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> Visit Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo in one trek!
The Peaks of the Balkans Trail takes you through a remote and unspoiled mountain region in the Western Balkans. It is a collection of beautiful mountains shared by Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro and is connected by a circular route. In 10 days you wind through the high Alpine mountains, crossing several mountain landscapes with a diversity of breathtaking views. In this adventure you explore some of the most beautiful mountain peaks in the world!
During this trek you'll pass Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro as you trek for 125km in total. You will cover a large part of the Peaks of the Balkans Trail, which has a length of 192km. Cross Border Permits will be fixed for you and you will have the chance to get to know the local culture while you are staying in Guesthouses and Shephard's huts. You will be picked up from Tirana (Albania) and driven to the starting point in Tamarë. In the upcoming days you can enjoy great views from the Valbona Pass (1795m) or Talijanka Peak (2057m). Climbing the roof of Kosovo; Gjeravica (2656m) is the highest in the country. Encounter many picturesque mountain villages where time seems to have stood still. Until 20 years ago, the region was virtually inaccessible to visitors, which makes it an authentic cultural experience today. Above all, be surprised, as this trek has much more to offer!
All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.
During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.
Permits to cross the various borders are included and prepared by our local partner Choose Balkans.
You will be staying 6 nights in Guesthouses, 2 nights in a Shepherd's Hut (less comfortable, but great hospatility), and 1 night in a hotel. * Prices are calculated on triple or quadruples room occupancy. The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travelers.
Luggage transport can be booked upon request. Ask our Trekking Experts about the possibilities.
Breakfasts are included in the price of the trek. They will be provided at the accommodation where you spent the night before.
All activities as mentioned in the itinerary are included in the price.
This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.
The meals during the trek are not included in the final price, except for breakfast.
Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.
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.
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.