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Page Type: Hut/Campground

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe

Lat/Lon: 43.71917°N / 18.18083°E

Object Title: Sitnik

County: Sarajevo Canton

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 5791 ft / 1765 m


Page By: toc

Created/Edited: Aug 7, 2009 / Aug 7, 2009

Object ID: 538287

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Mountain hut Sitnik, February...
Winter view
The Sitnik hut
Summer view
Sitnik  is  centrally placed hut on the central plateau of  the Bjelasnica massif,
betveen the long ridge of Vlahinja on the east side and  Mt. Visin on the west.
Bjelasnica range is located in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, directly to the southwest of Sarajevo, the country's capital.
Hut is located almost halfway on the trail between the trailhead at Ljubovcici village
and the Bjelasnica Observatory.

Hut is unshielded - open by appointment only.
Accommodation should be negotiated with the hut owner, the
Bjelasnica mountaineering club from Sarajevo.

accommodation in the hut costs 8 Bosnia-Herzegovina Convertible Marks (BAM)
(4.09 Euros, 5.88 USD) per night
for Bjelasnica mountaineering club members,
other visitors have to pay 15 BAM (7.67 Euros, 11.02 USD)

For up-to-date prices and hut conditions,
one is again advised to contact Mountaineering Club Bjelasnica.

street address: Zelenih beretki 15, 71000 Sarajevo
phone: 00387 (0)33/ 53 53 71
fax: 00387 (0)33/ 53 53 71
mail: planinar@pdbjelasnica.ba

Club office is located just a short walk
from the Sarajevo Tourist Information Centre
(Zelenih Beretki 22a, phone 387 033 220 724).

Getting there, routes

Hybrid road/satellite map\
road/satellite map
On Bjelasnica Mountain...
Stanari hut to Sitnik hut route view
Access to the hut:
  • Pazaric village (train stop) - Ljubovcici village.
    From Ljubovcici, folow the path via Bor and 
    Stanari hut.   3 1/2 hours.

  • Lokve village. folow the dirt road to  Salihagina bajta ( 10 km).
    From there, path via Stanari hut.   2 hours

  • From the Bjelasnica Observatory, follow the marked path due west then NW. Round 3 hours.

  •  to Stanari hut (1585 m)  1 /12 hours

  • Hranisava (1964m), 2 1/2 hours
  • Krvavac ( 2057m),  3 1/2 hours
  • Bjelasnica peak (2067m,  observatory)  4 hours
  • Lokvanjsko lake at the western foot of Velika Vlahinja summit, 2 hours

    How to get to Sarajevo, short guide here

Map. And the Book.

Bjelasnica hiking  map 1:50000 scale
Large and detailed 1:50000 scale topographic map
  • Bjelasnica-Igman hiking map, scale 1:50000

    This is the most up-to-date hiking map
    and  was issued in 1987 by joint efforts of Geodhetical Institute Sarajevo
    the Alpine Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina.
    Trail routes may not reflect accurately the current conditions on the ground


  • Forgotten Beauty:
    A Hiker's Guide to Bosnia and Herzegovina's 2000 Metre Peaks - and Other Selected Adventures
    by Matias Gomez.

    164 pages,
    published in 2005 by BUYBOOK

    See review over at Summitpostgear

    At Sarajevo, book is available at the BuyBook store in Bascarsija
    (Zelenih Beretki 8, again in vicinity  of both the Tourist Info Centre
    and the Bjelasnica mountaineering club)



BjelašnicaOn Bjelasnica Mountain...Mountain hut Sitnik, February...Pasture vith the Sitnik hutSitnik hut wit Mt. Hranisava in the backgroundBjelasnica topo map coverBjelasnica hiking  map 1:50000 scale
The Sitnik hutHybrid road/satellite map\