Road trip guide: Conquering Pančić's Peak

Pančić's Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.017m (6,617ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Serbia and Kosovo.

Pančić's Peak

The road to the summit, located within the Kopaonik mountain range, is unpaved. The road is usually impassable in winters. Great trail for experienced wheelers.

Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road. On 7 July 1951 the peak was renamed after the Serbian botanist Josif Pančić, whose remains were buried at the top in a small mausoleum, located next to a radio tower. It was built by architect Vladimir Vladisavljević, to mark 50 years of mountaineering Serbia. The mausoleum is built of Kopaonik granite and stone, and on it there is a plaque with an inscription of hikers. Access to the mausoleum is under the official ban. 
Pic: Aleksandar Lazović