5-day Komani Lake, Valbona Valley and Theth Trek (Selfguided)

Duration: 5 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day
> Visit the Blue Eye of Theth
> Conquer several Balkan peaks
> Cross the Valbona Pass and enjoy stunning views
> Visit the old church and the ""Lock in"" tower of Theth

This tour to Komani Lake, Valbona and Theth offers you a great hiking adventure. This trekking tour is the best combination of the untouched wild nature of the Albanian Alps and the local tradition and cuisine. In these 5 days you will be able to visit most of the attractions of Northern Albania, including the summit of Maja e Rosit, the spectacular view of Valbona valley from the top and the visit of the famous Blue Eye of Theth.

The starting point is Tirana. You will be picked up and taken to the ferry on Lake Komani. Once you get to the other side you will climb Maja e Rosit (2524m), visit Theth via the Valbona Pass and take a dip in the waters of Grunas Waterfall. Along the way you will stay in guesthouses where you will meet other hikers and enjoy the local cuisine. This adventure comes to an end when you are brought back to Tirana. Are you ready for it?



Tirana - Lake Komani - Valbona

The journey to Lake Komani starts early in the morning, you will be picked up at 5am. First stop is Vau i Dejës, a lake north of Tirana. On the way, you'll notice that the road is getting quieter and quieter, and the landscapes become more impressive. Once you arrive at the lake, hop on a local van to Komani Dam. The road here is bumpy, but the views along the way provide a distraction. At 9am, you board a ferry to cross Lake Komani. It is considered by many to be an unforgettable boat ride not to be missed. Around noon, you will arrive at the Fierza dam, where you will be picked up and driven to your guesthouse in Valbona. From your guesthouse, you can take a short walk on your own initiative to explore the area.



Valbona - Maja e Rosit - Valbona

Duration: 08:20 h
Distance: 16.6 km
Ascent: 1530 m
Descent: 1530 m
Highest Point: 2524 m
After a brief introduction to the Balkan peaks on day 1, this day gets a bit more intense. Maja e Rosit (2524m) is on the program for today, a 4-hour climb from Valbona. The view from Maja e Rosit offers spectacular views of Valbona Valley and the Accursed Mountains. At the summit, we enjoy a well-deserved lunch before descending back to Valbona.



Valbona - Valbona Pass - Theth

Duration: 06:40 h
Distance: 14.4 km
Ascent: 880 m
Descent: 1130 m
Highest Point: 1795 m
The famous route from Valbona to Theth is on the agenda for today. This hike can take around 6 to 8 hours with around 900 metres of ascent in remote terrain. Reaching the top of Valbona Pass (1795 m), you will see Theth on one side and Valbona on the other. During the descent to Theth, we pass through some beautiful landscapes and wild forests.


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  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Acccommodation in Guesthouses

    During the trek, you will spend your nights in local guesthouses. *Prices are calculated on triple or quadruples room occupancy. The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travelers.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for this trek, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Ferry ticket

    The ferry for the crossing of Lake Komani is included.

  • Luggage transport (optional)

    Luggage transport can be booked upon request. Ask our Trekking Experts about the possibilities.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfasts are included in the price of the trek. They will be provided at the accommodation where you spent the night before.

  • Activities

    All activities as mentioned in the itinerary are included in the price.


  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Lunch and dinner

    The meals during the trek are not included in the final price, except for breakfast.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.


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