12-Day Peaks Of the Balkan Tour from Tirana


12-Day Peaks Of the Balkan Tour: a wonderful trek across borders in this tour through the Balkans, the winner of the WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Award 2013. This small-group tour travels through places where you can admire the real grandeur of the mountains.

Peaks Of the Balkan Tour highlights:

  • Explore the Cemi Valley, Gashi Valley, and the Ropojana Valley with a guide
  • Hike picturesque routes including the Peja Pass and the Trojani Pass
  • Admire fine views over rugged peaks and glacial lakes
  • Discover top attractions such as Et’hem Bey Mosque and the UNESCO–listed Visoki Dečani Monastery
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza
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12-Day Peaks Of the Balkan Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Shkodra.

  • We will pick you up from the airport and drive you to Shkodra.
  • A short city tour, dinner, and overnight accommodations are included.

Day 2: Cemi valley

  • We continue our Balkan tour with a drive up to Selca through the Cem valley on the twisting road.
  • Hike up to the Sllapi waterfall and after lunch, we travel to Lëpushë.
  • Guests are accommodated in a guesthouse.

Day 3: Trojani peak

  • Hike to Trojani Pass, then up a tougher path to the summit.
  • Return to the guesthouse using the same trail.

Day 4: Trekking up to “Buni i Jezercës”

  • Drive to Vermosh, then past the settlements of Guci and Vuthaj.
  • We then continue our Balkan Tour to Zastan, where our climb will begin.
  • The trail winds through the forests, gradually ascending to Buni I Jezercs, which is home to six glacial lakes.
  • Tents are available for accommodation.

Day 5: Arapi mountain and Theth

  • Hike to the Jezerca Pass in the southwest, then via the Runica field, to the Peçakeqi glacier lake, and up to the Arapi summit.
  • We go up to Peja Pass, then descend to Thethi.
  • Accommodation in guesthouse.

Day 6: Theth

  • Visit the village, then we continue our Balkan tour to the Grunas Canyon.
  • Trek up the river to the Blue Eye of Kapre, a natural pool with incredibly blue water.
  • We stop at the mill on our way back.

Day 7: Valbona Pass

  • Hike to the Valbona Pass (1812m) and then down to Valbona.
  • Accommodation in guesthouse.

Day 8: Local life around Valbona

  • Hike towards Kukaj’s hanging glacial valley.
  • The road leads through the valley to a mountain lodge, where the local shepherds will offer us coffee.

Day 9: Hike to Dobërdol

  • Transfer to Çerem and ascent to the Gashi Valley from there.
  • Hike to the Dobrdol plateau with its glacial lakes by following the trail.
  • Accommodation in tents.

Day 10: Gjeravica

  • Hike via Dobrdol’s meadows and then along the slope to Gjeravica Mountain.
  • Drive to Gjakova after descending to gropa e Erenikut.

Day 11: Gjakova and Lake Koman

  • Gjakova’s Bazaar is a must-see.
  • After that, we continue our Balkan Tour by ferry over Lake Koman.
  • We disembark from the ferry in Koman and continue our journey to Tirana by car.

Day 12: Tirana

  • We visit the Ethem Bey Mosque, the Skanderbeg Monument, and the National Historical Museum
  • Dinner a la carte in a traditional Albanian restaurant.

Day 13: Transfer to airport

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

Additional information

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Services & specials


Transfer from and to the airport, All trips according to the program schedule, 4 nights hotel accommodation in a double/twin room with shower or bathtub and toilet, 6 nights in a guesthouse in shared rooms, shower/ WC, Accommodation in a tent and 1 night in shepherd´s hut (no shower facilities), 11 x full board (lunch packet for 8 x lunch, 2 x breakfast, 2 x dinner), Dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure day, Luggage transport up to 15 kg per person on days 4,5,7,9,10, Accompaniment by an English-speaking hiking or culture guide during the entire journey

Does not include

Insurance, Drinks, Tips

Important information

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level. Not wheelchair accessible. Not suitable for children. If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.



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Balkan Tour from Tirana
12-Day Peaks Of the Balkan Tour from Tirana