Vusanje to Valbona is one of the best trails of the Accursed Mountains. Regardless of the fact that it is not very popular (like Valbona to Theth), I think it is very beautiful too. This hike is not only a pass from a village to another village, but it is also a pass-through two beautiful Valleys, Vusanje Valley to Valbona Valley, and it is a pass from the country of Montenegro to Albania. So, you have the chance to cross the border with a view!


How to get to Vusanje

The starting point for this trail is near Gërla Canyon in Vusanje, Montenegro. You need to drive around 4 hours from the capital of Kosovo, Prishtina (around 215 km), or 3 hours from the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica (around 150 km).

Also, you can take the bus to Plav or Gusinje and then take a taxi from there to Vusanje.

If you have a 4 wheel car, you can drive up to Zastan hut, which may save you around 2 hours.


About the Vusanje to Valbona hike

Rosi pass Vusanje Valbona

Vusanje to Valbona hike starting point is near Gërla Canyon. There you can find a restaurant called Restaurant Hartini. Near the restaurant, you can find the Gërla waterfall.
After 1.5 km of walk, on your right side, you can find a very beautiful spring called, Blue Eye of Vusanje or Oko Skakavice (The eye of a grasshopper). The water is drinkable and there you can find the last water source of this trail. (Note: During October and November is completely dry, so you need to fill the bottles to the Restaurant I mentioned above):

You will walk through an unpaved road for around 5.8 km, up to Zastan hut.

From there you will take the trail, ascending for around 5 km up to the border between Montenegro and Albania.

After this, you will go downhill through the very beautiful scenery of the Valbona Valley:

After around 30 mins of walking, you will see a very beautiful old mountain hut. The owner is very friendly, and there you can have the chance to drink a beer or something. He carries all the drinks from Valbona with a mule.

After you pass the hut, you will descent to Kukaj village, and then to the Valbona Valley. The total distance for this trail is 18.3 km, and you need around 2 liters of water.



  1. You need to obtain cross-border permission to take this trail.
  2. This trail is available starting from June until November. The trail is dangerous during the snow season.


Points of interest: 

Starting point: Vusanje

Starting altitude: 860 m/alt

Highest altitude: 2’040 m/alt

Elevation gain: 1’200 m


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