• Duration

    7 Days 6 Nights

  • Location

    Komani lake and Drini valley,
    The pass from Valbone to Theth,
    Boga valley and Razma,
    Razma and Shkodra

  • Available Tickets

    45

  • Price

    333$

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Hiking in the north of Albania

If you are looking for a virgin nature, unexplored and unique mountains, well that is northern Albania that you are looking for. Hiking and exploring one of the most attractive pearls of Balkan. Sailing into one of the mighty rivers of Albania, river Drin and encounter with the open-armed locals for whom travelers are still a novelty.
A very old and traditional culture and cuisine of the natives. In this trip we will have the opportunity to look both two big national parks, Valbon and Theth, as well hiking in one of the most attractive trails from Valbon to Theth. Not only that but also enjoying the burst of nature in Razem near the valley of Boga.
Our jorney will include a visit near one of the largest lakes of Balkans and Europe, Shkodra Lake and touching the “living stones” of Rozafa Castle.

Day 1 TIRANE – WELCOME

Arrival in Tirana, transfer at your hotel and the welcoming dinner where you will meet your fellow travelers and the tour guide.

Day 2 KOMANI LAKE AND DRINI VALLEY

Our jorney starts from Tirana where we will take our van and head to the Komani lake a articial Lake, a 3 hour drive till there. At around 9 am we take our ferry which goes through a spectacular view of the Drini Valley to stop in Fierza, from there with another van we will head to Valbona village and transfer to our welcoming guesthouse.
A tasteful lunch with traditional dishes of the village. Later we will have the possibility to have a walk around the village to get in touch with the real life of the natives. The dinner is a home cooked meal prepared by the guesthouse.

Day 3 THE PASS FROM VALBONE TO THETH

This day we will start the hiking in one of the most representative paths of Albanian alps, the pass from Valbone to Theth. We will start early int the morning from Valbona village to go to Gjelaj village where our hike will start.
Our luggage will be transported by a mule or a horse, while we will hike to Qafe – Valbone (1900 m approximately). During our trip we will have the opportunity to refresh ourselves with the cold water of the springs near our path. Descending from Qafe – Valbone to Thethi village.
The path is in the heart of alps, near Jezerca and Radohima. Descending will provide a amazing view of the rounding mountains in Theth, a well known village for the hikers.
After 7 hours of walking a good rest and than a tasteful dinner in one of the traditional guesthouses there.

Day 4 THETH AND IT’S NATURE

This day we will have the chance to explore one of the mos exciting villages of the northern Albania. An untouched nature and full of attractions.
Our first visit will be at Grunasi Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Albania. From there will go at Grunasi canyon and from the canyon with a van we will go at stone bathtubs, natural built ones.
But we will also see a breathtaking spring called the Blue Eye, Albania has two and one of them is in Theth, right in the middle of the mountains.
After this wonderful passage discovering Thethi we will have the chance to taste again their traditional cuisine.

Day 5 BOGA VALLEY AND RAZEMA

This day we will visit the Defense Tower (a very old house used to solve the hatred between the families). After that leaving Thethi and heading to a beautiful valley that opens while descending from Qafe – Thore (2000 m).
Having a break at the village and preparing for our upcoming mountain village, Razem. In Razem we be accommodated in a very special hotel, where you wil have the time to enjoy the sauna and the pool etc.

Day 6 RAZMA AND SHKODRA

Walking around to get familiar with the village and than preparing to visit a cave half hour away from the village, leaving our comfortable hotel and Razma village. In about 1 hour walking from the road at the cave.
In our road to Shkoder we will deviate from the normal way to see the well known bridge called “Ura e Mesit” this monument dating from 1769, built on the orders of Mehmet Pasha Bushatlli.
Transfering in Shkoder and having a free time in the hotel, than a special dinner at a traditional restaurant in Shkoder.

Day 7 TIRANA – GOODBYE

Walking around to get familiar with the village and than preparing to visit a cave half hour away from the village, leaving our comfortable hotel and Razma village.
In about 1 hour walking from the road at the cave. In our road to Shkoder we will deviate from the normal way to see the well known bridge called “Ura e Mesit” this monument dating from 1769, built on the orders of Mehmet Pasha Bushatlli.
Transfering in Shkoder and having a free time in the hotel, than a special dinner at a traditional restaurant in Shkoder.

Included:

Transport as itinerary with the Van
Hotel/guesthouse for 6 Nights
Breakfast for 6 days
Dinner for 6 days
Guide (English & Albania, German, Italian).
Ticket for the museum and visits as described in the programs.
2 Lunches
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Specifications from our Guide

Level of the tour: Light – Challenging
These tours are physically challenging, and demand you to be in excellent physical shape. The paths are not always in the best of conditions and markings can be scarce.
Day-treks may have big ascents and descents.
What to bring:
Breathable light-weight waterproof gear (goretex, sympatex, etc), fleece/wool pullovers, wind-stopper jacket, gloves, small backpack with rain coverage, cap, sun block, mosquito repellent, headlamp, hiking poles, water bottle, sunglasses.
If you wish to travel to Albania a few days earlier or extend your stay by a few days, we are at your disposal to further organize your journey according to your wishes.