Maja e Hasanit (Hasan’s Peak) is a short and beautiful hike into a mountain peak located near the city of Peja, Kosovo. If you are planning an outdoor day activity – a moderate hiking trip, this place is perfect. This destination is not a very popular outdoor destination, but quite a beautiful one.
How to get there
The starting point for this hike is a village called Lipa. Going in Lipa is easy and the road is paved, but during the winter it may be difficult because of the snow.
First, you need to go to the city of Peja. Peja is located 85 km from Prishtina, around 1 hour and 30 minutes drive. Then, you will follow the road to a village called Novoselle, through Vitomerica. When reaching the crossroad in Novoselle, turn left, and then after 500 meters turn right. After this, just follow the road for around 30 minutes.
About the Maja e Hasanit hike
In Lipe, there is a restaurant, and from there, you need to continue ascending through the road, and there you can find the last water source. During winter, you cannot reach the restaurant in a small car, therefore, you need to walk through the road. After a while, you will reach a road where you need to get into the forest, in order to continue to the Maja e Hasanit edge. There is no signed trail, but just try to pass the forest, and you are almost to the peak.
During the winter this hiking trail is perfect for snowshoeing.
This hike is an easy one, the total distance is around 6 km (during winter around 10 km), therefore you need around 1.5-2 liters of water.
Points of interest:
Starting point: Lipa, Peja
Starting altitude: 1’600 m/alt
Highest altitude: 1’900 m/alt
Elevation gain: 300 m/alt
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