Maja Skarpa is a very beautiful mountain which is located in the southern part of Kosovo, on the border between Kosovo and Macedonia. The elevation of Maja Skarpa mountain is 2’476 m/alt and it is part of Sharr Mountains range. During this hike, you can enjoy a lot of beautiful 360-degree views of the mountains which surround this mountain peak.
How to get there
The starting point for this hike is to the village called Zaplluxhe, which is located in the town of Dragash, southern Kosovo. To go to Dragash, first of all, you need to follow the road to Prizren. After you arrive at Prizren, follow the road to Dragash, after 25 km, in the village of Plavë, turn left to Zaplluxhe. The distance is around 10 km. In Zaplluxhe you can find a mini market to buy food and drinks.
About the Maja Skarpa hike
When you arrive at Zaplluxhe, head up to a place called Guri i Zi, which is the starting point for this hike. The hike is moderate, and ascending is gradual, you will go through some hills until you will arrive at the ridge. There you will follow the ridge to the peak. The view from the peak is extremely impressive. From there, you can enjoy the view of the Sharr Mountains, and the view of Pashtrik mountain. I hiked this mountain during the winter, and the trail was great for snowshoeing too. During the summer, the trail is meadowy and easy to follow. The sunset from this mountain is very impressive too, for the reason that the sun sets in front of you, behind the Pashtrik mountain.
There isn’t any water source, therefore take around 2 liters of water.
Points of interest:
Starting point: Zaplluxhe, Kosovo
Starting altitude: 1’285 m/alt
Highest altitude: 2’476 m/alt
Elevation gain: 1’100 m/alt
Check out the wikiloc trail, you can download and follow it: