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Midžor
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Midžor

 
Midžor

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Serbia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 43.39500°N / 22.68250°E

Object Title: Midžor

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Summer

Elevation: 7119 ft / 2170 m

 

Page By: vvujisic

Created/Edited: Jun 11, 2006 / Feb 10, 2007

Object ID: 199677

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Overview

Midžor (2170 m) is the highest peak of Serbian part of Stara Planina and second highest peak of Serbia and Montenegro, behind Djeravica (2656 m) peak in Serbian part of Prokletije massif.

Midžor peak is placed in the center of Serbian Stara Planina, between Tri Cuke (1936 m) on SE side and Babin Zub (1758 m) on SW side. The massif of Midžor peak is very large. It's western, eastern and southern slopes are grassy and not so steep, while it's northern side is rocky and very steep. This side is also most attractive and very popular among rock climbers.

Midzor
Midžor (2170 m)

Stara Planina and Midžor as it's highest peak are the natural border between Serbia and Bulgaria. On the summit of Midžor you can find border stone between those two countries.

The massif of Midžor is very rich with water springs and mountain streems and rivers. Topodolska Reka river is one of them. On the southern side of Midžor, going from Topli Do village, you can enjoy in two beautifully mountain streems. One is placed on the SW slopes, while the other one is located on eastern SE slopes of Midžor. That's really nice refreshment during long ascent from Topli Do village.

SUMMIT VIEW:

E: Mt Vitosa (2290)
SE: Tri Cuke (1936 m)
S: Suva Planina (Trem - 1810 m)
W: Kopaonik (Pancicev Vrh - 2017 m),
SW: Zarkova Cuka (1848 m), Babin Zub (1758 m), Svrljiske Planine

 
Midzor NW summit view
NW summit view
 
Midzor S summit view
S summit view
 
Midzor W summit view
W summit view
 
Midzor S summit view
N summit view

Routes Overview

 
Ascent on Midzor
Midzor ascent
 
Descent from Midzor
Midzor descent

People mostly use two routes to climb Midžor (2170 m) peak:

1. Babin Zub Hotel - Midžor (2170 m): 2,30h - 3h
2. Topli Do village - Midžor (2170 m): 4h - 4,30h

First one starting from SW side of Midžor massif and that's usual approach to the summit. Second option starting from Midžor's S side and that's the longer solution, even still very nice. Topli Do village is very picturesque and remind me on 'Asteriks' village.

Getting There

 
Topli Do village
Topli Do village

Beograd (Belgrade) - Pirot - Stara Planina (Babin Zub Hotel)
Beograd (Belgrade) - Pirot - Stara Planina (Topli Do village)
Beograd (Belgrade) - Knjaževac - Stara Planina

Stara Planina is placed in eastern part of Serbia, near border with Bulgaria, 55 km far from Pirot and Knjaževac towns.

Camping

 
Midzor summit
Midzor summit

You can stay in three star Hotel Babin Zub, which is nestled right below the same name mountain summit (1758 m). The hotel was built in 2000 and it is very well maintained. All rooms are nice and cozy. This three star hotel is situated below Babin Zub mountain peak on elevation of 1500 m above sea level.

This is common place when people planining to climb Midžor (2170 m) peak.

Red Tape

No fees or extra fees for entering the Stara Planina.
No permits needed either.
Usual rules of behaviour for NP's do apply.

Mountain Conditions

 
On the way to Midzor
Midzor ascent

5 days weather meteo for Pirot town.

The area has a typical sub - Alpine climate with a considerable number of sunny days, heavy snowfall... On Stara Planina you can find snow about 120 days per year.

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