 1000 m deep and has wild sides. That's spectacular drive. After that, from "Djurdjevica Tara" bridge to Zabljak - 23 km.
From Zabljak to Todorov Do valley via Virak village, Sedlo pass and Dobri Do village. Zabljak-Todorov Do: about 30 km (good asphalt road).