From the traditional style Bosnian Mosque in the village of Umoljani, we'll trek to Seven Mills and the beautiful source used or centuries as energy to grind wheat into flour. We hug the ridge until Rakitnica (this is the far north end while Kasici is the far south end) awesomely opens up before us. After 5-10 minutes of going uphill, we reach the Cascades of Studeni Potok. Here, at certain times of the year, the stream falls 400 meters into the canyon below. Following the stream up we hit Studeni Fields and the serpent-like formations of Studeni Stream. Here we'll have a super view of Obalj and the long flat valley of Studeni Fields. En route, we'll find quite a few sources where we can drink our fill.
From the Studeni Fields, we hike along Obalj's side to the 40-meter Peruce Waterfall. All along, you will be treated by sweet views and cool breezes coming off of Visocica and Treskavica. After a short break and cooling ourselves off at Peruce we begin our gentle ascent (200 m) to Gornji (upper) Lukomir. There is also a Donji (lower) Lukomir, long since abandoned by villagers due to the destructive effects of avalanches in this region.
Lukomir is Bosnia's highest village at 1,469 meters, with its ancient stecci (medieval tombstones) where villagers stick to the "old way" of doing things. Traditional dress, the occasional turban, and fez are still worn and go hand in hand with the more contemporary bliss' of everyday life, electricity and running water. On the edge of the village, you will be treated by a rare view of Rakitnica, Obalj, and Visocica. You have arrived at the end of the world. After a simple but tasty homemade lunch in the village, you will be transferred back to Sarajevo
Period: by request
Category: Green Hike (medium difficulty)
Total hiking hours: 3-4 hours
Departure time: 09:00 AM
Estimated time of return: 18:00 PM
What is included: Transport from Sarajevo to location and back, coffee or tea, lunch and snacks, one fully-equipped and experienced guide. Please contact us if you need any equipment.
To bring: Hiking boots are recommended, day pack, 1 liter of water, rain gear, sun hat and camera.