Return to roots of nature – Wild Horses at Čabulja Mountain.
Activity: 1 day, 6 – 7h hike (600m ascent)
Period: June to October
Čabulja Mountain is situated 20 km north-west from Mostar. Even though itdoesn’t have the height of other mountains in Herzegovina it still hides special beauty with breathtaking views. It has an altitude of 1,786 metres at its highest peak – Velika Vlajina which is overseeing beautiful surrounding canyons from its east side and green distant valleys on the west.
Transport from Mostar to the starting point of mountain trail and back, English speaking, fully equipped, and experienced mountain guide, sandwich, snack, coffee or tea.
Hiking boots or sturdy sneakers, large backpack, minimum 3 l of water, rain coat, warm shirt, spare t-shirts, thin gloves, hat or sun hat and sun protection crème
From your accommodation site at 8:00am where our guide will be greeting and transporting you to your starting point. We return at 5:00pm to your accommodation site.
This hiking route for its most part curves through specific Herzegovina rocky scenery and sun bathed hills of Čabulja. After few hours our path finally leads us to the highest peak where we can capture stunning views on surrounding mountains, while when looking down we meet beautiful green valley of river Drežanjka and 1500m deep Drežnica Canyon. After capturing some beautiful memories, we eat and rest for a while before descending to the valley again. On our way back we tour through the territory where wild horses reside to capture a sight so rare in now day’s world. They grew from the roots of their ancestors which have been abandoned by peasants once they were no longer needed to plow the land. From there onwards, the horses have lived and interbedded in freedom in this mountain area. With a little of effort they can be spotted and observed, they even aren’t afraid of people and can be feed; supposing the memory of humans is still etched deep in their genes. Going forward, we continue our decent down and return back to Mostar in late afternoon.
Mountains invite you to sharpen your senses