SERBIA IS HOME TO A number of modest MOUNTAIN RANGES. IT'S HIGHEST PEAK IS MIDŽOR AT 2,169 M (7,116 FT). IT’S THE PERFECT PEAK FOR A FINE HIKE.
Midžor is the highest peak of the Western Balkan range and the 12th highest peak of all the Balkan Mountains or Stara Planina in Latin Serbian. It is Serbia’s highest peak outside of the disputed territory of Kosovo.
Serbia’s official highest peak is Deravica in the Prokletije Mountain Range at an elevation of 2,656 metres (8,714 ft) but this is located in Kosovo. Outside of this disputed land, Midzor is the highest peak. Climbers will find little difficulty climbing Midzor and even consider it from most of the slopes ideal for easy hiking especially on fine weather.
The slopes in the western, eastern and southern side are dominantly grassy and not that steep. In contrast, the northern side is rocky and steep. The northern slopes are perfect for rock climbers who are in it for some greater thrill.
There are two routes to get to the summit:
1. Babin Zub Hotel - Midžor (2170 m): usual approach to summit that takes 2-3 hours.
2. Topli Do village - Midžor (2170 m): the longer route with picturesque villages takes 4-5 hours.
THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN SERBIA:
• Midzor – 2,169 m (7,116 ft), on Stara Planina near the town of Pirot
• Pogled – 2,156 m (7,073 ft), on Mokra Gora near town of Tutin
• Pančić's Peak – 2,017 m (6,617 ft), on Kopaonik near town of Raska
• Suvo Rudiste – 1,976 m (6,482 ft), on Kopaonik near town of Raska
• Smailova kula – 1,947 m (6,387 ft), on Mokra Gora near town of Tutin
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