Thethi National Park/ Arapi Peak 2217m
This two-day adventure organized by Butterfly Outdoor Adventure and Traveks will take you to the heart of Albania’s wild Accursed Mountains to explore the timeless village of Theth and reach one of its most impressive peaks, Arapi Peak.
Mountain GuideGëzim KonjushaKosovo
Mountain GuideFidan AbaziKosovo
Professional mountain guide, friendly and English-speaking
one night at Polina Guesthouse (Theth)
Minibus (Prishtina – Shkodra), 4×4 vehicle (Shkodra – Theth)
Lunch bag and dinner on Day 1; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Day 2
Valbona National Park
The journey begins early Saturday morning with a 3.5-hour bus journey from Prishtina to Albania’s historic northern city of Shkodra. After coffee and some of the city’s famed burek, we will switch to an off-road vehicle for the breathtaking three-hour journey to Theth, perched high in Valbona National Park.
After settling into the guesthouse, we will take a leisurely hike to discover the beautiful natural and man-made wonders around Theth: the village church, a nearby waterfall, and the canyon’s panoramic views. This hike will allow plenty of time to take pictures and interact with the village community before we sit down to a traditional dinner prepared by a local family.
The second day will center on reaching the summit of the imposing Mt. Arapi, which served as the backdrop for our exploration on day one. Though it is a “mere” 2217 meters in height, its impressive 800-meter south wall plunges directly to the center of the valley, making it one of the park’s major landmarks and a hot destination for serious hikers. We will begin the hike by exploring some of the caves at the foot of the mountain, including Albania’s longest horizontal cave – 2585 meters long. The entire journey should last around 8-10 hours with some unbeatable summit views as your reward. Following the day’s hike, we will return to Shkodra and then on to Prishtina.
Guest House Theth
Note: The actual itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions, and forecasts, road conditions, etc.For further details about the itinerary, please write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org
- People: 15-20
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Duration: 1 night / 2 days