Lukomir Nomad Village Hiking – Full Day Tour from Sarajevo

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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. 

Highlights

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.

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 bit away from us, please let us know and we can organise 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 your preferred pickup location. This tour will begin with 1.15 hours 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 personal nature, so don’t refrain from sharing your thoughts and opinions at any moment of time.

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.

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>Umoljani Mosque at Umoljani village at Bjelasnica mountain

 

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.

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

>Lady at Umoljani village selling local products – Bjelasnica mountain, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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 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.

Sarajevo Cable Car

>Lukomir village in Bosna and Herzegovina

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.

>Hiking Trail on the edge of Rakitnica canyon – Bjelasnica mountain, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.

Trip Photos

Lukomir village sheep
Lukomir village sheep
Lukomir village in Bosna and Herzegovina
Lukomir village in Bosna and Herzegovina
A local Lukomir woman laughing in traditional bosnian village highlands costume clothing
A local Lukomir woman laughing in traditional Bosnian village highlands costume clothing
Descent towards Lukomir Village from Peak Obalj at 1896m at Bjelašnica Olympic Mountain
Descent towards Lukomir
Lukomir Hike toward Peak Obalj at 1896m at Bjelašnica Olympic Mountain
Lukomir Hike towards Peak Obalj at 1896 m
Lukomir Village view from Vijenac peak
Lukomir Village view from Vijenac peak
Lady at Umoljani village selling local products - Bjelasnica mountain, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lady at Umoljani village selling local products – Bjelasnica mountain, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Umoljani Mosque at Umoljani village at Bjelasnica mountain
Umoljani Mosque at Umoljani village at Bjelasnica mountain

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)

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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.
46 Reviews
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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

Jad A

Group Traveller

Funky Tours is a great tour organiser in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

They organised a 6-days tailor tour for us and were very flexible. The team members are professional, very well informed and most importantly super kind and friendly.

Ema did the whole tour organisation and was very responsive before, during and even after the tours. With Emin we did the Sarajevo streets tour, he is a passionate of the modern history of the Balkan and provided in 4-hours all the information to understand the history of Bosnia & Herzegovina with focus on Sarajevo. With Skender (Founder of Funky tours) and Enis we did a amazing 8-hours hike to Lukomir village. With Edna and Tarik, 2 young motivated students working as tour guide on part time basis, we visit Tito’s bunker and did a short hike next to Sarajevo. With Emir and Sara, we visit Jajce and Travnik, a full day tour where Emir (an archaeologist) took us on a journey covering Bosnian history and heritage from ancient time to modern days. With Almir, a war veteran, we did the Sarajevo siege tour, a must do tour to understand the atrocity of war and learn from what happened in Sarajevo so it won’t be repeated.

In a nutshell, visiting Bosnia & Herzegovina with Funky Tours is highly recommended.

May 13, 2022

Jeff S

Solo Traveller

Efficient, energetic, engaging

Did multiple tours with Funky Tours and they are great!
Young, professional staff are easy to relate to and also very good at sharing their stories. I did a hiking tour and was so impressed that I signed up for a city tour. They’re also really good at arranging last minute, offbeat requests (like tickets to a European Conference League playoff!).

Strongly recommended!

July 28, 2021

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
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