The Sharr Mountains National Park is a national park in southwestern Kosovo. It covers 53,272 hectares (532.72 km2), centered on the northern Sharr Mountains, a mountain range which also extends into northeastern Albania and northwestern North Macedonia. The park encompasses various terrains, including glacial lakes, alpine and periglacial landscapes.
The national park is conveniently located for a day trip from Pristina. The drive will only take you around 1 hour by car. The drive from Skopje is also only 1 to 1.5 hours. However, you will have to cross the border from North Macedonia.
When to visit
The most popular times to visit the national park is during spring, summer and fall. The temperatures drop during winter.
Map of Sharr Mountains National Park
Image gallery of Sharr Mountains National Park
Mountains in Sharr Mountains National Park
This section will list some of the famous peaks in the national park. Be sure to do proper research before venturing on to the high peaks.
Wildlife in Sharr Mountains National Park
These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.
Mushroom hunting in Sharr Mountains National Park
Hunting for mushrooms is a popular activity in Kosovo and especially in the Sharr Mountain area. You can even join some organised trips during the right seasons. Mushrooms typically grow in late summer and fall. Be sure the check with the local authorities whether you have the right to forage mushrooms.
Camping rules in Sharr Mountains National Park
Wild camping is not officially allowed or prohibited in Kosovo. It is generally tolerated in many areas of the country. You should always be sure of your permission to stay before pitching a tent. Discuss your plans with the local authorities.
Bears in Sharr Mountains 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.