This walking holiday to the wild north of Albania is probably one of the last great European adventures.
You’ll discover the remote of Valbona Valley National park and Theth National Park and meet people who live in a world which is refreshingly disconnected from the rest of Europe.
The Accursed Mountains are spectacular, unspoiled and virtually impenetrable, except for a series of high passes that link the few farmsteads of the exceptionally friendly Albanian Highlanders to the outside world.
This is a truly special European trekking adventure, ideal for the discerning traveler and those seeing a destination that is refreshingly different. A 7 days adventure combining trekking and local living experience that’s why accommodation usually takes place in the homes of the Albanian highlanders, the “Malësorë”, located in small, picturesque villages surrounded by imposing mountains or family-run hotels. This tour is becoming our best seller for 2018. You can enjoy this beautiful scenic walk in the Accursed Mountains either with a small group of like-minded travelers or as a private tour, solo or with your friends and family.
- Koman Lake Ferry Trip
- A remote and challenging Albanian alpine adventure
- Magnificent, isolated Thethi National Park
- Trek in scenic Valbona Valley National Park
- Albanian Highlander hospitality
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Are Airport transfers included in the tour?
Our set departure tour does not include the airport transfers, if you wish to book an airport transfer, please mention this in your booking form and we will arrange a taxi for you. The price from the airport to Tirana is 35 euro (max 3 pax).
Does this tour has a guaranteed departure?
For the Trek in Accursed Mountains Tour, we need a minimum number of 3 participants to guarantee a departure. You can check our departure dates and see what departures are guaranteed. 30 days prior to departure we will let you know if there are enough participants to run a tour, in case there are not
enough participants you can either choose to cancel or pay a small group supplement.
Children joining this tour should have experience with hiking, but do be aware that the hike from Valbona to Thethi takes about 8 hours. There is no way to make this hike any shorter. Children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
Level of the tour: Challenging
These tours are physically challenging and demand 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 backpack. The main luggage will be transported on a mule/ horse or vehicle.
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 mountain, rocky peaks, belts of mountain pine, etc. However, the chosen paths are mostly well trodden underfoot and safe.
The hike from Valbona to Thethi is accompanied by a mule/horse, which carries the luggage. It is therefore important that you pack your luggage in a bag, not in a suitcase. You will carry your own day backpack. From Thethi to Boga, there will be a vehicle, which will transport the luggage to Boga, from where we drive back to Tirana.
Can I book a single room for Trek in Accursed Mountains?
On this tour, we use local guesthouses for 4 nights where you share a room up to about 5 persons per room, with the set departure tours, there is no possibility for booking a single room in these guesthouses. For the other 2 nights in Tirana, this is possible. It will be possible to book a single room all during the tour for private tours and tailor-made tours, in this case, we will make sure there are either no other persons sharing the room with you, or we will use small hotels.
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