PEAKS OF THE BALKANS 5 DAYS
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.
PROGRAM 5 DAYS
Arrival in Vusanje
Free time till dinner. Accommodation in private guesthouses.
After breakfast start hiking via Ropojana Valley. On the way hike pass near Ropojana lake which is the border between Montenegro and Albania. On the way will enjoy in numerous of view point to the peaks of Albanian Alps, how is know mountain Prokletije. Arrival in Theth at the afternoon. Accommodation in guesthouse. Dinner and overnight.
Cumulative height uphill 1.110 m, downhill: 1440 m
Distance trail 23km, Time 7-8 h. (it is possible to cut for 6km at the beginning and at the end)
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.
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.
Uphil 541m, downhill 382m
Trail distance: 19.8 kilometers, Time: 7hours
Cerem – Vusanje
From Çerem, the hike climbs up to the Montenegrin border (Borid Qafa), passes the beautiful summer shepherd’s village. Enjoying in magnificent view to the peaks of prokeltije, Zla Kolata, Dobra Kolata. Continue downhill to Vusanje. Arrival in Vusanje, End of program!
Cumulative height uphill: 750 meters downhill: 820meters
Trail distance: 11 kilometers Time: 6 hours
– 4 overnights in guesthouses with HB service – home made food, first day dinner, last day breakfast + lunch(sandwiches, water and fruit)
- Guide for 5 days
- Transfer within tour
- Border permits
- Vat tax
- transfer to/from Vusanje
- Mules for luggage
AGENCY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCELL THE TOUR DUE TO INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF CLIENTS.
|25-29.June||min 2 pax/max 10 pax||open for registratioin|
min 2 pax/max 10 pax
|open for registration|
|24-28.Septembar||min 2 pax/max 10 pax||open for registration|
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Peaks of the Balkans - This 192km circuit will take you through the mountains of northern Albania, eastern Kosovo and southern Montenegro. The official route offers a diversity of landscapes and cultural experiences, but it does include a few asphalt road segments.
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