Prokletije National Park, Montenegro
Prokletije National Park is the most dramatic hiking destination in Montenegro. Vertical peaks pierce the sky. Wild chamois sprint between jagged cliffs. And, herds of goats roam about freely. The park encompasses most of the Prokletije mountains, which form the natural border between Montenegro and Albania. Hence, this mountain range is also called the Albanian Alps, Bjeshket e Nemuna (in Albanian) as well as the Accursed Mountains. It’s possible to access Prokletije National Park from both Albania, Montenegro, and Kosovo. However, we think it’s easier to do so from Montenegro, provided that you have a car.
Given the remoteness of this region, you’ll see very few people hiking here. Trails are mostly easy to follow, but signage is infrequent. We relied on the Wikiloc app to navigate and to figure out where to hike in the Prokletije mountains. We highly recommend saving and downloading trails using Wikiloc before you go to the park. Once you start your hike, you can follow the trail. Maps.me has very limited coverage in this area.
When to Visit Prokletije National Park
July, August, or September. We hiked in the Prokletije mountains in early September, which proved to be a perfect time to be in the Accursed Mountains. The climate was mild, though chilly during the evening.