The peak of Zelengora – Bregoč

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The peak of Zelengora – Bregoč

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 LakeOrlovačko LakeŠtirinsko LakeBorilovačko LakeLake Donje Bare, Lake Gornje BareCrno 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. The river Neretva originates from the massif of Zelengora. Numerous mountain peaks are located at an elevation of over 2000 mamsl. The ones that stand out are Bregoč (2014mamsl) and Kozje strane (2013mamsl), whichlook’ at each other as if they are confronted.
Hiking to the highest top of Zelengora – Bregoč is an excellent hiking trip for those with experience and those who are gaining some experience because of the gentle mountain slopes and the trail that is not particularly demanding.


8-9 hours (3 hours of hiking in both directions)

Physical rating:

Moderate / Easy

Group size:

4+ people

Age range:

5 - 85 years

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 – Borovno brdo (1720 mamsl) by an off-road vehicle, which lasts for 1,5 to 2 hours. Upon arrival at the starting point, after we take a look around and after a short preparation, we head to Bregoč, enjoying the view over the mountain massif. The length of the trail is 8,5 km. After one and a half hours of hiking we come to the highest peak of Zelengora – Bregoč. Here, we have a break and rest, enjoy, look around, and have a snack. The guide provides the visitors with the information about the mountain, surrounding peaks, and the position of the natural landmarks in the Park. After a half an hour break, we head towards Orlovačko Lake, taking the same trail on one part of the route, and then we get off the trail towards the valley, where we see the water spring and a beautiful lake – Orlovačko Lake (1438 mamsl). We take a second break and we can refresh ourselves in the lake or have a rest on the lake shore. After the break, we take a walk to the vehicle which takes 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 at the top and by the lake. You can bring hiking poles (optional). In summer, it is recommended that you bring 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: €53 per person

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