The Unknown Paths of Laberia

The Albanian Alps (Alpet Shiqptare) also known as Accursed Mountains (Bjeshket e Namuna, some might say Nemuna; Проклетије / Prokletije) 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, Језерски врх / Jezerski vrh) 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.

 

Kind of  Tour:            Adventure

Tour Code:                 ETTAD01

Period:                         April 1st  – May31 st  & September 1st – October 31st

Difficulty:                    Moderate      

Time of Length:         7 Nights / 8 Days

 

Program:

Day 1: Tirana – Vlora

Arrive Tirana and transfer to Vlora. Overnight in Vlora.

Day 2: Vlore  – Dukat – Pass of Saint George – Terbac

Breakfast. Departure to Dukati Village where we gonna start our hike over the pass of St.George and into the wild nature valleys of ‘Laberia’. Overnight in Terbac.

Day 3: Terbac – Shushica Valley – Kuc

Breakfst. Will hike today following the Shushica River Valley; reach Kuc; walk to Shushica Springs. Overnight in guest Houses in Kuci.

Day 4-: Kuc – Qeparo

Breakfast. Hiking back to the Ioanin sea coast to Qeparo village; visit the village on the hill for views of Corfu. Overnight in Qeparo enjoying the amazing Ionian Sea.

Day 5:  Qeparo – Llogora Park

Breakfast. Driving to the Llogora National Park; optional hike to Caesar’s Pass. Overnight in Llogora. Dinner with traditional food of the area.

Day 6: Llogora Park – Cika Mountain

Breakfast. Walk through pine forests to the Saddle of Dhjopuri and up to the summit of Mt.Cika 2025m. Return to Llogora. Overnight.

Day 7: Llogara – St.Thomas ridge – Tirana

Hike along St.Thomas ridge to the Deep Pass. Transfer to Tirana. Overnight in Tirana.

Day 8: Tirana – Airport

The end of tour.