Climb the Highest Peak in Bosnia & Herzegovina
Est Adventure - 3 days
- Climb the Highest Peak in Bosnia & Herzegovina
- 3 days / 2 nights
- Max. group: 10 Persons
- Difficulty: Medium
> Visit Tvrdoš Monastery and taste their famous wines
> Conquer the highest peak in Bosnia, Maglic
> Visit the valley of heroes and monument of the Battle of Sutjeska
Experience all true, rugged colors of Bosnia & Herzegovina, from the old town of Trebinje, to the rare tempered rainforests called Perucica, and Maglic, its highest peak.
Your adventure will start from the bottom up (as it should), visiting Trebinje city and its old parts dating from 18th-century Ottoman period. We will then move to Perucica, a rare European rainforest, with a visit to Skakavac (Grasshopper) waterfall hidden in it. We will finally climb the highest peak that this gorgeous country has to offer. Discover this unique region with the helping hand of your guide, discussing the history and difficult past of these magnificent places.
RouteWhat's the plan?
Transfer from the airport in Dubrovnik to our first stop – Trebinje. We’ll visit the old center of the city, full of buildings dating from several centuries ago. Later, a lunch break in one of the local restaurants offering local cuisine.
Then, as a perfect addition for our full stomachs, we’ll visit Tvrdoš Monastery with an organized tasting of their famous wines. After a cheerful reception, we head on to our accommodation in Tjentište, just in time to prepare and discuss tomorrow’s adventure over dinner.
3 hours of driving, 1-2 guided tour of Trebinje city, an organized visit to Tvrdos monastery winery
We’ll rise early, at 7.00 am, then breakfast at 7.30h, so we can be prepared for departure to Dragoš sedlo at 8.00h. There we’ll make a brief stop to experience and photograph a stunning view of the Perucica rainforest and waterfall Skakavac, located in the heart of Perucica. We then continue with our jeeps towards Prijevor, from where we’ll clearly see our goal for today – Maglic.
From here we start our climb, secured by a hiking trail all the way to the top of Maglic. After around 3 hours of hiking, we reach the top of Maglic (2386m), there, we’ll take a break to enjoy its glorious views, while also replenish our energy in the form of a lunch packet.
Well refreshed, we head down the same path to Prijevor and our return to Tjentište. Tired and happy, we arrive just in time for dinner. Later, if there’s some energy left, we’ll take a short tour to visit the valley of heroes and monuments of the Battle of Sutjeska which took place in 1943. We return to our hotel, for a good night's sleep.
1 hour of driving, 6-7 hours of hiking
We rise early for breakfast, then pack and head to Dubrovnik airport so you can catch your flight home.
3-4 hours of driving
Airport transfers and all local transfers during the trek are included. On the first day of the trek we will pick you up at Dubrovnik Airport and we will take you to Trebinje. On the last day of the trek, you will be driven back to Dubrovnik Airport, where you’ll catch your flight home.
You will spend 2 nights of accommodation in a 3* hotel in Tjentište. Your trekking company will take care of all the arrangements.
All breakfasts, dinners and packed lunches are included in the price of the trek. The food is local, fresh, home-cooked and hearty. Common food items include domestic cheeses and other dairy products, dry meats, fish, freshly baked bread and pastries, and local fruits and veggies. Let us know if you have any dietary needs we should meet.
You will be accompanied by a professional, local, English-speaking, UIAA licensed guide during the whole trek.
The tourist taxes and Sutjeska National Park fees required for this trek are included in the price of the trek. The trekking company will take care of all the arrangements for you.
√ Winery visit
On the first day of the trek, you will visit Tvrdoš Monastery and you will enjoy a wine-tasting activity where you will try their famous wines.
√ Jeep rides
The transfers between the cities of Tjentište and Prijevor, and then back to Tjentište, you will be done in jeeps.
You have to make your way to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV). The total amount is exclusive of flights.
× Accommodation before and after the trek
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
× Single supplement
If you want to stay in a single room, you will have to pay an additional fee.
× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.
× Extra drinks
Your trekking company will provide all meals during the trek. Drinks, however, are not included.
Tipps for the guide are not included in the price of the trek. You decide how much to tip, but if you got a good service from your guide, be generous.
During this trek, you will spend 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Tjentište. You will share twin, spacious rooms with another trekker. If you prefer a single room, you can have one at an extra cost. Your trekking company will take care of all the arrangements.
Can I start the trek from somewhere else?
This 3-day trek to Bosnia and Herzegovina's highest peak begins and ends at Dubrovnik Airport, in Croatia. However, if you are already in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you can arrange with the trekking company to meet at some other point, just let them know in advance.
Summer is the best season to experience Bosnia where daytime temperatures range from 22 – 30 °C. However, at night it can get cooler, so don’t forget to still bring some layers of clothing to keep you warm! Also, during autumn days are a little bit shorter and thus colder with a higher chance of rain, so some kind of rain jacket is advised.
Tipping is not so common in the Balkans and it is by no means a mandatory requirement. However, if you got a good service from your guide and you want to thank him, it will always be much appreciated. How much to tip your guide is up to you.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for hiking, approx. ascending 700 m at a relaxed pace. You will need to be able to handle 5 – 6 hours of hiking at a continuous pace for this adventure.
Being fit for this trek is not only important for your own safety but also for the whole team's. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the trek. If you are in good shape, this trek shouldn't be a problem for you. However, if you are worried that it might be too much, you can always train in advance, walking a few hours a day and climbing some stairs. But don’t worry, your guide will be with you at all times and help you if needed, to complete your adventure securely and safely.
Packing ListPacking List
There are many things to take into account when getting ready for a trek. Packing the right stuff should be at the top of the list: the right clothes and equipment can make the difference when spending several days in the mountains. This is the reason why we always ask our partners to recommend a packing list for their trekkers. Here is EST Adventure's packing list:
- Hiking shoes
- Hiking trousers
- Breathable, quick-drying, sport clothes
- Swimsuit and towel
- Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
- Warm layers for evenings
- Rain (Gore-Tex) jacket
- Backpack (30L minimum)
- Energy/protein bars
Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment.
EST Adventure is one man’s dream come true. No achievement in life, no peak climbed and no journey to the remotest part of the world can be fully appreciated if there is no friend with you to share the joy. It is for this very reason that EST Adventure was established – to share with you the wide experience gained by a small group of people in expeditions, explorations and adventures over the past fifteen years.
We believe that deep down in every one of us lies a little explorer, who, if given proper support, could climb even the highest peaks of the world. It only takes a little persistence to regain lost confidence and everything is possible. The people who have joined us and achieved their dreams, the dreams they could not even say loudly before are undeniable proof. Under our guidance over 250 mountaineers have successfully climbed the peaks over 6000 m high, and over 20 of them have had opportunity to view the world from summits over 8000 m high, the youngest of them was 18 years of age when he reached the top of Aconcagua (6962 m), while the oldest celebrated his 70th birthday on the same peak.
We shall not forget to mention those to whom objectives and major achievements do not represent the essence of their efforts, but it is the path they follow and the vastness they explore that they cherish. With them, we have travelled around areas seen by only a very few, met people whose simplicity of life and purity of soul changed our views of the world.
Our basic principle is unus pro omnibus et omnes pro uno – one for all and all for one, because we believe that good team spirit creates an atmosphere where everyone can express their value. We can thank this approach for the fact that our expeditions, treks and adventures represent true schools, where we all learn something new
Climbing to the top of a mountain is not just about testing your abilities; the experience that slowly penetrates your mind during the expedition, continuous questioning of yourself, insight into and discovering of your own inner self. It is a permanent process of self-knowledge in communication with Nature, and with other people in extreme conditions of life. It is also the communication with the people you meet there that will make you reconsider some of your own beliefs and prejudices. The encounter with another culture and way of life helps us gain a better perception of ourselves when we return home. What is important is not whether their or our views are right, but the broader viewing angle we gain by considering their points of view, either inward or outward.
In everyday life we are witnessing a great alienation between people, flourishing of individualism and egocentrism, fear of straightforward and honest communication, loss of confidence, which are all occurring before our own eyes… To travel together with like-minded people and sharing an experience can mark the beginning of a new chapter in your life. So, I am inviting you to join us on our adventures, to change together and go back home feeling completely renewed after each trip, with a secretive smile at the corners of your mouth, the meaning of which will remain unknown to all but a few. Life is wonderful.
How to Book
How does it work?
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You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.
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