Conquer the highest peak of Bosnia and Herzegovina Maglic Mountain and visit National Park Sutjeska
Activity: 10h hike (2h day 1, 8h day 2; 1500m assent)
Period: June to October
Maglić Mountain is the highest mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2386m high and situated on the border with Montenegro. Together with nearby Volujak and Zelengora, Maglić is considered as one of the most beautiful mountain territories of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Protected by the government, this beautiful area with rich forests is declared as National Park Sutjeska in 1962. Maglić massif, beneath its slopes, has formed Trnovačko Jezero (Trnovačko Lake), a beautiful glacier lake situated at 1,517 meters above sea level that not many tourists even know it exists.
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, sleeping bag, minimum 2 l of water, rain coat, warm shirt, spare t-shirts, thin gloves, hat or sun hat and sun protection crème, 2 day meals-to by upon guide’s advice.
From your accommodation site at 7:00am where our guide will be greeting and transporting you to your starting point. We return at 9:00pm next day to your accommodation site.
We departure from Mostar and along the road stop for grocery shopping. First on our tour is a visit to small village Tjentiste that hides a monument from World War 2 which rises high to the sky in memory of fallen soldiers during Battle for Sutjeska. Continuing our drive we enter in the territory of National Park and one last remaining jungle in Europe – Perućica. Easy walk leads us to the viewpoint where we capture the intact nature of the jungle and its waterfall, the highest one in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Not far ahead, we continue our journey with 2h hike to Trnovačko Lake which as heart-shaped green beauty is considered as one of the most stunning lakes in the region. It’s situated on the 1520m above sea level beneath Maglić Mountain. We camp by the lake in the tents or in a mountain hut and enjoy a swim (in case the weather conditions allow) or a visit to the local cattle breeders that live on the mountain during the summer period. The rest of the evening is reserved for some relax time by the fire or dinner and local beer that can be bought from the ranger.
After breakfast we start our 3 h climb to the highest peak of Maglić Mountain where we meet spectacular views all around. During a clear day it is possible to capture almost all Bosnia and Herzegovina’s mountains fare deep in the continent, so prepare your cameras for beautiful shots. Having took a selfie or two to memorize this colorful scenery we rest for a while, and after a snack and some chilltime we return to our camping spot by the lake. Swimming and relaxing by the lake is most recommended or you can as well choose an option of domestic meal (has to be preordered) prepared by our local cattle breeders. After we rested, we continue our 2h walk back to our vehicle and return to Mostar.
Mountains invite you to sharpen your senses