Easiest ascent from all of Durmitor's peaks
Pivska Planinica (2051 m) peak belong to the Southern DURMITOR. The highest peak of that part of Durmitor is Prutaš (2393 m), but in its neighbourhood exist a few peaks which are not well known, even they offer incredible enjoyment in beautifully panoramas of Durmitor's massif. One of them is called Planinica (2051 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. Precisely, Planinica massif is placed on the W side of Raklje (2159 m), very near to the edge of Susica Canyon. It's very important to say that Pivska Planinica (2051 m) is different peak in the comparation with the higher and same name peak Planinica (2330 m) (Drobnjacka Planinica), which is placed oposite on the other (N) side of Škrka Lakes Valley.
Few people know that Pivska Planinica 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). Pivska Planinica and its slopes offer maybe the best view to Durmitor's beautiful massif and its highest peaks. Also, Pivska Planinica offer very wide view to three canyons - Sušica, Piva and Tara. Specially nice view is to deep and impressive Sušica Canyon. Also, we can't forget on the beautiful W summit view to impressive range Maglic/Bioc/Volujak which dominate above the Piva Canyon.
For sure, Pivska Planinica is the peak which offer the easiest ascent and one of the most beautiful view to the magnificent and powerful massif of DURMITOR.
When you walking on the summit ridge of Pivska Planinica, you can whole time enjoy in many beutifully 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, Bezimeni Vrh, Bobotov Kuk, Planinica (2330 m) and Rbatina on the N, Djevojka and Šareni Pasovi on the NE and Prutaš and Gruda on the E. Also, from Pivska Planinica you can admire the view to Sušica Canyon. Dont't forget on Maglić/Bioč/Volujak range which dominate on the other side fo Piva Canyon.
The ascent on Pivska Planinica peak is for sure 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 Raklje summit (2051 m) is about 350 m. The path is not steep and is it possible to reach the summit after maximum 30-45 min of walking.
You can parking your car on the asphalt road in Todorov Do below the Raklje massif. From here you can start your ascent on Planinica. The easiest and shortest ascent on Pivska Planinica starts from Todorov Do, going on below the SW side of Raklje massif accross the pass. From that pass continue straight to the roundly peak of Planinica.
When you walking on the summit ridge of Pivska Planinica, 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 Pivska Planinica you can admire the view to Sušica Canyon.
Gateway to Durmitor National Park and Pivska Planinica (2051 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.