Hiking in the Albanian Alps is an outdoor tour in one of the least explored corners of Europe, which include Thethi and Valbona national parks and lake Koman.
Meet genuine nature, walk through proud mountains, talk to sincere people, enjoy warm hospitality and taste pure tradition. A tour for all nature lovers, mountain’s explorers and tradition’s admirers.
General itinerary: Airport – Shkoder – Koman lake – Valbona national park – Thethi national park – Kruja – Tirana – Airport.
We will meet you at Tirana International Airport and drive you to the northern city of Shkodra, by the Alps.
Dinner will be in a traditional restaurant where we will have an introduction to the Albanian food and culinary.
Overnight in Shkodra
After an early breakfast we drive you to Koman lake where we will take the ferry through the artificial lake. By some travelers, it is described as “one of the top best boat rides in the world”. We will sail through narrow paths, between high mountain-piks and breathtaking scenery. After tow hours boat ride we will arrive at Fierza dam and continue our drive towards Valbona National park. On the way we will visit the town of Tropoja.
After checking in our accommodation in Valbona Valley, we will explore the national park.
Dinner in the accommodation.
Overnight in Valbona.
After breakfast we start our tour towards the Thethi National Park.
We will have horses which will help us with the luggage since we are going to take an uphill trail which will take us through the Hekura picks. Our walking tour (approx 6 hours walk) will continue downhill towards the center of Thethi where we will check in our traditional accommodation. Dinner will be in the our accommodation where traditional local food is served.
Overnight and dinner in traditional guest house in Thethi National Park
After breakfast in our traditional guest house we start our walking tour visiting the national park and beyond (check detailed program). Approx 8 hours, both ways.
We will walk through deep canyons and virgin forests, next to high waterfalls and crystal water springs, over huge rocky formations and flower covered valleys.
Lunch will be in next to a water spring with local food and home made bread from Thethi (included).
Overnight and dinner in Thethi National Park
After breakfast we will drive over the Thora pass, through the mountains of Thethi towards Tirana. On the way to Tirana we will visit the historical town of Kruja, where we will visit the Othoman fortress and the old bazaar. In the afternoon we will check in our hotel near the center of Tirana
Overnight in Tirana.
After breakfast we drive you to the airport wishing you a nice flight back home.
End of our services.
Please notice that parts of the trail are not easy for people who are not used to such outdoor activities and are not physically fit. It does not require any climbing skills but parts of the trail are physically demanding.
Group size is limited to 6 participants.
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All land transportation's costs with comfortable air-conditioned vehicles. All costs for the ferry-boat ride through Koman lake. English speaking tour guide throughout the tour. (when 4 or more participants in the tour.) Comprehensive sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary. Transfers from and to the Airport are included. Luggage's assistance is included. All taxes are included in the price. Not Included in the price: Single traveler (single room) supplement: 175 euro. International airfares are not included. Lunches and dinners on day 1, 5 and 6 are not included. All expenses of a personal nature. Also what is not mentioned in the Included in the price. Reservation and Payments: You should book the tour in advance. No deposit is required to book the tour. You will receive your tour contract when booking the tour. In the contract you will find the detailed information regarding the tour program, the price, the payments and the cancellation policy. A deposit is required to confirm your tour reservation which is due not later than 90 days from the departure date of the tour. The deposit is refundable if you cancel the tour earlier than 90 days form the departure date of the tour. You can pay the deposit via credit card (through Paypal) or via a bank transfer. The balance is due on arrival or via a bank transfer before arrival. Send an inquiry and within 24 hours you will receive all the information regarding the price, availability and detailed program for this tour.