Lukomir Nomad Village, Bjelasnica Olympic, Mountain Hiking from Sarajevo

Lukomir Nomad Village, Bjelasnica Olympic, Mountain Hiking from Sarajevo
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$82.35
Duration: 10 hours
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Umoljani and Lukomir hiking tour at Bjelasnica mountain is simply must see and experience journey for any true nature lover, if one ever comes across Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Stunning views of Rakitnica canyon, amazing scenery of Bjelasnica mountain, experiencing way of life at Bosnian most remote nomad village, unique history and culture of local communities, and bit of mythology and much more at one most unique places in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This tour will begin with ride from Sarajevo (8:00 AM) to Umoljani village, accross Bjelašnica mountain which in the same time is Olympic mountain and one of the most amazing in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

When we leave our van at Umoljani village we will start our, firstly one way roughly 3-4 hour long hike, to reach Lukomir village. Trail will take us from starting point of approximately 1275 meters altitude (Umoljani) to peak of Obalj at around 1896 meters altitude, with more then 620 meters of altitude gain. All this heavy work will pay off once on top, as views of Studeni Potok along the way, Rakitnica Canyon and mountains of Treskavica, Visocica and ultimate peak of Bjelasnica mountain with numerous small villages in distance will be simply stunning. After some rest and full time body and spirit enjoyment we are ready to hike down to Lukomir village at altitude of 1500 which will be unique experience as well.

Please note that depending on time of the year we can get lucky to have fields of bluberries, rose-hip, certain types of mushrooms, thyme or other plant species around us free to pick up and even taste.

Lukomir is highest and most of the year inhabited (except in recent years, during heavy winter season, when locals leave village until early spring) and in the same time most isolated nomad village in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Once in Lukomir we go for a deserved resting time, having local coffee, and some food as well.

Lunch is prepared at Lukomir village and included in the tour price. Dishes such as Zeljanica (spinach made pie) or Sirnica (cheese made) and Burek (meat made), with again local yoghurt and salad. Nothing in the world beats this.

Second part of the tour will be pure enjoyment. After exploring Lukomir village, it will mainly be pleasant 3 hours hike back to Umoljani village, mainly on the flat terrain, through Canyong of Rakitnica river and amazing explorations of Peruce waterfall, Studeni Potok as one of the most beautiful valleys in whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina and story of "Umoljani Dragon". In the end of the day we ll do around 8 hours hike and will cover around 16km distance, which will surely be worth it all.

Umoljani village is mostly known for few things: Stoned Dragon, Mosque and Sarajevo Haggadah and Studeni Potok (Cold Creek). To know more about these and see them, I guess you will have to book a tour :)

After, we head it to Sarajevo, where approximate time of arrival is around 19.00 hours.

Umoljani and Lukomir hiking tour at Bjelasnica mountain is simply must see and experience journey for any true nature lover, if one ever comes across Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Stunning views of Rakitnica canyon, amazing scenery of Bjelasnica mountain, experiencing way of life at Bosnian most remote nomad village, unique history and culture of local communities, and bit of mythology and much more at one most unique places in Bosnia and Herzegovina.