Albanian Alps – Theth, Valbona, Koman Lake

Theth in the heart of the Albanian Alps, church, Arapi and Radohima in the backgroundA 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

Beautiful ferry ride on Koman Lake

Pick-up in Shkodra and transfer to Koman

Scenic ferry ride on the Koman Lake

Bajram Curri

Overnight in Valbona


Day 2: Valbona – Theth 

On top of Valbona Pass, views of both Theth and Valbona National Park

Transfer to trailhead

Hike across the Valbona Pass

Overnight in Theth


Day 3: Theth – Shkodra

Entering Theth via Boga from Shkodra by minibus


Exploring Theth

Return to Shkodra



Quick Facts

Available: June to end of September
Airports: Tirana & Podgorica
Duration: 3 – x days
Tour Type: Hiking / Trekking
Comfort: Comfort or Basic
Difficulty: 2-3

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.

Your choice

  • 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)


  • Rrethi i Jubanit & Kui i Rragamit
  • 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



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