Hiking the Albanian Alps

Code: GBDVSA
6 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS
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Hiking in the Albanian Alps is an outdoor 6 days, small group guided tour, in one of the least explored corners of Europe, which include Thethi and Valbona national parks and lake Koman.
You will explore 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.

STARTING/ENDING POINT Tirana (TIA), the capital of Albania
TOUR TYPE Nature & Tradition / Walking tour,
TOUR LENGTH  6 days / 5 nights
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY  Moderate
INCLUDED
Land transportation Accommodations
Breakfast Professional guide
Entrance fees Airport pick up and drop off
NOT INCLUDED
Airfares
Other meals
Single room supplement
Guide gratuity

Note: This tour is not recommended to people with walking problems or physical disabilities. Even though it is not required for the guest to have any special training in hiking or similar outdoor activities, it is required from the participants to be in good health and fit to walk in ruff trails, uneven terrain and high altitude (up to 2200 meter above sea level), for 4-7 hours.

Fill-in and submit the inquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive the availability and the detailed program for this tour.

1

Day 1: Shkodra

Today you will arrive in Albania, through Tirana airport. Our representative will meet you at the arrivals of Tirana airport and drvie North towards Shkodra. Depending on your arrival time we may visit the historical town of Kruja.

  • Arrival in Albania via Tirana Int Airport.
  • Depending on your arrival time, you might visit the historical town of Kruja.
  • Evening at leisure to explore the center of Shkodra on your own.
  • Overnight in Shkodra.

2

Day 2: Shkodra & Thethi

After breakfast we will visit the IV century BC fortress of Shkodra, located on the hill overlooking the town and the lake of Shkodra. Next we will continue towards Thethi National park which is our destination for today.

  • Visit the IV century BC fortress of Shkodra.
  • Drive through Thora Pass at 1685 meters above sea level.
  • Check in guesthouse in the small village of Thethi.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore the small village of Thethi on your own.
  • Overnight in Thethi National Park.

3

Day 3: Thethi National Park

Today we will explore Thethi national park, hiking for about 6-7 hours.

  • Visit the Ngujimi tower of Thethi.
  • Visit at the Roam Catholic church of Thethi.
  • Visit the waterfall of Thethi.
  • Walk through the canyon of Kiri river.
  • Visit the Blue eye of Thethi swimming hole.
  • Afternoon at leisure in the small village of Thethi.
  • Overnight in Thethi National park.

4

Day 4: Valbona National park

After an early breakfast we hike through the Albanian Alps towards Valbona National park. After crossing at 2405 meters elevation (7894 feet) next to Hekura picks we will continue towards Valbona national park which is located at about 100 meter above sea level. Our hike of about 6-7 hours will end in our accommodation in the valley of Valbona river, inside the national park.

  • Hike through the North-East part of Thethi National park.
  • Cross over to Valbona national park next to Hekura picks at 2.405 meters elevation.
  • Hike through the North-West part of Valbona national park.
  • Check in guesthouse in Valbona.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore the settlement of Valbona on your own.
  • Overnight in Valbona national park.

5

Day 5: Koman lake & Kruja

After breakfast we drive towards Koman lake where we will take the ferry through the lake, which is considered to be one of the most scenic ferry boat rids in the Balkans. 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.

  • Ferry boat ride through Koman lake.
  • Visit at the old town of Kruja, located within the walls of the XIV century fortress.
  • Visit Skenderbeg’s and Ethnographic museum.
  • Visit the old bazaar of Kruja.
  • Farewell dinner in traditional restaurant.
  • Overnight in Kruja.

6

Day 6: Return

    • Today we will transfer you to Tirana International Airport, wishing you a nice flight back home.

End of our service

Note: This tour is not recommended to people with walking problems or physical disabilities. Even though it is not required for the guest to have any special training in hiking or similar outdoor activities, it is required from the participants to be in good health and fit to walk in ruff trails, uneven terrain and high altitude (up to 2200 meter above sea level), for 4-7 hours.

Fill-in and submit the inquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive the availability and the detailed program for this tour.

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Price details

Price : 

The price is calculated on demand.
The prices vary according to the category of the hotels, the season and your requests.

What is usually included in the price:

5 overnights in double or twin shared room in hotels of the category of your preference.
(All accommodations provide European standard facilities and services.)
5 breakfasts are included in the price.
All land transportation’s costs with comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
English/German/Italian/French speaking tour guide throughout the tour.
Comprehensive sightseeing as outlined in the detailed program of the tour.
Entrance fees in historical sites and museums are included in the price.
Transfers from arrival and to departure point (airport, harbor, border crossing point, ect.) are included.
Luggage’s assistance is included.
All taxes are included in the price.

What is usually not included in the price:

International airfares are not included.
Lunches and dinners are not included in the price.
All expenses of a personal nature are not included.

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