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Lukomir Nomad Village Hiking – Full Day Tour from Sarajevo

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18604
10 Hours
Availability : Every Day
Min Age : 5
Max People : 8 persons
Tour Overview

Join a Full Day Lukomir Nomad village hiking tour at Bjelašnica Olympic Mountain and have a once in a life time outdoor + cultural experience which is simply a “must” when in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This beautiful hiking journey is perfect for any true nature lover and will enable you to visit the highest nomad village in whole region of Balkans – Lukomir village and meet with the Nomadic community. 

Lukomir village in Bosna and Herzegovina

Highlights

PEACE OF MIND by Funky Tours

PEACE OF MIND by Funky Tours policy ensures 100% guest’ satisfaction and hassle-free experiences when booking and conducting tours and holidays with us. Learn more about our Peace of Mind policy.

  • We include all essential entrance fees in the tour costs. Our policy steadfastly avoids requiring travelers to pay essential entrance fees on-site, typically in cash, a practice often used deceitfully to show a lower advertised tour price. We are committed to transparency in pricing, ensuring our guests do not face the inconvenience of surprise additional costs for essential entrance fees. Funky Tours is all about transparency.
  • This tour stands out as the best value for money when considering the costs versus what is included and what you see. It offers a richness of experiences and convenience that cannot be matched by other modes of travel, such as buses or rental cars. From the comfort of our tour, you’ll gain in-depth insights into the local culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes – all at an unbeatable price. Every aspect of your journey is thoughtfully curated to provide maximum value, ensuring that this tour is not just a trip but a treasured experience of a lifetime.
  • Online Payment by credit card. It is hassle-free; no cash is needed when doing tours with us.

Important Notice

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

Safety is our most important priority.

What's Included

INCLUDED
  • English speaking local-expert guide and driver.
  • Local lunch at Lukomir. Vegetarian options available.
  • Free of charge pickup.
  • All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
  • No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. Cancel 1 day prior for full refund or change dates anytime.
  • Tour is availablefrom March to November, while during the December to February it is available as snowshoeing experience.
  • Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.
NOT INCLUDED
  • Personal travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
  • Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
  • All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.

Departure Times & Starting Points

Departure Times Daily at 8 AM.
Pickup Locations If you are staying in the old town of Sarajevo, meet us at our office. If you are a bit away from us, please let us know, and we can organize advance pickup.

Technical Specifications

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

Itinerary

Activity Note: The tour is adapted to all ages and is medium demanding. Due to the distance of the location, we use vehicles during the tour to reach the starting hiking point, and the rest of the tour is on foot through breathtaking natural surroundings. 

Meet & Greet

Meet our team at the office or at your preferred pickup location. This tour will begin with a 1.15-hour transfer from Sarajevo to Umoljani village across Bjelašnica Olympic Mountain. Your guide is an adventurous and knowledgeable enthusiast who will introduce you to all of the Bjelašnica beauty. He will make sure no questions remain unanswered, even of a personal nature, so don’t refrain from sharing your thoughts and opinions at any moment in time.

Umoljani Village (start of the hike)

At Umoljani village, we shall leave our car and explore the village’s most important sites, such as Studeni Potok (Cold Creek), Stoned Dragon – Ažbaha – the legend of the birth of Umoljani. We will shortly visit Umoljani Mosque and learn the story of Sarajevo Haggadah.

reasons to visit sarajevo

The first part of the Umoljani to Lukomir village trail will be a 3.30-hour hike. The trail will take us from a starting point of roughly 1275 meters (Umoljani) across the peak of Obalj at around 1896 meters.

On the way, we will pass by the old Gradina settlement, which is believed to date from the Illyrian period. During the ascent, you will enjoy amazing scenery, especially the Studeni Potok (Cold Creek) panorama.

Sarajevo War Tunnel was dug in July 1993 and used to be main supply route to Sarajevo during the Siege

At the top of Obalj, Rakitnica Canyon and the mountains of Treskavica, Visocica, and the peak of Bjelašnica mountain, with numerous small villages in the 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 an altitude of 1500, which will be a “one of a kind” story as well.

Please note that depending on the time of the year, we can get lucky to have fields of blueberries, rosehip, certain types of mushrooms, thyme, or other plant species around us, free to pick up.

Lukomir Village

Lukomir – in the language of locals, “harbour of peace”, is a village that 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 at the village, we will have a 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 hiking back.

Sarajevo Cable Car

Rakitnica Canyon

After exploring Lukomir village, the return hike will mainly be a pleasant 2.30h hour flat hike to Umoljani village through the Canyon of Rakitnica River.

Rakitnica Canyon is probably the most remote and unexplored canyon. With a length of 26km, it separates the massif of Bjelašnica and Visočica, and without a doubt, it is the 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 that you can see and feel the “magnificence” of this place.

Return to Umoljani should be around 5 pm, and arrival back to Sarajevo around 6.15 pm.

Trip Photos

Village Lukomir

Lukomir village in Bosna and Herzegovina

A local Lukomir woman laughing in traditional bosnian village highlands costume clothing

Lukomir village sheep

Lukomir Village at Bjelasnica Mountain

Lukomir Hike toward Peak Obalj at 1896m at Bjelašnica Olympic Mountain

Descent towards Lukomir Village from Peak Obalj at 1896m at Bjelašnica Olympic Mountain

Lukomir Hiking at Bjelasnica - Scenery

Lukomir Nomad Village

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable hiking boots or thick bottom sport sneakers
  • 1 l water
  • Sun cream and hat (summer time)
  • Rain jacket (in case of bad weather)
  • 2 spare t-shirts to change
  • Light-weight, breathable walking shirts and trousers
  • A small backpack to carry personal items (water, snacks, shirts to use during activities)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I see Lukomir if I don’t want to do any hiking?
    Easily, just book this as private tour, and we shall organize SUV transfer to the village so you can explore it in very relaxed pace.
  2. Is this tour for me?
    This is an easy to moderate hiking tour which requires normal aerobic fitness; muscular strength and endurance and is for anyone who is into a bit of challenge.
  3. I would like to join this tour but I do not have the necessary hiking equipment.
    In case you have decided to join our hiking tour but forgot to pack your hiking boots or some other relevant part of hiking equipment you might be worried about, feel free to contact our team and we will do our best to provide the necessities.
  4. Is lunch included in costs?
    Yes, costs include picnic lunch. Please inform us in case of any dietary restrictions.
  5. Can I join this tour other than from Sarajevo?
    In case you are staying outside the city of Sarajevo please feel free to contact us so we could find the best way for you to join us.
  6. Can I book as a solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  7. How much should I tip?
    Tips are not included in the tour costs, nor they are heavily expected in Bosnian culture. However when you receive excellent service, we recommend tipping.
  8. How much in advance do I need to book this tour?
    It is recommended to book at least 15 days in advance but our team will go above and beyond to confirm the trips even 24h before the supposed departure.
  9. Can I pay for the tour with credit card?
    Yes, we accept VISA and Maestro. Please note that, in case you would like to make a credit card payment, you will need to do it at our office or by prepayment via credit card authorisation form. Our guides can NOT accept credit cards.
  10. Which currency is accepted for cash payment?
    We are fans of our local currency (BAM), but you can also pay in EUR, HRK, USD, GBP or even combined.
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willjc95

Group Traveller

Highly recommend

We booked onto the 1 day trip to Lukomir with pick up and return to Sarajevo. Communication from both Edna and Ema prior to the trip was efficient and speedy.

Our guide Elvira was spot on time for the pick up and we had a great trip. It turned out to be only myself and my brother on the tour (we did a Monday).

The drive to the start point of the walk was only around 1 hour from Sarajevo, so not far at all. The walk was around 10 miles there and back. A great walk, not too challenging but more than enough to feel as though you’ve done a good days exercise!

The views were spectacular. Elvira was a good guide and gave us some local history along the way and was very friendly. It was handy having lunch included in Lukomir.

It was also a nice touch to receive a follow up email from Amela a couple of days later to check how we’d enjoyed the trip.

Throughout the whole process, communication from the team was efficient and they seemed very passionate about providing a good & memorable experience for their guests.

We did 2 weeks touring the country independently and were seriously impressed with what we found. Bosnia and Herzegovina has a great deal to offer from a tourism point of view, and if you’re in Sarajevo – be sure to book an extra day and take this tour!

August 7, 2023

marinapD9112LJ

Solo Traveller

These guys are simply the best!

I did hiking to Lukomir with Funky tour and it was the best hiking tour ever!

I cannot recommend Funky Tours enough, because these guys are simply the best. Started from very welcoming communications with Edna (who was extremely nice, helpful and friendly) and of course the best tour guides: Tarik and Stefan. These guys just made the whole experience one of the best! amazing sense of humour, great knowledge and interesting facts about the places we pass through, care about each of us (one was leading another was behind everybody just to make sure we are safe).

Thanks a lot guys. Highly recommend any tour with them I’m sure it’s gonna be an amazing experience.

June 28, 2023

Gaby S

Solo Traveller

I took several day tours with Funky Tours and they were all memorable and very well planned. I particularly enjoyed the siege tour with Adnan (who brought to life very well what the siege years were like during our visits e.g., of the tunnel) and the Srebrenica tour with Almir (where Leila and Farid welcomed us in their home with a delicious meal and shared their experience openly with us). I would also recommend the Lukomir hike which is a perfect day out to explore the dinaric Alps.
Overall, the team was very helpful and prompt to find space for me on the tours. Communication was simple and departures were timely.
Some of the tours can be quite full days so if you are thinking of doing a few, you may want to plan for a day off in Sarajevo in the middle.

September 5, 2022

Andrea

Solo Traveller

An amazingly beautiful hike to the isolated village of Lukomir. My guide, Elvira, was fantastic and the views can’t be beat! Highly recommend

July 11, 2022

azra h

Group Traveller

To drive to the Lukomir is like driving to the top of the world. A little ruff but it is worth it as the view was to die for, air was so pure and the water for drinking which is in abundance was icy cold. We climbed up to Vidikovac from where you can see all surrounding mountains and a canyon which is almost 1000 deep. We had lunch at NA KROVU SVIJETA and a wonderful host Nermin NERA Mustajbegovic and his wife welcomed us with traditional Bosnian coffee and a home made spinach and cheese pita.
We drank home made yogurt with pita which go really well together. They also showed us around their hut where you can sleep overnight if you like to go hiking and come back to a scrumptious meal and a good rest. Thank you both for the wonderful welcome😀

July 4, 2022
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