The Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park is anational park in the districts of Gjakova and Peja in western Kosovo. It encompasses 63,028 hectares (630.28 km2) of mountainous terrain, with numerous lakes, dense deciduous and coniferous forests and alpine landscapes. The park was established to protect its ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as the cultural and historical heritage.
The easiest way to get to the national park is by car from the capitol - Pristina. The drive from Pristina is about 3 hours to reach the park. You can drive from some of the other capitols in neighbouring countries such as Skopje and Podgorica.
When to visit
The best time to visit is during the warmer months. Summer is the most popular with locals and tourists. Winter is generally colder and the park sees fewer visitors. Be sure to be properly prepared if visiting during winter.
Map of Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park
Image gallery of Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park
Most national parks have there own trademarks. This goes for both natural sights and man-made. This section will list any popular sights in nature.
Wildlife in Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park
These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.
Mushroom hunting in Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park
There are good options for foraging in the national park and in Kosovo in general. Make sure you check with local authorities before foraging inside the park. The best season for mushroom hunting is generally in autumn.
Camping rules in Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park
Kosovo does not have any specific guidelines for wild camping. It is generally not prohibited or officially allowed. Be sure to check with the local regulations before pitching a tent anywhere inside the national park. You should also be aware of wildlife in the park. The best option is to stick to official campsites or similar establishment.
Bears in Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park
Bears in the park
This national park has bears and you need to take the necessary precautions. Read the article on bears and seek information from local park authorities.