Peak Velivar

Velivar 2

Peak Velivar


5 to 7 hours



Uphill climbing

1400 meters

Best period

Late May to early November

Peak Velivar, National Park Mavrovo

Velivar Peak stands as a true colossus within Mavrovo National Park. Its stature, towering at 2373 meters, commands attention, but it’s the majestic setting between the mountain massifs of Deshat and Krcin, straddling the border between Macedonia and Albania, that truly sets it apart.

Ascend to the summit from either of two starting points—Bitushe or Žirovnica villages. Both trails offer their own allure, with the Žirovnica route being more challenging and suited for hikers with a higher fitness level. However, we provide the option to elevate the starting point by utilizing 4×4 transportation to the forest belt’s exit.

The High Scardus Trail, a long-distance hiking route, traverses Velivar’s slopes, presenting an opportunity to include the ascent as part of Stage 14 of the trail. Regardless of the chosen route, the hike to the top offers a serene and delightful path, promising not only a memorable hiking experience but also unparalleled photo opportunities.

From panoramic vistas above the Radika River canyon to the rugged massifs of neighboring peaks—from Krčin in the south to Korab in the north—the landscape unfolds in breathtaking splendor.

Following the tour, we often offer an optional upgrade to the basic package—an indulgent tasting of traditional local cuisine in nearby villages—ensuring a truly fulfilling experience for our customers.

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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:

Panoramas and landscapes:


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Have Any Question?

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