General

Day 1  – 10/07/2017

Pick up from airport, accommodation in hotel in Prishtina. City tour in Pristina.

Day 2  – 11/07/2017 Pristina – Peja – Rugova Gorge/Reka e Allages

From Pristina we will travel 80 km to the town of Peja for 1h 30 min. After arrival in Peja we will visit Patriarchate Monastery , then drive on a good road through the spectacular Rugova Gorge, past caves and climbing routes to your idyllically situated in the small mountain village of Reka e Allages ,where we will be accommodated in House “Ariu”.

  • Patriarchate of Peja – built in the early XIII century. which is located at the entrance of the Rugova Gorge. It is one of the most important monuments of the late Byzantine period in Europe. The four buildings of the facility reflects the ancient Roman-Byzantium culture of a particular style of wall paintings and its frescoes.

Day 3  – 12/07/2017 Reka e Allages – Qafa e Hajles – Drelaj – Liqenat

From Reka e Allages we accent through the forest and then our views open towards the mountains of Rugova. Our trail travels on the foot of Hjala mountain (2403m) and finishes in the villages of Drelaj where we take a short transfer at the next accommodation in Liqenat i Kucishtes.

Day 4 – 13/07/2017 Liqenat i Kuqishtes – Babino Polje or Plava (MNE)

We start the walk directly from our accommodation in Liqenati i Kuqishtes towards the border with Montenegro initially through pine forest and afterwards we reach two beautiful glacial lakes. Our ascends follows to Lugu i Shkodres pass, the border between to countries and then our walk continues almost level accompanied by beautiful views and blueberry field . The walk ends in village of Babino Polje populated mostly by shepherds in summer time. (Optional) Our minibus takes us at the accommodation in the nearby town of Plav in the lakes shore.

Day 5 – 14/07/2017 Plava -Vusanje – Ruinica – Theth (AL)

After a short transfer from Plava to the village of Vusanje, we start the hike towards Albania. Our walk will take us through beautiful forest and then in the meadows of Ruinica which is full of flowers during June and July and some shepherds populate this place for three months during the summer time.
From Qafa e Pejes pass we take a steep descend that zigzags on a mule trail towards the isolated village of Theth (ALB). Accommodation will be in a guesthouse of the village.

Day 6 – 15/07/2017 Theth

Today we will have an easy itinerary walking in the valley of Theth and visiting the blood tower of the village, waterfall, the nearby Nderlysa village and the blue eye spring. Accommodation in the same family in Theth. Parts of the walk or entire of it can be skipped.

Day 7 – 16/07/2017 Theth – Valbona

From Theth today we will cross one pass to transfer to another dramatic valley of Albanian Alps. Great views are to be seen in Valbona pass before the descend to the valley. Accommodation will be in one of the families of the village.

Day 8 – 17/07/2017 Valbona – Qerrem – Doberdol

We will leave the valley of Valbone by minibus to the nearby village of Qerrem where we start the walk towards the summer pasture of Doberdol, where shepherds with their families stay with the sheep for summer time. We will sleep with the shepherds in the remote summer pasture where there is no electricity and mobile network.

Day 9 – 18/07/2017 Doberdol – Trekufi – Decan – Prizren

We will leave the shepherds family today to cross via Trekufi (the mountain in the border triangle between Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro) to Kosovo. In the end of the walk at Stanet e Decanit we will take our minibus to Decani Monastery. After visiting the monastery we will continue to Prizren, to have a city tour.

Day 10 – 19/07/2017

Airport transfer

Price per person:  890.00 euro

Includes:

  • Airport Transfer, Transportation, Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Non alcoholic drinks, Guide, Hiking, Entrance fee in monuments.
  • Number of trekking days: 8
  • Walking hours per day: 6-8 hours. One day of rest
  • Transportation with car or minibus
  • Accommodation: B&B, alpine guesthouse and cabin etc
  • Equipment needed: Mountain shoes, Sneakers, Windbreak jacket, Passport,Money, Backpack 40-50L, Bottle for water , Towel, Sunglasses , Trekking poles, Small professional First Aid Kit, Sun cream and lip salve, Blisters plaster.
  • Clothes: Trekking boots-three season/waterproof, Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, Trekking pants, Short trousers, Waterproof jacket, Waterproof trousers, Sun Hat.

 

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Deçan/Decan

Deçan/Decan

Deçan is a town and municipality in the Gjakova district of western Kosovo. It is a mountainous area which borders Montenegro and Albania. There is a total of 36 villages within the municipality. The territory of the municipality is 372 km2.

During the 1998–1999 war, Deçan was one of the strongholds of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and subsequently suffered a large amount of infrastructure destruction by the Serbian military and paramilitary forces. Much reconstruction has taken place with the assistance of the international agencies and support from the Kosovo Albanian diaspora.It is widely known (mainly amongst the Serbian population) for the Visoki Dečani monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

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Prishtina

Prishtina

 

Prishtina is the largest city in Kosovo, and its capital. It has around 572 square kilometers, with its 48 surrounding villages. It holds 400 thousand inhabitants within the city, while with the villages it holds around 470 thousand. After the flux, of the last ten years, it is estimated to hold between 500,000 and 600,000 inhabitants. Most of them being ethnic Albanian, however there are other minorities such as Turks, Bosnians, Roma, Serbians etc.

Prishtina can be reached via different routes, since as a capital city it has good links with the world and other cities in Kosovo.

The International Airport of Prishtina is located 18 km South of Prishtina and 3 km South of village Sllatina; however it is not more than 80 km away from any other city in Kosovo. From the airport, probably the best way from the airport is taxi service, costing 10-15 euro.

The traffic may be, occasionally, jammed due to constant reconstruction of roads and bridges. For a lower cost ties with Prishtina, one may definitely try by bus. There is no transportation linking downtown Prishtina with the Bus Station, however the distance can be easily walked in about 2 minutes. One may also use taxi services, located outside at the Bus Station.

For more information on different destinations, please call these numbers: 038 550 011 and 038 540 142. One may also travel to Prishtina by rail from Skopje, twice a day. Then from Prishtina to other cities connected to railroad. The main train station is in Fushe Kosove, 7 km West of Prishtina. The train station in Prishtina is located 1 km away from downtown Prishtina.

 

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Peja/Pec

Peja/Pec

 

Peja, is a city in the west of Kosovo. Located at the foot of the impressive mountian Bjeshket e Nemuna the city has been ruled by different dominating powers throughout history, giving it a diverse cultural character.

The Orthodox influence has resulted in the construction of impressive religious sites and monasteries. Serbian UNESCO world heritage site is Peć Patriarchate, built during medieval Serbian empire. Under Ottoman rule Peja/Peć took on a more oriental character with the construction of narrow streets, old-style Turkish houses and mosques.One of these is the Bajrakli Mosque, built by the Ottomans in the 15th century, from the remains of Serbias medieval Monastery of Holy Archangels.

You can even find traces of the brief presence of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the early 20th century in the shape of some handsome buildings in the city centre, as well as some massive socialist buildings and apartment blocks. The mountains bordering the city form an extraordinary background, and are a great place for all kinds of outdoor activities like hiking, skiing or rock climbing.

Peja is easy accessible, having regular traveling lines from many other cities in Kosovo. Buses to Peja start from 7:30 am till 6:30 pm, within 20 minute intervals.

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