Lukomir Village tour allows You to explore Bosnia’s highest and the most isolated mountain village. Lukomir is like a living ethnological museum, where the customs of nomadic tribes and Dinaric highlanders are still practiced. We invite You to join us and visit this important part of Bosnia & Herzegovina’s historical, cultural and architectural legacy which is a top rural tourism destination.
Traditional dress is still worn, and goes hand in hand with more familiar signs of everyday life, such as electricity and water. At the edge of the village you will be will be able to enjoy the breathtaking view of Rakitnica Canyon, which drops 800m below, as well as the neighboring Obalj and Visočica Mountain. On the other side you can see Igman, an olympic mountain.
At almost 1,500m above the sea level, the village of Lukomir is the highest and most isolated village in the country. It is interesting by its unique stone houses with cherry-wood roof tiles. Indeed, access to the village is impossible from the first snows in December until late April and sometimes even later, except by skis or on foot. A newly constructed lodge is now complete to receive guests. From there, you can do some magnificent hiking in the area along the ridge of the Rakitnica Canyon.
Lukomir is known for its traditional attire, and women still wear the hand-knitted costumes that had been worn for centuries. A version of history of present-day Lukomir gives plenty of evidence that the population descended from Podveležje in Herzegovina. These semi-nomadic tribes, due to a lack of water during the summer months, would move to Bjelašnica. Podveležje, dry plateau above Mostar, could not provide the herds with enough water to sustain themselves over the summer months. For reasons not entirely known, many of the villagers from the Podvelezje region eventually made permanent settlements in the canyon and later in the place where it is now located.
|Period||May through October|
|Departure||Every day at 8:00|
|Included||Transport from Sarajevo to location and back, coffee or tea, picnic lunch and snacks, one English speaking, fully- equipped and experienced guide.|
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