Lukomir is Bosnia & Herzegovina’s highest and most isolated village that sits at an altitude of 1,495 m on the Bjelašnica mountain between a cliff and the valley of Pogled. Lukomir’s remaining population is at around 60 people living in the village from May through November. Eco tourism is on the rise and since the road has been improved more and more weekend-hikers take the opportunity to visit the medieval-style village. Especially the young residents were leaving Lukomir for better prospects in Sarajevo. Medieval Tombstones, called Stećci, from the 14th and 15th century are testimonies of an hundreds of years old inhabitation. But fears arise that Lukomir will soon turn into a museum village and that even the last residents will be leaving.
View from Lukomir village.
Onions drying in front a villager’s house.
Hikers should stay on the road as there are still landmines even in the Bosnian highlands. Due to BHMAC(Bosnia & Herzegovina Mine Action Center) landmines are only a risk in the Bjelasnica area around the mountain’s eastern slope.