Peaks Of The Balkans Tour: Koman Lake, Valbona & Theth In Five Days

Peaks of the Balkans tour: Koman Lake, Valbona & Theth in five days

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Tirana – Komani Lake – Valbona Valley National Park

Stop At: Vau i Dejes, Vau i Dejes, Shkoder, Shkoder County
Our journey towards Komani Lake begins early in the morning at 05:00 am in the morning. Our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana. As we take the turn from the main road to Vau i Dejës the area becomes more rural, with fewer cars but more wild nature and amazing landscapes. We will stop for a short break by Vau i Dejes Lake, a beautiful and tranquil setting, and from here on we will experience local transport over bumpy roads but with a great view.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Komani Lake, Koman Albania
At 09:00 we get on a ferry that will take us through Komani Lake offering spectacular views of the Albanian Alps, waterfalls, rural villages and wild forests. It is considered by many as an exotic experience combined with the unmatched hospitality of the locals.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Valbona Valley National Park, Valbona Albania
Our next destination will be Valbona Valley National Park. We will arrive in Valbona around 13:00 and after a delicious traditional lunch (lunch break will be around noon on all three days of the tour), we explore the area and admire the so-called Crown of the Albanian Alps.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.

Day 2: Valbona – Maja e Rosit – Valbona

Stop At: Valbona Valley National Park, Valbona Albania
The hiking tour of the Albanian Alps gets more intense during the second day. Our hiking objective is "Maja e Rosit" one of the Balkan Peaks. On the way to the Rosi Peak we pass through Kukaj. The trekking takes about 3 to 4 hours on the way up and about 3 on the way back to Valbona Valley. The view from Maja e Rosit offers a spectacular view of Valbona Valley and the Accursed Mountains. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on this breath-taking corner of the world.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.

Day 3: Valbona Valley - Valbona Pass - Theth

Stop At: Valbona Valley National Park, Valbona Albania
Trekking to Theth from Valbona would be an intense day as the walk takes about 6 to 8 hours (about 1050m elevation) in a remote terrain, nevertheless unquestionably worthy! The Valbona pass to Theth offers a spectacular view of the Balkan Peaks and “Bjeshket e Nemuna”. When reaching on the top of Valbona Pass you will experience a serious shot of adrenaline. On our descent to Theth we will pass through some beautiful landscapes and wild forests.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.

Day 4: Theth – Blue Eye – Theth

Stop At: Blue Eye of Theth, Kaprre Pusi i Zi, Syri i Kalter, Theth 4009 Albania
Our hiking tour of Theth continues to the natural wonder the so-called “Blue Eye of Theth”. The hike lasts 3 to 4 hours one way. The Blue Eye is formed by the erosion of the rocks by the water that descends from melting snow of the Albanian Alps. You will not be able to take your eyes off this iridescent glow of green and blue colours of this marvel of nature, inviting you to dive in.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.

Day 5: Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth – Tirana

Stop At: Theth, Theth, Shkoder County
We will enjoy our last traditional breakfast at the heart of the Albanian Alps. We hike from Theth to Grunas Waterfall (about 1-hour hike). On our way back we visit the old Church and the “Lock in” Tower (symbol of Theth) and its fascinating story in centuries. We will experience local transport riding through a steep sneaky hillside reaching up to 1700m above sea level at Qafa e Thores. They say this is the spot with the best picture – perfect view of the Albanian Alps.
Duration: 5 hours

Pass By: Shkoder, Shkoder, Shkoder County
The elaborated zigzag road through the mountainous terrain smoothens down little by little taking us towards Shkodra Lake. Our driver will be waiting for us in Shkodra, taking us back to the modern and dynamic metropolitan capital city of Albania, Tirana, where we will arrive in the late afternoon. You will return home full of the wonders of Albania, with a new sense of self-excitement to share with those around you.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.