Peak Ostri Vrv

Ostri Vrv 6

Peak Ostri Vrv


5 to 7 hours



Uphill climbing

1400 meters

Best period

Late May to early November

Peak Ostri Vrv, mount Jakupica

Ostri Vrv, standing tall at 2275 meters, is a captivating narrative woven into the fabric of the Western Balkans—a peak that beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. Located a mere forty kilometers from Skopje, this majestic summit is a must-visit destination for those seeking the sublime beauty of the Macedonian mountains.

The ascent to Ostri Vrv presents a variety of routes, each offering its own unique charm. You can embark on the climb from the quaint village of Patishka Reka, immersing yourself in the rustic charm of rural Macedonia. Alternatively, make it part of a traverse through the rugged terrain of Karadzica mountain, ascending the iconic Ubava peaks and exploring the enchanting glacial lakes of Salakovski Ezera along the way.

As you wander along the hiking trail, you’ll encounter several shepherd farms dotting the landscape, where age-old traditions of shepherding and dairy production are lovingly preserved. It’s a glimpse into a way of life that remains untouched by time—a testament to the enduring spirit of the Macedonian countryside.

But it’s the sights and panoramas that truly steal the show. From the lofty heights of Ostri Vrv and Ubava peaks, the world unfolds before you in all its splendor. The vistas that stretch out before you are not merely scenes for a movie—they are moments etched into your memory, forever imprinted as part of a life-changing experience.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of local natural and cultural heritage as you traverse these ancient lands, where the echoes of past civilizations mingle with the vibrant tapestry of present-day cultures. It’s more than just a hike—it’s an adventure of the soul, a journey that will leave you breathless with wonder and gratitude for the beauty that surrounds us.

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Difficulty of the tour:

Duration of the tour:

5 to 7 hours

Length of the tour:

16 km

Uphill climbing:

1400 meters

Required fitness:

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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