The Albanian Alps (Alpet Shiqptare) also known as Accursed Mountains (Bjeshket e Namuna, some might say Nemuna ) in English, are part of the Dinaric Alps that span all the way across South Eastern Europe from Slovenia in the North via Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania in the South to end in Kosovo.
They’re bordered by the Julian Alps in Slovenia, Šar Range in South and Adriatic along which they run parallel in the West. The highest peak is called Jezerca (Maja Jezercë ) and stands 2694m tall. The highest peaks are all clustered in an area that stretches in the border region between Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. In this area the Balkans Peace Park was proposed and a long distance hiking path, the Peaks of the Balkans trail (192km), established.
Day 1: Rinas Airport – Razem
Arrival to Albania. Lunchtime pickup from Tirana airport and then drive to Razem, arriving early in the evening. Dinner of excellent local cuisine at the hotel. Leaving main baggage in the hotel.
Day 2: Razem – Boge
Walk to Boga where you will stay in a family house. This will take approx. 6-8 hours – 500 m height elevation. Walking grade: Easy
Day 3:Boge – Tamara
Walk to Tamara, where you will stay in a family guest house. This will take approx. 6-8 hours – 600 m height elevation. Walking grade: Easy
Day 4: Tamara – Lepushë
Walk to Lepushe. This will take approx. 8-10 hours – 1000 m height elevation. Overnight stay in a family house. Walking grade: Easy
Day 5: Lepushë – Theth
Walk to Thethi crossing a pass. Overnight stay in a family run guesthouse. This will take approx. 6 hours – 1300 m height elevation. Walking grade: Demanding
Day 6: Thethi Tour
4 Walk to Nikci looking at waterfalls, church, blood feud tower and see village life in general. We will be walking in high mountains over ancient footpaths. Overnight stay in a family house. This will take approx. 9 hours – 1200 m height elevation. Walking grade: Demanding
Day 7: Theth – Valbone
Walk to Valbona and stay in Family run guesthouse, crossing the pass from Thethi to Valbona. This will take approx. 6 hours – 700 m height elevation. Walking grade: moderate.
Day 8: Valbone – Tirana
We will travel to Tirana, via Lake Koman taking the Fierze ferry which takes 2 hours through the beautiful mountains. Dinner in Tirana. Stay overnight at a hotel in Tirana.
Day 9: Tirana – Rinas Airport
08:00 Breakfast. City tour. Transfer to the airport depending on the flight time. End of our service