A classic journey through the Albanian Alps and certainly among most popular trips. The round trip from Shkodra be completed within three days and individually extended.
Day 1: Shkodra – Koman Lake – Valbona
Minibuses will be waiting for you to take you into town. The connecting minibus to Valbona leaves at 3:30pm and takes 1h. With a private transfer a direct drive (without waiting time) and optional warm-up walk become available.
Overnight in Valbona
Dormitories with 3-6 beds and shared facilities in a guesthouse or private double rooms with en-suite bathroom of a hotel are available.
Day 2: Valbona – Theth
Transfer to trailhead
Necessary if you chose private double and/or the warm-up walk, from the guesthouse you can start walking directly but should add one more hour walking time.
Overnight in Theth
Rooms with 2-4 beds and shared facilities as well as private rooms with en-suite bath.
Day 3: Theth – Shkodra
On a walk through the village you visit the waterfall, blood feud tower and Grunas Canyon. Learn about the peculiar customs of the Kanun and feel the isolation of Theth
Return to Shkodra
The public minibuses leaves without fixed schedule between 1-2pm, driving time to Shkodra is 3h, expect to return around 4pm. A private transfer allows you to choose a prefered departure time.
Available: June to end of September
Airports: Tirana & Podgorica
Duration: 3 – x days
Tour Type: Hiking / Trekking
Comfort: Comfort or Basic
It is for me?
Experienced hikers will relish exploring the Albanian Alps panoramic high valleys and authentic villages without having to compromise on comfort. If you have previously enjoyed walking in the Dolomites and other alpine areas you will love this trip!
The routing can be also inversed, this requires leaving from Valbona on a private transfer at 4am to catch the Koman Ferry or taking the public minibus at 7am and then to wait in Bajram Curri for the tourist boat that departs 1pm, estimated arrival in Shkodra with the later at 5-6pm.
- Escorted or self-guided
- Dormitory with shared facilities or private en-suite room
- Public transport or private transfers (English speaking driver?)
- Luggage transfers or carrying yourself
- airports like Tirana or Podgorica
- Tirana (to reach ferry on the first day a 5am departure is required)
- any other point – ask us for a quote!
Other on request 🙂
handheld Garmin GPS unit
guide books (English & German)
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- Kukaj & Stanet Plan
- Miners Trail: only guided, exposed parts
- Stanet Gjarperit
- Cerem: only guided, one or multiple days
- Peja Pass
- Arapi Circumnavigation: only guided
- Mt. Arapi: only guided
- Fusha Denellit
- Zorzit: only guided
- Mt. Radohima: only guided
- Nderlysa: one or multiple days