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SELF-GUIDED TOUR: HIKING OF KOMAN LAKE, VALBONA & THETH IN FOUR DAYS

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Duration

4 DAYS

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

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Overview

Most travelers describe the Komani Lake ferry ride as “one of the best experiences” while visiting the Balkans. The tour to Koman Lake, Valbona and Theth is hiking and adventure tour program offers participants a combination of wild nature, unforgettable ferry ride through the heart of the Albanian Alps, unmatched hospitality and untamed views.  During these four days you will be spoiled for choice from the amazing views of Northern Albania, combining a variety of exciting outdoor activities with plenty of time to soak up the local culture.

This self-guided tour program is specially designed for travellers who wish to explore Albania independently however in a professionally organized way. By choosing this tour you will save money, time and enjoy the freedom of traveling on your own. Choose Balkans Team will apply its professionalism and knowhow in assisting you prior, during and after the tour. Once you book the tour our team will provide you all the details you need to know for this self-guided tour

* This tour requires some hiking experience and good physical condition.

* This tour departs early in the morning; thus, we would recommend you to eat breakfast before the tour departure or to take some food with you.

* Valbona Pass: elevation up to 1050m, hiking 6 to 8 hours

* Grunas Waterfall with an elevation up to 270m, hiking 1 hour one way.

* Mule or horse caravan, to carry heavy luggage from Valbona to Theth, is available on request with an extra charge of 80 Euros per horse/mule.

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 279 Euros. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded 50% of the single supplement amount, and your room occupancy will be still private. We organize small groups up to 8 pax. Please contact us if you are a larger group of participants for a quotation.

* Please note that prices are calculated on double/twin/triple room occupancy and 3 stars hotel accommodation.

* Hotel upgrade is possible on extra charge.

* Single room occupancy is possible on 30 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* All participants are responsible for having their own health/travel insurance.

* Suitable age 12+ .

* Choose Balkans reserves the rights to add other participants in and during the tour program. If you are interested in a private tour, please contact us for a quotation.

* On request this tour may also depart from other cities of Albania or neighboring countries such as Montenegro, Macedonia or Kosovo. Please contact us for more information on the extra costs.

* Please note that transaction and payment fees are on the sender (you in this case). We will notify you with a print screen of the amount received at our account as soon as we receive your down payment.

* Please note that Credit/Debit card payments are possible at our office in Tirana and apply a 5% bank commission.

* If you confirm to book this tour or any other service offered by Choose Balkans, via email/Facebook/WhatsApp/phone call or any other form of communication it means that you have read and agreed to the terms & conditions.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vau i Dejes Lake
  • Komani Lake
  • Komani Dam
  • Rural Village
  • Valbona Valley National Park
  • Theth National Park
  • The Old Church in Theth
  • “Lock in” Tower
  • The Waterfall of Theth
  • Qafa e Thores
  • Boge Village

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Single Supplement 1 1 -279
2 +1 2 8 0

Itinerary

Day 1 Tirana – Komani Lake – Rural Village
Day 1 Tirana – Komani Lake – Rural Village

This tour departs very early in the morning from Tirana. You will depart towards northern Albania with a shared transportation provided by our partner. As you 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. Stop for a short break by Vau i Dejes Lake, a beautiful and tranquil setting, and from here on you will experience local transport over bumpy roads but with a great view. 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. After settling yourselves in this small village, explore the homestay and learn more about local life. Overnight in a traditional guesthouse by Komani Lake in a small village.

Day 2 Rural Village – Valbona Valley
Day 2 Rural Village – Valbona Valley

Waking up with such a magnificent view of Komani Lake and the Albanian Alps will make you want to stay longer, but after breakfast you will have to continue your journey to other astonishing wonders. Your next destination will be Valbona Valley National Park. After a delicious traditional lunch, you will explore the area and admire the so-called Crown of the Albanian Alps. Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.

Day 3 Valbona Valley - Valbona Pass – Theth
Day 3 Valbona Valley - Valbona Pass – Theth

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 your descent to Theth you will pass through some beautiful landscapes and wild forests. Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.

Day 4 Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth - Tirana
Day 4 Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth - Tirana

You will enjoy your last traditional breakfast at the heart of the Albanian Alps. Hike from Theth to Grunas Waterfall (about 1 hour hike). On your way back you visit the Ethnographic Museum of Theth, the old Church and the “Lock in” Tower (symbol of Theth) and its fascinating story in centuries. You will experience local transport riding through a steep sneaky hillside reaching up to 900 meters at Qafa e Thores. They say this is the spot with the best picture – perfect view of the Albanian Alps. The elaborated zig-zags road through the mountainous terrain smoothens down little by little taking us towards Shkodra Lake. You will return home full of the wonders of Albania, with a new sense of self-excitement to share with those around you.

Included/Excluded

  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for all overnights
  • Local transport provided by the company from Tirana to Vau I Dejes
  • Local transport for bumpy road from Vau I Dejes to Komani Lake
  • Ferry ticket Komani Lake to Fierza Dam
  • Local transport for bumpy road from Fierza to Valbona
  • Local transport provided by the company from Theth to Tirana
  • Choose Balkans Assistance
  • All needed instructions and coordination about this tour
  • Tourist taxes
  • Lunches, Dinners, Drinks & Snacks
  • Tour Guide
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included

Epic journeys

BB for all overnights
Choose Balkans Assistance
Local Transport
Tourists taxes

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from 310.00€

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Website

https://choosebalkans.com

Phone

+355 69 880 1181

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