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Majestic Mountain Trekking from Valbona to Thethi

This trek is for active and adventurous people who enjoy hiking and love to get to know the local people and their culture. We will hike the classic pass of the Albanian Alps that has linked the two most known valleys of the area – Valbona and Thethi – for centuries. The 8 hour hike between these two authentic villages takes you past refreshing springs of water, spectacular views and unique natural beauty. This hike is not the only highlight of the tour; you will also experience the local culture by staying in village houses, then take an amazing ferry ride on the beautiful lake of Koman. 


Majestic Mountain Trekking from Valbona to Thethi

Day 1
Early in the morning we will meet in the center of Shkoder. From here we will drive to Koman, where we will continue our trip via amazing ferry boat ride to Fierze. Once we arrived there we will use local transport to the Valley of Valbona, where you will have time to relax, meet the host family, sip raki and enjoy the wonderful surroundings.

Overnight: local guesthouse
Dinner: home-cooked meal

Transfer information:
Distance: 150 km (of which 20 by ferry)
Duration: 7 hrs

Day 2
Early in the morning, we have a transfer to Rrogam (900m altitude) From there, we will start the big 7-hour hike through Valbona Pass (1948m) to Thethi (750m). On the way we will make several stops to enjoy the stunning panoramas, springs of water, and have a picnic lunch. Your luggage will be transported by a mule or horse.

Overnight: local guesthouse
Dinner: home-cooked meal

Hike information:
Gradient: 1150m; -900m
Distance: 14 km
Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 3
In the morning we will take a walk around the village of Thethi and visit its interesting attractions, such as the waterfall, the church, and the ethnographic museum. Around 13:00 we will start driving back to Tirana.

Transfer information:
Distance: 185 km
Duration: 5-6 hrs

*Private tour
If you wish to do this tour on a different date, please contact us via the enquire now button. We have guides who can speak Albanian, English, Italian, French, German, Italian, Dutch or Spanish.”

Essential Info

Majestic Mountain Trekking from Valbona to Thethi

Level of the tour: Challenging
This tour’s difficulty level is challenging, and demands you to be in excellent physical shape. The paths are not always in the best of conditions and markings can be scarce. Day-treks may have big ascents and descents. Changing weather conditions (even in mid-summer) can play an important role when trekking in remote areas, and may cause changes in the scheduled route.
Normally, the treks are between six to eight hours a day. Prior trekking experience is an advantage, but not necessary for those who are in very good shape. During the hikes, you are required to personally carry your own day rucksack. The main luggage will be transported on a mule/ horse or vehicle.

What to bring:
Breathable light-weight waterproof gear (gore-tex, sympatex, etc), fleece/wool pullover, wind-stopper jacket, gloves, small backpack with rain coverage, cap, sun block, mosquito repellent, head lamp, hiking poles, water bottle, sunglasses.

Terrain during the hikes
This trail is characterized by lots of descents and ascents. The route passes over engraved relief representing alpine terrain with steep slopes, mountain river valleys carved into the mountains, rocky peaks, belts of mountain pine, etc. However, the chosen paths are mostly well trodden underfoot and safe.


Majestic Mountain Trekking from Valbona to Thethi

Availability & Prices

Majestic Mountain Trekking from Valbona to Thethi

- Accommodation for 2 nights in guesthouses (based on shared rooms with up to 5 single beds per room).
- Food: traditional home-made dishes. (2x breakfast, 2x (picnic)lunch, 2x dinner)
- English speaking guide
- All transport as per itinerary (based on public transport)
- Mule for luggage between Valbona-Thethi (bring bags, not suitcases)
- Ferry ride Koman-Fierze

- Drinks
- Snacks
- Breakfast and lunch on day 1
- Dinner on day 3
- Airport pickup/delivery
- Bank transfer fees
- If you wish to pay by credit card or PayPal there is a 4,5% service charge over the paid amount.

Dinner on day 3
Transfer to beginning point of the trip

Online bookings

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Albania Hotels
Tirana Hotels
Shkoder Hotels
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