Mount Karadzica

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The mountain Karadzica is part of the Jakupica mountain range, located in the central part of Macedonia, south of Skopje, the capital city. Karadzica can rightfully be called a hidden gem within reach of Skopje, making it ideal for day hiking tours when Skopje is used as a logistical point for accommodation.

Karadzica embodies many characteristics typical of the mountains in the Western Balkans but also boasts unique features specific to itself, such as biodiversity, relief forms, geology, or the small villages scattered at the foothills beneath peaks rising over 2000 meters above sea level.

As for hiking experiences on Mount Karadzica, we often offer hiking to peaks like Ostri Vrv at 2263 meters, Ubava at 2346 meters, Karadzica Peak itself, the highest at 2472 meters on the mountain, as well as Mirska Voda at 2179 meters and Milenkov Kamen at 2217 meters. Hiking to some of these peaks can also be done as traverses to connect multiple summits during one tour, depending on the desires, fitness level, and interests of the clients.

Why is Karadzica so intriguing? Because within less than an hour’s drive from Skopje, one enters a completely different world, not only different from the urban city environment but adorned with quaint and scenically integrated villages where traditional architecture is mostly preserved. It’s a world rich in diverse biodiversity, numerous mountain streams, and fantastic views of the broader Balkan surroundings and the mountains of Macedonia and neighboring countries.

Due to the value of the hiking experience, we say that Karadzica is not just a place to visit; it’s a place where almost invariably, anyone who has been there once, returns. And often, they return multiple times.

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Everybody has to know that the right clothing and equipment is essential for a successful mountain trip. There will be some items and travel clothes which you will want to pack for the journey which will not be required on the tour in the mountains, so these may be left at your hotel and collected at the end, a light fold away small bag is useful for these items.

The following list is a combination of suggestion, advice and our experience of what you will need. For additional information’s do not hesitate to contact us.

This is what we think essential for safety and basic comfort.

  • Compass
  • Map
Sun protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses
Clothing – warm weather
  • Wicking T – shirt (synthetic or wool)
  • Wicking underwear
  • Quick – drying pants or shorts
  • Long – sleeve shirt (protecting from sun, bugs)
  • Rainwear (jackets, pants – waterproof and breathable)
  • Sun – shielding hat
  • Bandana or Buff
Clothing cool weather
  • Wicking long – sleeve T – shirt
  • Wicking long underwear
  • Hat, cap, skullcap, balaclava or headband
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Rainwear (jackets, pants – waterproof and breathable)
  • Fleece jacket or vest, and pants
  • Hiking Boots suited to terrain and conditions
  • Trekking socks (synthetic or wool) plus spares
  • Gaiters (for snow conditions)
  • Backpack 30 – 45 liters
  • Trekking poles
  • Energy food and beverages
  • Water bottle or camelback
  • Nylon cord (5 meters)
  • First aid kit
  • Knife or multi – tool, duct tape strips
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Wet wipes and toilet rolls
  • Small Ziploc plastic boxes
  • Notebook & Pencil
  • Money belt