Mountain lodge Za Vratlom( 1160m)
Herceg Novi, Montenegro
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Mountain lodge Za Vratlom( 1160m) Herceg Novi Reviews
Climbing to Orjen Mar 11, 2015
On the Orjen mountain( 1894m) you can plan your overnight in two mountain huts: "Za Vratlom" (1150m) and "Orjen Sedlo"( 1600m). From Herceg Novi until the first hut it takes about one hour of trekking. From there you can visit peaks of Orjen: Subra (1700m) and Veliki Kabao (1800m). From the peak Radoštak( 1446m) you have a nice view over the bay of Herceg Novi and on the left a view of the airport in Tivat.
Trails on Orjen and Durmitor are best marked in Montenegro. You can get a free map for all mountains in Croatia, Bosnia and MNE in a tourist office in Herceg Novi and Kotor.
The hut inside and outside is well-equipped, led by the experienced mountaineer Dusko and his assistant Marko, who serve fresh made meals for guests. It is a perfect place for overnight and start the climbing. Guests must follow the rules written on a board in the corridor, take off shoes and wear slippers inside the hut. There are two toilets, separate for men and women, but no shower on the first floor.
At night you can hear cough of dormice caused by overeating the fruits from an orchard around the hut.
From May to October is a nice, sunny and warm weather, but from November to April it is a season of constant rain in Herceg Novi town.
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