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Hiking tour of Theth from Tirana

Choose Balkans - 3 days

  • Hiking tour of Theth from Tirana
  • 3 days / 2 nights
  • Max. group: 10 Persons
  • Difficulty: Medium
Overview
Route
What's Included
Accommodation
FAQ
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Overview

> Discover the old Church in Theth
> Learn about the history of “Kulla e Ngujimit”, the Lock-in Tower of Theth
> Visit the Ethnographic Museum of Theth
>  Take a swim in The Blue Eye of Theth
>  Hike to the Waterfall of Theth

The three days tour of Theth is a special interest hiking tour program exclusively designed to offer participants the best combination of pristine wild nature, unforgettable 4×4 WD through the heart of the Albanian Alps, local folklore and traditions.  During these three days you will be able to visit most of the attractions of Northern Albania, combining a variety of exciting outdoor activities with time to soak up the local culture.

Note: For this trek, the minimum number of trekkers to open a new group is 3. If you are alone or less than 3 people, get in touch with our trekking experts to find a group to join!

Route

What's the plan?

Day 1: Theth

Our journey towards the Albanian Alps begins in the morning at 06:00 am from Tirana. As we drive along the way towards Northern Albania you would be amazed by beautiful landscapes; wild fields, rivers, Shkodra Lake and rugged untouched mountains. From Shkoder we will experience local transport riding. As we take the turn from the main road to Theth the area becomes more rural, with fewer cars but more wild nature and amazing landscapes. Due to its favorable position, this area is famous for cultivating medicinal herbs, and if you are lucky to travel in May – June you would be amazed by the pretty and aromatic fields of lavender, which make you feel as if you were in Provence (France). On the way to the top we will pass 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. We arrive at our Guesthouse in Theth at about lunchtime, some tasty fresh local food will be waiting for us. After resting a bit we visit the Ethnographic Museum of Theth, the old Church and the “Lock in” Tower (symbol of Theth) and its fascinating story of centuries. Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.

Day2: Blue Eye Of 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 the melting snow of the Albanian Alps. You will keep your eyes peeled from the iridescent glow of green and blue colors 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. Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.

Day 3: Grunas Waterfall, Theth

Waking up with such a magnificent view of the Albanian Alps will makes you want to stay longer, however, after breakfast, we will hike from Theth to Grunas Waterfall (about 2 hours hike). Grunas Waterfall, 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, we get ready to get back to Tirana. 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 excitement to share with those around you.

What's Included

Included:

√ Transport
At the beginning of the trek, the trekking company will pick you up from your hotel in Tirana. All local transfers during the trek are also included in the price. We will drive you back to your hotel in Tirana after the trek.

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

√ Guide
During the whole trip, you will be accompanied by a professional, English speaking tour guide.

√ Accommodation
During this 3-day trek, you will spend 2 nights at a Traditional Guesthouse in Theth. 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 (who could be males or females).

√ Meals
The meals during the trek are included in the final price. The meals include 3 Lunches, 2 traditional dinners at the guesthouse in Theth, and 2 breakfasts for all overnights during the tour.

Excluded:

× Airfare and Visa
You have to make your way to Tirana. The total amount is exclusive of flights to Albania. 

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

× Single and double supplement
Accommodation is based on Triple/Quadruple room occupancy. If you want to stay in a single or double room, you will have to pay an additional fee. Double room occupancy is possible on 10 Euros extra charge per night per person. Single room occupancy is available for 20 Euros extra per night per person.

× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

× Drinks and Snacks
Your trekking company will provide the meals during the trek. Drinks and snacks, however, are not included.

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

× Breakfast on start day
Since we leave early in the morning at 06:00 am, we would recommend you to eat breakfast before the tour departure or to take some food with you as lunch would be when we arrive in Theth. 

× Tipping
Tipps for the guide are not included in the price of the trek. You decide how much to tip, but if you got a good service from your guide, be generous.

Accommodation

Accommodation

During this 3-day trek, you will spend 2 nights at a Traditional Guesthouse in Theth. 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 (who could be males or females).

Note: If you want to stay in a single or double room, you will have to pay an additional fee. Double room occupancy is possible on 10 Euros extra charge per night per person. Single room occupancy is available for 20 Euros extra per night per person.

FAQ

FAQ

Best season
The best season to visit Albania is during Spring, April to June, and Autumn, September to December. During these seasons temperatures range between 10 °C and 25°C, which allows you to enjoy the mountain trails without suffering the summer heat or the colder winters. Also, during Spring and Autumn, you avoid the peak season for tourists, which is from July to August.

Training
The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the trek. No doubt about that. If you are in good shape, this trek shouldn't be a problem for you. Remember that during these treks in Albania you will be walking many hours in the mountains for several days. If you are worried that it might be too much, you can always train in advance, walking a few hours a day and climbing some stairs. Your guide will be with you at all times and help you if needed, to complete your adventure securely and safely.

Tipping
Tipping is not a must in Albania or the Balkans. However, if you got a good service from your guide and you want to thank him, it will always be much appreciated. How much to tip your guide is up to you. Our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 – 6 Euros per day/person as it is an international practice to tip good service.

Packing List

Packing List

For your trek in northern Albania, we recommend you to pack light as you would have to hike for several hours a day. We suggest you take comfortable clothes for the hikes and just enough clothes for the days you are in the Alps. 

Suggested packing list:
- Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
- Rainwear (jacket and pants in case of bad weather)
- Lightweight fleece or jacket for the summer, warm clothes during the winter
- Water container or proper bottle
- Sun protection: sunglasses, sun-protective clothes and sunscreen
- Personal Shampoo (for specific hair type)
- Pain Killer (headache or stomach ache)
- Personal Care Objects
- Camera for the beautiful memories :)

Suitcases/Luggage 
We suggest packing light for the tour. The extra luggage can be stored for free in our office in Tirana, which you can collect on the day you finish the tour. 

Safety

Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment.

Choose Balkans

Choose Balkans

“Choose Balkans” is a tourism project specialized in the incoming tourism toward the Western Balkans. Our aim is to support and promote adventure and geo-tourism attractions that characterize the Balkan region.

Since 2009 we have been offering to our western clients (mostly travelers coming from Central and Western Europe) the best flavors of a Balkan experience in cultural, historical and geo-tourism. To achieve our goals we operate with traditional standards and values of the region, including direct customer contact and a high level of personalized customer service.

How to Book

How does it work?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company.

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After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on support@bookatrekking.com

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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