Gornje Bare – Uglješin Vrh – Donje Bare

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Gornje Bare – Uglješin Vrh – Donje Bare

Zelengora is known as the queen of mountains, a natural jewel of the Balkans. Part of its massif forms the left part of National Park Sutjeska. It is known for its large number of glacial lakes. The most well-known ones are: Kotlaničko Lake, Orlovačko Lake, Štirinsko Lake, Borilovačko Lake, Lake Donje Bare, Lake Gornje Bare, Crno jezero (Black Lake), and Bijelo jezero (White Lake). Zelengora is famous for hiking, photography, canyoning on the river Hrčavka or even for camping near one of its lakes. Each of the lakes is unique and special in its own way. Some of them are ideal for swimming, and others are perfect for watching. The largest populations of big game animals that we often meet on our trips are found in this part of NP Sutjeska. We can see diverse flora, as well.
One of the most popular hiking tours is the tour of the lakes Gornje and Donje Bare. The tour is a combination of the tours of mountain lakes, peaks, and lookouts, and in that sense is the most complete one. It is an excellent choice for people who want to ‘get the most out of it’ and get to know the mountain in a day, as much as it is possible.


7-8 hours (3-4 hours of hiking)

Physical rating:


Group size:

4+ people

Age range:


Time of year:

May - November


Serbian and English


The trip usually starts in the morning by gathering in front of the hotel Mladost or the restaurant Komlen from where we go to the starting point by an off-road vehicle, which is an hour and a half drive. After a short preparation, we head toward Lake Gornje Bare (1550 mamsl), and after a break by the lake, we set off to Uglješin vrh (1859 mamsl), where we have a rest. After that, we go along the mountain ridge across Tovarnica, and on both sides of the ridge there are unforgettable views of Volujak, Maglić, Lebršnik, Zelengora… Crossing the ridge we descend under Planinica, and then go towards Lake Donje Bare (1475 mamsl), picking fresh mountain blueberries along the way. We take a break by the lake to have lunch/snacks or to swim. We can refresh ourselves in a cold mountain spring of drinking water of the highest quality. After the break, we set off to the edge of the Sutjeska Canyon – lookout Borić, which offers an unforgettable sight of the deep canyon underneath our feet. We take the best photos of the trip here. After a short break, we go back taking the same trail toward Lake Donje Bare, where a vehicle awaits for us to take us back to Tjentište.

What to bring:

Hiking clothes and shoes, warm clothes in case the weather is cold, a water bottle, and snacks to eat on a break by the lake. You can bring hiking poles (optional). From May to June it is recommended that you bring a mosquito repellent and a sunscreen.

The price includes:

Local transportation, a licensed guide and tours listed in the description.

The price does not include:

Entrance fee to National Park Sutjeska: 10 KM per person.

Tour price: €43 per person

* Feel free to contact us for more information, information about booking, and a discount for bigger groups