Enjoy Theth in all its splendour


Booking code TWH04

8 Days € 520

Travel dates:2017-09-30 to 2017-10-07           Reservation

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Walking, hiking and cultural tour through Theth and its surroundings.
Walking and hiking suitable for all ages
The vibrant Tirana, Dajti Mountain, and the traditional Shkodra
Summit ascent possibility: Zorzi Mountain 1663 m
Accommodation in hotels and guest houses


This not very challenging tour takes you through National Park Thethi. It has an untouched nature, varied landscapes, magnificent mountains, romantic villages, diverse flora and fauna and hospitable inhabitants.

Day 1: Tirana, the vibrant capital, 110 m. After arrival at noon, transfer from “Mother Teresa” airport to the hotel in downtown Tirana. Founded in 1614, Tirana became the capital of Albania in 1920 and is the main cultural and industrial centre of Albania. The city boulevards are marked with fascinating relics of the Ottoman, Italian and communist past.
Tirana has changed incredibly in the last twenty years, from the dull, gray city it once was. Tirana is a city where fun is guaranteed: lively, loud, crazy, colorful, simply fascinating.
In the afternoon, a tour of the city is planned along with a visit to the National Historical Museum, Et’hem Bey Mosque, Skanderbeg monument, clock tower. Dinner will be provided at a traditional restaurant in Tirana, where you can choose between various dishes on the menu. Then, you will be accompanied to the hotel. Wt 2 h (-/-/D)

Day 2: Shkodra and the oldest village in the Albanian alps: Theth, 750m.
The first stop of the day is Shkodra, the cultural, economic and political centre of the northern Albania. Shkodra has an over 2400-years history and is one of the oldest inhabited cities in Albania. Numerous people, countries and cultures have left their traces on this city of culture. Many places, sights, monuments, memorials, statues and ruins, bear witness of this eventful history. After a brief exploration of the city and after lunch in a traditional restaurant in Shkodra, we continue our trip to Theth. The accommodation is provided in a simple but clean guest house with shared rooms. In the evening, will be discussed the program for the next few days. Wt 2 h (B/L/D)

Day 3: Theth and surroundings: T2,Wt 6 h; Am ↑1050 Dm ↓1050
This day begins with a cognitive walk in the countryside to visit the church and the " Lock-in Tower" (Kulla e ngujimit). Then, the walk will take northeast up to Theth - Ulaj, where we will continue through a scree path into the beech woods and along a trail invisible at times, which gets increasingly steep up to the field of Dënell, 1600m above sea level. It is surrounded by a chain of high mountains from where the view of the Valley of Theth is very beautiful. After a short break, we will follow the same route back to the guest house. (B/L/D)

Day 4: Hiking up to the picturesque Ndërlysë 500m and to the "Blue Eye of Kapre"600 m. T1+, Wt. 5h, Am ↑480 Dm ↓480
We start the day with a hike towards the gorge of Grunas, which is 30 meters high and one meter wide, and waterfall of Grunas. After a short break we walk along the river, mostly through the forest, on a path that sometimes becomes steeper, up to Ndërlysa. The glacier mills of Ndërlysa offer a unique spectacle of nature: The waters of Lumi i Zi (Black River) squeeze through a narrow approach that has arisen over the millennia. Rounded and sharp rock formations, in the sunlight shimmering colors of water and stone can be observed from both shores. We continue in the direction of the "Blue Eye of Kapreja" (Syri i Kaltër i Kapresë), a natural pool with amazing blue water in a jungle-like environment. After a short break, we follow the same path to the guest house. On our way back we will visit the mill of Kolaj which is operated with water from Thethi River. (B/L/D)

Day 5: Hiking up to the foot of Arapi and a visit to the cave.T3 +, Wt.6 h, Am ↑ 670 Dm ↓ 670
This is a hike along trails that offer amazing scenery and diverse landscapes. We will march northward toward Okol and the Mountain of Arapi will be rising in front of us with its southern wall almost perpendicular. The trail goes through the woods. When we arrive to the foot of Arapi, the first of four Arapi caves will unfold before us. This is the longest horizontal cave in Albania. The cave is 346 m in depth; temperatures inside are very low and there is even potable water. After visiting the cave and taking a short break, we will follow the same route back to the guest house. (B/L/D)

Day 6: Hiking on Zorzi mountain: T3, Wt 4-5 h, Am 1040 ↑ Dm ↓ 1040
The Mountain of Zorzi is located southwest of Theth with a height of 1663 meters. Initially the trail goes gently through meadows and fields and then through woods up to the Large Praçe (Praçe e madhe). From here the trail to the top goes through steep rocky terrain that requires sure-footedness and special care. At the top you will be rewarded with a stunning view. The return route passes mainly through woods or grassland up to Theth. (B/L/D).

Day 7: The return trip to Tirana runs through Lezha. The lunch is planned in a restaurant "A la Carte" at the seaside. Arrival in Tirana around 04:00 p.m. Time for a break and then we take the cable car to Dajti mountain, part of Dajti National Park. The mountain has two main summits: Dajti (1,613 m) and Tujani (1531 m) north of it, both covered with dense beech forests. Dajti mountain is part of Krujë-Dajt mountain range, which rises abruptly from the coastal plain and is cut by deep river valleys. The mountain consists mainly of limestone. From the cable car terminal at Fusha e Dajtit (1050 m) there’s a magnificent view over Tirana, Durrës and the whole central-west Albania up to the Adriatic sea. Here we will have dinner at a traditional restaurant "A la carte" and then return in Tirana. You can have a drink in one of the nice bars in "Blloku" quarter, the most animated quarter of the capital. (B/ L/ D)

Day 8: Transfer to airport after breakfast according to the flight schedules. (B/-/-).


Additional information

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


On days 3-6, due to length of walking and climbing, it is impossible to go back to guest house for lunch. Thus, you will be given a daily lunch-packet with you.

This journey starts around noon on the arrival day. If you arrive in Tirana in the evening of this day, it is impossible to participate in activities scheduled for day one. All saved expenses will be reimbursed.

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.

Within the travel, the sequence of the daily tours may change depending on weather conditions. Your mountain guide will adapt the program to the weather conditions in the best possible way.

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 tour 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 message sent to our agency.

Number of participants: 8 - 10 people

Included in the price
•   Transfer from and to the airport
•   All trips, whether by bus, off road vehicle according to the program schedule.
•   Cable car ride on the seventh day.
•   Entrance fees and sightseeing as per program
•   2 nights hotel accommodation in a double/twin room, with shower or bathtub and toilet.
•   5 nights in guest house in shared rooms, shower/ WC
•   6 x full board (lunch packet for 3 x lunch)
•   Dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure day
•   Selected restaurants "A la carte" in Tirana, Shkodra and Lezha.
•   Accompaniment by an English-or German-speaking mountain hiking or culture guide during the entire journey.

Not included in the price
Any type of insurance.
All drinks in guest houses, hotels and bars.

Surcharges
€ 20 per day Single room supplement
Tips € 20

Equipment list

Backpack, approximately 30l
Rain cover for backpack
Hiking shoes/boots (category B/C)
Shoes/Trainers for traveling and sightseeing
Hiking sandals
Telescopic walking poles
Sleeping bag liner
Long legged hiking trousers
Short legged hiking trousers
Waterproof trousers
T-shirts / shirts
Sweater/Jacket: (Recommended Fleece/Wind stopper)
Waterproof jacket
Warm hat
Rain coat
Scarf
Drinking bottle/ Thermos Flask
Headlamp
Sunhat
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Slippers
Toiletry
Towel
Wipes
Tissues
First aid kit
Insect repellent
Passport
Cash