Short hike in Theth and Valbona


Booking code TWIHZK15

5 Days € 420

Travel dates:2018-07-01 to 2018-07-05           Reservation

Travel dates:2018-09-06 to 2018-09-10           Reservation

A tour for all those loving nature and adventure

Hiking in the romantic Valbona Valley and Thethi National Park

The emerging Tirana

Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses



This is a not very challenging tour through the valleys of Valbona and Thethi, suitable for all those who love the nature and adventure. Diverse landscapes of high spectacular mountains, remote valleys, deep gorges, glaciers, cliffs, rivers, caves and lakes combined with abundant flora and wildlife will accompany you during the entire journey.


Day 1: The wild-romantic Valbona Valley (500-1100m)

After arrival at noon, transfer from “Mother Teresa” airport to Valbona. The road goes through the city of Gjakova in Kosovo, and re-enters Albania near Bajram Curri. 

Afterwards it runs through the valley, along the Valbona River, surrounded by wild and beautiful natural panorama and the rugged mountain peaks of the Albanian Alps, up to the village of Valbona. In the afternoon we’ll discuss the program for the next days. The accommodation is provided in a guest house in Valbona. (-/-/D)


Day 2: Local life in the surroundings of Valbona. (1650m): T2, WT 4h, Am↑750m, Dm↓750m

Just after breakfast we will start hiking towards the hanging glacial valley of Kukaj. The trail runs through boulders and meadows, entering the beech forest. Passing by the houses of Kukaj, the path follows the right side of the valley until a small grassy plateau with a mountain hut, where we will be offered a coffee from the local shepherds.

After a short photo break, hike down to the guest house in the valley. (B/L/D)


Day 3: Over the Valbona Pass to Theth: T2, WT 7h, Am↑900m, Dm↓1070m

Today we will walk along the Valbona valley up to Rragam located at 1130m altitude. The trail leads gently uphill through open forest to a glade with rocks and then following a rough upward slope. On the "Qafa e Valbonës" in the altitude of 1812m, the view of both valleys is unique. The descent towards Thethi begins very steep on a gravel path and follows through the forest. During this trip we will be accompanied by horses that carry our luggage. The overnight stay is planned in a guest house with shared rooms in Theth. (B/L/D)


Day 4: Theth and surroundings: T1+, WT 6h, Am↑450m, Dm↓450m

For today is planned a less demanding hike through the forest. The walk begins in the village with a visit of the "Isolation Tower". Then we will hike to the Waterfall of Grunas and to the Grunas Canyon that is 30 meters in height and one meter in width. After a short break, the hike continues up to Ndërlysa. On the way, is planed the visit of the mill of Kolaj, a small structure which is put to work by a stream of water diverted from the river.

The glacier mills of Ndërlysë offer a unique nature spectacle. The water squeezes itself through a narrow approach that has arisen over the millennia. Rounded and sharp rocks, half dipped into the shimmering colours of water and all around green vegetation will surround our path. We will continue our hike up to the "Blue Eye of Kaprre" (Syri i kaltër i Kaprresë), a spellbinding natural pool with amazingly blue water in a jungle-like environment. After a short break, follows the hike back to Ndërlysa, from where we will be transferred to our guesthouse. (B/L/D)


Day 5: Transfer to the airport

After breakfast, the transfer to the airport will be according to your scheduled flight. (B/-/-)


Additional information

If you are coming in a prearranged group, you can choose the date of this tour yourself.


On days 2 and 3, due to length of the activities, it is impossible to return to guest house or restaurant for lunch. Thus, you will be given a daily lunch-packet with you. 


The hike on days 3 will be accompanied by mules / horses that will carry the luggage. Therefore, it is important to pack your belongings in bags and not in suitcases. You will carry only your personal backpack.


The journey begins immediately after landing at the airport in Tirana where reception is scheduled. If you enter Albania through other border checkpoints and via other routes, we can pick you up against additional charge, enabling your participation in the travel. If this is the case, you should carefully fill in the appropriate field of the reservation form.


If you wish to travel to Albania a few days earlier or extend your journey by a few days, we are at your disposal to further organize your travel according to your wishes. All related services and costs are not included in the tour price and as such will be additionally calculated. For this purpose, you should carefully fill in the field "Comments" in the booking form and explain in detail all your desires through an e - mail sent to our agency.

Number of participants: 12 - 14 people


Included in the price:

• Transfer from and to the airport

• All trips, whether by bus, off road vehicle according to the program schedule

• 1 night hotel accommodation in a double/twin room, with shower or bathtub and toilet

• 3 nights in guest houses in shared rooms, shower/ WC

• 3 x full board (Lunch packet for 2 x lunch)

• Dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure day

• Selected restaurant "A la carte" in Tirana

• Luggage transport up to 15 kg per person on day 3

• Accompaniment by an English-speaking hiking or culture guide during the entire journey


Not included in the price:

• Any type of insurance

• Beverages


Surcharges:

€ 20, –/Day Single room supplement




Equipment list

Backpack, approximately 30l

Rain cover for backpack

Hiking shoes/boots (category B/C)

Long legged hiking trousers

Waterproof trousers

T-shirts / shirts

Sweater/Jacket: (Recommended Fleece/Wind stopper)

Waterproof jacket

Warm hat

Drinking bottle

Sunhat

Sunscreen

Sunglasses

Slippers

Toiletry

Wipes

Tissues

First aid kit