Oshlak mountain (also called Osljak) is one of the first trails I’ve done, a moderate hike with very beautiful views. The ridge of this mountain is very beautiful and it is one of the longest mountain ridges in the Balkans, especially the view of the Sharr mountains range from this mountain is very beautiful.
How to get there
The starting point for this trail is near the touristic village of Prevalla, Prizren, the distance between Prevalla and the starting point is around 1.5 km. There are two ways to get to Prevalla.
The first way is from the city of Prizren, you will go through some villages and Sharr Mountains range, 1.5 km before arriving in Prevalla, you will see a sign, Oshlak. There is the starting point. (On the bottom you will see the map)
The other way is to go through the town of Shterpce. Once you arrive in Shterpce you continue to Brezovica. Follow the road to Prevalla. When you pass Prevalla and after 1.5 km you will see the sign, Oshlak.
About the Prevalla – Oshlak hike
This is a moderate hike starting from Prevalla, which is easy to follow and very well signed. First, you go through a forest, which takes around 1 hour. After this, you go to a meadowy hill which you will quickly climb. Then, you will reach the ridge, and the other part of the trail is a very easy hike, but definitely the most beautiful one. The views from the ridge are very beautiful, and surely you will like them. On the left side, you will see the Sharr Mountains range, in front of you, you will see the city of Prizren and Pashtrik peak, and on the right side, you will see the Black peak and Pashallore peak. The highest peak of this mountain is 2’212 m/alt and the total distance is 12 km.
There isn’t any water source, therefore take 1,5-2 liters of water.
Points of interest:
Starting point: Prevalla, Kosovo
Starting altitude: 1’417 m/alt
Highest altitude: 2’212 m/alt
Elevation gain: 789 m/alt
Check out the wikiloc trail*:
*The wikiloc trail isn’t completed because of a GPS issue, for this reason, the trail recorded is from starting point to the ridge.