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Peaks of the Balkans Trek

The Albanian Alps and Beyond

This cross-bor­der trek link­ing Alba­nia, Mon­tene­gro and Koso­vo will take you on an adven­ture through the spec­tac­u­lar high­land areas between these three nations. For decades this area was closed to vis­i­tors due to a com­bi­na­tion of con­flict and iso­la­tion­ist poli­cies. No more. You can now hap­pi­ly hike across the bor­ders of these remote alpine regions with their sub­lime vis­tas – for­mer no-man’s lands final­ly open. Join us on shep­herd paths and foot trails through breath-tak­ing land­scapes includ­ing ver­dant val­leys, crys­tal-clear alpine lakes, the high­est peaks in the Balkan Alps while enjoy­ing the hos­pi­tal­i­ty of local fam­i­lies in pic­turesque vil­lage. An area where time seems to have stopped.

Price

  • Peaks of the Balka­ns Trek

    $2,700 – 11 Days / Includes trav­el time

    Minimum 4 participants

Dates

Policies

Itinerary

Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Dates list­ed on the web­site start with a depar­ture date from the US and include the day you arrive home. For this trip you will need to arrive in Tirana, Alba­nia on Day 2. Your return flight home will be the last date list­ed on the dates and prices page. The trip itin­er­ary assumes that this will be a one-day return flight home.

If you are trav­el­ing from Europe it’s pos­si­ble you can elim­i­nate one day from the itin­er­ary as long as you arrive on Day 2 of the itin­er­ary. Return flight is sched­uled for Day 11 of the trip.

Please con­tact our office for any help need­ed with flight schedule.

Note on Itin­er­ary: Although we do our best to fol­low the sched­ule list­ed, this itin­er­ary is sub­ject to change for numer­ous rea­sons beyond our control

Equipment

  • Peaks of the Balka­ns Trek

    $2,700

    11 Days / Includes trav­el time

    Minimum 4 participants

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Elevation

6,300 ft / 1920 m

Route

Nor­mal Route

Difficulty

Advanced Intermediate

Trekking involves 5-8 hours per day with large elevation gains of 2,000+ feet / 610+ meters per day. It is likely the trek will have consecutive days of this difficulty in a row . You should be in great physical shape and participating in 5, 1-hour workouts per week before the trek. Leading up to this trip trekkers should be able hike both days on a weekend for up to eights hours each day with a small pack with altitude gain if possible.