Courage is required to drive to Sirokar Pass

Širokar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.790m (5,872ft) above the sea level, located in the Podgorica municipality of Montenegro, just next to the Albanian border.

Sirokar Pass

How long is Sirokar Pass?

Set high in the Kuči mountain range, the road to the summit is very challenging. It’s called TT4. It’s 30.9 km (19.20 miles) long running north-south from Verusa to Korita. The first part of the drive is paved and narrow. But asphalt road ends at the village of Wet. Beyond this point the road is very winding and hairpinned and drivable by 4x4 vehicles with sufficient ground clearance only. There are still many traditional katuns dotted around the area and one of the most scenic ones is Katun Ljakovića at the summit of the pass.

Is Sirokar Pass open?

Situated north-east of Podgorica, the road is seasonally closed, and impassable in winters.

Where is Rikavacko Jezero lake?

The area is remote, with no mobile signal. Near the summit is Rikavacko Jezero, a high mountain lake located on the border of Montenegro and Albania. It is a glacial lake with a picturesque landscape, surrounded on both sides by mountains on whose slopes are clearly visible traces of glacier run-off from which water falls and fills the lake. The surface of this lake is 117.755 m2, with a maximum depth of 14 meters. Its maximum length is 520 meters and width of 325 meters.
Pic: Mirko Baljevic