Albania Maja e Rosit

Maja e Rosit (Rosni Vrh) 2524 m/alt, Albania

Maja e Rosit (Rosni Vrh) is the 15th highest peak of the Accursed Mountains (Prokletije). It is also called as “Maja e Roshit” and “Rosni Peak“. Located on the border between Albania and Montenegro it’s a perfect hiking peak. During the hike, you can see and enjoy the view of Valbona Valley, Maja e Thate peak, Maja Jezerca peak, Karanfilat range of peaks, Vajusha peak etc. So, the view during the hike is 360 degrees and magic.

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 Maja e Rosit hike

The hike to Maja e Rosit (Rosni Vrh) starts from the Valbona National Park, near the school. You take the path to Kukaj village, where you can find the last water source. You need around 2-2.5 liters of water for this hike. After around 5 km of hiking, you can see one shepherd house which is residential during the summer. Shepherd houses are always open for the hikers, and you can stay there in case of rain or anything.

Total time for this hike and back is around 8 hours.

Points of interest: 
Starting point: Fusha e Gjes’, Valbona
Starting altitude: 947 m/alt
Highest altitude: 2’525 m/alt
Elevation gain: 1’605 m/alt

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I’ve attached the wikiloc trail to Maja e Rosit and back. You can download and follow it:

 

 

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