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.
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.
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.
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 around 17:00 PM.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Departure days 2018: every Monday, Thursday & Saturday
Price: 45 € per person
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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.
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