Lukomir Mountain Village

Authentic & Highest Village in Bosnia

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Highland village Lukomir in Bosnia-Herzegovina Photo: Green Visions
Green hills around Sarajevo Photo: M. Obrenovic / Inlandia
Walking trip through Bjelasnica Mountain Photo: Green Visions
Hiking tour to villages on Bjelasnica Photo: Green Visions
Mountain village Lukomir - the highest in Bosnia-Herzegovina Photo: Green Visions
Villagers of Lukomir in traditional dress Photo: Green Visions
Rakitnica Canyon 800 metres under Lukomir Photo: Green Visions
Panorama of Sarajevo, Capital City of Bosnia-Herzegovina Photo: M. Obrenovic / Inlandia
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Highland village Lukomir

Located at almost 1.500 meters above sea level Lukomir is the highest and most isolated village in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is situated in the Bjelasnica hinterland, on the 800-metres high edge of the Rakitnica Canyon, with the most beautiful view of this impressive piece of nature.

The focus of this sustainable excursion is on offering guests profound insights into a country, its culture and people and enhancing their understanding of local traditions and the local way of life. The people in the Dinaric Mountains still continue to live at the rhythms of the past, and this one-day trip to Lukomir offers unique insights.

The village is only 50 km away from Sarajevo city center.

ITINERARY

Meeting point in Sarajevo City

9:00 AM - Meeting point in Sarajevo City

Meeting point for the day-trip to Lukomir is behind tram station at Pigeon square (Bascarsija) at 9:00 AM. Behind tram station there is a small white fountain and next to it is a taxi stand, where vehicle with Green Visions sign will wait for you.

Arriving in Lukomir

10:30 AM - Arriving in Lukomir

After an hour and a half drive we arrive in Lukomir, Bosnia’s highest and most isolated mountain village. The traditional way of life of this Dinaric highlanders is still present here, hand in hand with the more efficient use of resources, such as electricity and running water. This is the only way to preserve their shepherd's life by improving conditions in the village. On the edge of the village you will be treated to a breathtaking view of Rakitnica Canyon, which drops 800m below, as well as the neighboring Obalj and Visočica mountains. We will introduce you to the villagers and you can learn first-hand how they live in this beautiful but difficult environment.

Peruce Waterfall - Gornji (Upper) Lukomir

13:00 PM - Peruce Waterfall - Gornji (Upper) Lukomir

Next we hike to the Peruce Waterfall. The stream Peruce, located 472 meters above sea level, flows into the River Rakitnica, making a beautiful waterfall which plunges into river canyon in cascades from about 40m height. We are returning to Gornji (upper) Lukomir. At the end of the day you will also have the opportunity to see and purchase local handicrafts.

Return to Sarajevo City

17:00 PM - Return to Sarajevo City

Return to Sarajevo around 17:00 PM.

- NOTE for prolonging this one-day trip:

For those who are more interested in experiencing village life and the secluded Rakitnica Canyon, we can organize overnight stay and a 7-hour circular hike around Lukomir and Umoljani mountain villages. Contact us at info@inlandia.com for more information.

Departure days 2018: every Monday, Thursday & Saturday

Price: 45 € per person

  • The excursion price is based on a minimum of two (2) participants.
  • Individual guests can join an existing group.
  • Definite departure will be confirmed to participants by e-mail.
  • Participants interested in a private trip may contact Inlandia for an individual offer.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Transport from Sarajevo to excursion destination and back.
  • One fully-equipped and experienced English speaking guide.
  • Meals: picnic lunch and snacks.
  • Coffee or tea during the walking trip.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Additional costs:

  • Extra drinks at the location.
  • Travel insurance (additional health insurance, insurance against accidents, damage or loss of luggage and travel cancellation insurance). For more information read „Inlandia Terms & Conditions“, or contact us at info@inlandia.com
  • All other expenses not covered by the programme.

You need to bring:

Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes are recommended, a day pack, 1 liter of water, rain gear, sun hat and camera.

DO NOT FORGET!

  • Green Card (if traveling by your own car).
  • Your passport or Identity Card (depending on the country of origin).
  1. Bjelašnica Mountain
  2. Mountain village Lukomir
  3. Canyon of Rakitnica River
  4. Peruce Waterfall
  1. Olympic Mountain Bjelasnica is located only 25 km southwest of Sarajevo (20-minute drive). It is a part of the Dinaric Alps. Neighboring mountains are Igman, Treskavica and Visocica. Bjelasnica is covered with snow from November to May (hence the name which is simular to eng: white mountain). The hinterland of Bjelasnica hides ten mountain villages where before the war lived about 2,500 inhabitants. The population is mainly engaged in agriculture and livestock breeding.
  2. Mountain village Lukomir - unique in many ways, especially for stone houses covered with shingles of cherry wood and traditional clothes of its villagers. Lukomir is the place where the sky touches the landscape and where the medieval traditional way of life of the Dinaric highlanders is still present.
  3. Canyon of Rakitnica River - it is difficult to find words to describe this unusual natural formation and so much beauty in one place. Rakitnica is a river that separates the mountains Bjelasnica and Visocica and leads other streams/tributaries into the Neretva River. Canyon Rakitnica is over 20 km long and the depth is between 800 and 1000 m. It starts at an altitude of 1.120m.
  4. Peruce Waterfall - you can walk along the stream Peruce near Donji Lukomir to the point where it flows into the Canyon of River Rakitnica. At this place you will enjoy the beautiful Peruce waterfall which plunges into river Rakitnica in cascades from about 40 m height. In the past there were several mills on the stream in which the villagers grind grain into flour.

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