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HIKING & ADVENTURE IN KOSOVO

Meanwhile visiting Kosovo, we start our adventure in welcoming Kosovo, at the heart of the Balkans, walking & exploring the most notable’s sights for five days.

In Kosovo the influence of east and west is intertwined, Christianity coexists with Islam. A place with a difficult history that was ruled by the Roman Empire, various Byzantine kingdoms, and the Ottoman Empire. After World War remained under the rule of Yugoslavia till 1999, when the NATO bombing came under the international protectorate. Since 2008, Kosovo is an independent state.

From ancient times until the middle ages, it was known as Dardania and included the territories of Northern Macedonia and Southern Serbia today. Kosovo is a country of geographical and cultural contrasts with a thousand years old diverse cultural heritage. There are nearly 11,000 km² and around 1.8 million inhabitants, a mixed population of which the majority are ethnic Albanians.

A landlocked country, Kosovo is surrounded by almost all sides of the mountains through which the border crosses with neighboring countries. This cultural tour is designed to discover Gracanica, Prizren, and Pristina; orthodox churches, culture, and history; mosques; monasteries likewise other important buildings.

Unlike stereotypes and prejudices that you could hear about unknown places, in Kosovo, you will be surprised by the tolerant and very welcoming spirit of the people. Certainly, this is also a place where you can enjoy delicious meals of international, oriental, and traditional cuisine.

5 Days
Kosovo
Hike & Culture
Guided
2-8
Hotel
Guided
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HIKING & ADVENTURE IN KOSOVO - ITINERARY


DAY 1
Welcome to Kosovo! Drive to Prishtina, Europe’s youngest capital

The group will meet at Prishtina Airport before transferring (40min) to the district of Prishtina. After accommodation, you will have a short walk through the city. Dinner is provided at a very special restaurant when you try traditional food. The afternoon is left open to rest and explore this unique area. Perhaps take a walking tour with our guide to become more familiar with the city.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Dinner


 

DAY 2
The attraction of Rugova Canyon

Today we wake and enjoy breakfast before driving (2hrs) to Peja – the city of attractions. We will visit Ujëvaren e Drinit and then Radaci Cave which is close to the waterfall. After having spent some leisure time at the White Drini Waterfall we drive into the city where we have a very delicious lunch.

After lunch we drive through Rugova Canyon to try a really great adventure that gives high adrenaline to everybody – Via Ferrata, a protected climbing route found in the Alps and certain other locations. Using a Via Ferrata kit, climbers can secure themselves to the cable, limiting any fall.

Accommodation: Chalet
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


 

DAY 3
Spectacular walk to the Drelaj Lake

Today’s trek starts with an early breakfast before we head off on our first full day of trekking. The walk is relatively short which passes through the beautiful Kuchishte and Drelaj’s lake. We start walking at Guri i Kuq Restaurant and go gently upwards south along an unpaved road, later becoming a hiking trail marked with red circles.

After approximately one hour of hiking uphill, we reach an amazing glacial lake. The locals call it Liqeni i Kuçishtёs. We stay here for a short break and a good opportunity to take some photos then continue walking for another half an hour to the second lake, Drelaj Lake, and a possibility to swim.

Trek: 7 Km, 2-3 hours.
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


 

DAY 4
Hike up to Tropoja Lake & Three border points

Head out west to enjoy the great views of Bjeshket e Nemuna. Nestled within the western stretches of the Bjeshket e Nemuna and the border between Albania and Montenegro, the lake of Tropoja attracts adventurers and nature lovers alike. We take a 4X4 drive up to Bjeshka e Gacaferit then we start a short hike towards the lake. Also, it is very possible to climb up the three border points. We return back the same trail down to the valley.

Trek: 7 Km, 3-4 hours; elevation gain/loss: 550m.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


 

DAY 5
A lovely day in Prizren

Our lovely day exploration takes us to many of Prizren's most notable sights including the Castle of Prizren; the Church of Our Lady of Ljeviš, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Sinan Pasha Mosque; the Old Stone Bridge, which dates back to 16th century; the Gazi Mehmet Pasha Hammam and others interesting sights if time permitting. We are certain to enjoy this very special place where we spend one night on our way into the city. With its rich cultural heritage, café, and mountain backdrop, Prizren is Kosovo’s best city to visit.

Activity: 4 hours
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


 

DAY 6
Wine Tasting in Rahovec - Overnight in Prishtina

Morning at leisure in Prizren for exploration, shopping in the mosque’s market, or a short walk up to the castle for overviews of the city. After morning leisure, we drive through rolling hills until we reach nearby Rahovec - the wine cellar of Kosovo. Wine has been made in this area for over 2000 years and we will visit a wine maker as well as the village of Hoqa e Vogel - a Serbian enclave village, known for several old monasteries.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


NOTE ON ITINERARY

Although we try to do our very best to carry out the schedule written above, this itinerary is subject to change for some reasons beyond our control. This is a 6-day trip, however, we can make it even longer.

 

Visit Kosovo Map

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Customized tour

We can adapt the trail based on your requests: as many days as you want to hike, transport, local 4x4 transport, luggage transport as well as transport from and to Tirana, Podgorica etc.

Contact Us


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Open Groups


Open groups for solo or friend travelers joining a tour are maximum 6 to 7 pax.

   

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GEAR LIST


The following checklist has been created to help you choose your clothing and gear for this trip. Try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. Feel free to give us a call at 00383-49-601-007 if you have any questions regarding the gear list.

REQUIRED

- Good Hiking shoes
- Day pack (20L – 35L)
- Trekking Poles
- Sunhat, Sunglasses, Sun cream
- Swimwear
- Ear Plugs
- Fleece Hat
- Rain jacket
- Warm fleece jacket or jumper
- Rain pants
- Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)
- Trekking trousers
- Anti-bacterial hand gel
- Personal First Aid Kit/Medications (Lightweight)
- 2 x 1-liter water bottle
- Insect spray

OPTIONAL

- Flashlight or Headlamp
- Shorts
- Trainers or sandals
- Bandana
- Liner Socks (Synthetic)
- Shoes for Travel and Free Time
- Casual Clothing for Travel and Town Wear
- Spare laces
- Luggage Tags and Locks
- Pen-knife
- Camera and Accessories
- Reading and Writing Materials
- Small Binoculars
- Whistle
- Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

 


HOLIDAY INFORMATION

What's Included in the price

- English-speaking local guide
- Airport transfers
- Hotel in Prishtina
- Accommodation and food during the tour
- All land transport required by the itinerary
- All entrance fees
- Luggage transport

Not Included

- Hotels before or after the tour
- Alcoholic beverages or soft drink
- Items of a personal sort
- Tips for the guide and local staff
- Other transport not required by the itinerary
- Airline tickets and travel insurance


CONSIDER AS YOU BOOK UP

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Airline Tickets (Confirmation and Itinerary) & Passport

The unit of currency in Albania is the Lek (ALL). However, the Euro is accepted. The unit of currency in Kosovo and Montenegro is the Euro. Note: Buying Lek is possible only in Albania

ATM Availability (While Trekking)

  • Peje
  • Plav
  • Bajram Curri (17Km away from Valbona)

LOCAL TIME: Time zone: GMT +1

ELECTRICITY: Electric supply and plugs: 220V, 50 Hz, two-pin round plugs.

 

BOOKS

  • Western Balkans - Lonely Planet
  • The Accursed Mountains - Robert Carver
  • Kosovo: Gillian Gloyer - Bradt
  • Albania: Gillian Gloyer - Bradt
  • Broken April - Ismail Kadare
  • High Albania - Edith Durham

 

Visas


Albania
No visa is required for most nationalities, including UK passport holders, most other EU nationalities, US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand.

Montenegro
Check out if you need a visa to enter Montenegro.

Kosovo
No visa is required for most nationalities, including UK passport holders, most other EU nationalities, US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand.

Vaccinations

Kosovo - Albania - Montenegro

There are no specific health risks.