Hiking tour of Komani Lake, Valbona Valley, Theth & Blue Eye

Hiking tour of Komani Lake, Valbona Valley, Theth & Blue Eye

According to Bradt Travel Guides, the Komani Lake journey is described as “one of the World’s greatest boat trips”. The tour to Koman Lake, Valbona and Theth is a special interest hiking tour program exclusively designed to offer participants the best combination of pristine wild nature, unforgettable ferry ride through the heart of the Albanian Alps, local folklore and traditions. During these three days you will be able to visit most of the attractions of Northern Albania, combining a variety of exciting outdoor activities with plenty of time to soak up the local culture.


Day 1: Tirana – Komani Lake – Valbona Valley National Park

Pass By: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
Our journey towards Komani Lake begins early in the morning at 05:00 am. Our tour leader will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana.

Stop At: Shkoder, Shkoder, Shkoder County
Our tour leader will come and pick you up at your hotel in Shkoder.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Vau i Dejes, Vau i Dejes, Shkoder, Shkoder County
s we take the turn from the main road to Vau i Dejës, the area becomes more rural with fewer cars but more wild nature and amazing landscapes. We will stop for a short break by Vau i Dejes Lake, a beautiful and tranquil setting, and from here on we will experience local transport over bumpy roads but with a great view.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Komani Lake, Koman Albania
We will get on a ferry that will take us through Komani Lake offering spectacular views of the Albanian Alps, waterfalls, rural villages and wild forests. It is considered by many as an exotic experience combined with the unmatched hospitality of the locals.
Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Valbona Valley National Park, Valbona Albania
Our next destination will be Valbona Valley National Park. We will arrive in Valbona and after we will explore the area and admire the so-called Crown of the Albanian Alps. Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.
Duration: 2 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Valbona.

Day 2: Valbona Valley - Valbona Pass – Theth

Stop At: Valbona - Teth - Hiking Trail, Rrogam, Valbona Albania
day as the walk takes about 6 to 8 hours (about 1050m elevation) in a remote terrain, nevertheless unquestionably worthy! The Valbona pass to Theth offers a spectacular view of the Peaks of the Balkans and “Accursed Mountains”. When reaching the top of the Valbona Pass, you will experience a serious shot of adrenaline. From here you will be able to see both sides of the valleys. This top viewpoint is perfect for a short break and the possibility to capture amazing pictures of the Albanian Alps. On our descent to Theth (1,100m in elevation and over a 6 km distance) we will pass through some beautiful landscapes and wild forests. The path toward Theth National Park is shaded by the forest. After reaching the village, we will walk towards the traditional guesthouse.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in a guesthouse in Theth.

Day 3: Theth – Grunas Waterfall – Blue eye – Theth - Tirana

Stop At: Theth National Park, Rruga Nikgjonaj Rruga Nikgjonaj, Nr.18, Theth 4009 Albania
We will enjoy our last traditional breakfast at the heart of the Albanian Alps. After breakfast we will visit the Old Church and the “Lock in” Tower (symbol of Theth). The stories behind these buildings take up centuries full of history.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Grunasi Waterfall, Theth Albania
From there we will begin our hiking adventure to Grunas Waterfall (about 1-hour hike one way). Grunas Waterfall is a curtain of white water that comes over the grey rocks as if it were being poured from a bucket that never empties. The water tumbles down the hillside in a series of mini-waterfalls.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blue Eye of Theth, Kaprre Pusi i Zi, Syri i Kalter, Theth 4009 Albania
After, we will continue our hiking journey towards the natural wonder of the so-called “Blue Eye of Theth”. The hike lasts around 3 hours one way. The Blue Eye is formed by the erosion of the rocks by the water that descends from melting snow of the Albanian Alps. You will not be able to take your eyes off the iridescent glow of green and blue colours of this marvel of nature, inviting you to dive in.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Qafë thore, Albania
Our driver will come and pick you up in Nderlysaj, taking us back through a steep sneaky hillside reaching up to 1700 meters above sea level at Qafa e Thores. They say this is the spot with the best picture – perfect view of the Albanian Alps.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shkoder, Shkoder, Shkoder County
The elaborated zig-zags road through the mountainous terrain smoothens down little by little taking us towards Shkoder
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
The elaborated zig-zags road through the mountainous terrain smoothens down little by little taking us towards Tirana. You will return home full of the wonders of Albania with a new sense of self excitement to share with those around you
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"This tour requires some hiking experience and good physical condition."
"Valbona Pass: elevation up to 1050m, hiking 6 to 8 hours."
"Grunas Waterfall with an elevation up to 270m, hiking 1 hour one way."
"Mule or horse caravan, to carry heavy luggage from Valbona to Theth, is available on request with an extra charge of 90 Euros per horse/mule."
"Please note that prices are calculated on double/twin/triple/quadruple room occupancy, in traditional guesthouses"
"The company reserves the right to run this tour under the same conditions with the inverse itinerary."
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Tour’s schedule or itinerary may be affected/adopted due to; weather, Acts of God, labour strikes, bank holidays, site temporary closure/renovation or other external forces outside the Company’s control."
"Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Horário de Início: 05:00 AM
Duração: 3 Days
Ponto de partida: 1: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania
2: Shkodër, Albania
Traveler pickup is offered
The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours before tour departure) we can pick you up from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.


  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for all overnights, in traditional guesthouses
  • Professional tour leader
  • Hotel pick up and Hotel drop off in Shkoder or Tirana
  • Transport provided by the company from Tirana or Shkoder to Vau i Dejes
  • Local transport for bumpy road from Vau i Dejes to Komani Lake
  • Ferry ticket Komani Lake to Fierza Dam
  • Local transport for bumpy road from Fierza to Valbona
  • Transport provided by the company from Theth to Tirana
  • Road taxes; Tourist taxes; Petrol
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Komani Lake

Não Incluído

  • Lunches, Dinners, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs, Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included


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