Hiking tour of Komani Lake, Valbona Valley and Theth in seven days

Departure Date

01 May - 31 Oct

Duration

7 days

Views

1115

Maximum Seats

8

Epic journeys

Professional tour guide
Transport provided by the company
Local transport
Hotel pick up and drop off in Tirana
Entry tickets for the ''will be visited'' sites
BB for six overnights
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 Komani 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 seven 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.

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 9:00, 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 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 of the 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, but 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 will 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. 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 – 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 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

Another hiking tour of 3 to 4 hours (one way) will bring us to the next natural wonder, the so-called “Blue Eye of Theth”. The Blue Eye was formed by the erosion of the water from the melting snow of the Albanian Alps. You will not be able to take your eyes off this stunning scene of nature with its bright blue and green colours. Also, fun fact, the temperature of the Blue Eye is just around 5 degrees Celsius. Do you dare to dive in the blue but very cold water? After another exciting day, we will have our overnight 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 1 hour hike). On our way back we visit the Ethnographic Museum of Theth, 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 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. Our driver will be waiting for us in Shkodra, taking us back to the modern and dynamic metropolitan capital city of Albania, Tirana. You will return home full of the wonders of Albania, with a new sense of self excitement to share with those around you. Overnight in Tirana.
Day 7

Tirana – Bovilla Lake – Tirana

We start our hiking adventure towards the beautiful area of Bovilla Lake near Tirana at 9:00 am. This destination offers an amazing view of wild mountains mixed with the green colour of the lake, creating a spectacular hiking and (a little bit of) rock climbing experience to the rock on top of the Bovilla track. We will enjoy a picnic lunch with the great view. Don’t forget to wear your comfortable walking shoes! We will be back in Tirana in the afternoon.

                Price: 695 Euros/person

Will be visited:

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

Included in the price:

  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for six 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 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 for the bumpy road from Theth to Shkodra
  • Transport provided by the company from Shkodra to Tirana
  • Transport provided by the company from Tirana to Bovilla Lake (and back)
  • 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 200 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.

* 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 neighbouring countries such as Kosovo, Montenegro or Macedonia. Please contact us for more information on the extra costs.

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

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

* 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.

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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 Komani Lake, Valbona Valley and Theth in seven days695.00486.50347.500.00801 May ~ 31 Oct7 days

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