GJERAVICA SUMMIT, 2656M
Rightly people call it the heart of Kosovo. Gjeravica seems almost from all parts of Kosovo, like a giant mountain that stands alone and fearless, as the highest peak in Kosovo.
It is the highest peak in Kosovo, the second-highest of Accursed Mountains, and the sixth of Balkan mountains with an altitude of 2656m. It is located in the Western part of Kosovo, near its border with Albania and Montenegro. There are a lot of options to climb the peak; from Gropa Ereniku valley, Vokshi huts, from Doberdol Albania, and from BabinoPolje Montenegro.
“We have hiked many spectacular trails both within and outside the US and the trail from Theth to Doberdol to Gjeravica was one of the most varied and beautiful. Though challenging in elevation changes the hiking was made much more pleasant by leisurely stops at the mountain cafes along the trail where beer coffee and food was available”.
Gjeravica summit is the highest peak in Kosovo. It is doable to climb in 4 seasons. In winter as well. Of course, in winter it is required very good physical conditions as well as good winter equipment. Also, it's possible to ski during the wintertime.
GJERAVICA SUMMIT ITINERARY
Day 1: Meet up with the guide - driving to Gropa Erenikut
Meet your guide and fellow travelers then drive to Gropa Erenikut. After a two-hour drive, we will reach Gropa Erenikut where we spend the night at a very good hotel.
Drive: 2hrs 30min
Day 2: Climbing up the summit of Gjeravica - 2656m/alt.
Today’s hike starts with an early breakfast before we head off on our full day of walking. Soon we arrive at the big lake of Gjeravica, 2300m, where we’ll enjoy a short break. From this big lake, we have outstanding, close-up views of the nearly vertical of the Gjeravica summit.
Just two hours away from the top! Beautiful panoramas await us as we reach the summit. From the top, we’ll have spectacular views of the Albanian Alps, Prokletije, and nearly all of Kosovo’s mountains. After reaching the summit and spending some time on the top, we descent down the same way. A refreshing swim in the lake caps an unforgettable day! We'll walk back down to the starting point.
We will enjoy a very good and traditional dinner at Grand Hotel Gjeravica.
Trek: 12.8Km; Uphill: 930m, Downhill: 930m; Maximum altitude: 2656m; Time: 6-7hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Drive: 2hrs 30min
"We have hiked many spectacular trails both within and outside the US and the trail from Theth to Doberdol to Gjeravica was one of the most varied and beautiful".
- Warren Wallis -
Meet your guide
Adnan has guided throughout the Accursed Mountains for more than 6 summers, enjoying many personal adventures. Living his dream as an adventure guide, he enjoys hiking and having the opportunity to share the knowledge about mountains, history, 99’s Kosovo war, his life as a shepherd, and his love of this region with guests.