Above the Mountains Katun in Durmitor – Montenegro
Above the Mountains Katun in Durmitor offers hikers a place to rest and experience local culture. In the village of Nadgora, this mountain house farm stay lies in the heart of Durmitor National Park. This is an ideal place for hikers that use it as a multi-day base to explore the peaks and lakes in the center of the park or as an overnight hut for thru hikers.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durmitor’s collection of peaks and glacial lakes provide an incredible number of treks to take and places to explore. Nearby the katun is the little-known Čurevac Vidikovac. This spot offers the highest lookout on the southern side of the Tara Canyon.
In addition to unbelievable surroundings, the Above the Mountains Katun also holds out for travelers an explosion of farm to table flavors. With multiple gardens, flora diversity providing local flavors through foraging, and home-cured prsut, the Obradovic family will introduce hikers to the rich village culture of the Montenegrin people.
FEATURES OF Above the Mountains Katun in Durmitor national Park
- Traditional Montenegrin mountain home in the katun village of Nadgora inside Durmitor National Park
- Located on the #1 scenic road in Montenegro (P14)
- Dinner and breakfast included with overnight stay – 30 euros per person (2nd child 10 and under is free)
- 5 rooms that sleep up to 11 people
- Two outdoor dining and seating areas to enjoy nature and community
- Indoor dining area in case of cool or rainy weather
- Two wood-burning stoves for heating
- Two bathrooms with toilets, hot showers, and sinks
- Outdoor hand-carved wooden sink for easy access washup
- Foods and beverages are traditional, organic farm to table
- Multiple gardens with vegetables and flowers grown for balms
- Smokehouse for preparing local delicacy pršut
- Brown bag lunches available
- Ideally located as a base for hikers or for overnight stay for thru hikes
- 800 m hike to Govedje Jezero
- 2.4 km hike to Ćurevac Lookout over Tara Canyon
- 14 km hike to Black Lake
- 23 km hike to Bobotov Kuk
- Strong cellular signal accessible
- Free parking available on site
De locatie, de gastvrijheid en het eten waren zo goed, dat het moeilijk was om te vertrekken.
Oorspronkelijk hadden we twee overnachtingen in Durmitor gepland. De locatie, de gastvrijheid en het eten van Bella & Zoran waren echter zo goed, dat het moeilijk was om te vertrekken. We zijn uiteindelijk vier nachten gebleven. Wij, evenals onze twee zonen van 7 en 8 jaar, hebben een zeer mooie tijd in Nadgora gehad. Dank je wel aan Meanderbug om ons deze mooie plaats aan te raden en om ons thuis te laten voelen in Montenegro.
Initially we planned two nights in Durmitor. The place, the hospitality and food of Bella & Zoran were so great, that we couldn’t leave. Finally we spend four nights. We, including our 2 boys of 7 and 8 years, had a very good time in Nadgora. Thank you Meanderbug for introducing us this wonderful place and made us feel home in Montenegro.
The place, the hosts, the farm and what's around are wonderful.
Warmly recommended! We stayed four nights at the farm of Zoran and Bella( we initially reserved prudently a single night, but after a quick look at the magnificent farm and a few drinks with the joyful Zoran, we decided to stay more- and maybe not enough) .
The location is excellent, 10-15 minutes from Zabliac which is enough to make you feel the Montenegrin countryside, and close enough to get quickly to the city and to the park. Bella is a great cook, and as other farms we had been everything that is served come from her garden( and I mean everything).
I have a particularly good memory of the dinner, the dishes were endless( home made cheese and bread, vegetable stew, fishes, local cakes, a lot of sort of jam and honey) and Zoran had 6-7 different sort of home made drinks which are served at will almost for free.
In conclusion, the place is great, the hosts are very sympathetic, the farm and what’s around are wonderful.
I wish we'd had longer here.
We loved our stay at Zoran’s farm. Zoran was warm and welcoming and went out of his way to make us feel at home. The food was hearty and delicious and there was lots of choice for us pescatarians – fried trout, potato stew, cheese pie, vegetable soups… The room in the cabin was cosy (and warm, with the addition of an electric heater) and the location was wonderful – outside a village on the edge of a forest, surrounded by mountains. There are hikes to do right from Zoran’s place but we ended up hiking to Ledena Pecena (about 6 hours return and a steep scramble near the end) – start at the parking lot to Black Lake. All in all, a wonderful stay! I wish we’d had longer here.
I only stayed one night in this katun but it was absolutely great. Zoran and his family were very welcoming. They picked me and my friend up at Zabljak, we got homemade juice at the arriving and a delicous dinner and breakfast.
The room was very nice with a good bed, clean showers and toilet. The katun is not far from Curevac, a viewpoint to the Tara River Canyon, little know to teh public, so splendid views without any crowd.
If I would travel back to Montenegro to explore more of Durmitor NP I would certainly stay at this katun again.
Great food, hiking & accommodations
Zoran’s home is beautiful. We stayed for 6 nights and enjoyed every moment. His entire family were warm, welcoming and went above and beyond to make us feel at home. If you’re planning a trip to Durmitor don’t hesitate to book a stay here, a 10 minute drive (or an hours walk) from Zabljak the place is remote and a great base to explore the Durmitor mountains and Tara canyon to the north. During our stay we hiked up Ledena Pecena and Crvena Greda, both amazing walks. We had breakfast and dinner everyday during our visit, all the food was incredible, stews, steaks, smoked meats, homemade jam and cheeses, we were spoilt for choice and never went hungry.
The room and cabin were cosy, warm and had everything we could need. The location idyllic and totally unique. Thank you Meanderbug for helping us find this place!
La mejor carne. Amigable gente. 100% recomendable.
Fuimos con mi esposa a celebrar nuestros dos años de matrimonio y solo pasamos una noche allí. La mejor carne para probar en Montenegro estaba en ese lugar. La gente es muy amigable, el paisaje es hermoso, hay lugares para caminar y disfrutar. 100% recomendable.
A great base to relax and take a break from it all
We had a great time at Zoran & Bella’s family farm. It’s a great base to relax and take a break from it all. And Mt Curevac (a superb place to see Tara Gorge) is a splendid hike from the farm door – it takes about 45 minutes one way. Delicious food and a sweet setting. Hvala.
Highly recommend...this mountain stay!
We had such a nice stay with Zoran. We stayed for 3 nights with our 3.5 year old and 10 month old son in mid April. He was patient and kind to our boys–they absolutely adored him–following him around his kitchen and garden. He would take them onto his lap and feed them their dinner, he and our son discussed their love of pancakes and he made traditional Serbian pancakes for him the next morning. He cooked us incredible food for our breakfast and dinners—and the most delicious fig-drink! Hiking the Tara Canyon Lookout (Curevac) will forever be a highlight for us. Just beautiful. Zoran’s place was basic, but the beds and space made for a goodnight’s sleep.
Brit and his Meanderbug team were incredibly helpful, quick, and thoughtful in their communication with us.
Highly recommend this company and this mountain stay!
One of the highlights of our trip to Montenegro!
Staying at Zoran’s place was one of the highlights of our trip to Montenegro! He was an amazing host – teaching us some Serbian, spoiling us with delicious meals, and going out of his way to ensure we found the path down Tara Canyon. We stayed in late April and were concerned that there might be too much snow in the area to hike, but the walk down Tara Canyon was almost fully snow free and the temperature was comfortable. The bedrooms are very cozy and charming and the “outhouse” actually includes a shower with warm water (not mentioned in the description – we were pleasantly surprised!). Hvala and hopefully we’ll meet again!
Merci beaucoup! Hvala!
Nous avons passé une inédite nuit chez Bella et Zoran qui sont d’adorables hôtes.
L’hébergement est sommaire mais convenable.
Le diner et petit déjeuner étaient excellents.
Cela reste une très belle expérience pour notre famille d’aventuriers.
Si vous souhaitez habiter au plus près de typiques Monténégrins, je vous conseil ce logement.
Le service de Meanderbug est impeccable.
Merci beaucoup ! Hvala !
We will be in Durmitor during thé next three days, Cloé and I.
Do you have katuns or rooms remained for tonight and tomorrow?
I can’t find how to book online..
Thank you 🙂
Benoît, a French traveller
Benoit, there are rooms available. I will send you an email now.
Jovan from Meanderbug
The perfect retreat!
Bella & Zoran were the perfect hosts! Even though we don’t really speak each other’s languages, Bella’s amazing cooking (think 3-course dinners and sumptuous spreads for breakfast with homemade preserves and deepdish pancakes) and Zoran’s hospitality in the form of free-flow rakija were very heart-warming. The out-of-the way location made it the perfect retreat.
Not sharing a common language was no problem. We laughed a lot.
We loved Zoran’s generosity and warm fun hospitality. The food was lovingly prepared with quality ingredients, and the rakija was plentiful. Not sharing a common language was no problem. We laughed a lot. I learned the Serbian word for ‘joke’. The accommodations were comfortable although the toilet seat a bit chilly in the middle of the cold late September nights. 😊
The location is good for hiking and mountain biking which can be done right from the spot.
(I meant to put 5 stars but don’t know how to edit it)
Room with a view
Bella & Zoran are very friendly people and we had a great time at their place. We stayed 6 nights here in August as it was perfectly situated for all the beautiful hikes to do in the Durmitor. Zoran has a map of the area and he or his son can give you good advice. I think it is better to have a car.
Zoran’s place is basic as well as the food but the scenery is just incredible!
Veronique, John, Brice and Simon