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

Departure Date

01 May - 31 Oct

Duration

6 days

Views

1067

Maximum Seats

8

Epic journeys

Professional tour guide
Transport provided by the company
Local transport
Hotel pick up and drop off in Tirana
BB for five overnights
Kayaking equipments
Entry tickets for the ''will be visited'' sites
Tourist taxes
Road taxes

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 this 6-day tour, 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.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Tirana – Komani Lake – Rural Village

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. 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. 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. Overnight in a traditional guesthouse by Komani Lake in a small village.
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, 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. Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.
Day 3

Valbona - Rosi Peak - Valbona

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. Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.
Day 4

Valbona Valley - Valbona Pass – Theth

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 Balkan Peaks and “Bjeshket e Nemuna”. When reaching 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. Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.
Day 5

Theth – Blue Eye – Theth

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. Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.
Day 6

Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth – Tirana

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. 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.

                Price: 590 Euros/person

Will be visited:

  • 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

Included in the price:

  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for five overnights
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • 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 for bumpy road from Theth to Shkoder
  • Transport provided by the company from Shkoder to Tirana
  • Entry tickets for the ”will be visited” sites
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol

Not included:

  • Lunches, Dinners, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included

* Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans, however, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 – 6 Euros per day/person as an international practice to tip good service.

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 180 Euros. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded this full single supplement amount. 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 triple or quadruples room occupancy. Double or single room occupancy is possible on extra charge.

* The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travellers and/or the tour guide (whom could be males or females).

* Double room occupancy is possible on 10 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* Single room occupancy is possible on 20 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* 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.

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

* This tour can also be done under the same conditions with the inverse itinerary.

* 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.

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

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Tour NamePrice Per Adult (13-99)Price Per Child (9-12)Price Per Child (4-8)Price Per Infant (0-3)Available SeatsSeasonDuration
Hiking tour of Koman Lake, Valbona Valley and Theth in six days590.00413.00295.000.00801 May ~ 31 Oct6 days

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