Komarnica Canyon

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Komarnica CanyonView to Komarnica Canyon

Komarnica Canyon with its a same name river belong to the group of five river canyons in DURMITOR NATIONAL PARK. The Komarnica river is the tributary of the river Piva. It flows along deep and curvy canyon between the mountains of Durmitor and Vojnik. Precisely, the Komarnica continues between the mountains of Vojnik and Treskavac, in an almost uninhabited area (village of Duži) and enters the high Piva Pleateau, where it turns north (almost all of the Komarnica's course is flooded by the reservoir of the Lake Piva), receives from the right outflow of the Piva well and enters the deep Piva canyon.

Canyon of the river Komarnica is a rare canyon. It doesn’t lag behind canyon of the river Tara in its depth wilderness and waterfall of the furious mountain rivers. In Komarnica Canyon you can see one of the most impressive cliffs in Durmitor - 700 m high cliffs of Boljska Greda, which with its S face proudly dominate above the impressive beauty of Komarnica Canyon.

The canyon of Mala Komarnica, the region which is called Nevidio (never seen) was the last unexplored place in Europe.

Boljska gredaImpressive 700 m high cliffs of Boljska Greda in Komarnica Canyon

Nevidio Canyon - the last unexplored canyon in Europe

Canyon of the river Komarnica and its most beautiful segment, Nevidio Canyon are places of exquisite beauty. They are located in the central part of Montenegro, on the slopes of Durmitor, on about 50 km from Zabljak to Savnik.

What is interesting is that the canyon Nevidio was seen by a fewer number of people than Mount Everest, by which the canyon probably got the name "never seen".

It was conquered 1965 for the first time till that year it "haven't been Canyonseen" which probably is the main reason for its name. It resisted to all attempts of conquering until the first August 1965. when the group of professional mountaineers from Niksic has succeeded in climbing it. That day, for the very first time, human being was presented. It is the last conquered canyon in Europe and still one of the less visited places. Canyon is 3 km long, with number of waterfalls, whirls and passages made by the water. In some places Nevidio cliffs are half meter wide and 400 m high! Canyon is being passed during one day with special equipment (diving-suit, alpinist gear) with well experienced guides.

NevidioNevidio Canyon

This canyon is unreachable to ordinary tourists, because even today, best training and equipment is indispensable in order to climb it. although, approach before the entering into Nevidio presents unique tourist. It is really challenge to come in Nevideo, to go through its first part.

Komarnica is a little neglected natural phenomenon, the canyon of the river Komarnica and its most beautiful part, unreachable Nevidio. It is beside the village of the same name as the river. This is the village from which the most of Durmitorians come.

This canyon is familiar by the fact that it has some animal and plant species that are unique in the world. In Komarnica and its part called Nevideo exist the species which we can find only in narrow Mediterranean zone, along its shore. Canyon Nevidio is the real place for enjoyment and for the adventure. There are no words that can describe that magnificent canyon; therefore we will leave it up to you, to come, and to see its beauty for yourself.

Nevidio Canyon is an extrardinary extreme canyoning adventure.

VIDEO 1 and VIDEO 2 of canyoning adventure in Nevidio Canyon.

Getting There

Going to Komarnica CanyonGoing to Komarnica Canyon

Gateway to Durmitor National Park and Komarnica Canyon is Zabljak (1456 m) town. Information how to get there:

By Plane
~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.

By Bus
~Beograd (Belgrade)-Zabljak

Buses go to Zabljak from Beograd (Belgrade) twice a day and from Podgorica, Niksic, Pljevlja and Mojkovac several times per day.

By Car
~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.

Than from Zabljak town to Sedlo (1907 m) pass by Zabljak-Virak-Trsa road, 16 km from Zabljak town. From Sedlo pass the path road continue to Dobri Do valley where is beginning of Komarnica Canyon.

Komarnica canyonKomarnica River


Camping permitted on camping dedicated spots only. Major huts are in good condition, but with no service. Still, open to the general public. Hikers/climbers are supposed to bring all the jummy stuff with them.

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No extra fees.



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