The Shutman lake – a glacial lake, which is one of the largest lakes in the Sharr Mountains. This lake lies in an elevation of 2’070 m/alt. It is located near Brod, in the south part of Kosovo. A great outdoor adventure trip for anyone who wants to spend a good day.
How to get there
The starting point for this trail is in the village of Brod in the south part of Kosovo. Brod is part of the town called Dragash. To go to Brod, first, you need to go through Prizren, then to Dragash passing through many villages. In Dragash you can find the last supermarket, which will serve you to buy food or anything else. After Dragash, you follow the signs to go to Hotel “Arxhena”, which is also the starting point for the hike. There you can park the car, and use the Restaurant. During the winter Arxhena is a ski resort too. It is an amazing ski piste!
About the Brod – Shutman lake – Brod hike
You start the hike from the hotel, through a signed trail. There you can find a river, which can serve as a water source, then you go through the river uphill, in a meadow terrain. You need to pass the river in a woody bridge, and then going uphill through a sheep path. After you will climb another hill, you will see a mountain hut, where you can go in case of the bad weather. The lake isn’t far from that mountain hut, around 1.5 km. Going up the hill, you can find another water source, and the water there is very cold and clean.
Finally, you will arrive to the lake which is very beautiful. There you can rest and have a picnic and enjoy your time with your friends and family.
There are two water sources, therefore preferable would be to take 2 liters of water.
Points of interest:
Starting point: Brod, Kosovo
Starting altitude: 1’488 m/alt
Highest altitude: 2’273 m/alt
Elevation gain: 866 m/alt
Check out the wikiloc trail, you can download and follow it*:
*The trail ends to Shutman peak. You need to go straight ahead for around 300 meters to the lake.