Day 1. Arrival in Pristina / Skopje – Peja – Kuqishtë, Kosovo
Meet our guide upon arrival at Pristina / Skopje Airport, then proceed to the city center of the Capital of Kosovo, the youngest country in Europe. Start your panoramic tour of a vibrant and ever-changing city. Explore the political and economic capital of Kosovo where you will discover an architectural contrast never before seen in Europe.
Then depart for Peja, the third largest city in Kosovo, and head to the Rugova Gorge to reach your mountain guesthouse in Kuqishtë.
Traditional dinner and overnight in Kuqishtë.
Day 2. Hike: Kuqisthë, Kosovo – Babino Polie, Montenegro
After breakfast, briefing on the week then start the hike.
Hike from Kuqishtë to Babino Polie through many springs and passages through the mountains.
You will appreciate the breaks at the edge of the glacial lakes “Liqeni i Kuqishtës” & “Liqeni i Drelajve”.
In the middle of the afternoon you will reach Montenegro and reach the village of Babino Polie on the border between Kosovo and Montenegro.
Arrive in your guest room in the middle of the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at Babino Polje.
Day 3. Hike: Babino Polie – Plav, Montenegro – Vusanje, Montenegro
After breakfast, you will start the hike towards Plav.
You will reach Lake Hrid which represents one of the highest points of the day. Enjoy free time to swim and relax by the lake.
Continue the hike then arrive at the sublime Lake Plav located 900 meters from sea level at the end of the day. Free time to swim or relax by the lake.
Transfer by vehicle after free time to Vusanje, a valley in the heart of the mountains.
Drop off your luggage in your charming chalet and enjoy the scenery to rest.
Dinner and overnight in Vusanje.
Day 4. Trekking Vusanje, Montenegro – Theth, Albania
After breakfast, transfer by car to Lake Jerzerce then start the hike towards Theth.
You will cross magnificent landscapes and in particular the Grlja waterfall on the Montenegrin side and the glacial lake of Jezerce passing through the Albanian side.
You will stop at the natural source of the blue eye “Syri i Kaltër”, an underground cave 9 meters deep.
Begin the hike and pass the highest point of the day, the Pass de Peja or “Qafa te Pejes” at 1,742 meters above sea level. At the end of the afternoon, arrive in Theth, an unspoiled and uninhabited village in the heart of the valley.
You will settle in your guest house where you can rest after your day of walking.
You will then enjoy a meal mainly made up of local products (cheeses, meats, vegetables). Overnight in Theth.
Day 5. Hike to the Blue Eye, Albania
Breakfast at the hostel and departure by 4X4 for an hour’s journey, then hike to the “Blue Eye” or the blue eye. Incredible natural source of water and a heavenly place where you can rest and bathe in clear, limpid water.
Lunch by the water source or on the wooden tables built around by the locals.
Free time, then return to your guesthouse. Dinner and overnight in Theth.
Day 6. Trek Theth – Valbona, Albania – Prizren, Kosovo
Breakfast in Theth, then start the hike to Valbona.
Day of hiking through sumptuous landscapes in the Albanian mountains. You can relax during the hike in small cafes nestled in the heart of the mountains.
In the middle of the day, you will reach the Pass de Valbona, which is the highest peak of the day, in order to admire the incredible landscape from both sides of the mountain.
Arrival in Valbona in the middle of the afternoon.
Enjoy a cold drink to celebrate the end of the hiking tour and then return to Kosovo to reach Prizren, the cultural and historical capital of the country. Surrounded by mountainous landscapes, discover the old Ottoman center of the city where the Lumbardhi river passes. Dinner and overnight in Prizren.
Day 7. Prizren – Pristina, Kosovo
After breakfast, visit Prizren and discover a city of well-preserved Ottoman architecture with its many historical monuments.
Its cobbled streets and its tea rooms in the old bazaar give Prizren a unique Ottoman charm. You will visit the Sinan Pasha Mosque as well as the Albanian League of Prizren, the first league for the defense of Albanian rights established at the end of the 19th century.
Free time to drive to Prizren Fortress for stunning views of the city. Lunch in prizren.
You then left for Pristina for your last night in the Balkans.
Have dinner in Pristina then enjoy your last evening to discover the very dynamic nightlife of Pristina. Your accommodation for the evening will be a private Guest House in the city center. 3 bedrooms for 4 people.
Day 8. Departure of Pristina, Kosovo
After breakfast, free time until your transfer to Pristina / Skopje airport for your return flight.
- What Will You DoTOTAL DISK OF THE TREK: 78 kilometers over 5 days
*IMPORTANT: Your suitcase will be transferred on day 2 to Vusanje then it will be transported to your hotel in Prizren on day 6 so as not to overload your bag during the hike.
- What To Expect- Discovery of the different regions
- Incredible hikes in the Balkans
- What Is Included- Transfers from Pristina / Skopje Airport - city - Pristina / Skopje Airport
- All transport mentioned in the program
- Your mountain guide during the tour
- Overnight stays in 4 * hotels and mountain chalets
- Full board from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8 (breakfasts, packed lunches during the hike and dinners)
- All the visits mentioned in the program
- Baggage transfer on day 2 and day 6
- What Is Not Included- All additional expenses not mentioned in the program
- The options
- Round trip flight
- Know Before You Go- The maximum capacity of this tour is 20 people
- This tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility and with health problems