Snowshoeing in Albania

Snowshoeing in Albania

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Group 
4 to 10 participants
Flight 
Regular or charter depending on departures.
Displacement 
Minibus, on foot, by bike, on donkey, cart and felucca.
Accommodation 
Homestay and bivouac on feluccas.
Itinerary 
Day 1

ARRIVAL IN TIRANA

Once arrived at the airport a person from our agency will be waiting for you and will accompany you to your hotel in the city center of the capital.

Accommodation in Tirana.

Airport - Tirana: 17km - 25min.

Day 2

SHKODER - LEPUSHE.

Departure toward the city of Shkodra, also known as the city of culture.

Visiting the main monuments and departing for the northern point of the country, the village of Lepushe is located at 1220m.

Visit the village and a little walk of discovery.

Accommodation in Lepushe in a hotel.

Tirana - Shkodra: 95km - 1hr 30min

Shkodra - Lepushe - 88km - 2 hours

 

Day 3

LEPUSHE.

Today we will go on snowshoes from our accommodation to reach the Berizhdol pass where we may have a picnic in one of the many sheepfolds, which serve only during the summer.

Once you reach the pass, you will have a stunning view of part of the cursed mountains.

Accommodation in Lepushe.

Walking time: 3 hours

Level:+/ -400m

Day 4

LEPUSHE - VERMOSH - LEPUSHE.

Another beautiful day of snowshoeing awaits you today. Departure to the last Albanian village before Montenegro, Vermosh, considered one of the most beautiful and isolated villages in the north.

Accommodation in Lepushe.

Walking time: 4 hours

Level: 350m -650m

Day 5

KRUJA - QAFSHTAMA.

Departure toward the city of Kruja. Formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Albania, Kruja was a stronghold of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century until Skanderbeg, the national hero, led the resistance that liberated it in the 15th and then the declaration of independence in 1912. You can also visit a museum dedicated to this hero, as well as the fortress of Kruja.

Then, after the visits to Kruja we will reach, the Qafe Shtama National Park located about 25 km from Kruja. With an area of 8 km2, beautiful mountain landscapes and a few small lakes and pine forests, you will feel marveled. Discovery walk in the National Park.

Overnight at the hotel in Qafshtama Park.

Shkodra - Qafeshtama - 200km - 3h45

Walking time: 2 hours

Level: 250 m

Day 6

QAFSHTAMA.

Departure by snowshoe from our accommodation to reach the top of the antennae, from where we can see the Adriatic Sea. To reach the top we will pass through a forest of firs and beech trees.

In the afternoon, cooking workshop: you will learn how to cook typical Albanian dishes. In the evening, you will learn the traditional Albanian dances.

Accommodation in Qafshtama.

Walking time: 4 hours

Level:+/ -500m

Day 7

Tirana.

Departure toward Tirana.

A thrilling and colourful capital, Tirana has many assets to offer.

Discover its cultural and historical sites such as the magnificent 19th century Et'hem Bey Mosque, which survived the atheist dictatorship of the communist years, the Orthodox Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, the 3rd largest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans, the National Museum and the Museum of Secret Surveillance...

Find the piece of the Berlin Wall that celebrates its fall, get lost in the picturesque and teeming Gabi market and finally, finish this introduction to Albania with an evening at the Blok.

Previously accessible exclusively to the communist elite, this resurrected district is today the heart of the nightlife where all the youth of the Albanian capital meet. Between restaurants and themed bars, let yourself be carried away by the feeling of freedom that now floats there.

Day 8

END OF YOUR JOURNEY.

End of our services. Flight back to your destination.

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