Hike the North

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Tour Type

City trips

Group Size

25 persons

Location

Albania

Overview

Day 1> Tirana > Shkoder

Arrival at the airport and departure to the city of Shkoder, one of the most ancient cities in the Balkans and the fifth most populous city in the country exerting a strong influence in culture, religion, arts, and entertainment in northern Albania. Lunch in one of the most traditional restaurants of the country. After lunch, visit of the Castel of Rozafa which stands as the symbol of Shkoder with a superb view of Shkodra Lake surrounded by mountains. After the visit, dinner in restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 > Shkoder > Theth

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the National Museum of Photography Marubi that captures and documents northern Albanian history from the League of Prizren onwards. It contains fascinating photographs of tribal leaders, highland uprisings, town life in Shkodra and various public events. The tour continues to Theth, a wonderful village in northern Albania’s Shkodra region set among the peaks of the Shala Mountains. Theth was declared a Protected Historic Center by the 

Albanian Government. The community is at the centre of the Theth National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Then, a brief stop at Qafë Thore, a mountain pass that offers spectacular views of the Theth Valley. Arrival in Theth, accommodation to the guest house and lunch with traditional dishes. On the afternoon, time in disposal to enjoy the charm of the village known for its stunning nature and traditional wooden-tiled houses. Dinner and overnight at the guest house.

Day 3 > Theth

Breakfast at the guest house. Departure from the guest-house and visit of the attractions near the village. There will be visited the local church and the Kulla e Ngujimit, the tower used in the past by men as a shelter from those involved in vendetta known as 'blood feud'. The trip continues to the Grunasi Waterfall, one of the most exceptional natural beauties in the Albanian Alps. The Grunasi waterfall with its thin body over 30 meters high, and it’s one of the most interesting places to be visited in Theth. The waterfall’s most particular feature is the fact that all its water derives entirely from melting of winter accumulations of snow. For mountain climbers who can visit the source is a special miracle that is not found in any waterfall in Europe. Continuation to the village of Nderlysaj and time at your disposal for lunch. After lunch, the following visit will be that of the “Blue Eye” one of the rarest beauties of the entire country. Dinner and overnight at the guest house.

Day 4 > Theth > Valbona

Breakfast at the guest house. Continuation towards Valbona one of the most beautiful region in Albania full of traditional houses that create a picturesque view in symmetry with the natural wonders of the valley. The 7-8 hour hike will give you the possibility to explore Valbona’s natural and amazing landscapes, traditions and undoubtedly its characteristic regional cooking. A brief stop before arriving at Vlabona’s Valley. Continuation towards the valley. Time at your disposal for lunch. After lunch, the trip continues through the valley which offers breathtaking vistas with rich colors of both spring life and of the snow that covers the nearby craggy peaks. Dinner and overnight at the guest house.

Day 5 > Valbona

Breakfast at the guest house. Departure to Kukaj which offers magnificent and picturesque views. Brief stop and continuation towards Rama shepherd’s house where we are going to have lunch. *Optional, Those who would like to challenge themselves more can walk up to Pyramid 18, which is near to our border with Montenegro and have lunch there. After lunch, we will go back to the guest house. Time at your disposal for some rest. Dinner and overnight at the guest house.

Day 6 > Valbona > Fierze > Koman > Tirana

Breakfast at the guest house. Departure in the early morning to Fierze where we will do a boat trip along Koman Lake which stretches along the bed of the Drini River. The 3h ferry trip is an outstanding and unforgettable experience. Time at your disposal for lunch and then continuation towards Tirana, the capital and the heart of Albania not only because of its position, but also due to its economic and cultural importance. Panoramic tour of the city. Dinner in the restaurant and overnight to the hotel.

Day 7 > Tirana > Airport

Breakfast at the hotel and continuation towards the airport.

 

***Based on the flights timetable some other visits can be arranged as well.

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Facilities

Wifi
Mountain Bike

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