Great hiking on the lush green slopes of Zelengora mountain range, exquisite views of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s rugged border, and climb Maglić, the highest peak in Bosnia and Herzegovina!
After a two-hour drive through canyons and forests we’ll pass into BiH’s oldest National Park. Not far from there we’ll venture up a mountain dirt road to the heart of the park – Zelengora. At Donje Bare we’ll park the vehicle and take a short walk and leave our packs at the newly rebuilt mountain hut at Donje Bare. The lake of Donje Bare is lined with thick forest to one side and open mountain meadows to the other. We’ll pass her on our way to Ugljesin peak at 1,858 m. It’s no coincidence that we’ve chosen the Pyramid Peak as our destination. From here the highest peak of BiH (Maglic at 2,386 meters) towers above us, as well as Volujak’s rock face barrier, and the 1,200-meter deep canyon of the Sutjeska River. We’ll return via Gornje Bare to the hut to complete the fantastic four-hour hike.
Accommodation: Hotel Mladost, Tjentište
We offer two options for today;
A moderate hike to Trnovacko Lake or strenuous hike up to Maglic summit, highest one in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Today the drive to Perucica medieval forest will take us a little more than 45 minutes. The park is a true gem in terms of the wildlife and large number of endemic plants. The park also includes Bosnia and Herzegovina’s highest and impressive mountain Maglic, named after the thick fog that often surround its rocky peak. We will briefly stop at Dragos Sedlo with its colorful view of the one of two remaining medieval forests in Europe – Perucica. Jumping out from eternity, we are graced by a lonely waterfall “Skakavac” plunging itself 75 meters down into the dark spruce and beech forest of Perucica.
Here we will split up the group into those who are interested in a challenging 4 hour hike up to Maglic at 2,386m and those opting for an moderate 2 hour hike to Trnovacko lake. At the end of the day we will all meet up again at the Trnovacko Glacier Lake, which is set in the middle of a huge amphitheater of rocky peaks, at 1,500 meters.
After a well deserved break we find our way back to the vehicle and return to Sarajevo completely amazed by our adventure in Sutjeska National Park, what we’ve done and the natural beauty we’ve encountered. Meals: B,L
*NOTE: Please, bring your passport since we’re crossing into Montenegro.