Easy walking from village Omorani in Azot region to local monastery – a perfect opportunity to be introduced to the traditional Macedonian countryside life, food and customs. We guarantee you will recall the smell of your grandma’s kitchen from your childhood. The guesthouse in Omorane is perfect, quiet place for a countryside break, and also for bigger hikes to the springs of River Babuna, to mountain hut Cheples and to Solunska Glava peak on Jakupica Mountain.
North Macedonia in its geography has its own Massif Central in the mountain range of Jakupica. The mountain massif is centrally located in the heart of the country and it is composed of several constituent mountains: Jakupica-Mundzica, Goleshnica, Dautica, Karadzica, Kitka and Osoj. The most prominent peak and actually its highest peak is Solunska Glava (2540m asl).
We suggest this easy hike of 4km and 300m D+ that takes an hour of walking from village Omorane to Monastery St.Nikola
in the of part of Jakupica known as Mukos mountain
. It is a combination of a country-side experience and a hiking tour.
In village Omorane you can visit the local people to get introduced in their slow countryside lifestyle. You will see how they still thread the tobacco leaves manually and how they extract honey the old fashioned way. On your way back you can collect some fresh eggs right from the roost and goat cheese from a small goat farm nearby.
On the way to the monastery the route takes you by jeep-road and beautiful panorama opens-up of a part of this region known as Azot and the peaks of Jakupica in the back. The locals can teach you how to find and collect herbs from nature, how to store them and use them in medicine (tea, tinctures, oils). You will learn all about lemon balm, thyme, St Johns wort and many more!
The monastery itself is a place of tranquility so take your time to “charge your spiritual batteries”. As much as you enjoy your countryside experience in North Macedonia, we believe that leaving your positive impact on this place and its people will be inspirational and fulfilling both for you and the local inhabitants. Whether it is about protecting their natural sources, or about making this village a better place for living and receiving guests in future, they will certainly appreciate your positive energy
|EASY||Easy hikes, designed for people who enjoy the outdoors and relaxed walks with ample time to enjoy the attractions along the route.|
When To Go
|Possible||All other dates|
|Recommended||15 April – 15 November|
Available on request
INCLUDED IN PRICE:
- Mobile app with maps and route descriptions
- Detailed hiking route descriptions and maps
- Local safety information and contacts
- Stand by support
- Organization and logistic by Macedonia Travel
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
OPTIONS & SUPPLEMENTS:
- Private arrival / departure transfers available upon request
- Extra night before or after the tour
In Omorane: Authentuc village guesthouse (private accommodation): from 20 € / per person sharing double room; Single supplement from 12 €
In Teovo: monastery rooms (shared facilities): from 15 € / per person
- Rent of Global Positioning System (GPS) console: 45 €
Arrival & DepartureBy train & car transfer / walk from Skopje:
Trains start from Skopje Railway Station
to village Teovo Train station
, which is on 7km from village Omorane.
From Teovo we will arrange your transfer to Omorane (10min) or, if you prefer, you can walk (1h 30min).
Please contact the agency for more info0rmation on train schedule and transfers from Teovo to Omorane. Taxi / private transfer:
Available on request from Skopje.
Why Travel With Us?
ADVENTURES FOR EVERYONE
You only pay for what you want. We offer different levels of accomodation and comfort for every budget and travel style. Please read carefully the includes and excludes items and create the trip that is most convenient for you.
Since 2004 we create authentic, high quality tours in the Balkans. North Macedonia is our homeland, we have walked and biked every corner and we make sure that the balance between the activities, the "must see" attractions and the "off-the-beaten-track" experiences gives you the true Balkan - intense, hearth warming and often life changing experience.
- strict company risk management on each tour that we operate
- available 24/7 for anything from enquiries to emergencies
- smartphone navigation app in addition to the printed detailed route information and maps
- we give you a wireless modem on the trip so you can be easily located at any time in case of emergency