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 – Tirana – Thethi national park – Valbona national park – Kruja – Airport.
We will meet you at Tirana International Airport and drive you to your hotel near the center of Tirana. Depending on your arrival time we may do a short city tour after the info meeting wth your tour manager. Evening a leisure in Tirana.
Overnight in Tirana.
After breakfast we will make a short city tour of Tirana. After crossing Thora pass we will continue through Thethi national park towards our guesthouse in Thetmi. Dinner will be in a traditional restaurant where we will have an introduction to the Albanian food and culinary.
Overnight in Thehti 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 an early breakfast we hike through the Albanian Alps towards Valbona National park. After crossing next to Hekura picks we will continue towards our accommodation in Valbona national park.
Our walking tour (approx 6 hours walk) will continue downhill towards the center of Valbona where we will check in our traditional accommodation. Dinner will be in the our accommodation where traditional local food is served.
Overnight in Valbona.
After breakfast we drive towards Koman lake where we will take the ferry through the lake towards Shkodra. Next we will drive south towards the historical town of Kruja where we will check in our accommodation located near the old fortress. Our farewell dinner will be at the restaurant of the hotel where traditional Albanian food is served.
Overnight and dinner in Kruja
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.
Fill-in and submit the following inquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive the availability and the detailed program for this tour.
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.