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Points of interest
Trail No.1 Korita Trail - NMK

PICNIC AREA “KALUGJER”

Location: village of Rogachevo

Altitude: 955 m.a.s.l.

Access: Asphalt road heading to the watchtower at the end of the village.

Description: Only one kilometer from the village of Rogachevo is the locality "Kalugjer". Here we can visit the spring that bears the same name as the locality and also the church "St. Ilija". The place is arranged as a picnic area with a large number of tables and benches. An interesting place to visit on warm summer days, for family outings and socializing.

GPS: N 42° 09’ 44.11’’ / E 21° 09’ 26.99’’

 

ROGACHEVSKI KORITA

Location: Shar Mountain, above the Village of Rogachevo 

Altitude: 1475 m.a.s.l.

Access: Unpaved road, starting from the village of Rogachevo (for terrain vehicle). 

Description: The name "Korita" is due to the water and springs at this place, which are collected in open troughs for livestock from this region to eat or drink out of. Today this place is a picnic and weekend getaway  spot. A few private weekend cottages were built in the surroundings.

GPS: N 42° 10’ 12.36’’ / E 21° 08’ 14.17’’

 

MOUNTAINEERING HUT “LJUBOTEN”

Location: Shar Mountain, above the village of Staro Selo/ Ljuboten

Altitude: 1635 m.a.s.l.

Access: Unpaved road or marked mountaineering trail from the info board in the village.

Description: The Mountaineering Hut was built in 1931 and is the first and oldest Mountaineering Hut in the Republic of Macedonia. Below the hut there is a beech forest and here visitors can enjoy the view over the Polog Valley, the peak Ljuboten, Kozja Stena, Livadica and Piribeg. The hut offers accommodation for 50 visitors, a shared dining room, a kitchen and the opportunity to try various traditional recipes. The hut is managed by the Mountaineering Club "Ljuboten" from Tetovo. The Mountaineering Hut is open on weekends during the whole year and with prior notice it can also open during week days.

GPS:  N 42° 11’ 06.14’’ / E 21° 07’ 44.03’’

 

“VILLA LJUBOTEN”

Location: Shar Mountain, above the Village of Staro Selo/ Ljuboten 

Altitude: 1600 m.a.s.l.

Access: Unpaved road or marked mountaineering trail from the info board in the village.

Description: “Villa Ljuboten” is a private accommodation facility with a parking lot, four rooms, three bathrooms, two kitchens, two dining rooms and a lounge. Here you can enjoy a morning coffee on the terrace with a view of the peak Ljuboten. The facility is open during the whole year on the weekends and with advance notice on other days too.

GPS:  N 42° 11’ 02.73’’ / E 21° 07’ 37.76’’

 

LAKE “VRATNICHKO EZERO”

Location: village of Vratnica 

Altitude: 655 m.a.s.l.

Access: Unpaved road from the village of Vratnica to the lake. 

Description: The Lake “Vratnichko Ezero” is an artificial lake built on the locality "Golina" in the 1960s. The lake served for sports fishing. The surroundings in the past were arranged for picnics and camping. Today the lake does not have the same function as it did in the past, but it is worth visiting and experiencing the panorama of the lake and the peak Ljuboten in the background.

GPS:  N 42° 07’ 17.36’’ / E 21° 07’ 36.23’’

 

PICNIC AREA “PETACHKO VODICHE”

Location: village of Belovishte

Altitude: 860 m.a.s.l.

Access: Asphalt road from the village of Belovishte.

Description: Above the village of Belovishte there is a picnic place named "Petachko Vodice". Here is also one small church St. Petka and a spring of water rich in iron, which is believed to be beneficial for the health of the eyes. This place is a great picnic spot. Only 5 minutes above this place there are several small waterfalls on the Belovishka River, from which the most famous one is the so-called "Vrazhji Vir". Near the picnic place there are several fishponds and restaurants.

GPS: N 42° 08’ 43.93’’ / E 21° 05’’ 55.47’’ 

 

PEAK LJUBOTEN

Location: Shar Mountain, Ljuboten

Altitude: 2499 m.a.s.l.

Access: Marked mountaineering trail from the Mountaineering Hut “Ljuboten” to the peak. 

Description: Peak Ljuboten is the starting point of the massif Shar Mountain. As one of the highest peaks, it stands out and represents the most dominant point of the whole massif. It is one of the most explored and most climbed peaks on the Shar Mountain. The peak is characterized with the ridge that is the only one of this type  (Alpine) on Shara, especially expressed in the winter period.

GPS: N 42° 12’ 24.27’’ / E 21° 07’ 09.39’’

 

LAKE “LIVADICHKO EZERO”

Location: Shar Mountain, Livadica

Altitude: 2210 m.a.s.l.

Access: Marked mountaineering trail from the Mountaineering Hut “Ljuboten” to the lake.

Description: The Lake “Livadichko Ezero” is one of the largest glacial lakes on the Shar Mountain, 228 meters in length and 120 meters in width. The sight that visitors can enjoy is its clear water and the dominant peak Ljuboten in the background. The color of the lake is greenish, and where it reaches the greatest depth of 7 meters it is dark blue. Not far from the lake is the peak Livadica, at a height of 2480 meters.

GPS: N 42° 11’ 21.88’’ / 21° 04’ 28.77’’

 

HOSTEL „KITKA

Location: Village of Vratnica

Altitude: 715 m.a.s.l.

Access: Asphalt road from Tetovo to the village of Vratnica. 

Description: Decorated in a traditional Macedonian setting, the hostel has an accommodation capacity of 5 bedrooms with 2 beds in each room. Near the hostel there is a restaurant, where you can order food from the traditional Macedonian menu which is prepared with homemade organic products.

GPS:  N 42° 08’ 37.18’’ / E 21° 07’ 12.49’’ 

 

FAMILY HOUSE “BELOJSHKI BISER”

Location: Village of Belovishte

Altitude: 710 m.a.s.l.

Access: Asphalt road from Tetovo to the village of Belovishte.

Description: In the center of the village of Belovishte there is an accommodation facility "Belojshki Biser", which offers accommodation in two bedrooms with a shared toilet. There is also а restaurant, which is well-known for preparing delicious fish and traditional Macedonian recipies.  

GPS:  N 42° 08’ 88.38’’ / E 21° 06’ 17’’ 

 

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