Peak Ubava

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Peak Ubava


6 to 9 hours



Uphill climbing

1400 meters

Best period

Late May to early November

Peak Ubava, mount Jakupica

The name of Ubava Peak speaks volumes about the mountain, its surroundings, and the breathtaking vistas it commands. Rising to an elevation of 2346 meters, Ubava Peak overlooks the famed glacial lakes of Karadzica Mountain—the Salakovski Lakes (Salakovski Ezera)—adding a distinct allure to the hiking experience in this region, a mere forty kilometers from Skopje.

You can embark on the ascent from two starting points—the villages of Patishka Reka and Crn Vrv. Additionally, you have the option to organize a traverse of the mountain, commencing from one village and concluding the hiking tour in the other, in addition to the basic package.

The landscapes are nothing short of extraordinary, revealing a wilderness and untouched mountain nature that is remarkably close to Skopje.

The hiking trails to the summit are accessible for hikers of varying mobility levels, ensuring that everyone can partake in the adventure. And the panoramas and vistas from the peak never fail to leave a lasting impression, often leaving visitors yearning for more time to explore or planning a return visit to the mountain.

In essence, the hiking tour to Ubava Peak on Mount Karadzica epitomizes the quintessential hiking adventure in the Western Balkans—proximity to Europe, yet a world apart in its natural beauty and allure.

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Difficulty of the tour:

Duration of the tour:

6 to 9 hours

Length of the tour:

18 km

Uphill climbing:

1400 meters

Required fitness:

Panoramas and landscapes:


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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