SUVA PLANINA (Dry Mountain) is one of the most impressive mountain ranges in Serbia. The massif of Suva Planina is 35 km long and it is placed on SE from Niš town and it stretches in NW-SE direction as a last W part of BALKANA system which after that continue to the RODOPI mountain system. The highest peak of Suva Planina range is Trem (1810 m) peak with its high and impressive vertical rocky NE wall dominate more than 1000 m above the Kosmovac village.
The north side of Dry mountain is very steep with deep crags and rich beech forest below. On the other hand, south side of Dry Mountain is smooth, but bare-wooded. Farther east of Trem peak (1810m) outspreads the large high-lend plateau. Composition of Dry Mountain is primary lime stoned and most of the mountain range above 1500m is dry without any water.
The highest peaks of Suva Planina are:
- Trem (1810 m)
- Kostadinica (1735 m)
- Đorđina Čuka (1735 m)
- Golemo Stražište (1714 m)
- Sokolov Kamen (1523 m)
- Pasarelo (1521 m)
- Tromka (1438 m)
- Divna Gorica (1389 m)
- Golaš (1378 m)
- Kolov Kamen (1361 m)
- Mosor (985 m)
Two peaks are most impressive and recognizable. That are Trem and Sokolov Kamen which are separated and connected with Devojački Grob (1311 m) pass.
In last weekend in February there is a mountaineering event called "Zimski uspon na Trem" (Winter climb on Trem), that gather over 600 mountaineers from all parts of Balkan. It is also the biggest Balkan’s mountain winter event. It started in 1997 and it is under the organization of Mountaineering club "Železnicar" from city of Niš.
At the foot of Suva Planina is beautiful Jelašnica Gorge which is protected as a natural's beauty.
If you want to visit Suva Planina you should first reach the Niš town, which is placed in the South Serbia.
- To Belgrade/Beograd airport, distance about 280 km from Suva Planina mountain.
- To Niš airport closer to Suva Planina than Belgrade airport.
Than, from Belgrade or from Niš town - to Suva Planina by bus or car.
Also, everything about flights and tickets you can check on JAT Airways web site.
- Belgrade - Niš, (about 250 km, 5 hours by bus)
(than from Niš to Niška Banja Spa with another local bus, from where you can get a taxi to Bojanine Vode mountain hut, more 30 km)
- Belgrade-Niš-Niška Banja Spa-Bojanine Vode hut (280 km)
Suva Planina is connected with the main transport routes in Serbia. The nearest airport is in Niš town.
The optimal place to stay is Studenac mountain hut in Bojanine Vode, which is placed below the northern side of Sokolov Kamen peak.
The hut has a few rooms and apartments, hot water in the bathroom and also food service (cooking meal).
In the hut you can buy nonalcoholic beverages, beer and mineral water.