Highlander Hercules

HIGHLANDER Hercules got its name after the Roman mythological hero adapted from the Greek hero Heracles. It is also the second-largest northern constellation and is simultaneously the longest HIGHLANDER route that spans over 5 days.

The Hercules format of Highlander Montenegro is a five-day trek designed for those seeking a profound connection with nature and themselves. This rigorous journey not only tests physical and mental endurance but also immerses participants in the breathtaking beauty and serene wilderness of Durmitor National Park.

Over the course of five days, hikers traverse a variety of terrains - from lush meadows and dense forests to rocky peaks and serene glacial lakes. Each day unveils new scenery, offering a complete immersion in the natural splendor of Montenegro.

Hercules participants have the opportunity to witness some of Durmitor’s most famous sights, such as the awe-inspiring Bobotov Kuk, the park’s highest peak and the tranquil waters of Black Lake. The journey also encompasses lesser-known gems, providing a sense of discovery and solitude.

The trek goes beyond natural wonders by introducing hikers to the rich cultural heritage of the region. From ancient shepherd paths to traditional Montenegrin villages, participants experience the local way of life, cuisine and hospitality, adding a unique dimension to the adventure.

With multiple nights spent in tents, participants have the rare chance to sleep under the star-filled sky of Durmitor, further connecting with the wilderness and enjoying moments of tranquility and reflection.

Completing the Hercules trek is a significant achievement, symbolizing not just physical stamina, but also mental resilience and a deepened appreciation for the natural world.

In essence, the Hercules format of Highlander Montenegro is more than a hike, it’s a transformative experience that leaves participants with lasting memories, new friendships and a profound sense of accomplishment.

June 22nd - 26th, 2024

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Highlander Lyra

Named after the harmonious lyre in Greek mythology, Lyra symbolizes balance and harmony, traits mirrored in this adventure. This 1-day quest is designed for the audacious souls and adventure seekers with limited time on their hands.

Dive into the essence of Highlander spirit with the Lyra format - a one-day adventure designed to encapsulate the beauty, challenge and camaraderie of the full Highlander experience in just 24 hours. This ~25km trek through Durmitor National Park offers a concentrated dose of breathtaking landscapes, from serene lakes to rugged mountain vistas. Perfect for those looking to test their endurance or simply immerse themselves in nature without the commitment of a multi-day hike. End the journey with a festive gathering, celebrating achievements with food, music and new friends. Join the Lyra format to taste the adventure that Highlander Montenegro is famous for.

June 22nd, 2024

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  • HIGHLANDER Maps – detailed maps in waterproof cases
  • HIGHLANDER Map cover - waterproof cases
  • HIGHLANDER ID – detailed itinerary showing all checkpoints (with dedicated checkpoint stamp spaces)
  • 15 meals: 3 meals per day (dehydrated food, cold cuts, cheese, bread, ready meals)
  • On duty Mountain Rescue Service Montenegro
  • Educational activities and entertainment
  • HIGHLANDER Certificate
  • HIGHLANDER Trash bag
  • HIGHLANDER stickers
  • Infrastructure at start, finish, checkpoints and along the route

*Participants may make private transportation arrangements to the starting point on Black Lake, but parking space is limited. The organizer will not be providing transportation after the event, from Black Lake to Žabljak. (2.5km).

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