Maja e Qorres is a high mountain peak located in southern Albania, the mountain has an altitude of 2018 meters and is the second highest peak of the Ceraunian Mountains, after Çika peak.
What makes this mountain very special, is the fact that it is located near the Ionian Sea and the views of from the Maja e Qorres Mountain of this sea are stunning. At the highest point of this mountain, you will be rewarded with a superb view: wild mountains and heaven shorelines extending along the Ionian coast.
How to get there
The starting point of this trail is in Llogara Pass, which is located in Llogara National Park, near city of Vlora and around 200 km from the capital Tirana.
If you want to go early in the mountain, I would suggest to sleep in one of the 4-5 hotels of Llogara National Park, and then early in the morning to go to the Llogara Pass (starting point of the trail) which is in front of a bar called “Panorama”. From there you will start ascending to the peak.
About the hike to Maja e Qorres
The first kilometer of the trail is through a dense forest until you reach the ridge. Then, you will follow the ridge which leads you to another forest. You continue ascending in the right side until you will reach the Qorre Pass, which has an altitude around 1850 m/alt. From there you can enjoy the magical view of the Çika peak and the Ionian Sea. After ascending to the Qorre Pass, you need to climb the last hill which is less than 200 m ascend in 500 m hike. When you reach the peak, the views are stunning. I am sure that you will really like them!
There isn’t any water source during this hike, therefore you need to take around 2.5 liters of water. Total distance for this hike is 8.9 km.
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Starting point: Llogara Pass, Vlora, Albania
Starting altitude: 1’029 m/alt
Highest altitude: 2018 m/alt
Elevation gain: 1’111 m/alt
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