Tour of Koman Lake, Valbona Valley and Theth in Seven Days

Departure Date

15 May - 15 Oct

Duration

7 days

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Maximum Seats

15

Epic journeys

Professional tour guide throughout the whole trip
Hotel pickup in Tirana
Ferry Ticket
6 overnight in hotel/guesthouses
6 Lunches, 6 dinners and 6 Breakfast for all overnights

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 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

Koman Lake

Our journey towards Komani Lake begins early in the morning at 05:00 am from 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. At 09:00 we get on a small local boat (this destination is only reachable by boat) that will take us through Komani Lake offering spectacular views of the Albanian Alps, waterfalls, rural villages and wild forests. It is considered by many as an exotic experience combined with the unmatched hospitality of the locals. We arrive at Berisha village at about 10:30 (somewhere at middle of the Lake). Here is where we begin our kayaking exploration of the area along the lake. Overnight in a traditional guesthouse by the lake Koman in a small village called Berishë.
Day 2

Valbona

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

Rosit Peak

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 Maja e Rosit 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

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 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

Blu Eye

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 keep your eyes peeled from the iridescent glow of greens and blues colours of this marvel of nature, inviting you to dive in. Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.
Day 6

Waterfall of Theth

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

Bovilla lake

We start our hiking adventure towards the beautiful area near Tirana of Bovilla Lake. This destination offers an amazing view of wild mountains mixed with the green colour of the lake, creating a spectacular hiking experience to the rock on the top of Bovilla track. We will enjoy a picnic lunch with the great view. We then start moving towards the Airport of Tirana. This is where we give you some warm greetings from Choose Balkans team and we wish to see you again next time.

Included:

Professional tour guide throughout the whole trip

Hotel pickup in Tirana

Transport from Tirana to Koman

Ferry Ticket Koman to Berisha Village

Kayaking Equipments in Koman Lake

1 overnight in Guesthouse in Bersha village

Ferry ticket from Berisha to Fierza

Transport from Fierza to Valbona

2 overnights in Guesthouse in Valbona

Guided Hiking Tour in Valbona

Guide, which shows the trekking from Valbona – Theth

2 overnight in Guesthouse in Theth

1 overnight in Tirana

6 Lunches, 6 dinners and 6 Breakfasts for all overnights during the tour.

Transport form Theth to Shkoder

Transport from Shkoder to Tirana

Transport Tirana to Bovilla and back

Not Included:

Drinks & Snacks

Souvenirs

Personal spending

Everything that is not mentioned in the included section.

* 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.

Possible options about this tour:

* Mule or horse caravan, to carry heavy luggage from Valbona to Theth, is available on request with an extra charge of 50 Euros per horse/mule.

* On request this tour may also depart from other cities of Albania or neighbouring countries such as Kosovo, Montenegro 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.

* 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 travelers 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.

* Minimum number of participants for this tour is 3 Pax. Please contact us if you are fewer participants for a quotation.

* 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.

* Children Discounts: Age 0 – 3 Free of charge; Age 4 – 8 discount of 50%; Age 9 – 12 discount of 30%, Age 13+ full fare.

* 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
Tour of Koman Lake, Valbona Valley and Theth in Seven Days680.00476.00340.000.001515 May ~ 15 Oct7 days

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