Departure from Popinar village and climb down to the Hinoski Pasture. The best time for departure from Peshkopia is at 19:15 and at 8:15 pm from the village of Popinar. At 12:30 we are on the top of Mount Velivar. Return at 14:00 for the mountain. This tour lasts 8 hours. ** Accommodation one night before in Peshkopi.
Velivari Mountain; Hinoska pasture in the Valivari Mountain has the shape of a funnel above the hills full of fruit trees (apples, cherries, pears, nuts, chestnuts, etc.) of the commune of Melan. There are several guest houses for visitors in this area that are known for the traditional cooking in ceramic dishes of Peke, followed by the fruit compost and jam. Velivari Mountain is almost in the middle of the mountain ridge and it is an attraction for people who love walking and hiking in mountains. It is drawn on the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) International Map. The landscape is beautiful with rocks, caves, water resources (mountain torrents and waterfalls) and rich flora and fauna. The artificial Lake of Debar and rivers of Black Drini and Radica create opportunities for water sports (fishing, swimming, canoe) for foreign visitors, too. Thermal waters of Banisht and Kosovrast are very curative and internationally known, too. Thermal
waters are located in Deshati Mountain in Banishte (900 m above the sea level) and Kosovrast (on Debar Lake shore). Debar thermal waters are ranked the first in Europe and the third globally for their curative values (according to ACAO France). Debar is known of cultural
traditions (“Festival of the city folk songs-Penestia”, “National Theater nights,” etc.) and traditional dishes (“jufkat” and “sheqer parja”). Mosques are among most important monuments of Islam religion. XIX century Debar was also known as “Debar of 9 minarets”. The Inchar mosque is the oldest (also one of the oldest mosques in Macedonia). It is built in 1468 upon an order of Sultan Mahmud II.