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What’s included

  • A local leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option). If you are travelling land only, check with our office for joining time at the airport
  • International airport transfers
  • All other transfers as per the itinerary
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Good standard accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Activities as specified
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag

Accursed Mountains Trek, Montenegro & Albania

Walking & Trekking

Albania, Montenegro | Walking & Trekking

Accursed Mountains Trek, Montenegro & Albania
Moderate

Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

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Grade: Moderate ? Moderate
Duration:  9 days from the UK  
On trek: 3 days
Walks on: 2 days

Flight inclusive from £1,245,
Land only from £895

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Trek along ancient paths from Montenegro to Albania, through splendid alpine scenery.

Highlights

  • Explore the 'Shangri La' valley of Thethi in Albania
  • Visit Shkodra castle and take a boat trip down Lake Drin
  • Climb the peak of Komovi in Montenegro
  • Walk the Bay of Kotor - a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Reviews          

I felt that we saw a good representation of both countries - the best of each but also the realities of each. Our guide was outstanding, this trip is a great addition to your portfolio. The trip was really well thought out - excellent range of places visited, the hiking was superb and we were really well taken care of. Despite travelling as a tour group I thought we got off-the-beaten-track and...
Mr & Mrs H, Hertfordshire

The location was wild and spectacular. The trek was challenging at points but doable with a sense of achievement/purpose. The guide was really good, got a good understanding of the group and individual needs. He adapted and reacted sensibly and sensitively, good sense of humour.
Mr & Mrs A, Gloucestershire.

I loved staying in traditional guesthouses along the way, their home grown food was delicious.
Seraphina Berry, Reservations Manager, Mountain Kingdoms

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On our brand new trek we cross from Montenegro to Albania on foot with pack-horses, and explore some of the most fascinating landscapes of the Western Balkans. Highlights include walking the ‘Shangri La’ valley of Thethi in Albania, visiting Skadar castle, climbing the peak of Komovi in Montenegro and visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Bay of Kotor.

The Accursed Mountains of Northern Albania belie their name - they are home to warm and hospitable people, beautiful Alpine scenery and a way of life that has disappeared in the rest of Europe.

After we trek across a pass on an old smugglers’ trail, we spend time in the verdant and isolated valleys of Thethi and Vabona, trekking on ancient paths and visiting a blood-feud tower. We will stay in a traditional guest house and enjoy eating home grown food in farmhouses. The trek out is via another spectacular pass, and you then travel on a local boat down Lake Drin - the boat provides the only access to many remote settlements. We visit Skadar, the second town of Albania and a fascinating mix of old and new.  At the end of the trip there is time to visit the Mediterranean bay of Kotor in Montenegro and to trek on a path that was once the only land route to the stunning town of Kotor.


At a glance

Grade: Moderate
Moderate

Duration:  9 days from the UK  
On trek: 3 days
Walks on: 2 days

Max. Altitude: 2,480m/8131ft (Day 2) Mount Komovi,

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Podgorica

Accommodation types: Hotels, Guesthouses, Mountain Hut

Meal arrangements: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 7 Dinners. The lunches on trekking days will be picnics.

Leader: Local Leader, Albania & Montenegro
Local Leader, Albania & Montenegro

Your guides will speak good English, have guiding qualifications and in our experience, will guide you with great patience and charm.


Accursed Mountains Trek, Montenegro & Albania Itinerary

DayActivity
1
Arrive in Podgorica. Group transfer to Eko-Katun in Montenegro. Stay in a traditional high mountain hut, situated just below Mount Komovi.
2
Trek to Mount Komovi. Ascend the peak, or take a circular walk. Fabulous views of the Prokletije mountains. Transfer to Gusinje, a small border town near Lake Plav.
3
Start trekking the Peaks of the Balkans trail. Walk with packhorses over Peja Pass on an old smugglers' trail into Albania. Stay in a fabulous old house, converted into a comfortable guest house.
4
Trekking in the remote Thethi valley, visit a blood-feud tower, and enjoy a simple farmhouse lunch. Trek to the Blue Eye lake, and transfer by jeep to guest house.
5
Climb high above the Thethi valley on an old trail, trek over Valbona pass to Ragami, then transfer by road to Bajram Curri.
6
Boat journey on Drin Lake, travelling by the local boat bus. Explore Shkodra, visiting the town and castle.
7
Return to Montenegro, explore the town of Kotor, with a boat trip to Perast in the afternoon.
8
Trek up the ‘Ladder of Kotor’ in the morning. Afternoon at leisure for relaxation and shopping, with a farewell evening meal.
9
Group transfer to Podgorica.

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sat 24 Jun - Sun 2 Jul 2017Available£895 Book£1245 Book
Sat 5 Aug - Sun 13 Aug 2017Available£895 Book£1245 Book
Thu 28 Sep - Fri 6 Oct 2017Available£895 Book£1245 Book

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Optional supplements
  • Single Room Hotels
    From £120
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £55
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What’s included

  • A local leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option). If you are travelling land only, check with our office for joining time at the airport
  • International airport transfers
  • All other transfers as per the itinerary
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Good standard accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Activities as specified
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not included: Lunch on Day 1,7,8 and 9. Dinner on Day 7 and 9.
  • Locally paid bar bills and laundry
  • Optional activities
  • Tips


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

A hidden gem!          

I felt that we saw a good representation of both countries - the best of each but also the realities of each. Our guide was outstanding, this trip is a great addition to your portfolio. The trip was really well thought out - excellent range of places visited, the hiking was superb and we were really well taken care of. Despite travelling as a tour group I thought we got off-the-beaten-track and experienced hidden gems.

Wild and spectacular location          

The location was wild and spectacular. The trek was challenging at points but doable with a sense of achievement/purpose. The guide was really good, got a good understanding of the group and individual needs. He adapted and reacted sensibly and sensitively, good sense of humour.

Lovely guesthouses          

I loved staying in traditional guesthouses along the way, their home grown food was delicious.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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