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Self-Guided Tour: Hiking of Koman Lake, Valbona Valley & Theth in 6 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Number of PersonsPrice / Person
Solo Traveler788 €
Group 2-7 pax563€
Group 8+450 €

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.

This self-guided tour program is specially designed for travelers 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.

Important Information

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

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 180 Euros, which includes also the single room occupancy.

* Please note that hiking trails will be shared with you via Wikiloc. Make sure to have your Wikiloc account.

* 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.

*Rosi Peak: Elevation up to 1576 m, hiking 6 hours one way.

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

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

* Blue eye: elevation up to 789 m, hiking 3-4 hours one way.

* Mule or horse caravan, to carry heavy luggage from Valbona to Theth, is available on request with an extra charge of 225 Euros per horse/mule. A horse can carry between 30 – 35 kg.

* The company reserves the right to run this tour under the same conditions with the inverse itinerary.

* Please note that prices are calculated on double/twin/triple/quadruple room occupancy in traditional guesthouses

* Single room occupancy is possible on 35 Euros extra charge per night per person in traditional guesthouses

* Hotel upgradewhere is possible on extra charge.

* 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.

* Tour’s schedule or itinerary may be affected/adopted due to; weather, Acts of God, labour strikes, bank holidays, site temporary closure/renovation or other external forces outside the Company’s control.

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

* Please note that Choose Balkans needs to receive the net (full) quoted amount. 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 Choose Balkans official channels; email/facebook/whatsapp/phonecall or any other form of communication it means that you have read and agreed to the terms &conditions.

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


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

This tour departs very early in the morning from Tirana or Shkodra. 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. Here is where you will begin your kayaking exploration of the area along the lake. 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 - Rosi Peak - Valbona
Day 3 Valbona - Rosi Peak - Valbona

The hiking tour of the Albanian Alps gets more intense during this day. The hiking objective for today is "Maja e Rosit" one of the Balkan Peaks, and located on the Montenegrin–Albanian border. "Maja e Rosit" is the highest peak of Mt Bjelic, which belongs to most karstic part of Montenegrin Prokletije massif. On the way to the Maja e Rosit Peak you will pass through Kukaj. The trekking takes about 6 hours on the way up. The view from Maja e Rosit offers a 360° spectacular panorama of the wild nature of Valbona Valley and Accursed Mountains. Enjoy a picnic lunch from this breath-taking corner of the world and have a rest before heading back down to Valbona Valley. Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.

Day 4 Valbona Valley - Valbona Pass – Theth
Day 4 Valbona Valley - Valbona Pass – Theth

Get ready for the highlight of this trip. Trekking to Theth from Valbona will 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 Peaks of the Balkans and “Accursed Mountains”. When reaching the top of the Valbona Pass, you will experience a serious shot of adrenaline. From here you will be able to see at both sides of the valleys. This top viewpoint is perfect for a short break and the possibility to capture amazing pictures of the Albanian Alps. On your descent to Theth (1,100m in elevation and over a 6km distance) you will pass through some beautiful landscapes and wild forests. The path toward Theth National Park is shaded by the forest. After reaching the village, walk towards the traditional guesthouse. Overnight in Theth

Day 5 Theth – Blue Eye – Theth
Day 5 Theth – Blue Eye – Theth

After having traditional Albanian breakfast at your guesthouse, start your hiking adventure. Head towards Nderlysja, the village you can find the canyon with so many beautiful natural pools. From Nderlysaj continue your hiking tour of Theth to the natural wonder the so called “Blue Eye of Theth”. The hike lasts 3 to 4 hours both ways. 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 keep your eyes peeled from the iridescent glow of greens and blues colours of this marvel of nature, inviting you to dive in. Last but not least, if you are brave enough, don’t forget to bring your swimming suits with you as some of us will dare to swim in these cold crystal-clear waters. Enjoy the amazing view, dive in and take amazing pictures. Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.

Day 6 Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth – Shkodra / Tirana
Day 6 Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth – Shkodra / Tirana

Waking up with such a magnificent view of the Albanian Alps will make you want to stay longer, however, after breakfast strat your hiking towards Grunas Waterfall (about 1-hour hike). A curtain of white water comes over the grey rocks as if it were being poured from a bucket that never empties. The water tumbles down the hillside in a series of mini-waterfalls. At around midday get ready to get back to Tirana or Shkodra. Our Driver will take us back to the modern and dynamic city of Shkodra or Tirana. We will drive through the elaborated zig-zags road. You will return home full of the wonders of Albania, with a new sense of self-excitement to share with those around you.


  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for all overnights
  • Local transport provided by the company from Tirana or Shkodra to Vau I Dejes
  • Local transport for the bumpy road from Vau I Dejes to Komani Lake
  • Ferry ticket Komani Lake to Fierza Dam
  • Local transport for the bumpy road from Fierza to Valbona
  • Local transport provided by the company from Theth to Shkodra or 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

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