About Bjelasica, Komovi & Prokletije Region

Two fairly long, mostly laid-back, but at times also headstrong and hurried rivers, take melted snow, the remnants of which adorn the high snow-capped peaks of Komovi, Bjelasica and Prokletije even in summertime, all the way to the Black Sea.

It is said that if you sit next to the Tara and Lim rivers for a while without a thought in your head, you will hear parts of the Great Story of Beauty. No one knows when the story began. It is believed to be never-ending. It is also said that parts of the story may be heard, if you are a worthy listener, from the many springs and brooks, roaring and murmuring from over two thousand metres above, cutting through rocks and hiding in the folds of the thick coniferous and beech woods, watering meadows, sheep and cattle, but also wolves and bears, making a maze, only to calm down and yield to a larger stream.

It is said that the story assumes deep, dark green nuances if listened to near one of the lakes, Biograd, Šiško, Ursulovac, Pešića, Plav, Hrid, or maybe Visitor.

Unsurprisingly, some details of the story may also be heard from the birds, especially in the morning. From the wind blowing through birch trees. From the May beetles and fireflies. If you concentrate hard enough, the sweetest smelling moments will be learned from thyme and yarrow, the most delicate ones from forest strawberries and raspberries, the most substantial one from the stars whispering to the spruce trees…

Bjelasica is the mildest, Komovi possesses magnificent power and simplicity, and Prokletije is a fabulous blend of contradictions, pregnant with surprises…

This is an area of heavenly river valleys reached even by the warm Mediterranean currents. It abounds in herbs, mushrooms and forest fruits. Smoke emanates from houses and huts, flocks move slowly…