Lukomir Village tour is perfect for nature lovers since Lukomir is Bosnia’s highest and 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-rated rural tourism destination.
A version of the 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, the 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.
Lukomir is interesting for 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. From the edge of the village, located at almost 1,500 meters above the sea level, you will have a breathtaking view of this canyon, as well as the neighboring Obalj and Visočica Mountain. On the other side, you can see Igman, a beautiful Olympic mountain.
Lukomir Village is known for its traditional attire
In Lukomir you can still see women wearing traditional hand-knitted costumes that had been worn for centuries, or knitting pretty, colorful things for their children and grandchildren. In general, you will see how does everyday life in Lukomir Village look – a normal life, but without electricity, water or internet we are now used to.
Of course, you will be able to try delicious traditional Bosnian food.
|Period||May through October|
|Departure||Every day at 09:00|
|Included||Private car, English speaking guide|
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