A hiking tour through Western Balkans. Passing through most beautiful landscapes of the region. Sleeping and eating in authentic facilities. You hike in the companion of professional guides while your personal belongs are transported and waiting for you at your next stop. No concrete, no urbanism, only pristine nature.
In the arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our professional staff in the Airport of Prishtina and transferred to your hotel.
DAY02: Pristina — Peja — Rugova Canyon/Reka e Allages
The tour starts from Prishtina to the city of Peja. In the arrival you will visit the Patriarchate Monastery. To continue through beautiful and picturesque Rugova Canyon until reaching the village of Reka e Allages, where you will be accommodated in the house called "Ariu".
The Patriarchate of Peja is built in early XIII century and is located in the beginning of the Rugova Canyon. It is considered to be one of the most important monuments of late Byzantine period in Europe. The wall paintings and its frescoes reflects the ancient Roman-Byzantium culture which you can see in Patriarchate of Peja.
DAY03: Reka e Allages — Qafa e Hajles — Drelaj – Liqenat
When the sun rises we continue our trip through the forest towards the mountains of Rugova. To continue trekking to reach Hjala mountain (2403 m altitude) and finish it in the village of Drelaj where we will be transfered to our next over-night in Liqenati i Kucishtes.
DAY04: Liqenat i Kuqishtes — Babino Polje or Plava (MNE)
In the morning after the breakfast will start our walk towards border of Montenegro. This walking initally will be through forest and then reach two amazing glacial lakes. Our journey will go on to Lugu i Shkodres. After we pass the border we contiinue our walk through picturesque views of blueberry fields. The trekking ends in Babino Polje(small village populated by shephards). Optionally you can choose to sleep over in Plav lake shore(transportation included).
DAY05: Plava –Vusanje – Ruinica – Theth (AL)
After a short transfer from Plava to the village of Vusanje, we start the hike towards Albania. Our walk will take us through beautiful forest and then in the meadows of Ruinica which is full of flowers during summer season.
From Qafa e Pejes pass we take a steep descend that zigzags on a mule trail towards the isolated village of Theth (ALB).Overnight in guesthouses of the village.
An easy itenerary awaits you in 6th day. A short walking in the valley to visit blood tower, waterfall and neighbor village of Nderlysa. This short tour will be optional and you can choose to have a rest for your body. Overnight in the same guesthouse in Theth.
Our trip goes on to Valbona. Valbona is known about its beautiful views and its river. We will walk through amazing valley of Albanian Alps to reach Valbona. Overnight in guesthouse.
DAY08: Valbona – Qerrem-Doberdol
We will leave the valley of Valbone by minibus to the nearby village of Qerrem where we start the walk towards the summer pasture of Doberdol. You might be relaxed from the technology overload because there is no electrecity in this place and you should enjoy an overnight in this primitive village full of shepherds.
DAY09: Doberdol — Trekufi — Decan — Pristina
We will leave the shepherds family to cross via Trekufi (the mountain in the border triangle between Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro) to Kosovo. In the end of the walk at Stanet e Decanit we will take our minibus to Decani Monastery. After visiting the monastery we will give an end to our healthy and tiring trip in the capital city of Kosova, Prishtina. Overnight in a hotel in Prishtina.
After the breakfast you will be driven to airport with an amazing memories of Kosovar and neighbor nature.
Number of trekking days: 8
Walking hours per day: 6-8 hours
Highest Point: Trekufinj Peak 2,365 m altitude (Albania)
Transportation: Car or Minibus(depends from group size)
Accommodation: Hotel and Guesthouses
Equipment: Passport, Cash, Backpack 40-50L, Bottle for water, Towel, Sunglasses, Trekking poles, Small professional First Aid Kit, Sun cream and lip salve, Blisters plaster.
Clothes: All season trekking shoes(waterproof),,Windbreak jacket, Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, Trekking pants, Short trousers, Waterproof jacket, Waterproof trousers, Sun Hat.