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Trail No.5 Trail of shepherds - NMK

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(Village of Jedoarce – Village of Otunje – Village of Setole – Gjermo Sheep Farm)




Positioning - mountain

  • Shar Mountain / northeastern segment

Starting point

  • Village of Jedoarce

Description of the trail 

The trail starts from the village of Jedoarce and passes through the villages Otunje and Setole. Along the asphalt road that ends in the upper part of the village, the trail continues as a mountaineering trail in the direction to the south and moves towards the village of Gjermo. The trail moves through a forest belt with a sparse forest from where several forest roads are opened. When we reach the southwestern ridge that descends from the peak Ploca, we ascend to a height of 1500 meters (above the forest itself) along a wide unpaved road in the direction of the north, and from there, in the northwest/ north direction, we move on a road that leads us to the Sheep Farms "Gjermovski Bachila".    


Technical data:


Altitude at the start point

  • Village of Jedoarce– 795 masl

Highest point

  • Gjermo Sheep Farm – 1780 masl

Altitude at the end point

  • Gjermo Sheep Farm – 1780 masl

Trail duration

  • 3.00 – 3.30 hours

Trail length

  • 9 km

Altitude gain

  • hike up – 985 m

Trail difficulty

  • ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

 Required level of physical fitness

  • ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆


Panoramas and landscapes

The landscapes in this part of Shar Mountain, more precisely on this trail, are limited to the cirque of Gjermovska River with the peak Ploca to the northwest and the upper part of the Polog Valley to the east.


Access to the start point 

  • Motorway Skopje – Tetovo, 43 km
  • Local road Tetovo – Village of Jedoarce, 11 km
  • In the village, on the streets, there is a possibility for parking several vehicles. 


Places of tourism interest

  • from the start point:
  • “Gjinov Kamen” - 2.30 hours hiking from village of Setole
  • Village of Varvara  – 3.00 hours hiking from village of Otunje
  • Complex “Monastery of Leshok” – 15 min driving from village of Jedoarce
  • The Smallest Ethno Museum in the World, village of Dzhepchishte – 15 minutes driving from village of Jedoarce


Accommodation and food 


  • Monastery Leshok, Village of Leshok
  • Different accommodation in Tetovo


Public transport: 

  • Public transport, van transport and taxi 



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