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Lukomir Nomad Village Hiking – Full Day Tour from Sarajevo

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Tour Overview

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.

Important Notice

Region of Bjelašnica mountain is completely safe from any perspective of mines. Sarajevo Funky Tours will NEVER conduct trips to any areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina having ANY risk at all from perspective of mines.

Safety of our guests and ourselves, is our most important priority.

Departure & Return Location

Funky Tours office: Besarina Čikma 5, Old Town, Sarajevo (Google Map). Pickups available on request.

Departure Time & Availability

Definite Departures (From 1st of April until 31st of October. Rest of the year on available on enquiry.):

  • Every day at 8 AM

To keep the tour personality and flexibility on high level we limit shared tour groups up to 8 persons. However, if you are bigger/smaller group and prefer to book private tour, it is no problem at all. Please reach us via Enquiry Form and we shall organize private Lukomir Hiking tour with maximum attention to every detail.

Inclusions

  • Local LunchHiking a Bosnian mountain without trying truly local and traditional food is out of question. We guarantee the best food available with VEGETARIAN options dominating the menu :)
  • Experienced Tour Hiking Guide and DriverOur hiking guides are true experts and passionate lovers for nature, so rest assure you are in good and safe hands
  • All Transportation in 8 seater AC vansOpel Vivaro or Mercedes Vito vans
  • No Tour MinimumsTour is available for booking regardless of number of travellers. Subject to availability.
  • Free PickupAvailable on request
  • Maximum Group Size 8 PersonsWe prefer small groups and high value personal experiences
  • Group Discounts & Seasonal PricingNavigate through our Booking Form by entering date and number of persons to get the exact quote
  • Free Cancellation24hr prior - No charge

Exclusions

  • TippingIn our country, tipping is not mandatory, and it depends only on guests' happiness and satisfaction :)
  • Private TourAll tours are shared, unless specifically agreed as private in advance

What to Bring

  • Hiking Boots (or Sport Shoes with thick bottom) & Long TrousersIf you don't have good hiking shoes, nothing to worry we are able to provide a pair if you let us know in advance.
  • Suncream, Hat, 2 t-shirts, Rain Jacket & Snacks Recommended to Bring
  • Bottled Water (possible to refill along the way)

Technical Specification

  • Tour Class: Medium
  • Walking Distance: 16 km
  • Minimum altitude: 1275m
  • Maximum altitude: 1896m
  • Altitude Difference: 621m

Please Note

Indeed, the best way to fully experience the amazing beauty of Bjelašnica mountain and it’s most famous village of Lukomir, is our medium demanding, roughly 16km long hike from Umoljani to Lukomir village via Obalj peak at 1895 masl, and back via Rakitnica canyon and Cold Creek valley.

However, for guests who are not able or not eager to hike, we have several other options available. Any alternative option you choose as way to reach Lukomir village, will still deliver the great way to experience the nomad lifestyle and the stunning beauty of Bjelašnica mountain.

A) Cold Creek & Rakitnica Canyon

During this hike, you will undergo one way hike from Umoljani to Lukomir village via Cold Creek and edge of the stunning Rakitnica canyon. It will be around 7/8 km of hiking, almost without any altitude gains. It can be done by children with age as low as 5 or 6 years.

If you are group of travellers where some would like to do standard hike and some would love to do short hike, we are happy to let you know that these are easily combinable.

B) Jeep/Van Safari

If you wish to have very low to none amount of walking, but are “poisoned” to see the Lukomir village, then the most convenient way to do it, is to book our Jeep Safari transfer from Sarajevo to Lukomir and back to Sarajevo. In this way, we bring you straight to Lukomir village, where you get to explore village at your own pace, eat local food, take easy walks around the village, visit one of the amazing viewpoints over Rakitnica canyon, meet the locals, and in the afternoon be in Sarajevo having not much energy spent.

We recommend this option for elder people or families with small kids who are not keen to walk, but still would love to understand nomad life of Lukomir village and enjoy Bjelašnica mountain scenery.

SHOULD YOU CHOOSE ANY OF THESE ALTERNATIVES, PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE BOOKING PROCESS.

Itinerary
Stop 1
Dolovi Stećak Necropolis - UNESCO
Explore the medieval Bosnian kingdom
Stop 2
Umoljani Village
Short walk around Umoljani village and visit the Umoljani mosque
Stop 3
Umoljani to Lukomir Village Hike via Obalj Peak
The most amazing hike of your life
Stop 4
Lukomir Village
Visit semi-nomad village and learn local traditions. Local lunch break.
Stop 5
Return Hike from Lukomir to Umoljani Village
Admire Raktinica river canyon and Cold Creek valley
What to Expect

This tour will begin with transfer from Sarajevo to Umoljani village, across Bjelašnica Olympic Mountain.

STOP 1: Dolovi Stećak Necropolis – UNESCO World Heritage Site

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.

Dolovi Stecak Necropolis near Umoljani village - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Dolovi Stecak Necropolis - UNESCO
STOP 2: Umoljani Village (start of the hike)

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.

STOP 3: Lukomir Village

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.

Lukomir Village at Bjelašnica Mountain
Lukomir Village - Photo by: Darling Its Wunderbar
STOP 4: Rakitnica Canyon

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.

Rakitnica Canyon View from Lukomir Village
Rakitnica Canyon
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Jon B

Family Traveller

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!

November 7, 2019

oshassan

Solo Traveller

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!

Sincerely,
Omar

November 1, 2019

Habibah Ghazali

Solo Traveller

I used Sarajevo funky tour for my whole 8 days trip to Bosnia & Herzegovina, and I am certain I have made the best decision. I did daily tours with them except for just one day.

My favourite would be daytrip to Mostar and the hiking tour to Lukomir village. Bosnia was so much more than just a story about war. The country is so beautiful, the people were so lovely and the food were awesome. Please please please do the hiking tour! The landscape was breathtaking!

I love that the fact everyone that I have engaged into a conversation with was so open to share their opinions and thoughts. I feel so welcomed in this country, and Sarajevo funky tour made it even easier and better! All the tour guides were very informative and gave really good suggestions on things to do there. I will definitely come back and use this tour agency again in the future.

Special thanks to Ema for organising my daily trips in Sarajevo. I miss Bosnia already!

October 20, 2019

Emma L

Couple Traveller

Fantastic Tours in Bosnia

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.

September 25, 2019

Papa_Bear99

Solo Traveller

Fantastic Tours!

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.

September 16, 2019
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