Peak Medenica

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Peak Medenica


4 to 6 hours



Uphill climbing

600 meters

Best period

Late May to early November

Peak Medenica, National Park Mavrovo

The Romans were onto something when they coined the phrase “Nomen est omen” (the name is a sign). Take, for instance, the lofty summit of Medenica Peak, soaring majestically at 2163 meters above sea level—a name that translates to “Honey Peak” in the Macedonian language. And true to its name, the experiences awaiting you on this extraordinary journey are as sweet as honey itself.

As you ascend along the hiking trail on Mount Bistra towards the summit of Medenica, you’ll find yourself traversing through a landscape rich in cultural heritage and tradition of the National Park Mavrovo. We offer several options for the ascent, each one offering its own unique perspective on the journey. With each step, you’ll be transported through time, delving into the cultural past of the region and gaining valuable insights into the endemic biodiversity that thrives in these pristine mountains.

But perhaps the most unforgettable aspect of the hike are the breathtaking vistas that unfold before you. From the summit, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of Mavrovo Lake glistening in the distance, the rugged peaks of Korab, Deshat, and Krchin standing tall against the horizon, and the meandering valley of the Radika river below—a sight that will leave you spellbound.

Choose your own adventure as you embark on the ascent of Medenica Peak. Whether you opt for a circular tour starting and ending at the Frchec mountain plateau, or a traverse that culminates in the charming village of Galichnik—a bastion of the rich Mijak’s culture—the journey promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.

So come, immerse yourself in the magic of Medenica Peak, where every step is a testament to the beauty and wonder of the Macedonian mountains.

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Difficulty of the tour:

Duration of the tour:

4 to 6 hours

Length of the tour:

16 km

Uphill climbing:

600 meters

Required fitness:

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Just contact us if you need more information about the tour.


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