This “Peaks of the Balkans“ trekking adventure takes us to the border triangle area of Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro where a new International Peace Park has been established.
The trek takes place in the Dinaric Alps where people have lived for centuries, as shepards and farmers. Famous for their hospitality, and challenged by a changing world, this trip promotes sustainable, nature-based tourism that gives hope and real economic benefit to the local population. We spend each night in rustic inns or guest houses that have been established along the route where locals provide our meals. Luggage is transported by local pack animals or cars, depending on the day.
This is an area of spectacular nature including rare flora and fauna. Rugged peaks rise from alpine lakes and lush green meadows. With this new project, border-crossing procedures for hikers have been simplified and a mountain security system has been established. Our local guides are trained according to international standards.
15th JUNE, 1st day
Arrival in Theth
Free time till dinner. Accommodation in private guesthouses.
16th JUNE, 2nd day
Theth - Valbona
After breakfast we start with hike. Lunch – lunch package. The trail will continue in the center and then up to Gjelaj then through the forest and field Bregu I Bubes. Before of the Valbona pass we have chance for a small stop to drink something and to get more energy before leaving the Thethi valley. After that we have 40 min walk to the Valbona Pass which is 1670 m above sea level. From this point we have to walk down to Valbona valley. A minibus will await for us in Rragam to take us to the guest house. Dinner and overnight.
Cumulative height uphill 1.068 m, downhill: 792 m
Distance trail 13.9 km , Time 7 h.
17th JUNE, 3rd day
Valbona - Cerem (crossing Persllopit pass - Mt Kollata)
After breakfast start with hike. Lunch-lunch package.Çerem is a small village, largely abandoned, located approx. 17 kilometers northeast of Valbonë. At the moment it is populated only during the summer time by shepherds. The village is empty during the winter time due to poor weather conditions. Dinner and overnight.
Trail distance: 19.8 kilometers,Elevation min670m , max 1156m
Uphil 541m, downhill 382m
Difficulty level: Medium Time: 7hours
18th JUNE, 4th day
Cerem – Doberdol
From Çerem, the hike climbs up to the Montenegrin border, passes the beautiful summer shepherd’s village of Balqin, and continues through the Gashi valley (protected area) to the shepherd’s village of Dobërdol. The main attractions in Dobërdol are the glacial lakes of the Dobërdol-Sulbicës plateau. Dinner and overnight.
Trail distance: 15.64 kilometers Elevation min: 1,152 meters max: 1,920 meters
Cumulative height uphill: 1,025 meters downhill: 440 meters
Difficulty level: Moderate Time: 6 hours
19th JUNE, 5th day
Doberdol - Babino Polje (through Hrid lake)
After breakfast start with hike. Lunch- lunch package. We will again cross border. Descend from Trekufinj to Babino Polje and passing beside Hrid lake and Hridski krs peak. In Babino Polje the transfer will await for us. Transfer to Plav. End of program.
Trail distance: app 16km, Difficulty lever: Moderate, Time: 6 hours
Elevation min: 1523 meters Max: 2208 meters, Climb: 559m, Descent 853m
– 4 overnights in guesthouses with HB service – home made food, first day dinner, last day breakfast
- Guide for 6 days
- Lunch package for each day, except first day
- Transfer within tour
- Border permits
- Vat tax
- Transfer to Theth
- Transfer from Plav to wished destination
AGENCY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCELL THE TOUR DUE TO INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF CLIENTS.