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Tour of Valbona and Theth in 3 Days from Tirana

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3 Days

This active 3-day tour of Valbona and Theth in the heart of the Albanian Alps and the so-called ‘accursed mountains’ takes you to Lake Koman, Valbona Valley, and Theth village, and is a great combination of stunning nature, warm Albanian hospitality, and the mystic traditions and folklore of this region. In addition, you will be able to go through one of the main parts of the Peaks of the Balkans Itinerary.

star rating  Absolutely peerless day trip to Montenegro. The communication and attention to detail, friendliness and above local and historical knowledge were all a joy to be a part of. It's a... read more

January 1, 2022

star rating  I highly recommend Dimitar Kavrakov, my guide for this private tour of four fascinating countries in eight days! Dimitar's expertise, efficiency, humor and ability to cover all of my desired... read more

September 24, 2022

star rating  We did the ‚Traditional Food Cooking Class in Tirana‘. And what to say: It was just amazing! Andi & Sindi were doing the class. While Sindi was the cooking chef,... read more

May 2, 2019
Tour Details
The tale of "accursed mountains"

With the magnificent mountain scenery as your backdrop, you’ll be sailing on Lake Koman and doing one of the most panoramic hikes in northern Albania on a historic trail from Valbona to Theth, a path that has been used for centuries for trade and exchanging goods. Furthermore,  to add to your authentic experience of Albania, you stay at traditional, family-based guesthouses where you usually get welcomed not as a customer, but rather as a family guest.

Departure & Return Location

Hotel Pick Up in Tirana

Pick up in other cities upon request 

Departure Time

05:00 am

Price Includes

  • 2 nights of accommodation in Guesthouse (Valbona & Theth)
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Diners for all overnights
  • Professional Tour Guide through all the trip
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Ferry Tickets

Price Excludes

  • Last lunch in Shkoder
  • Snacks and Drinks
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Horse caravan of request - 50 euro / horse


  • For a private double room there is a 10 euro / person /night extra charge
  • For a private single room there is a 20 euro / night extra charge
  • Hiking Shoes , Hat, Comfortable Clothes
  • Sun cream and Anti Mosquito Medicine
What to Expect
This 3 Days Tour of Koman Lake, Valbona, and Theth is an intensive tour, a program for participants with a good level of fitness. 
The first day is mainly based on driving, sailing, and a warm-up walking to explore the Valbona Valley. 
The Big Hike of the second day has a maximum distance of 20 Km with a maximum elevation of 1000 meters. Several Stops in rural bars before and after the peak. 
In addition to the next day, an exploration of Thethi village on the third day, including also a brief view of Shkodra. 
Koman Lake, Valbona and Theth in 3 Days from Tirana

Day 1Tirana – Koman Lake – Valbona

We will leave Tirana at 5:00 am to drive toward Koman Lake when the ferry departs at 9:00 am to the other side of the lake, Fierza. Since 1985 this manmade lake is the only way how locals who live in the surroundings to get in touch with the modern world.
Driving from Fierza to Valbona will needs around 45 minutes, passing through Bajram Curri, the municipally of the area. Lunch break in Valbona and hiking in Kukaj, a very remote area in Valbona Valley surroundings when we will see how the people do their living.

Day 2Hiking from Valbona – Theth

Also called “the Big Day” of the tour, we now set off on the thrilling hike from Valbona to Theth following the ancient path that the locals have been using for years. Back in the day, it was only possible to travel from Valbona to Shkoder on foot taking two full days of walking!
Walking on this path we will pass through the oldest part of the village where people are still living in their more than 100-year-old stone houses that are remarkable remnants of the past. The 18-km trek offers spectacular views of long rocky valleys and lush green forests. We stop for lunch at one of the traditional cafés along the way but do stock up on snacks just in case. After trekking for about 7-8 hours we arrive in Theth that will for sure amaze us with its unique nature, history, and traditions including the village’s symbol, the Lock-In Tower. Overnight and dinner at the guesthouse.

Day 3Theth – Shkoder – Tirana

After breakfast at the Guesthouse, the” Gurnas” Waterfall is the next attraction. Around 45 minutes walk from the center of the village the round to their pass through most of the village into soft hilly terrain.
Living Theth behind and driving for around 3 hours we will reach Shkoder, the biggest city of the Albanian North. Free time in Shkoder and return in Tirana in the evening where it is the end of our tour.

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Group Traveller

Wir haben ganz spontan den Tour reserviert und ich muss wirklich sagen alles war super organisiert. 3 Tage voll Abenteuer und wunderbare Aussichten.
Go as Local Jungs waren ganz freundlich pünktlich und kenntnisreich!
Ich kann’s nichts anderes sagen außer einfach weiter Empfehlen!

May 28, 2021

Javier de la Cruz

Solo Traveller

Solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento para Andi y su equipo de Go As Local por los 3 inolvidables días que pasé recorriendo el norte de Albania.
Los paisajes son impresionantes, el trekking de Valbona a Theth una maravilla y Andi un guía de 10. Se conoce el país a la perfección y sabe de todo.

October 27, 2020

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