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Hiking tour of Koman Lake Valbona Valley and Theth in six days

Hiking tour of Koman Lake  Valbona Valley and Theth in six days
Hiking tour of Koman Lake Valbona Valley and Theth in six days

According to Bradt Travel Guides, the Komani Lake journey is described as “one of the World’s greatest boat trips”. The tour to Koman Lake, Valbona and Theth is a special interest hiking tour program exclusively designed to offer participants the best combination of pristine wild nature, unforgettable ferry ride through the heart of the Albanian Alps, local folklore and traditions. During these 6 days, you will be able to visit most of the attractions of Northern Albania, combining a variety of exciting outdoor activities with plenty of time to soak up the local culture.

Itinerary

Day 1: Tirana – Komani Lake – Rural Village

Pass By: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania
Our journey towards Komani Lake begins early in the morning at 05:00 am. Our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana.

Stop At: Vau i Dejes, Vau i Dejes, Shkoder, Shkoder County
As we take the turn from the main road to Vau i Dejës the area becomes more rural with fewer cars but more wild nature and amazing landscapes. We will stop for a short break by Vau i Dejes Lake, a beautiful and tranquil setting, and from here on we will experience local transport over bumpy roads but with a great view.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Komani Lake, Koman Albania
At 09:00 we get on a local boat (this destination is only reachable by boat) that will take us through Komani Lake. It is considered by many as an exotic experience combined with the unmatched hospitality of the locals. We arrive at a rural village at about 10:30 (somewhere in the middle of the lake). After settling ourselves in this small village, we will explore the homestay and learn more about local life. At around 12:30, we will have a chance to enjoy a delicious traditional lunch on all days of the tour. Here is where we begin our kayaking exploration of the area along the lake.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a traditional guesthouse by Komani Lake in a small village.

Day 2: Rural Village – Valbona Valley

Stop At: Valbona Valley National Park, Valbona Albania
Waking up with such a magnificent view of Komani Lake and the Albanian Alps will make you want to stay longer, however, after breakfast we will have to continue our journey to other astonishing wonders. Our next destination will be Valbona Valley National Park. After a delicious traditional lunch, we explore the area and admire the so-called Crown of the Albanian Alps.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.

Day 3: Valbona - Rosi Peak - Valbona

Stop At: Valbona, Valbona, Kukes County
The hiking tour of the Albanian Alps gets more intense during the third day. Our hiking objective is "Maja e Rosit" one of the Balkan Peaks. On the way to the Rosi Peak we pass through Kukaj. The trekking takes about 3 to 4 hours on the way up and about 3 on the way back to Valbona Valley. The view from Maja e Rosit offers a spectacular view of Valbona Valley and the Accursed Mountains. We will enjoy a picnic lunch from this breath-taking corner of the world.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.

Day 4: Valbona Valley - Valbona Pass – Theth

Stop At: Theth, Theth, Shkoder County
Trekking to Theth from Valbona would be an intense day as the walk takes about 6 to 8 hours (about 1050m elevation) in a remote terrain, nevertheless unquestionably worthy! The Valbona pass to Theth offers a spectacular view of the Balkan Peaks and “Bjeshket e Nemuna”. When reaching on the top of the Valbona Pass, you will experience a serious shot of adrenaline. On our descent to Theth we will pass through some beautiful landscapes and wild forests.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.

Day 5: Theth – Blue Eye – Theth

Stop At: Blue Eye of Theth, Kaprre Pusi i Zi, Syri i Kalter, Theth 4009 Albania
Our hiking tour of Theth continues to the natural wonder the so-called “Blue Eye of Theth”. The hike lasts 3 to 4 hours one way. The Blue Eye is formed by the erosion of the rocks by the water that descends from melting snow of the Albanian Alps. You will not be able to take your eyes off the iridescent glow of green and blue colours of this marvel of nature, inviting you to dive in.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.

Day 6: Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth – Tirana

Stop At: Theth, Theth, Shkoder County
We will enjoy our last traditional breakfast at the heart of the Albanian Alps. We hike from Theth to Grunas Waterfall (about 1hour hike). On our way back we visit the old Church and the “Lock in” Tower (symbol of Theth) and its fascinating story in centuries. We will experience local transport riding through a steep sneaky hillside reaching up to 1700 meters above sea level at Qafa e Thores. They say this is the spot with the best picture – perfect view of the Albanian Alps.
Duration: 5 hours

Pass By: Shkodra Lake, Shiroka, Shkoder Albania
The elaborated zig-zags road through the mountainous terrain smoothens down little by little taking us towards Shkodra Lake. Our driver will be waiting for us in Shkodra, taking us back to the modern and dynamic metropolitan capital city of Albania, Tirana, where we will arrive in the late afternoon. You will return home full of the wonders of Albania with a new sense of self-excitement to share with those around you.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:6 days
Commences in:Tirana, Albania
Country:Albania
City:Tirana

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