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Day 1. Pristina - Peja - Kuqisht, Kosovo Meet with our guide upon your arrival at Pristina airport and head to Pristina, the Capital City of Kosovo, and the youngest country in Europe (sightseeing tour of . .
Country: Kosovo
City: Pristina
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Hiking Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

Day 1. Pristina - Peja - Kuqishtë, Kosovo

Meet with our guide upon your arrival at Pristina airport and head to Pristina, the Capital City of Kosovo, and the youngest country in Europe (sightseeing tour of the city according to arrival time).

Departure for the city of Peja. Surrounded by the Albanian Alps, Peja is the largest city in western Kosovo. Depending on your arrival time, visit the Patriarchal Monastery, an important Orthodox religious center.

You will then go through the Rugova Valley the join a small village on the top of the mountain – Kuqishtë – where you will start the hike the next day.

Overnight stay in Kuqishtë. Hôtel Te liqeni

Day 2. Hiking: Kuqisthë, Kosovo - Babino Polje, Montenegro

After breakfast, brief on the week program and start the hike.

Hike from Kuqishtë to Babino Polje in Montenegro through many water sources and walk across the mountains.

You will enjoy breaks along the glacial lakes "Liqeni I Kuqishtë" and "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 guesthouse in the mid-afternoon.

Dinner and overnight stay in Babino Polje.

Length: 19 kilometers

The difficulty of hiking: moderate

Travel time: 8 hours

Cumulative climb: 1,151 meters

Cumulative drop: 1,109 meters

Maximum altitude: 2,276 meters

Minimum altitude: 1,438 meters

Day 3. Hiking: Babino Polie - Plav, Montenegro – Vusanje, Montenegro

After breakfast, start the hike towards Plav.

You will reach Lake Hrid Which represents one of the highest altitudes of the day. Enjoy free time to swim and relax by the lake.

Continue the hike and arrive at Plav Lake in the afternoon. Located at 900 meters from sea level, enjoy free time to dive in this sublime lake.

Transfer by vehicle to Vusanje, a village located in a valley in the heart of the mountains.

Drop off your luggage in your charming cottage and enjoy these relaxing landscapes.

Dinner and overnight stay in Vusanje.

*Pick up your suitcase when you arrive at your Guesthouse.

Length: 20 kilometers

The difficulty of hiking: moderate

Travel time: 7 hours and 30 minutes

Cumulative climb: 597 meters

Cumulative drop: 1,123 meters

Maximum altitude: 2,046 meters

Minimum altitude: 1,002 meters

Day 4. Hiking: Vusanje, Montenegro - Theth, Albania

After breakfast, transfer by car to Jerzerce Lake and start the hike towards Albania to join Theth.

You will cross beautiful landscapes including the Grlja Waterfall on the Montenegrin side and the glacial lake of Jezerce on the Albanian border.

On the way, make a stop in the natural source of the blue eye « Syri I Kaltër », the underground cave that goes 9 meters deep.

Start the hike and pass the highlight of the day, the Pass de Peja or "Qafa te Pejes" located at 1,742 meters altitude. In the late afternoon, arrive in Theth, an untouched and old village with an incredible history in the heart of the Valley.

You will settle in your guesthouse where you can rest after your day of the walk. You will appreciate the atmosphere of the village.

Dinner and overnight in Theth.

Length: 20 kilometers

The difficulty of hiking: moderate

Travel time: 8 hours

Cumulative climb: 1,100 meters

Cumulative drop : 1,524 meters

Day 5. Hiking: The Blue Eye, Albania

Breakfast at the Guest House and departure by 4X4 for a one-hour drive. Then start a hike to join the splendid « Syri I Kaltër » or the blue eye. Incredible water source in a heavenly place where you can rest and bathe in clear, but cold water.

Lunch at the edge of the water source on wooden tables built in the vicinity by the locals.

Free time and return to your guesthouse. Dinner and overnight stay in Theth.

Hiking difficulty: easy

Walking time: 2 hours (back and forth)

Day 6. Hiking: Theth - Valbona, Albania – Prizren, Kosovo

Breakfast in Theth then starts the hike to Valbona.

Hike through sumptuous landscapes in the Albanian mountains. On your way, you will stop at quaint cafes in the mountain and learn about the life of the Albanian living in the mountains.

In the middle of the day, you will reach the Valbona Pass, which is the highest peak altitude of the day, to admire the incredible landscape of both sides of the mountain.

Arrive in Valbona in the mid-afternoon.

Enjoy a cool drink to celebrate the end of the hiking trip. Go back on the road and drive toward Kosovo to join Prizren, the country's cultural and historic Capital.

Surrounded by mountainous landscapes, discover the old Ottoman center of Prizren, the city where the Lumbardhi River passes. Dinner and overnight stay in Prizren. Hotel Centrum 4*

Length:18 kilometers

The difficulty of hiking: moderate

Travel time: 7 hours

Cumulative climb: 1,104 meters

Cumulative drop: 705 meters

Maximum altitude: 1,806 meters

Minimum altitude: 727 meters

Day 7. Prizren - Pristina, Kosovo

After breakfast, visit Prizren and discover a city with well-preserved Ottoman architecture with its many historical monuments.

Its cobbled streets and tea rooms in the old bazaar give Prizren a unique Ottoman charm. You will visit the Sinan Pasha Mosque and the Albanian League of Prizren, the first Albanian rights league established at the end of the 19th century.

Free time to get to the Prizren Fortress for stunning views of the city. Lunch at Prizren.

Then leave for Pristina, for your last night in the Balkans.

Dinner in Pristina then enjoy your last evening to discover Pristina’s vibrant nightlife.

Your accommodation for the evening will be a private Guest House in the city center.

Day 8. Pristina, Kosovo - Paris, France

After breakfast, free time until your transfer to Pristina/Skopje airport for your return flight.


IMPORTANT: This trip is limited to 13 people, to benefit from local service and to make this tour as authentic as possible. Due to the deliberate choice of different activities, some changes to this program may take place, independent of our will. The circuit will be adapted in this case.

TREK TOTAL DISTANCE: 78 kilometers over 5 days

IMPORTANT: Your suitcase will be transferred on day 2 to Vusanje and then transported to your hotel in Prizren on day 6 so as not to overload the bag during the hike.

This Price Includes:

» Pristina/Skopje airport transfers - city - Pristina/Skopje airport

» All the transport mentioned in the program

» Your local guide during the tour

» Overnight stays in hotels and mountain chalets

» Full board from day 1 dinner to day 8 breakfast (breakfasts, packed lunches during hiking and dinners)

» All visits mentioned in the program

» The fees for the cross-borders

» Transfer of baggage on day 2 and day 6

This Price Does Not Include:

» All additional expenses not mentioned in the program

» Options

» Tips

» Insurance

» The return flight

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