Nestled in the heart of the Kurvelesh region of the Southern Mountain Range, the Peshtura waterfall is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. This stunning natural wonder boasts crystal-clear water cascading 40 meters into a turquoise-colored pool, before plummeting another 40 meters into a second turquoise pool. From there, the water cascades down a series of falls, several hundred meters to the bottom of the canyon.
The area surrounding the waterfall is known as “Buza e Ujit,” meaning the water’s edge, due to its abundant supply of crystal-clear water. This breathtaking waterfall is largely undiscovered, making it a must-visit for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure.
How to get there
Getting to the waterfall is easy, and it’s accessible by car. From the charming village of Benca, you’ll pass through other beautiful villages like Lekdush and Progonat, before finally arriving at the waterfall. The hike to the waterfall takes around 20 minutes and is considered to be of low difficulty, with the trail markers not being very clear but the path still visible.
The waterfall is 25 meters high and has a unique natural bridge with stones that separates it into two parts, giving it a window-like appearance. You can hike from the top to the bottom of the waterfall and explore its different floors, with the opportunity to swim in the crystal-clear water pools during the summer months. I tried it during winter too:
After visiting the waterfall, you can go and visit the beautiful Canyon of Nivica, and stay in the cozy Guesthouse on Canyon.
In conclusion, the Peshtura waterfall is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered in the heart of the Kurvelesh region of the Southern Mountain Range. With its stunning scenery, crystal-clear water, and easy accessibility, this waterfall is a must-visit for those seeking a unique and memorable adventure.
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