Lukomir Nomad village hiking tour at Bjelašnica Olympic Mountain is simply must “hike” and experience journey for any true nature lover. On this hike you will visit highest nomad village in whole region of Balkans – Lukomir village, and one less remote – Umoljani village, admire one of the deepest and most remote canyons in Europe – Rakitnica canyon and enjoy the most amazing panorama views and scenery nature was ever able to create.
You will learn about local Lukomir nomad traditions that have been preserved for several centuries, taste traditional Bosnian food and coffee, meet local people and hear some amazing legends.
At the end of the day, you will conclude it was one of the best days of your amazing Bosnian holiday.
Daily at 8 AM from April to October (Definite departures from 1st of June until 31st of October). Rest of the year depending on the snow conditions.
This tour will begin with transfer from Sarajevo to Umoljani village, across Bjelašnica Olympic Mountain.
Just before we arrive to Umoljani village we will make first short stop of the day at Dolovi Stećak Necropolis. This necropolis is listed as UNESCO World Heritage site. What “Stećci” are and who made these medieval tombstones? We are happy to share answers.
At Umoljani village we shall leave our car and explore the village most important sites such as: Studeni Potok (Cold Creek), Stoned Dragon – Ažbaha – the legend of birth of Umoljani. We will shortly visit Umoljani Mosque and learn story of Sarajevo Haggadah.
First part of the Umoljani to Lukomir village trail will be 3.30 hour long hike. Trail will take us from starting point of roughly 1275 meters (Umoljani) across peak of Obalj at around 1896 metres.
On the way we will pass by old Gradina settlement, believed to date from Illyrian period. During the ascent you will enjoy amazing scenery, especially the Studeni Potok (Cold Creek) panorama.
At the top of Obalj, Rakitnica Canyon and mountains of Treskavica, Visocica and peak of Bjelašnica 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 “one of a kind” story as well.
Please note that depending on time of the year we can get lucky to have fields of blueberries, rose-hip, certain types of mushrooms, thyme or other plant species around us free to pick up.
Lukomir – on the language of locals “harbour of peace”, is the village which dates at least 600 years ago, and where most of the century old traditions have been kept alive until today.
It is the only remaining semi-nomadic traditional mountain village in Bosnia and Herzegovina
As soon as we arrive to the village we will have locally prepared lunch, meet some of the local people, learn about their customs and enjoy the best Bosnian coffee.
Later we will visit the village mosque, see more Stećci tombstones, climb the Vijenac peak and admire the stunning 800 m deep Rakitnica canyon. Here, mother nature is at its best.
After Lukomir village explorations, it is time to start hike back.
After exploring Lukomir village, return hike will mainly be pleasant 2.30h hours flat hike to Umoljani village through Canyon of Rakitnica river.
Rakitnica canyon is the probably European most remote and unexplored canyon. With length of 26km it separates massif of Bjelašnica and Visočica, and without doubt it is longest canyon in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Firstly explored in 1956, until today very few people have walked the full length of it, as in some parts it can be over 800 meters high and only 1 meter wide, making it very hardly accessible.
The trail we will take will be on the upper edge of the canyon, so you can see and feel the “magnificience” of this place.
Return to Umoljani should be around 5 pm, and arrival to Sarajevo around 6.15 pm.
If you are fan of mountain biking, this tour can be organised as amazing mountain biking experience.
Coming soon. Stay tuned.
Five days of amazing mountain biking adventure.
SARAJEVO FUNKY TOURS IS TRULY AWESOME!
My sister and I spent four days in Sarajevo and prior to leaving had booked 4 tours with them. We did the Transfer Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Sarajevo, Utopia of Tito’s Yugoslavia Siege of Sarajevo full day tour, Lukomir Nomadic Village Hiking Day, and Transfer and Day Tour from Sarajevo to Belgrade, Serbia.
Every tour was just incredible. From the moment of booking Ema reaching out and confirming and organizing your trips with fantastic communication right down to the very on time pick ups by the guides.
The Guides and drivers we had… Adnan, Dimir, Arna, Elvira, and Faris were all people I wont ever forget and I truly hope to see again! The best guides I have had on any day tour across the world. They were so personable and knowledgeable and hard working and all truly loved their jobs and made sure we saw everything on the itineraries.
My favorite day was the Utopia of Tito’s tour, hearing Arna’s personal families story during the siege brought tears to my eyes and was very touching.
Bosnia is an incredible country with beautiful and resilient people, beautiful landscapes and mountains, delicious food, and a fantastic culture.
Book your day tours now with Sarajevo funky tours it will be the best decision you will make!
Sarajevo Funky Tours made my trip unforgetable!
I only had a few days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and got in touch with Sarajevo Funky Tours after having come across their website. I wanted to do some hiking and sightseeing, and had a few specifics in mind. Due to the potential for weather interfering with hiking plans, I left it to them to arrange the itinerary after having had a conversation with Ema about my wish list. I only had a few days in Bosnia and wanted to make the most of them. The staff is so friendly, accommodating, and warm!
At the top of my list was a trip to Srebrenica. Ejub was my tour guide, and was excellent; he is friendly, a good driver, and a great conversationalist with in depth knowledge of both history and contemporary sociopolitical issues in the region. The last stop on the tour was a fantastic lunch in town.
Next on my list was a hiking trip, and we ended up going to Lukomir with Elvira as our guide. She is also a great conversationalist, guided us to some beautiful viewing areas, and taught us about some of the flora and fauna. Her passion for the outdoors is wonderful, and she really made the hike a fantastic experience.
On my last day, I did the Sarajevo Siege Tour with Almir. He is also a fountain of knowledge and not only taught us both older and more recent history, but sincerely answered our questions and gave us a personal feel for the more recent history.
The only disappointing part of my trip was that I didn’t get to stay longer and spend more time in Bosnia and Herzegovina with these lovely people. I can’t thank you enough for making such a short trip so enjoyable, impactful, and unforgettable.
Thank you so much Eme, Ejub, Elvira, Almir and rest of the team at Sarajevo Funky Tours, and I hope to see you again!
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I recently stayed in Sarajevo for a long weekend with a friend, and we wanted to pack in as much as possible. We booked two full day tours with Funky – a day’s mountain hike to Lukomir, and a full day tour of Herzegovina, including Mostar and a Dervish monastery. We were absolutely delighted with both tours.
Our guides, Saud and Adnan, were excellent – friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Everything ran to schedule and was very smooth. And doing those two tours provided a great balance of activities – hiking, seeing the countryside, seeing places of historical and cultural interest.
Highly recommend Funky – an excellent tour company if you are staying in Bosnia.
Sarajevo Funky Tours is amazing. I had originally planned on one tour, but after discussion with Ema I did three tours (Walking Tour, Siege Tour, Hike to Lukomir) and the transfer to Dubrovnik. All of the tours and transfer went smoothly and were really enjoyable.
They are very well organized, easy to work with, and have fun tour guides! I can highly recommend Sarajevo Funky Tours.
Memories to last a lifetime
I did five tours with this Sarajevo Funky Tours. Having travelled with guides in many countries, I can truly say that those at Sarajevo Funky Tours set the benchmark as to what a good guide should be. All of them should be very proud of the work they are doing in promoting Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The day I spent at Srebrenica will stay with me forever thanks to Andrit, while Saud’s good humour and empathy got me to the end of the trek to Lukomir when my knee failed on me.
And the lovely lady in the office could not have been more helpful. A truly professional company.