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Prenj Mountain & Zelena Glava Hiking – Full Day Tour from Sarajevo or Mostar

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12 Hours
Availability : Every Day
Min Age : 8+
Max People : 8 persons
Tour Overview

Known as the “lobby of the Himalayas”, the mythical mountain, or the Alps of the Balkans, the Prenj mountain is by far the most beautiful and the most rugged mountain of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Highlanders consider it challenging and demanding. Ideal for testing patience and endurance, a giant that easily punishes and rewards, the Prenj is a hiking and trekking planet for itself.

Funky Tours hiking day tour from Sarajevo (or Mostar) to the highest peak of the Prenj massif, Zelena Glava (2155m) is an ideal insight into further “the planet Prenj” explorations.

Highlights

  • Experience the reasons why the name Prenj is derived from Perun – supreme deity of the Slavic mythology.
  • Explore the most beautiful valley in ex Yugoslavia – Tisovica Valley.
  • Learn the story of famous tobacco smugglers who during the last century of the last millennia used Prenj as the main smuggling route for Herzegovinian tobacco heading towards Bosnia.
  • Experience the best of the Balkans untouched nature with exceptionally diverse flora and fauna.
  • Taste the best of Balkans Alps with a stunning hike to Prenj’s highest peak – Zelena glava.
  • Start this tour either from Sarajevo or Mostar or make it as a connecting tour between these two cities.

Important Notice

Region of Prenj mountain trail from Tisovica to Zelena glava 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 perspective of mines. Safety of our guests and ourselves, is our most important priority.

What's Included

INCLUDED

Guide
English speaking local-expert mountain guide and driver. Guide in different language available on request.
Food
Picnic lunch. Vegetarian options available.
Free pickup
Either if you go from Sarajevo or Mostar we can arrange free pickup.
All Transfers
All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
Taxes & Flexible Cancellation Policy
No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. Cancel 1 day prior for full refund or change dates anytime.
Availability
Tour is available from May to October.
Group Discounts
For bigger group bookings, discounts are available.
Online Payments
Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.

NOT INCLUDED

Insurance
Travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
Guide Tipping
Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
Private Tour
All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.

Starting Point & Departure Times

Logistics

This tour can depart from Mostar or Sarajevo. For Mostar departure we shall pick you up at your address. For guests leaving from Sarajevo, we can start from our office or arrange free pick up on request as well.

Departure Times: Daily: 7 AM from Mostar or 7 AM from Sarajevo.

Itinerary

If you are starting this tour from Sarajevo (Mostar as a starting point is an option too), the morning ride will take us to one of the most beautiful towns in Herzegovina – Konjic. 

Konjic Old Bridge - Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina
Konjic Old Bridge – Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina

With its stunning Old Bridge looming over the turquoise Neretva river and unique old town, both dating from the Ottoman period, exploring this small town at the crossroad of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a great way to start a day.

As soon as we pass Konjic and leave the last of its civilization traces behind us, the amazing Prenj wilderness will open ahead of us. Next roughly 45min ride via old gravel road to Tisovica valley will be a constant pleasure of joy and admiration of the giant’s massive beauty. 

Panorama of Neretva river valley from Prenj mountain
Panorama of Neretva river valley from Prenj mountain

Beautiful panoramas over the Neretva valley, cliffs of all depths, stunning natural diversity of endemic plants such as Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii lat.) or Black pine (Pinus nigra lat.) and other, will simply make our ride through the hearth of Prenj mountain one of the day highlights.

The road ends at Tisovica valley – the valley that was formed during the Ice age by the glacier just under the highest peak of Prenj mountain, Zelena Glava (2155m). 

Mountaineer looking towards highest peak of Prenj mountain - Zelena glava at 2155m from Tisovica valley
Mountaineer looking towards highest peak of Prenj mountain – Zelena glava at 2155m from Tisovica valley

Rich with Bosnian pine and highlands game, 5km long at an altitude of 1200 to 1500m, this unique valley simply captivates with its wilderness and beauty. 

If there is one spot in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where one can experience wilderness and tameness, scree and fertile humus, rocky desert and alpine pastures, juniper and noble Bosnian pine, hot Herzegovinian karst and cold mountain spring, traces of chamois or bear, violet, Bosnian lily and eelgrass, grazing cows, flocks of sheep and their guardian – Tornjak (Bosnian sheepdog), shepherds and mountaineers, wild horses, jeeps and Himalayan tents, people longing for the peace of God, and at the same time cheering mountaineering gatherings – then this is a place, the valley of Tisovica.

The peaks of Prenj mountain – Zelena glava and Otis and Tisovica valley beneath
The peaks of Prenj mountain – Zelena glava and Otis and Tisovica valley beneath

At Tisovica we leave our transport and start our hike. During the next two to three hours the medium demanding trail will take us through the very nucleus of the Prenj mountain offering us beautiful scenery and gorgeous panoramas.

Mountaineers climbing the region of Prenj just before starting main climb to Zelena glava peak
Mountaineers climbing the region of Prenj just before starting main climb to Zelena glava peak

Once we arrive under the Zelena Glava cliff, the next hour will be a steep climb, at places using ferrata until we are at the top. Once at the very top at 2155m, the 360 panoramas offering views on all Bosnian and Herzegovinian mountains, and even wider, will be simply worth all the effort. Many of the eleven Prenj peaks with an altitude of over 2000m, will be visible in front of us.

Stunning 360 panoramas views on all Bosnian mountains from Zelena Glava peak
Stunning 360 panoramas views on all Bosnian mountains from Zelena Glava peak

The very peak is overgrown with juniper so that is how it got the name – Green Head (bos. Zelena glava).

At Zelena glava we will have picnic lunch break, enjoy our time even more, admiring the nature wonders with lessons of Herzegovinian geomorphology. 

Hikers enjoying time at Zelena glava peak (2155m) at Prenj massif
Hikers enjoying time at Zelena glava peak (2155m) at Prenj massif

Later, slowly we ll pack our stuff, write our names in the “peak book” and start our descent, towards Tisovica valley. 

Next two hours of relaxed return, your mind will be overwhelmed with different views and experiences for which Prenj carries the name of the most beautiful Bosnian and Herzegovinian mountain.

Descent from Zelena glava peak towards Tisovica valley
Descent from Zelena glava peak towards Tisovica valley

Return to Sarajevo or Mostar, depending on the option you booked, will be in the later afternoon.

Technical Specifications

  • Tour Class: Medium to Challenging
  • Walking Distance: 13 km
  • Minimum Altitude: 1311m
  • Maximum Altitude: 2155m
  • Total Elevation Gain: 800m

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable hiking boots or thick bottom sport sneakers
  • 2 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 trousers
  • Variety of snacks
  • A small backpack to carry personal items (water, snacks, shirts to use during the hike)

Optional Extras

  1. Prenj mountain two day hiking tour from Jablanica to Ruista
    The most amazing way to explore this beautiful mountain is to conduct two day hiking tour covering the trail from Jablanica and via Zelena glava arrive to Ruista (nature and recreation area near Mostar). This tour is ideal as 2day connecting tour between Jablanica and Mostar.

Map

Trip Photos

Mountaineer looking towards highest peak of Prenj mountain - Zelena glava at 2155m from Tisovica valley
Mountaineer looking towards highest peak of Prenj mountain – Zelena glava at 2155m from Tisovica valley
The peaks of Prenj mountain – Zelena glava and Otis and Tisovica valley beneath
The peaks of Prenj mountain – Zelena glava and Otis and Tisovica valley beneath
Local cows at Tisovica valley at Prenj mountain looking at the strange hikers
Local cows at Tisovica valley at Prenj mountain looking at the strange hikers
Prenj mountain peaks - Otis and Zelena glava observed from Tisovica valley
Prenj mountain peaks – Otis and Zelena glava observed from Tisovica valley
Wild horses at Tisovica valley at Prenj mountain
Wild horses at Tisovica valley at Prenj mountain
Wild horses at Prenj mountain are quite an usual thing to see
Wild horses at Prenj mountain are quite an usual thing to see
The peaks of Prenj mountain – Zelena glava and Otis and Tisovica valley beneath
The peaks of Prenj mountain – Zelena glava and Otis and Tisovica valley beneath
Mountaineers climbing the region of Prenj just before starting main climb to Zelena glava peak
Mountaineers climbing the region of Prenj just before starting main climb to Zelena glava peak
First challenging rock we have to climb in order to reach the peak Zelena glava at Prenj mountain
First challenging rock we have to climb in order to reach the peak Zelena glava at Prenj mountain
Climbing the last big acent to Zelena glava peak - at places using ferrata
Climbing the last big ascent to Zelena glava peak – at places using via ferrata
Via Ferrata located just under the highest peak of the Prenj mountain Zelena glava
Via Ferrata located just under the highest peak of the Prenj mountain Zelena glava
Highest peak of the Prenj mountain - Zelena glava
Highest peak of the Prenj mountain – Zelena glava
Stunning 360 panoramas views on all Bosnian mountains from Zelena Glava peak
Stunning 360 panoramas views on all Bosnian mountains from Zelena Glava peak
Hikers enjoying time at Zelena glava peak (2155m) at Prenj massif
Hikers enjoying time at Zelena glava peak (2155m) at Prenj massif
Group of Funky Tours hikers enjoying their time at the peak of Prenj - Zelena glava at 2155m
Group of Funky Tours hikers enjoying their time at the peak of Prenj – Zelena glava at 2155m
Descent from Zelena glava peak towards Tisovica valley
Descent from Zelena glava peak towards Tisovica valley
Prenj mountain peaks of Otis and Zelena glava
Prenj mountain peaks of Otis and Zelena glava looked upon from Tisovica valley
Beautiful Tisovica valley at Prenj mountain
Beautiful Tisovica valley at Prenj mountain
Tisovica valley at Prenj mountain during the sunset
Tisovica valley at Prenj mountain during the sunset

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this tour for me?
    This is an easy to moderate hiking tour which requires normal to advance aerobic fitness; muscular strength and endurance.
  2. 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. 
  3. Is lunch included in costs?
    Yes, costs include picnic lunch. Please inform us in case of any dietary restrictions.
  4. Can I join this tour other than from Sarajevo?
    Yes you can join this tour if you are staying in Mostar, Konjic, Jablanica too.
  5. Can I book as a solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  6. 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.
  7. How much in advance do I need to book this tour?
    It is recommended to book at least 5 days in advance but our team will go above and beyond to confirm the trips even 24h before the supposed departure.
  8. Can I pay for the tour online with credit card?
    Yes, we accept all credit cards.
  9. 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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