Welcome to Treskavica, one of the most beautiful mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a treasure trove that is simply a “must” for all of you nature lovers.
Treskavica mountain belongs to the range of the Dinaric Alps and is located only 30km from Sarajevo which makes it a perfect get away. Known for its amazing biodiversity, this is a mountain where nature found its safe haven and infiltrated itself entirely. By being completely off the beaten path, with no mass tourism in sight, this hiking trail will make you surrender absolutely every one of your current worries and enter a complete serenity.
Besides the fascinating natural diversity, abundance of water and crystal clear lakes, you will have a chance to live through some amazing legends about this mountain, including the war stories as this stunning mountain was a scene of many battles in period between 92-95.
In other words, this will be an absolutely incredible day fulfilled with lots of amazing experiences and moments of enlightenments.
Definite Departures (From 1st of April until 31st of October. Rest of the year on available on enquiry.):
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.
This tour will begin with transfer from Sarajevo to Turovi village. During the ride we will open some interesting topics on community life before and after the war.
3 kms long hiking trail through vast expanse of the forest and stones will take us to charming mountain hut Sustavac which was built back in 1950. Mountain house “Sustavac” is located at an altitude of 1180 m. The word “susto” is an old word which literally translated means “tired”. In other words, the area got its name as a result of being the first place for mountaineers to have some rest on their way to Treskavica Mt. When tired or sustained, Sustavac is a perfect location to make a break and enjoy the amazing nature.
Along with the Treskavica Mountain, Sustavac is one of the most visited nature resorts in the country.
The trail from Sustavac will lead us to the Great Lake. The amazing thing about Treskavica hike is that it does not always have to include the goal of conquering one of the peaks. The experience will be absolutely amazing just by visiting the two of the lakes. Therefore, despite the trail will slowly become harder and narrower, this hiking trail is absolutely convenient for anyone, regardless on their fitness level.
It usually takes about an hour and a half to reach the Great Lake located at 1,675 meters above sea level. However, we will make sure to go slowly and steady, soaking up every small detail on our way.
Treskavica is famous for a truly amazing contrast between its lush vegetation on the North side, and complete bareness and karst on the southern slopes. In other words, this mountain will keep on surprising us with each step we take.
Once at the lake, we will give you some free time to explore the lake and enjoy the spectacular sceneries. Meanwhile, your guides will take time to prepare fresh lunch. During the hot summer months lake is perfect for swimming so bring your swimming suits.
Once we finish with the lunch, we will continue a short hike towards the amazing Black Lake.
A truly special thing about this mountain is the abundance of water and springs that lie below the highest peaks. This is what sets this mountain apart from the many other mountains. The legend says this mountain has 365 springs. Although we will be visiting only two of the lakes, we will find crystal clear drinking water at each corner of the path.
Uphill walk to the Northwest will take us to Black Lake which lies at an altitude of 1675 meters. The length of the lake is about 150 meters with the width of cca 100 meters. The name of the lake came came as a result of the black moss that covered the bottom of the lake. We will make a short break, take some amazing photos and, if you want, you can swim at this lake as well.
Once we bless our eyes and souls with amazing beauty of both lakes, we will head back towards the village Turovi. On the way, we will make few short breaks, share the impressions and discuss the dark period between 92-95 when Treskavica Mt. was one of the main locations of some heavy battles.
In addition, we will very often come across the remains of dug trenches . This will remind us how savage and meaningless war history can leave a scar at something so beautiful that should be kept away from any human destruction.
We will continue our hike over the large and dense coniferous and deciduous forests and lush grass enriched with beautiful field flowers and herbs. Due to the specific mountain climate in Treskavica, it is very likely we will be able to experience four seasons within only one day and witness from high summer temperatures all the way to the pristine snow slopes and the heaps of bushy leaves.
Discovering the trails of Treskavica can not leave you indifferent and, at each moment, you will feel the excitement similar to one the child feels when opening Christmas presents.
We will take a drive back to Sarajevo from village Turovi and drop you off at your hotel. Perfect closure of a truly perfect day.
If you are fan of mountain biking, this tour can be organised as amazing mountain biking experience.
Coming soon. Stay tuned.