Maja e Boshit is the only peak where you can enjoy the stunning views of three valleys in the Accursed Mountains. Theth Valley, Valbone Valley, and Valley of Curraj i Epërm. It is a difficult hike through a rocky trail. The starting point for this trail is in Valbona Valley National Park.
How to get to Valbona Valley National Park
Valbona Valley is 22 km from the city called Bajram Curri. Reaching Bajram Curri from Tirana takes around four hours. The bus station in Tirana is in front of Asllan Rusi Sports Center.
Another way to reach Bajram Curri is from Prishtina, Kosovo. First, you go from Prishtina Main Bus Station to Gjakova Bus station and then from Gjakova take the bus to Bajram Curri.
Where to sleep and eat
In Valbona Valley there are a lot of Guesthouses, which are cheap, traditional, cozy and they serve you very delicious food. During the summer, the Guesthouses are usually full of tourists, so make sure to book them early.
About the Valbona to Maja e Boshit hike
First of all, you need to reach Rrogam village. You can pay a local taxi, or walk to Rrogam, the distance is 4 km. When you arrive in Rrogam (where the wikiloc trail starts), you need to take the Northside of the Valley (left) and continue through a meadow terrain. You will pass through the Valbona River, which is the first and last water source for this trail. You will get inside the forest, and make sure you won’t get lost through this forest. The distance of this forest is around 1 km. After that take the left and follow the signs which lead you to the Qafa e Zhabores. The view from there is impressive:
You will continue descending for around 100 m, taking the right, until you reach Boshi pass, therefore you are already at the peak which is around 200 m from there. All the trail is through rocky terrain, and in some parts, you may need hands.
When you reach the Maja e Boshit peak, the 360-degree views that this peak offers for you are breathless.
This is the only peak in the Albanian Alps that offers you views of Three Valleys. Valbona, Theth, and Curraj. During the winter this peak is easier but it may be dangerous because of the avalanches.
There isn’t any water source on this hike, therefore make sure you have enough water (around 3 liters I think it’s enough). The total distance of this trail from Fusha e Gjes’ is 18.4 km.
Update: The winter trail is different from the summer one. I will add both trails below.
Points of interest:
Starting point: Fusha e Gjes’, Valbona
Starting altitude: 949 m/alt
Highest altitude: 2’416 m/alt
Elevation gain: 1’678 m/alt
Check out the summer trail, you can download and follow it:
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