Valbona to Theth (Valbona Theth) is one of the most beautiful and popular hikes in the Accursed mountains (Prokletije). During this hike, you will enjoy the view of the Valbona Valley and then Theth Valley. If you plan to take this hike, you will meet a lot of outdoor enthusiasts from all around the world.
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 Valbona to Theth hike
This hike is a moderate one, and the path is open from the middle of May until the middle of November. During the winter a part of this trail is closed and very dangerous.
The starting point is from Fusha e Gjes’ (around 1000 m/alt) in Valbona Valley. From Fusha e Gjes’ you go through a small village called Rrogam then the path until Te Simoni – a small cafe (there is a spring – water source). Then you follow the path, take the left to go to Theth. If you follow the right path, you reach the highest peak of the Accursed mountains – Maja Jezerce 2694 m/alt.
The highest peak of this trail is Qafa e Valbones (Valbona pass) and the altitude is around 1’795 m/alt. You need around one liter of water for this hike. You have two to three water sources during the path.
The next peak called Valbona peak is around 20 min from there, view from there is majestic.
The distance of Valbona to Theth hike is 12.16 km, and elevation gain is around 961 m. You can finish this trail for around 6 hours.
Theth is one of the most popular and beautiful destinations of the Albanian Alps. Read more: Theth and Nderlysa
Check out the wikiloc map:
If you are planning to go from Theth to Valbona, check this wikiloc map: