Hiking tour of Komani Lake, Valbona Valley & Theth in three days
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 three 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.ItineraryDay 1: Tirana – Komani Lake – Valbona Valley National ParkPass By:
Choose Balkans, Rruga Reshit Collaku Shk. 7, Kat. 1, Ap. 1, Tirana 1000 Albania
Our journey towards Komani Lake begins early in the morning at 05:00 am. Stop At:
Vau i Dejes, Vau i Dejes, Shkoder, Shkoder County
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.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Komani Lake, Koman Albania
At 09:00 we get on a ferry 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.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Valbona Valley National Park, Valbona Albania
Our next destination will be Valbona Valley National Park. We will arrive in Valbona around 13:00 and after a delicious traditional lunch (lunch break will be around noon on all three days of the tour), we explore the area and admire the so-called Crown of the Albanian Alps.
Duration: 4 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.Day 2: Valbona Valley - Valbona Pass – Theth Stop At:
Valbona Pass, Rruga Azem Hajdari, Bajram Curri Albania
Trekking to Theth from Valbona will 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 the top of the Valbona Pass, you will experience a serious shot of adrenaline.
Duration: 5 hoursStop At:
Theth, Theth, Shkoder County
On our descent to Theth, we will pass through some beautiful landscapes and wild forests.
Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth. Day 3: Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Theth - Tirana Stop At:
Grunasi Waterfall, Theth Albania
We will enjoy our last traditional breakfast at the heart of the Albanian Alps. We will hike from Theth to Grunas Waterfall (about 1-hour hike one way). On our way back, we visit 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 1700 meters at Qafa e Thores. They say this is the spot with the best picture – perfect view of the Albanian Alps.
Duration: 4 hoursPass By:
Shkodra Lake, Shiroka, Shkoder Albania
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, where we will arrive in the late afternoon. You will return home full of the wonders of Albania with a new sense of self excitement to share with those around you.
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour requires some hiking experience and good physical condition."
"This tour departs early in the morning; thus, we would recommend you to eat breakfast before the tour departure or to take some food with you."
"Valbona Pass: elevation up to 1050m, hiking 6 to 8 hours."
"Grunas Waterfall with an elevation up to 270m, hiking 1 hour one way."
"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."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change."
Duration: 3 Days
Choose Balkans Apartments, Guided Tours & Rent a Car, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana 1000, Albania
Traveler pickup is offered
The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours
before tour departure) we can pick you up at 5:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.Airports
Cancellations and refunds:
- Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.